Sarah S. Goozeé, Ph.D. obtained her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She has worked in community mental health clinics, and medical facilities since 2002. Dr. Goozeé worked in higher education for years as a Psychology Professor, and Dean of Academic Affairs before coming to East Bay Functional Restoration Center (EBFR). Dr. Goozeé has been studying and working with individuals with chronic pain and illnesses including fibromyalgia, arthritis and lupus since 1998. She developed the “Lupus Activity Scale (LAS),” a self-report measure that empowers patients and quantifies lupus disease activity; one of the first of its kind that is now being widely used to understand the connection of chronic pain and mood. Since 2005, Dr. Goozeé has sat on the board of directors and is actively engaged in several non-profits that provide education and support to individuals living with chronic pain.
At East Bay Functional Restoration Center, Dr. Goozeé provides individual and group therapy, psychoeducation on pain coping skills and mind-body relaxation skills. Additionally she performs psychological evaluations and assists in EBFR’s Aftercare program. Dr. Goozeé also brings years of experience as a Nutritional Counselor to the functional restoration program where she provides dietary recommendations, helps participants achieve their nutritional goals, and incorporate a healthy diet into their lives.