Nancy A. Haug, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Los Gatos, California


Dr. Haug earned her California Board of Psychology license in 2004. She has extensive experience in clinical settings, such as addiction treatment, community mental health and academic medicine, where she treats clients and supervises trainees. She recently completed the Stanford YogaX 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Healthcare Setting Emphasis which informs her mindfulness-based approach to psychotherapy.

Dr. Haug currently holds faculty appointments at: Palo Alto University and Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


MA in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland

PhD in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County


Dr. Haug completed a clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco General Hospital, specializing in public service and minority mental health.


Member, American Psychological Association and Society of Addiction  Psychology (APA Division 50)

Member, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Member, California Psychological Association

Member, College on Problems of Drug Dependence


Dr. Haug was previously a faculty member in the UCSF School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and an Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Program. She was on the San Francisco General Hospital medical staff as an attending psychologist, where she taught medical students and mentored psychology fellows. She is currently a core faculty member in the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, advising students in their academic development, teaching courses and chairing dissertation research.


Throughout her academic career, Dr. Haug focused on behavioral and psychosocial interventions for adopting health behaviors and treating addiction. Her research prioritizes the implementation of evidence-based practices for providers of substance use disorder treatment. Dr. Haug and colleagues assessed substance use treatment provider attitudes toward adopting evidence-based practices and demonstrated the need for effective training and dissemination. She also investigated behavioral and psychosocial interventions for pregnant women who smoke cigarettes and misuse substances.

Dr. Haug leads the Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment Research Laboratory where she mentors psychology doctoral students. She collaborates with researchers and clinicians at the Stanford Psychiatry Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Program. Dr. Haug is currently directing projects on mindfulness-based psychotherapy for addiction, cannabis vaping practices, MDMA/Ecstasy harm reduction, and stigma associated with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

View recent publications here: Faculty Bio at Palo Alto University