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San Jose, CA Psychologist

Dr. Adam Dorsay is a licensed psychologist working in private practice in San Jose, CA. He specializes in assisting high-achieving adults with relationship issues, stress reduction, anxiety, and attaining more happiness in their lives. In 2016 he gave a well-watched TEDx talk about men and emotions.

In addition to his private practice, he is a certified coach and provides executives with coaching. He is also the co-creator of Project Reciprocity, a highly successful international resiliency program based out of Facebook's HQ in Menlo Park, CA, where he served employees in the Online Safety Department at Facebook for four years. He now serves as resiliency consultant to Digital Ocean, a cloud computing company in Manhattan. He is happily married with two young boys and a hypoallergenic 33 pound Australian Labradoodle therapy dog named Raffi, who lives at his home and works at his office.

His formal education includes:

  • B.A. | Psychology & Asian Studies, Pitzer College
  • M.A. | Counseling, Santa Clara University
  • Coaching Credential | The Coaches Training Institute
  • Psy.D. | Clinical Psychology, Ryokan College

Dr. Dorsay has lived and worked in Japan and worked in multicultural settings both there and in and the United States. He is also conversant in both Spanish and Japanese.

Links Featuring His Work:

Professional Affiliations:

  • Featured speaker at TEDx Conference in May 2016. The title of the talk is "Emotions: The Data Men Miss" and it can be viewed here:
    Featured speaker at TEDx Conference
  • A podcast interviewing him about the important topic of Friendship in Adulthood:
  • Podcast with communications coach, Bronwyn Saglimbeni, interviewing him about his work with high functioning adults.
  • To see one of the articles he co-authored with wikiHow (this one is called "How to be Happy"), please click the image below:
  • An interview with him on KTVU (The Bay Area's Fox affiliate TV station) after the 2015 Super Bowl can be viewed by clicking the image below:
    Adam Dorsay interview on KTVU after the 2015
  • Co-Founder and facilitator at Facebook Headquarters of an international program called Project Reciprocity to assist its eCrimes Department
  • Member of Santa Clara County Psychological Association (served on the executive board for two years)
  • Member of California Psychological Association
  • Former Member of Santa Clara University’s Human Subjects Committee Institutional Review Board