Feeling Good Institute Trainer Biographies

David Burns, M.D.


Taylor Chesney, Psy.D.

Dr. Chesney is a licensed clinical psychologist with unique expertise in the application of TEAM CBT to children and adolescents.  A graduate of the School-Clinical-Child Psychology Psy.D. program at Pace University in New York City, Dr. Chesney then trained with Dr. David Burns at Stanford University and her fellow therapists at FGI for several years mastering TEAM CBT.  She teaches both in-person and online workshops on TEAM CBT for the Feeling Good Institute and recently transitioned her successful private practice into a role as the director of the new Feeling Good Institute-New York City.  Dr. Chesney also supervises psychiatry residents in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Mike Christensen, MACP, RCC

Mike Christensen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Terrace BC Canada. A former national level athlete he completed his Youth & Counselling Theology undergraduate degree in 1995 followed by a 10 year career in business ownership. Introduced to Dr. David Burns’ work in 2006 Mike returned to school completing an MA in Counselling Psychology. Mike specializes in treating anxiety and depression using the TEAM CBT model. He teaches online groups for Feeling Good Institute, and assists Dr. Burns when he conducts workshops in Canada.\

Heather Clague, M.D.

Heather Clague M.D. is a psychiatrist who specializes in TEAM-CBT, and sees patients in her office in Oakland, California as well as via online video for anyone in California.  A graduate of Yale University and the University of California, San Francisco, she has continued her training with Dr. David Burns and the Feeling Good Institute and is a level 4 TEAM-CBT therapist and trainer.  She has been teaching TEAM-CBT since 2016 and has been published on psychotherapy.net.  Additionally, she is the founder and director of Fully Present Improv which runs a school of improv in Berkeley, California.

Erika Hulse, LMFT

Erika Roldan Hulse Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT @Feeling Good Institute
Erika Hulse, LMFT is the coordinator of the adolescent intensive therapy program at Feeling Good Institute. Erika is level 3 certified in TEAM-CBT. She provides therapy for anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns for families and individuals of all ages using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View.

Jill Levitt, Ph.D.

Dr. Jill Levitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA.  Dr. Levitt has almost 20 years of experience conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has been trained by some of the world’s leaders in CBT.  She has co-written several scholarly articles in the areas of OCD, PTSD and Panic Disorder. Most recently she has been co-teaching CBT with Dr. David Burns at the Stanford University School of Medicine in her role on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also trains other therapists in David Burns’ model of CBT called TEAM-CBT Therapy. She is a certified Level 5 Master Therapist and Trainer in TEAM-CBT Therapy.  Dr. Levitt teaches both in-person and online workshops for Feeling Good Institute on CBT methods, reducing resistance in psychotherapy, and improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Daniel Mintie, LCSW

Mr Mintie has 27 years experience treating patients locally in North America and globally over the worldwide web.  He specializes in the high-speed treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma and teaches CBT at universities and training centers worldwide.  His new book "Wholehearted: Reclaiming Life After Trauma" will be published in 2018 by Inner Traditions publishing.  More information can be found at www.danielmintie.com

Lorraine Wong, Ph.D.

Lorraine Wong, PhD, is a Board Certified, licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice at The Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA.  She works with a wide range of emotional and interpersonal difficulties. Some of her areas of specialization include low self-esteem, anxiety, panic and disordered eating.  She is a Level Four Certified TEAM-CBT therapist, which means she has extensive training in a cutting-edge CBT based treatment approach developed by David Burns, MD at Stanford University.   She is also certified in Family Based Therapy (FBT), evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.