Virtual Reality-Immersive Technology Clinic

Conditions Treated

  • Simple Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Psychosis
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Somatic Symptom Related Disorders
  • Eating Disorders

Treatments Include

  • Patient evaluation and consultation
  • Desensitization
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma-focused psychotherapy
  • Social, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Evidenced-based psychotherapies delivered with
  • Mindfulness-based skills training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training

Who We Are

Kim Bullock, M.D.         

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Virtual Reality-Immersive Technology (VR-IT) Clinic & Laboratory
Diplomat, Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology , UCNS
Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Bullock is a neuropsychiatrist combining technology with behavior/lifestyle modification and evidenced based psychotherapies. She founded and directs the Stanford Virtual and Immersive Technology clinic. Her research focuses on the effects of psychological trauma on the body and emotions in a variety of illnesses most notably psychosomatic disorders. She is intensively trained in cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

Kate Hardy, Clin.Psych.D

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Adam Miner, Psy.D.

Co-director, Virtual Reality-Immersive Technology (VR-IT) Clinic & Laboratory
Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Miner focuses on the treatment of anxiety related disorders. His research and clinical training use technology such as virtual reality, biofeedback, and conversational agents to understand and treat mental health challenges. His research focuses on improving efficacy, safety, and policy in the use of technology for mental health treatment.

Anthony Lombardi, Psy.D.

Dr. Lombardi is a postdoctoral fellow in the OCD and Related Disorders program within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Lombardi specializes in the use of behavioral-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to treat a variety of anxiety-related and mood disorders. In particular, he specializes in providing effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other related disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, hoarding disorder). Dr. Lombardi is also passionate about enhancing the effectiveness of science-based psychological treatments, including augmenting established treatments for anxiety-related conditions by incorporating VR when indicated.

Luciana Giambarberi, M.D.

Neuropsychiatry Fellow
Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Giambarberi completed residency in general psychiatry and is currently training in the subspecialty of neuropsychiatry.  The curiosity about undeniable links between neuroscience and psychiatry remains; however, technology has now peaked her interest beyond organic connections.  Using a foundation in medical knowledge and psychotherapy, Dr. Giambarberi would like to expand biopsychosocial models outside of the lab, hospital or office and into the virtual realm.  She is exploring Virtual Reality applications for medical treatment, education and access to care (telepsychiatry/teletherapy).