Hello and Welcome to My Practice

I'm a licensed psychologist living and working in Mill Valley, California. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of psychological assessment as a targeted method for fostering change in a person's life. I opened Mind Rising Psychological Assessment in 2018, and I've dedicated my work to helping families find answers to complex questions through the use of assessment. Much of my training and work experience have focused on child and young adult neuropsychological assessment in medical, private-practice, and university settings.  


In addition to my clinical work, I have taught and lectured at the undergraduate, graduate, and community college levels. I have a research interest in women's health and published several peer-reviewed articles on postpartum depression as well as co-authored a book chapter on mid-life women. You can find out more about my background below. 

With gratitude, 

Silva Hassert, PhD​


  • ​Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University, an APA accredited program. 

  • M.C. (Master of Counseling) from Arizona State University, a CACREP accredited program. ​

  • B.A. in Psychology from North Central College. Graduated summa cum laude.


  • Staff psychologist at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, Emergency Department. Conducted crisis evaluations and supervised post-doctoral residents completing psychological assessments. 

  • Post-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Child & Family Psychiatry. Pursued advanced clinical training in neuropsychological assessment and family/child therapy.

  • Pre-doctoral internship at Florida International University.​ Received specialized training in brief therapy and assessment (ADHD and neuropsychological) for college-age youth. 


  • Hassert, S., Robinson Kurpius, S. E., Payakkakom, A., Kodyšová, E. (2018). Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: Risks for Czech and Thai Mothers. Journal of Perinatal Education, 27, 38-49.

  • Robinson Kurpius, S.E., Hassert, S., & Foley-Nicpon, M. (2016). Menopause and the Lives of Midlife Women. In M. Keitel & M. Kopala (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Women, 2nd Edition, pp. 192-203.

  • Hassert, S. Robinson, S.E., & Tracey, T.J.G. (2015). Testing a conceptual model of postpartum depressive symptoms in the first year. Women & Health. 55, 700-716.


  • Diagnosing Using the DSM-5 (2018). 2 hour workshop presented at the Mind Therapy Clinic in Corte Madera, CA. 

  • Psychiatric Manifestations of Neurological Issues (2018). 2 hour training at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy in San Rafael, CA. 

  • Managing Risk and Surviving Mental Health Emergencies (2018). 2 hour workshop presented at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy in San Rafael, CA.

Silva Hassert, PhD

P.O. Box 802 Mill Valley, CA 94942       



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