Loren Krane, Clinical Director talks about how mental health clinicians can alleviate suffering through the Mental Health Connector.
Loren’s professional life as a psychologist has been influenced by the stories told to him by his grandfather, who fled the Pogroms against the Jews in Odessa. He began his career providing care to survivors of the Cambodian Holocaust, on the Thai-Cambodian border and in San Francisco. He has since worked as a community psychologist, with a special interest in communities that have been impacted by trauma. He has advocated for and worked with refugees, asylum-seekers, torture survivors, veterans, the homeless, victims of physical and sexual assault, and those affected by natural disasters.
Loren is affiliated with organizations that assist the underserved and marginalized individuals in our society. He has worked for Survivors International since its inception, offering treatment to torture survivors and psychological evaluations in support of asylum seekers and is Clinical Director of the Coming Home Project, which provides free psychological counseling to veterans and their family members. Loren provides clinical supervision at the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center and psychological services at the ZSFGH Family Health Center’s Refugee Clinic. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine. Loren lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons and can be found on weekends at the tennis courts or biking Mt. Tam.