Lisa Card Strong, Ph.D.

Lisa Card Strong, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. She has established a caring and effective practice providing psychotherapy to adults for over 20 years. She is practical, warm, solution-oriented, collaborative, and personalized in her approach. Dr. Card Strong is passionate about providing thoughtful, strengths-based, focused care to help clients get “un-stuck” and reach their full potential. Dr. Card Strong helps her clients explore new paths and develop coping strategies to live a more satisfying life with a renewed sense of purpose.

Areas of Specialization
In a caring and collaborative environment, Dr. Card Strong specializes in helping her clients develop skills and address concerns related to life transitions, work-life balance, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, depression, anger, and anxiety. She provides action-oriented and evidence-based therapy grounded in principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dr. Card Strong has extensive training and experience working with veterans and members of the military community, as well as experience working in private practice, intensive outpatient, and hospital settings.

Dr. Card Strong has expertise in evidence-based treatments for trauma using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE), both considered best practice strategies for PTSD. She has a strong background in working with survivors of childhood abuse, sexual abuse, natural and other disasters, and combat. Prior to joining Therapy Changes, Dr. Card Strong worked at Veterans Affairs San Diego (VASD) in a treatment group specifically focused on PTSD treatment.

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Education & Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (Palo Alto University) & Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • APA-approved internship completed at South Shore Mental Health (CSP/Medfield State Hospital)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications, Interpersonal & Organizational Communication, Long Beach State University

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