Lisa Card Strong, Ph.D.

Lisa Card Strong, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in California who provides solution-focused and collaborative therapy to adults and emerging adults. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Card Strong is skilled in helping clients reach their full potential and get “un-stuck.”

Dr. Card Strong provides in-office and teletherapy services for adults, and emerging adults.

Areas of Specialization

  • Childhood abuse
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Life transitions, stress, and change
  • Relationships
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Working Professionals

My Philosophy and Approach

My approach is warm, collaborative, practical, and action oriented. I enjoy helping clients gain insight into their concerns, explore new paths for change, and develop coping strategies to live a more satisfying life with a renewed sense of purpose. I am passionate about helping clients heal from trauma using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE), which are evidence-based practices known to effectively reduce trauma-related symptoms. I have extensive experience working with survivors of childhood abuse, sexual abuse, natural disasters, and combat trauma.

I believe that successful therapy depends on the quality of the client-therapist relationship. I take great care to understand each client’s unique world view and lived experience. I provide a safe environment where you can express yourself freely without judgement.

What You Will Experience Working With Me

I am compassionate and caring, and I also provide honest and direct feedback when needed. You can count on me to help you develop coping skills to manage difficult life transitions and change, or if you experience career-related pressure, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress, or difficulty maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

In our work together, we will focus on your internal strengths and resourcefulness. You will learn how to be self-compassionate, set boundaries, assert yourself, change old patterns of behavior and incorporate health-enhancing activities in your life.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. I know that change isn’t easy, and you don’t have to go it alone. Together we will create goals for therapy and empower a plan for change that is personalized for you.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University
  • Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure

Professional Memberships

  • California Psychological Association (CPA)

For a copy of Dr. Card Strong’s Curriculum Vitae, click here.

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