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Dr. Lisa MacDonald, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

Welcome! I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in California with more than 17 years in practice. I have experience helping clients manage and overcome depression, anxiety, combat PTSD, anger, health concerns, sleeping disorders, & parenting issues. I also specialize in working with older adults to address the mental, emotional, and health changes that aging brings. A growing part of my practice is helping amateur athletes and other high achievers perform at optimal levels and manage performance pressures. As a mom of four, incuding a set of twins, I enjoy working with parents on the joys (and challenges!) of parenting to enjoy a home life with less conflict and more connection.

I primarily provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on understanding current challenges and developing new skills and ways of thinking. It is an active form of therapy where I view myself as a coach/mentor who collaboratively establishes goals and helps clients build the skills and thought patterns they need to achieve those goals. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Depression, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, First Responder Issues, Men's issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Social anxiety and phobia

Services offered

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License information

CA Psychologist 20359