Paula Strauss, PsyD

Paula Strauss, PsyD

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have been providing clinical services since 2006. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA, I went on to obtain my doctorate degree from the California School for Professional Psychology, an APA-accredited program in Los Angeles. During my pre-doctoral training at CSPP, my clinical experiences included working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, families and couples in a variety of settings including Hospitals, Community Mental Health Centers, Schools and Federal programs.

I graduated in 2012 with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology; it was during my post-doctoral training that I obtained specialized experience working with children and families. I am certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based family intervention for children with behavioral difficulties. I have experience providing individual therapy to people with Anxiety and Mood Disorders utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, and facilitating social skills groups for children ages 3-12. Prior to private practice I served as the Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical PsyD and PhD programs at California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

Over the course of the years, I have had the honor of training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles Job Corps, Southern California Counseling Center, The Village Family Services, and Rich & Associates. In 2019, my family moved from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara to realize our dream of living in this gorgeous town. I am thrilled to be here and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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