Dr. 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 became certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, an evidence-based family intervention for children with behavioral difficulties. I gained valuable experience providing individual therapy to people with Anxiety and Mood Disorders utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, and I facilitated social skills groups for children ages 3-12. For the past three years I have returned to my alma mater, CSPP, as the Practicum Training Director and recently as the Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical PsyD and PhD programs. Over the course of my graduate 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.