I’m a native Texan, born and raised. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have been licensed in Texas since 2003 (#32216) and am trained and experienced in a broad range of therapeutic techniques and in providing one-to-one and group therapy with adults. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Texas A&M University and then my Master’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University.
I completed my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University where I had the wonderful opportunity to study under the direction of Dr. James P. McCullough, a well-known expert in the field of chronic depression who developed an evidence-based therapy model (Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy; CBASP) for this debilitating condition. I completed my internship at the Medical College of Georgia / VA Medical Center Consortium in Augusta, Georgia and then sought additional training via a three year post-doctoral fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Nicotine Dependence with Comorbid Depression.
Since my fellowship, I have held full or part-time positions as a Behavioral Research Psychologist at MDACC, Co-Director of the University of Houston’s Psychology Research and Services Center, and a provider of psychological services to residents of a skilled nursing facility. Since 2009, I have been employed at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston, providing psychological services in the Compensation and Pension, Trauma Recovery, and General Mental Health Care programs. Currently, I hold a part-time position in the PTSD clinic, with emphasis on the provision of services to Veterans struggling with acute trauma/stress reactions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD, traumatic grief, and traumatic anger issues. I am also a VHA certified provider of both Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE), and I am certified by the EMDR International Association as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) therapist.
I hold an appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (my BCM webpage), and previously held an appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston.
Research and Teaching:
There’s not enough room to cover all this here. If you’re interested in information on my background in these areas, including grants/awards received, publications, presentations, supervisory experience, and teaching, please see my curriculum vita linked to my BCM webpage.
American Psychological Association (APA)
EMDR International Association
International Association of Trauma Professionals
Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
On a more personal note...
I am married to a great guy who also just happens to be my best friend, and I am mother to boy/girl twins who are getting more adorable and somewhat easier to manage as they approach 6 y/o (finally!). To top it off, I have 3 dogs. So, while it’s not always the best of times around my house, it’s certainly never boring. In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy yoga, dancing, reading, watching movies, and simply hanging out at Red Dun Ranch with all the animals.
If you are looking to find a psychologist in Houston, for Houston psychologists, or a psychologist in Pearland, please consider calling to set up an appointment. Thanks for dropping by.
Lisa Robinson, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“When a young tree is injured it grows around that injury. As the tree continues to develop, the wound becomes relatively small in proportion to the size of the tree. Gnarls, burls and misshapen limbs speak of injuries and obstacles encountered through time and overcome. The way a tree grows around its past contributes to its exquisite individuality, character, and beauty.”
Peter A. Levine, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma