Dr. Lisa Rowley

College of Letters and Sciences

Lisa Rowley

Lisa Rowley, Ph.D. is an Associate Faculty of Psychology with academic interests in clinical psychology, personality theory, developmental psychology, and contemporary psychoanalysis. Dr. Rowley teaches undergraduate psychology courses online. She has been teaching with National University since 2008.

Dr. Rowley is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and has been in private practice since 1999. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, in addition to an M.A. in Theology. In private practice, she works with adult individuals, couples, and adolescents. Her focus is primarily with the diagnoses of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating issues, adjustment disorders, and relationship difficulties. Her approach to psychotherapy is psychodynamic, with aspects of cognitive-behavioral theory integrated as well.

Dr. Rowley also has a background in working in community mental health centers with the homeless population, performing clinical evaluations, diagnosing, and referring clients for proper treatment (medication, case management, and counseling). She has worked at several VA Hospitals in substance abuse settings, inpatient wards, and nursing home units, doing both psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluations. She enjoys both teaching and clinical work, serving to bring theory and practice together. Dr. Rowley is married with two children, and lives in Orange County.

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