Kristen Kochamba-Lisson, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the most empirically supported mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapies. My approach is client-centered, compassionate, and evidence-based. I utilize a strength-based approach while teaching skills so individuals can navigate their internal and external world with more ease.
I am passionate about delivering treatment that is flexible and tailored to a client's unique needs while remaining tethered to the research base. My sessions are experiential and aimed at helping individuals cope more effectively with difficult life experiences and strong emotions. My ultimate goal is to help clients overcome barriers to leading a rich and fulfilling life. I truly love what I do and find it an honor to serve as a guide through difficult times.
I have extensive experience treating a variety of concerns, including anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, anger, personality issues, substance abuse, and trauma. I am certified in CBT by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a trained Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Teacher by the Center for MSC. I specialize in using CBT for a variety of concerns, including ADHD, Substance Use Disorders, Insomnia, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression. I served as Chief Extern at the UCLA Adult Anxiety Disorders Clinic and thus, am highly specialized in treating Anxiety Disorders, such as Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using CBT and exposure and response prevention. I also specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Pain, Depression, and Psychosis. I am passionate about the work I do and value the opportunity to provide collaborative and compassionate care.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): a therapeutic approach that aims to increase
client’s awareness and ability to be present while accepting external conditions and making
meaningful commitments to behavioral change.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A form of talk therapy that trains clients to recognize
patterns of unproductive thinking and learn healthier responses to challenging situations.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Is a modified form of CBT specific to trauma. CPT helps patients change unhealthy beliefs related to trauma and stimulates a new understanding of trauma and alleviates symptoms. helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): A subset of CBT that emphasizes a skills-based approach to personal development and tools for controlling one’s emotional responses to stimulus.
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP): is a form of CBT therapy specifically for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and OCD. ERP works by training clients through distress tolerance by gradual and methodical exposure to stressors without activating the need for compulsions.
Intuitive Eating: Is a clinical orientation towards the treatment of eating disorders with the
approach that each client is a respective expert on the needs of their own body. Clients work with their therapists to understand the rhythm and intuition of their own body.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): A therapy modality specifically designed for the treatment of
depression that works by emphasizing healthier relationships and effective communication.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): a meditation-based therapeutic program
designed to treat anxiety, depression, stress and pain by training one’s mind to build awareness of one’s body, thoughts, behavior by focusing intensely on the present.
Prolonged Exposure (PE): Is a exposure-based therapy designed to treat symptoms from
PTSD. The approach works by creating a safe and supportive environment to process and
overcome challenging memories and experiences related to one’s traumatic experience.
Poor Impulse Control
Avoidance (people or places)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Substance Abuse Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)
Kristen is an out-of-network provider.
Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes): $215
Cost after Insurance Reimbursement*: $110
Family/Extended Therapy (90 minutes): $320
Cost after Insurance Reimbursement: $200
Rates & Insurance
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Community & Identity Statement
Obtaining an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology has allowed me to understand my clients as embedded in their larger cultural systems. I'm passionate about providing high quality, evidenced based treatment to under-served populations. I'm particularly interested in compassionate, client-centered interventions that engage adults and their families who haven't traditionally used mental health services. I have particular interests in cultural competence and systemic strengths based perspectives.