Dr. Lara Dye is currently being supervised by Dr. Don Johnson, Ph.D to accrue hours for licensure in the state of California.

Dr. Lara Dye is a psychologist in Austin, Texas who earned a master’s and doctoral degree in psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (Palo Alto University) in Palo Alto, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Dr. Dye has extensive post-graduate training in love and sex addiction from the Meadows in Arizona (Pia Mellody) and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). She obtained her certification through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Her work with clients is benefitted by her connections and association with mental health professionals who are world-renowned experts in addiction and trauma.

Dr. Dye has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, major hospitals in San Francisco, and mobile mental health crisis units. One of her pre-doctoral practica was spent at Stanford University’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. She has over 22+ years of experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. She has extensive experience working with couples, groups, and individuals always on a confidential basis.

Over the past decade, Dr. Dye has focused on treating childhood relational trauma that ultimately results in substance and/or process addiction. Dr. Dye treatment focus is informed by the understanding of how particular childhood traumas cause humans to grow destructive defense mechanisms. Those defenses, while originally a solution to the pain of the childhood situation, ultimately decrease healthy adult relationships.

Dr. Lara Dye trained in many northern California agencies specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy, including:

  • Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford/Day Treatment, Palo Alto, CA
  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • La Familia Counseling Center, Hayward, CA.
  • San Francisco Child Crisis, San Francisco, CA

During her internships, she worked with early childhood trauma, family conflict, and the resulting developmental problems, and relationship difficulties that are caused by childhood environments that are chaotic, verbally, emotionally, physically, and/or sexually abusive.

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