Lisa Black

Dr. Black is alumnus of Alliant International University, San Diego, where she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialization in integrative psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified in biofeedback (BCB) and neurofeedback (BCN) with additional specialty in ketamine assisted psychotherapy.

Dr. Black completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is one of UCSD’s Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) grantees, which offered grant support for her pioneering work to develop and implement neurofeedback services into UCSD Health’s family medicine program. Continuing her work at UCSD, she was lead therapist for biofeedback and neurofeedback services and psychologist for UCSD Health’s sports medicine concussion clinic.

Dr. Black is well versed in treating trauma, post-concussion syndrome, anxiety, depression, and ADHD/ADD. She also enjoys working with those focused on improving performance and thriving.

Dr. Black’s core practice is integrative, whole person health (body, mind, spirit, and community). She is part neuroscientist and part alternative medicine. She recognizes the importance of evidence-based practice, and often practices through that lens, but understands that there is wisdom in traditional medicine and that practicing them together can create synergy.

Dr. Black’s therapeutic approach focuses on the therapeutic relationship. She is a very warm and accepting individual but won’t hesitate to help motivate change when needed. She celebrates all backgrounds, cultures, and spiritual perspectives. She takes special care not to assume what is “right” for any individual, instead she works with the patient and patient’s care team to collaboratively decide what work can be done together to increase thriving.

Dr. Black works with her co-therapist, Lexi to help in the healing process.

In addition to her work as a therapist, Dr. Black teaches at a community college and mentors psychology interns on their way to licensure. In her spare time, you will find her gardening, hiking, and having fun with Lexi.

For more information and to schedule, please reach out to Dr. Black directly at 831-295-8118 or


About Lexi

Lexi is Dr. Black’s co-therapist and is arguably the most popular therapist at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine. She achieved her therapy dog certification through Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Lexi specializes in cutting edge cuddle therapy and helps ground those who may feel fearful or overwhelmed. With her incredibly soft hypoallergenic coat and her friendly demeanor she will be sure to brighten your day and give you a dose of unconditional love.