Lisa King, Psy.D.

Clinical Assistant ProfessorKing
(Psy.D., 2014, Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Office: 352.294.8376


Dr. Lisa M. King is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. King earned her Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL) in 2014. Her generalist training with an emphasis in health psychology involved clinical experiences across the lifespan in treatment settings including community health, a high school, juvenile detention, and residential treatment for severe mental health with comorbid health concerns. She completed her internship in Minneapolis, MN where she received specialized training in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a state-certified DBT team. Dr. King acquired additional specialty training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) during her postdoctoral psychology residency with the Division of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. In addition, Dr. King has completed training provided by the Center for Deployment Psychology in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Prior to embarking on her doctoral studies, Dr. King earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 1999 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she received generalist training in the Mental Health Concentration. Her clinical experiences included residential work with neglected and abused youth and inpatient adult substance abuse treatment. Upon earning her MSW, she worked as a therapist at an inpatient substance abuse facility, then at an outpatient clinic providing individual, couples, and group therapy for patients with mental health and/or substance use concerns, and finally as a Medical Social Worker assigned to the Surgical and Cardiac ICUs.

In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. King maintains Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) credentials.

Clinical Focus

In her role in the Department, Dr. King leads a general mental health team consisting of Master’s prepared therapists providing clinical services across the lifespan. Currently, she and her team are developing DBT-informed skills groups for adolescents and adults, and an Advanced Practicum for doctoral students to gain foundational training in DBT-informed work. Dr. King thoroughly enjoys training and supervising students and early career therapists, and has been fortunate to do so throughout her career.

Dr. King primarily works with adult and adolescent patients. She enjoys working with a variety of patient concerns including anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, OCD, borderline personality concerns, grief, sleep, substance use, and relationship concerns. While she generally works from an integrated perspective, her treatment is strongly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is often DBT-informed.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Division 38 Health Psychology
APA Division 50 Society of Addiction Psychology
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)