Debra Lee Kaysen, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who cares for patients who have anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders and depression.
Dr. Kaysen earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed her internship and a fellowship in addictions at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is board-certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology.
Dr. Kaysen’s clinical interests include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, panic, generalized anxiety disorders, women's mental health and gay, lesbian and bisexual mental health. Her research interests include post-traumatic stress disorder, cognitive therapy, alcohol use, marijuana use, women's mental health and global mental health.
Dr. Kaysen is a professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Her teaching interests include child psychiatry didactics, cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders and treatment of post-traumatic stress.
In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Kaysen enjoys cooking, traveling, playing with her dogs, reading, and being with friends and family.