Debra Lee Kaysen Ph.D.

 Debra  Lee Kaysen Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Psychology, Women's Health


Psychiatry and Behavioral Health




Primary Location

Psychiatry Clinic (Outpatient) at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, 3rd Floor, Ste. 306
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.7792|Map It 


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.

Personal Interests

In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Kaysen enjoys cooking, traveling, playing with her dogs, reading, and being with friends and family.


UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesFellowshipAddiction Psychiatry2006
Univ. of MissouriMedical education2003
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesInternshipClinical Psychology2003
Univ. of Missouri-Dept. of PsychologyInternshipClinical Psychology1997

Board Certifications

American Board of Professional Psychology Inc.Psychology2014
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