Dr. Strickland is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, relational issues, stress management, and life transitions. She is a proponent of the biopsychosocial model that emphasizes the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and relationship health. Dr. Strickland draws upon her foundational knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches to tailor treatment to meet her client’s unique needs. She brings warmth, compassion, and humor into each session to create a strong therapeutic relationship and help alleviate the struggles and pressures of daily life. Recognizing that each client is the expert on themselves, Dr. Strickland’s primary goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with each client to help them reach their personal goals and make meaningful life changes.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
One of the aspects that Dr. Strickland loves the most about her work is having the opportunity to treat people from diverse backgrounds and sociocultural identities. She strives to create an emotionally safe space that allows for exploration of each client’s unique intersection of diversity, culture, and context. She is committed to treating with cultural humility and engaging in continuous personal and professional growth.
Dr. Strickland received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical, where she gained experience in integrated behavioral healthcare and worked extensively with adults presenting with mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, personality disorders, and trauma. After completing her formal training, Dr. Strickland worked as a therapist and clinical supervisor at Presence Wellness, a multidisciplinary wellness center located in Austin, TX. During her time at Presence Wellness, she discovered a newfound passion for working with couples while receiving additional training in couples therapy.
- University of Central Florida, BS
- Florida Institute of Technology, MS, PsyD
- University of Rochester Medical Center, Predoctoral Internship
- University of Rochester Medical Center, Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety disorders, relational issues, stress management, sleep disturbances, life transitions, couples therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
In her free time, you will find Dr. Strickland exploring the great outdoors with her family and over-sized golden retriever. Dr. Strickland is also an avid reader with a particular love of historical fiction. She enjoys staying physically active and dabbling with new foods and cuisines in the kitchen.