Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., Psychologist

Sometimes there’s no substitute for talking to a knowledgeable professional about the stresses in your life. When you just can’t figure out the right next-step in your stressful life, or when you’re dealing with difficult co-workers or challenging family situations, a knowledgeable counselor can help.  One such counselor is Dr. Douglas J. Lisle, a gifted and compassionate psychologist who is adept at resolving stress-related issues and helping people find greater happiness.

Inner Sunrise is pleased to be affiliated with Dr. Lisle, who has helped thousands deal with stress and the pressures of modern life.  To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisle, please call (707) 318-0897 or book an appointment online.

About Dr. Lisle

Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., is the founder of a new method of approaching human psychology and well-being. He describes this approach as Esteem Dynamics, a method whose core insights are adapted from a revolutionary biological approach to psychology.

Central figures having major influence on Dr. Lisle’s thinking include Richard Dawkins, John Tooby and Leda Cosmides, David Buss, Steven Pinker, and Geoffrey Miller. All of these individuals are considered academic A-list thinkers in evolutionary theory and human psychology.

Somewhat surprisingly, insights from these trailblazers have yet to reach mainstream clinical psychology, and major advances stemming from some of the world’s greatest thinkers have yet to be systematically applied to problems of helping people improve their lives. Esteem Dynamics is the first such effort, born of Dr. Lisle’s 25 years of clinical experience applying the deep insights into human nature made available via evolutionary psychology.

Dr. Lisle received his undergraduate education from the University of California, San Diego (summa cum laude). He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he was awarded the Presidents Fellowship and was a DuPont Scholar. He was then appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University and worked on the research staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Lisle's research and clinical interests have broadened to include self-esteem, relationship satisfaction, optimizing achievement motivation, treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, and health and wellness counseling. In addition to his work with Esteem Dynamics, he is currently the Director of Research for the TrueNorth Health Center and also serves as the psychologist for the McDougall Wellness Program, both located in Santa Rosa, California.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisle, or to learn more about Esteem Dynamics, please visit the Esteem Dynamics website.



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