Marilyn Strada, Psy.D, Clinical Psychology; Quality Medical Examiner (QME), Licensed in state of California.


Doctorate Degree, Clinical Psychology, 2007, University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV. American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship. Program Award recipient. APA accredited Program.

Master of Arts Degree, Psychology, 2005, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.

Bachelors of Arts Degree, Psychology, 2002, Chapman University, Orange CA: Summa Cum Laude.

Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2006, Pacific Clinics, Orange and L.A. County, CA, APA accredited internship.

Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology, Persona Neurobehavior Group, Pasadena CA.

Specialties and Expertise

Psychodiagnostic and Neuropsychological evaluation of individuals with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, disfigurement, severe trauma, chronic pain conditions, posttraumatic stress, and other brain-behavior-related conditions.

Dr. Strada’s expertise also includes psychological treatment of patients with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain management, addictive behaviors, adjustment to disability, and couples/relational issues.

Unique to Dr. Strada’s evaluation and treatment expertise is her bilingual/bicultural abilities to interact with native Spanish-speakers. She uses tests and interpretation norms that are appropriate for the specific language and culture of the examinee, a crucial aspect in evaluations that can significantly impact disability ratings and treatment outcomes.

Clinical Experience & Internships

Clinical Psychologist – Comprehensive Psychological CARE: 10/2012 – Present

Consulting Rehabilitation Psychologist – HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital:             03/2016 – Present

Clinical Psychologist – Persona Neurobehavior Group: 11/2008 – 05/2014

Consulting Psychologist – Long Beach Memorial Medical Care:    04/2009 – 05/2014

Postdoctoral Mental Health Therapist – Pacific Clinics: 11/2007 – 12/2008

Predoctoral Intern – Pacific Clinics APA Accredited Internship: 9/2006 – 8/2007

Internship in Substance Abuse Treatment – University of Nevada, LV: 8/2005 – 5/2006

Psychometrist – Center for Applied Neuroscience:   8/2004 – 8/2005

Internship in Student Counseling Center – University of Nevada, LV: 8/2004 – 5/2005

Internship in Community Health – University of Nevada, LV: 8/2003 – 8/2004

Academia Experience

Adjunct Faculty – University of Phoenix: 4/2007 – 12/2011

Taught graduate and undergraduate psychology courses for adult learners pursuing degrees from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which included majors in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Mental Health Care, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling.

Adjunct Faculty – Las Vegas College: 6/2005 – 12/2005

Taught undergraduate courses in Psychology and Health Care programs for adult students pursuing vocational and professional degrees.

Guest Lecturer – Fuller Theological Seminary: 10/2011

  • Topic: Substance Abuse/Impact on the Family/Interventions.

 Guest Lecturer – Chapman University: 11/2004

  • Topic: Validity of the MMPI-2 on the Psychological Assessment of U.S. Hispanics

 Guest Lecturer – Chapman University: 3/2002

  • Topic: Psychodynamic and Behavioral Paradigms

Guest Lecturer – Chapman University: 3/2002

  • Topic: Human Growth and Development

 Substance Abuse Training Co-Facilitator:          6/2004 – 8/2004

  • Training of therapists to develop competency in a standardized form of treatment, Family Behavior Therapy for substance abusing adolescents in collaboration with one of the developers of this form of therapy Dr. Brad Donohue.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association Rehabilitation Psychology Division 22
  • American Psychological Association Clinical Neuropsychology Division 40
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy, Certified Practitioner