Dr. Linda Lagemann


Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the field. Breadth of training and experience in multiple models of psychodynamic therapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavior therapy, brief therapy, and crisis intervention.

Associate Clinical Professor, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Medicine. Three-time recipient of the UCSF Annual Teaching Excellence Award for courses on Advanced Psychotherapy taught to third-year psychiatry residents.

Continuing Education Provider (PCE 4289). For more information please visit www.dsmcontroversy.com

Co-founder (with Edward Budworth of A.C.T.) of the popular post-performance discussion program, Theater on the Couch, at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. I presented analyses and engaged the audience in lively discussion of the characters and themes of the plays. 

Founder of the post-performance discussion program, Opera on the Couch, at San Francisco Opera. I presented analyses and engaged the audience in discussion of the themes of the operas as expressed in the lyrics and the score.

I have been trained in many kinds of psychotherapy from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (based on the idea that one's thoughts, behaviors, and feelings are interrelated and that you can change how you feel by changing your thoughts or behaviors) to psychodynamic therapies (based on the idea that one's behaviors are powerfully affected by things that are out of awareness i.e., the unconscious). I did six years of training, on top of my Ph.D., to become a psychoanalyst (psychoanalysis is based on the idea of unconscious conflict and uses the couch and free-association i.e., in a relaxed state saying whatever comes to mind no matter how random it may seem).