Nastassia Rebecca Riser, Ph.D.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Nastassia Rebecca Riser, Ph.D. provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at CBT/DBT California’s San Diego location under the supervision of Dr. Caitlin Ferriter. Dr. Riser earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with a concentration in psychopathology. She completed several years of training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) across community mental health, college counseling, private practice, inpatient, primary care, forensic, medical, and hospital settings. She also worked as a DBT research therapist in an NIMH clinical trial at The University of Chicago. Dr. Riser has presented at national and international conferences and authored papers in the areas of personality disorders and forensics. Dr. Riser completed an APA-Accredited Adult Forensic Internship at Tulane University School of Medicine followed by an APA-Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSD—VA San Diego where she received specialized training in evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder, mood and sleep disorders, and in crisis and short-term interventions. Dr. Riser’s research and clinical interests include understanding the development, course, and treatment of personality disorders and co-morbid anxiety and mood conditions, and emotion regulation (ER) difficulties more broadly. She has specific interests in self-injury and is currently involved in research examining how ER strategies impact coping and potentially contribute to or exacerbate psychopathology. Dr. Riser is interested in program and treatment development and the dissemination of DBT and similar evidence-based contextual approaches for individuals with emotion dysregulation.