Nicole Hisaka, PsyD is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Clinic in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Hisaka specializes in treating youth and families who have experienced trauma and other stressors, with an emphasis on parent-child interaction therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and child and parent group therapy. Dr. Hisaka earned her PsyD in clinical psychology from Alliant University. Prior to Dr. Hisaka’s fellowship at UCLA, she completed her clinical internship at UC Davis Children’s Hospital where she specialized in complex childhood trauma treatment and child-welfare evaluations working with underserved, foster-care, and adopted youth populations.
Dr. Hisaka’s research interests center on children with complex trauma histories, with an emphasis on pediatric chronic medical trauma and the effects on family dynamics. She is interested in empirically supported care among underserved groups and is trained in various trauma-informed and evidence-based treatments.