Virginia Women’s Center has partnered with Dr. Lisa Cuseo-Ott, a clinical psychologist, to complement the care of our OB-GYN physicians and nurse practitioners. Dr. Cuseo-Ott specializes in women’s issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, postpartum mood disorders, eating disorders, menopause and perimenopause, parenting, stress management, and the role of sports psychology and fitness on health and well-being.

Dr. Cuseo-Ott was certified as a clinical psychologist by the Virginia Board of Psychology in 1993. She has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1991. She received a Master of Science in clinical psychology and later earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She wrote her dissertation thesis on depression.

Dr. Cuseo-Ott graduated magnum cum laude from Brown University with a psychology major and French minor. She also studied French language, literature and art at New York University in France, in Paris.

Dr. Cuseo-Ott has been a licensed clinical psychologist in private group practice since 1993. Among other positions, she has also worked as a psychological consultant for the Department of Rehabilitative Services, a resource consultant for Commonwealth Parenting and a senior clinical psychologist at Central State Hospital.

Dr. Cuseo-Ott is a lecturer and speaks on gender differences, child development, motherhood, working parents, stress and aging, among other topics. She is also the author of several publications and research papers.

Board Certification(s)

  • Clinical Psychologist

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental Health


Graduate School

Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. Clinical Psychology
Richmond, Virginia

Undergraduate School

Brown University
B.S. Psychology, French minor-Magnum Cum Laude

New York University
Studied French Language, Literature, and Art
Paris, France

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association