Dr. Lewis completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at George Mason University and has worked in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. Early in his career, he joined the Psychology Department of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, a forensic psychiatric institute in Jessup, Maryland. While there he conducted court-ordered evaluations of competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility/sanity, as well as post-trial evaluations of violence and sexual violence risk. Dr. Lewis relocated to California and established his independent practice in 2008. In addition to his treatment and forensic activities, he conducts assessments police officer suitability and fitness for duty. Dr. Lewis enjoys training others and has taught in graduate programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, American University and Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Lewis values community service and currently serves on the board of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides high quality, affordable healthcare services to thousands of low-income families and individuals.
Dr. Lewis is licensed as a psychologist in California and credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He belongs to the following professional organizations:
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychology-Law Association
- California Psychological Association
- Santa Barbara County Psychological Association
- Ventura County Psychological Association