Dr. Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga

Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga, PhD, graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a double major in Cognitive Psychology and Spanish Language and Culture. She moved to the Midwest where she completed her Masters degree and doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Patricia previously worked as a staff psychologist at UNL where she provided individual and group therapy to college students. Patricia was the diversity coordinator at Counseling and Psychological Services at UNL and has a passion to work with issues of diversity and with people of color. She recently came on board at Morningstar to work with the American Indian population in Nebraska and expand her training in working with children and families.

On a personal note Dr. Patty is from Southern California, is married and has two young boys. She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, and baking as well as watching movies, and swimming.