Education & Certification

Licensed In
California

Graduated From
North Carolina State University (1972)

National Register Member Since
1975

Craig Grether, PhD

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with 42 years’ experience guiding and supporting clients through life’s emotional, relational and behavioral transitions and traumas. Whether it be individual, couples or family therapy, we work together in a collaborative, solution-focused manner to help achieve a healthier and happier life. A varied approach based on the latest research is used throughout our work together to treat anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, mild cognitive impairment, divorce adjustment, grief/loss, health impairment, parenting conflicts, PTSD, and relationship difficulties.

I work with adult clients and have a sub-specialty in geriatrics. Thorough psychodiagnostic testing and neuropsychological evaluations are performed when needed. I also offer qualified medical evaluations for injured workers and fitness for duty evaluations.

I offer to you the collective experience of an accomplished diagnostician, therapist, mediator, consultant, researcher, and author having worked in private practice, outpatient medical rehabilitation, long-term care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation and inpatient settings.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Forensic Psychology (e.g., mental competency, parent-child custody, legal evaluations, violence or risk assessment)
  • Disability Determination/Worker's Compensation
  • PTSD/Traumatic Response (e.g., combat stress, loss, injury, sexual assault)
  • Medical Diagnosis Adjustment (e.g., diabetes, cancer, hypertension, weight issues, other chronic illness)
  • Sleep Disorders (e.g., insomnia, nightmares, sleep cycle disorders)
  • Pain (acute/chronic)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Disability Evaluation and Appeals
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross of California
  • Medicare
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Contact Information

Primary Contact

2173 Salk Avenue
Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
P: 760-477-8585 (Office)
F: 760-444-4786