Lisa is our mindfulness specialist with adults, and our school-aged specialist when working with kids. She works in a relational way with individuals and family groups across the lifespan, to help clients access more joy and nurture strong relationships. She collaborates with clients, parents, and teams well to help create experiences for change.
Lisa began her professional career as an elementary school teacher, continuing her education with a Master’s degree in Social Work in order to focus more directly on areas of social and emotional development and well-being. She has completed post-graduate training in child therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based interventions, Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), LifeForce Yoga to treat anxiety and depression, the healing of complex trauma, and expressive therapies that extend treatment beyond the limits of talk therapy such as art, sand, and play therapy.
When working with adults, Lisa offers easy rapport and a safe space for reflection and engagement around issues of growth, healing, clarity and loss. She works to help clients connect with their innate flow toward health and vitality by identifying and removing obstacles to the individual’s natural expression of joy and well-being.
Lisa views child therapy as a family endeavor, and actively involves parents and family members in the growth and healing process. This may include parent education, coaching, and family sessions in addition to individual play and developmentally attuned talk therapy.
Lisa understands that our relationships often measure our personal mental and emotional health; and whether working with adults, children, or families, she aims to offer an experience of consistent safety and affirmation that can be internalized and extended beyond the therapy space. It is a delight and privilege for her to engage in this process, and she would be pleased to explore it with you further.