Psychotherapy for individuals, couples & small groups grounded in the principles
established by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Lisa brings a unique integration of human development, family studies, neuropsychology, eastern philosophy and lifestyle medicine to her work with individuals and couples in psychotherapy. She has a calm, lighthearted and collaborative style and strives to help people see and utilize their internal strengths and resources.
Carl Jung said “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Individual therapy is a process that can help you take advantage of that privilege -- knowing, accepting and valuing yourself.
Lisa gets excited about working with people who have a goal for living life with more balance, ease and joy. She draws on numerous therapeutic models including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Positive Psychology research and somatic (body-based)
In her compassionately direct manner, Lisa will invite you to courageously make changes to improve your relationships, work life, daily living, and most importantly, your connection with yourself.
“Chains do not hold a relationship together. It is the threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” -- Simone Signorel
A committed relationship is like fabric – many threads woven together. You might be early in the process and want support and guidance in making a beautiful, strong and lasting fabric. You may be a few years into the process and it seems like the fabric is unraveling. Or maybe your fabric has been worn thin or even torn. The fact that you’re here, no matter where things are in your relationship, is a sign of courage and hope.
Lisa uses the Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples learn how to make committed relationships beautiful, strong and lasting. Lisa has supported many couples, and strongly trusts the process when both partners are fully invested and committed to the work. Her role is not to decide who is “right” or referee sparring matches--her client is the relationship.
Except in particular complex cases, Lisa focuses on making the relationship work rather than satisfying individual wishes, especially when children are involved.
Therapeutic Book Club
“One must always be careful of books and what’s inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare
Therapeutic Book Club (TBC) is an opportunity to reap all the benefits of a regular book club (e.g., building community, intellectual stimulation, opening to new perspectives) along with the benefits of a group therapy process.
Books are selected for the purpose of exploring more deeply the human struggles we all face. Lisa facilitates the discussion sessions with an intention of supporting TBC members as they work with the reading material, manage vulnerability in the group, and practice communication skills. The group meets on a weekly basis for 90 minutes for a set number of weeks needed to complete the book. New books are introduced 2-3 times a year. Once the group has started, it is closed to new members until the next book club is offered.
For more information, please visit the Events page.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to therapy, it may be overwhelming.
Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions, but if you can't find the answer you are looking for, please contact me at email@example.com or (217) 721-2617.