Holistic Psychotherapy

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.

Individual Therapy

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 TherapyInternal Family SystemsPositive 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.

Couples Therapy

“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 lisa.haake@gmail.com or (217) 721-2617.

General questions

How do I get started?

If you are ready to take the next step towards healing yourself or your relationship, I would love to speak with you. Feel free to contact me by email or phone. If you'd like, I'd be happy to provide a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.

What can I expect at my first session?

We'll meet for approximately 55 minutes with the goal of me getting to know you as a person and what you'd like to see happen in the therapy process. I will ask you questions about your history and how you'd like your future to be so that I can get a clear picture of what sort of goals we can work on together. If you’d feel more comfortable connecting before coming in, I offer free 15-minute consultations by phone. Please contact me at (217) 721-2617 to schedule a time or fill out this Contact Form.

What is your cancellation policy?

Sometimes things come up which are out of your control and you may need to cancel an appointment in less than 24 hours. It remains your responsibility to pay for your time. Your scheduled appointment is time set aside only for you so that without notice someone else in need of an appointment time cannot fill it. Cancelled appointments 24 hours in advance will relieve you of any financial obligation for that time slot. You can cancel either by voicemail or email. Failure to cancel 24 hours in advance will result in your being billed the full fee of your scheduled session. If our schedules allow for another appointment in the same week, you will not be responsible for payment for that missed appointment. Insurance does not cover missed appointments. Payment in full for the missed appointment is expected at the next appointment.

Where do sessions take place?

My offices are located at Pure Being: A Center for Healing and Growth 1210 E. Main St. Urbana, IL 61801 Parking is available both in the front of Pure Being and behind the Little Red Doghouse Pure Being is on the MTD Grey line with a stop right in front of the building

Payment & Insurance

What are your rates?

The cost per session is based on the type of service provided: Individual Holistic Psychotherapy -- $150.00; Couples Therapy -- $200.00 Other services range from $15 - $75
Payment methods accepted are all major credit cards, health savings accounts, cash, check, Venmo and PayPal.

What insurance plans do you accept?

BCBS Health Alliance United Healthcare UIUC student coverage APS Healthcare Multiplan Out of Network If you are planning to utilize insurance coverage, please contact your carrier's customer service to ensure coverage, eligibility, deductible, and co-pay/co-insurance. Couples therapy is covered under "Family Therapy."

My Qualifications & Approach

What are your credentials?

MS (1989) & PhD (1996) in Human Development & Family Stuides; University of Georgia Additional coursework in marriage and family therapy at Northern Illinois University

What types of issues can you help me with?

I have experience dealing with many different issues including Addiction, Adoption, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce and Remarriage, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Parenting, Family Dyamics, Relationships, Spirituality, Stress, and Trauma/PTSD. These concerns are addressed through holistic (including lifestyle) psychotherapy, yoga therapy, and when working with couples, the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is used.

What is Holistic Psychotherapy?

"Holistic" in psychotherapy means seeing you as a whole person, not just the problems you're experiencing. Addressing the problem means addressing the whole person -- body, mind, spirit -- as these are all interconnected and cannot be separated from each other.

What licenses & certificates do you hold?

Licenses & Certificates License and State: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 166000622, Illinois LifeForce Yoga (therapeutic yoga) / LFYP-1 Certificate (2013) YogaWorks Certificate / RYT-200 hrs (2011) Inner Peace Yoga Therapy 800 hr Certificate (in progress)

What is the process for Holistic Psychotherapy?

After making the first connection, you'll be asked to complete a number of intake forms that provide information about your lifestyle, your concerns, and what your goals for the process are. Once some clear goals are identified, we'll develop a plan and an approach for you to move in the direction of those goals. The process does include talking, as this is one of the main ways to understand and connect with one's self, and there will be alternative methods of healing through changing your lifestyle (eating, moving, and sleeping patterns), learning breathing techniques, body awareness and relaxation, changing thought patterns and connecting with purpose and meaning in your life.

What happens in couples therapy?

After the initial contact is made, intake forms are completed and regular meeting sessions are scheduled. More frequent meetings (once per week) are recommended in the early phase of therapy so that "traction" for change can be made. Once the process is established and change is happening, visits can be less frequent (e.g., every other week). Both partners are present in the first 2-3 sessions and then each partner is invited to an individual session. These 4-5 sessions help provide as clear a picture as possible of the relationship concerns as well as the goal for couples therapy.

1210 E. Main St. 

Urbana, IL 61801



Tel: (217) 721-2617

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Mon: 1pm - 8pm

Tues: 11am - 5pm

Wed: 11am - 5pm

Thurs: 1pm - 8pm

Fri: 1pm - 5pm

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