for individuals, couples & small groups
Lisa brings a unique integration of human development, family studies, neuropsychology, and eastern philosophy and practices 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.
Support along your path
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
Think of a committed relationship 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 into the process a while 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.
By using mainly the Gottman Method, Lisa helps couples learn and practice the thoughts, behaviors and attitudes that make committed relationships beautiful, strong and lasting. Lisa has supported many couples through the process of repairing worn and torn relationship fabric and strongly trusts the process when both partners are fully invested and committed to the work. Her role is not to take sides, decide who is “right” or referee sparring matches, but to see the relationship as the client.
Except in particular complex cases, Lisa’s focus will be on making the relationship work over 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) as well as 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.