About Lisa

  

 

about lisa

Welcome to the journey.

There’s this funny rumor going around that therapists are all happy and have perfect, trouble-free lives. I think the truth should be known.  You are not alone; many of us got into this work because we were already on our own personal journeys.

I may be the expert in therapeutic interventions, but the work is a collaboration. Whether you need help coping with stress, seeking relief from trauma, or guidance rebuilding your life, we will make a plan. My training is based on years of personal and professional experience. It is called an eclectic approach because it utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral theories. I believe that we are shaped by our own personal histories, but also, the larger world. This includes understanding and respecting the roles of gender, culture, race and religion in people's lives. This is not a rigid and defined approach; it is tailored to meet your specific needs. 

To this end, I am always learning and studying new approaches, techniques, ways of working in the field. Currently this takes the form of a seminar and supervision group with world renowned author and psychotherapist, Esther Perel.  

Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts at University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Masters of Clinical Social Work at NYU

Experience

I’ve worked as a mental health therapist with child, adolescent and adult patients in community mental health medical clinics and private practice settings for fifteen years:

  • River Valley Counseling Center
    • Family and adolescent counseling
    • Groups for teenage abuse survivors
  • Womens Pregnancy Aid Center
    • Clinical supervisor of Social Work graduate students
    • Counseling program for women patients of medical clinic
  • Pediatrics 2000
    • Counseling families and children at pediatric clinic