Jalisa Lewis, LCSW
My name is Jalisa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings to include: inpatient psychiatric hospital, residential behavioral treatment facility, a medical hospital (working within a pediatric intensive care unit), as well as within higher education. I have experience working with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges from individual, group and family work.
While I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, my approach is extremely client centered. I believe that you, the client, are the experts on your life and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I am also trained in the evidence based model of Functional Family Therapy (FFT) where I view the entire family unit as the identified client, working to engage and motivate, facilitate behavior change, and generalize the skills learned to areas outside of the home.
I do not take it lightly that you have chosen me to support you during what may be a challenging time in your life. My hope is to aid you in living a more empowered and peaceful life!
My areas of interest include racial equality and ethnic diversity, women's empowerment, and the relationship between physical/mental wellness.
Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C012933
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So helpful! I'm super appreciative of the support she has provided. She's a great listener, provides could feedback/resources/strategies for me to explore and practice. Grateful!
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Jalisa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
I have only had one other therapist who could tune into me as well as Jalisa, and both are social workers. That means something. Jalisa KNOWS me and has/is tuning in to me so well which I think helps with her treatment decisions. She's not a "hard ass" to say the least but just that someone can "dial into me" makes me more motivated to do things in a smarter way and to find ways to deal with my *freaked up" life in more effective ways than I have in...well, since I was 5. I'm 53 now. I highly recommend her but you better not all line up and squeeze me out of her care! That is a big joke, please, no offenses.
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Jalisa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Jalisa is fantastic—I wish all my friends could have her as an influence in their lives like she is in mine!
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Jalisa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Ms. Lewis is a godsend I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better therapist. Talking with her feels like you’re chatting with a best friend. She is so encouraging and validating! I can’t say enough good things about her honestly.
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Jalisa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Jalisa is an excellent, skilled LCSW. She is kind and easy to talk to, it was great to have her support during a difficult time in my life. I know that the skills and tools she shared with me to address anxiety are things I will use for many years to come.
Written on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Jalisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Jalisa is a great listener & offers ways in which I need to cope with stress. She identifies & focuses on what I need to work on and makes it very easy for me to open up and share my feelings & issues. I feel a sense of safety emotionally and understanding during our sessions.
Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Jalisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue