Lisa Bander


About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York. I received my social work degree at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City and my certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I have over 15 years experience working in private practice and in mental health clinic settings.

I am a compassionate, interactive therapist who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals resolve a variety of life issues. CBT is the most widely researched and evidence-based form of therapy. It has been shown in more than one thousand studies to be effective in treating a wide range of psychological problems. CBT is active, goal-oriented and teaches you tools to be your own therapist.

My specialties include anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, OCD, depression, relationship and intimacy issues, trauma, work-related issues, parenting issues (including parenting children with special needs), bereavement/loss, self-esteem, eating disorders, sexual and gender identity and related issues and more. My counseling style is warm, nurturing, empathetic and non-judgmental. We will work together to create goals and a treatment plan that is individual to your needs. We will apply practical and effective strategies in a collaborative way to help you resolve life's struggles.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #073305 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by B.R. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She is very responsive and very understanding. She is also very easy to talk to and I would recommend her to anyone who wants a counselor who is on top of everything and anything!

Written by N.I. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Lisa is the best. She listens well gives sound advice and very prompt with responses.

Written by B.R. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Lisa has been a wonderful resource. She has been a safe, thoughtful space and helped me re-orient myself to make the most of my situation. I am really grateful for her input and highly recommend her to others.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks

I always felt like therapy would be a healthy piece to add to my life but never had the money to do it. I was in a rut going into the holiday season and decided I needed to talk to someone to help me work through everything. BetterHelp paired me with Lisa and I couldn't be happier. I genuinely look forward to our sessions. I feel like the initial storm has passed and I'm over my rut but I've decided to keep going because i feel so much better after I speak with Lisa. Its like having a best friend to vent to whenever you need some unbiased advice. I never feel judged or like she doesn't get what I'm going through. Thank you so much, Lisa!