I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in the areas of mental health, domestic violence, foster care, and adoption.
My goal is to support and empower you to identify and address life's issues and face them head-on; to help you to learn how to cope with and manage life stresses so that they are not controlling you and overtaking your life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149015265
IA LISW 089450
IN LCSW 34007977A
ND LCSW 5589
Lisa is amazing! Very easy to talk to!
Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and grief
I've received Lisa Childers support for a few sessions now and I must say she is a great deal of help! I've seen a couple of mental health professionals and she is by far the most helpful, thoughtful, and supportive person I have met in this setting. She is great and I thank her very much for all her advice and wisdom
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lisa’s experience and expertise enable her to take on difficult topics and concerns. Her willingness to relate on a personal level put me right at ease. She’s compassionate and knowledgeable—two qualities I appreciate so much about her.
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Lisa is awesome and takes the time to understand her patient’s goals and concerns!!
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She’s very understanding and responds in a timely manner! Can wait to have more time with her!
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Lisa is wonderful and has been wonderful with understanding and suggesting coping/helping methods.
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management