I’m Lisa Curtis, a licensed clinical social worker, credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor and wellness coach. I work with clients who have broad backgrounds but all bring a strong desire to make real changes in their lives. The process of change is really more of a conversation where you get to steer the discussion; our role as therapists and coaches is often to help you find the best way to manage your life and challenges.
One of the most difficult discoveries we may encounter is when we recognize coping skills we previously used are no longer working. Seeking new skills, having the patience to learn them and getting support through that time is extremely important. In individual therapy we explore patterns of behavior so that in moving forward you can use new ideas or look at situations in a different way.
Questions you may wish to ask yourself as you begin down the road toward change include: are my current behaviors getting me the results I wanted? Do I keep misjudging people or situations when I am trying not to do so? Am I stuck in feeling ‘not OK’? Do I hear the same feedback from different people in my life? Working collaboratively we can address such questions and meet your goals.
I work from a client centered perspective, meaning that I am only focused on where my clients are starting from and where they wish to go. My graduate level education started at Columbia University with a Masters of Science in Social Work over 30 years ago and has gone on to include additional training and credentials in addiction recovery, grief and loss, anxiety and mindfulness. I participate in regular continuing education courses as well facilitating a supervision group with other professionals.
My style has been described by those I've worked with as warm, understanding, no nonsense, supportive and informative. I believe in sharing the science of process toward change for a greater and more lasting shift in perspective.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching
LCSW #R-042805-01 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Lisa is one of the best counselor I can imagine. She is insightful and deeply caring.
I’ve sent a review about Lisa before but it bears repeating. She is attentive without being overbearing, direct without being inconsiderate, and has truly given me some very valuable pieces of advice to hang on to. I am so thankful for Lisa and all the mental clarity she has given me!! Thank you Lisa!
Lisa is an extremely sensitive and thorough counselor. She listens. She is prompt. She is smart and an endless resource of wonderfully curated knowledge and techniques (and also very funny). She delivers feedback in a way that is approachable, educated, and makes you giggle: so you don't feel like all the stuff you spat at her is gobbledygook. She is thoughtful, in tune, and gets the vibe of the person she is counseling. She has been tough when I needed her to be, and she's given me the resources to back it up. I've dropped off the face of the planet and Lisa always follows up too see how I am, what I am up to: and it makes me happy to know she is by my side. I both smile and reflect when I get a response from Lisa, because she is always with me (in support of me) AND always with me (in my life moving forward). She's the bee's knees. What else can I say: FIVE STARS. Love you Lisa!
Lisa is great, attentive and insightful. I felt a strong bond and connection to her quickly because of her warmth and honesty.
Lisa from day one not only helped me organize my thoughts, but throughly gave me more than expected answers and guidance. I highly recommend Lisa!