Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable environment which will eliminate that "under the microscope" feeling, some people tell me they fear when seeking counseling. I initiate counseling with person centered, solution oriented strategies, which will allow the client to begin taking steps toward relieving stress while generating hope for a more fulfilling future. I utilize, active and reflective listening, mirroring, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as re-framing, and occasionally homework to help enable self motivation and the confidence to achieve personal life successes. I believe that people can learn the confidence to deal with many difficult situations, with encouragement, compassion, self understanding and the acquisition of new skills to approach problems which may arise in the future. Though I have studied and respect many religions and will do my very best to remain aligned with your personal beliefs, I do not provide religious counseling.
I have a MA in counseling from the University of South Florida, with a focus on mental health. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor in the State of Ohio. I started my career in Florida nearly 27 years ago and have my primary experience in dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder . I have extensive experience helping adult survivors of abuse as well as having presided over a group home for sexually abused girls.
I am not formal or rigidly structured in my counseling method. I believe in treating each person individually and it takes a bit of time to learn about each person's perceptions and history. I work toward being compassionate, understanding and patient in my efforts to help you discover solutions for problems you are experiencing.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.1700301-SUPV
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Excellent therapist! Great listener, compassionate, empathetic & easy to talk to.
Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Lisa was very patient with my schedule and took the time to communicate with me throughout. Was very insightful just after 1 session with what I still need help with, Would highly recommend her!
Written on Dec 18, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Lisa is a wonderful sounding board. She is not intrusive with her suggestions or observations, but allows me to find my way to the answer or realization in my own time. Great experience
Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Lisa was helpful and listened to me.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
A goofy and wonderful human being who can be relaxed and funny, but also very serious and incredibly helpful towards any issues one may be experiencing.
Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd