Lisa Halstead


About Me

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from York College, CUNY and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. My treatment specialties are anxiety and depression, bereavement and grief, advanced illness, adjustment disorders. I draw from multiple theories depending on the presenting problems, utilizing the Developmental Theory Perspective, the Family Life Cycle, the Psychodynamic Theory and the Psychosocial Development Theory. My practice model approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to explore and develop client strengths into measurable goals. I have worked with diverse populations from different ethnic groups and socioeconomic statuses and have been credited with interfacing effectively with people of all backgrounds. I start where you are and help you to end up where you want to be.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #075349 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by L.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Lisa is an incredible counselor. She is kind and supportive but pushes me when I need to be pushed. She is constantly available and reaching out to connect. I have really enjoyed my sessions with her.

Written by D.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've only been using betterhelp for a little while. This is my first time and I'm very fortunate to be working with Lisa. I have had a lot happen to me and have struggled with dealing and coping with the emotions and negativity of these things. Fortunately, Lisa is helping me work through these issues and allowing me to go at my own pace and regardless of minor setbacks she continues to help me stay focused on getting through my problems and struggles.