Lisa Halstead

(LCSW)

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.


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

LCSW #075349 (Expires: 2024-02-29)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Lisa was wonderful. She helped me through a confusing time when I was feeling less than passionate at work, she's an incredible listening and it felt like I was talking to a friend. She's easy to lean into when it comes to trust and confidence, highly recommend connecting with Lisa!

Written by S.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lisa is a blessing to me in a dark time, she's helping me find the light!

Written by K.R. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Lisa is a wonderful therapist who has tremendously assisted me in bettering my mental health. She gives great advice without overstepping, never judges non-traditional ways of living, asks clarifying questions about topics she’s unfamiliar with, and is always cognizant of when to bring rationality and logic to the conversation. Thank you for all you do Lisa! You are appreciated.

Written by S.H. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Lisa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lisa is a fantastic counselor who has helped me so much these past couple of months. She has truly been a light through all of my struggles, and has been truly God sent. For anyone wanting to work with Lisa, just know that you are getting someone who goes above and beyond for you, and will always make you feel heard and listened to. Highly recommend!

Written by A.N. on Dec 27, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

So wonderful! Listens to what I have to say and gives me feedback. I feel understood and heard. She answers in a timely manner.

Written by K.E. on Dec 23, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Absolutely the best one on one counselor I’ve ever had. In a very very short time she has counseled me she has truly understood me.

Written by E.M. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lisa is a warm, wise, sound and refreshing voice speaking into my otherwise chaotic life. She understands me, she guides with positivity and without judgement, and she offers resources which address my concerns straight-on.

Written by V.A. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lisa is a highly-skilled therapist. Her approaches, backed by her compassion and loving heart, make her a great therapist.

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.