Lisa Herman

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Lisa Herman Photo

About Me

"Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent." This quote by Jean Kerr is the reason I do what I do. Hope is a powerful feeling that is unfortunately all too easy to lose sight of. Let's work together to restore hopefulness and make the life changes that best serve you. I strive to help clients learn to cope with difficulty and live productively. I believe that to lead a fulfilling life, people need to feel supported and know that stress and conflict can be managed.
It is empowering to explore thoughts and understand the impact they have on our feelings and behaviors. The benefit of this process is learning how to shift our thinking so that even if the situation cannot change, our response to it can! I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago area. working as an individual, couples and family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions, career challenges, OCD and ADHD.

Life presents challenges that can cause us to become stuck in certain moments because of fear or just not knowing what direction to go. I offer empathetic and supportive services to help clients manage through those times. By working collaboratively to identify and acknowledge the current issues, a trusting and safe environment is created. That environment provides the opportunity for self reflection, challenging and changing of negative thought patterns, bringing about positive change and moving forward.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149010009 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Lisa is the best and I’m so glad she is my therapist! Genuinely helping me change my life for the better

Written by A.N. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lisa has helped me manage several major changes in my life. She is thoughtful in her responses and is always there to check-in via video or messaging, which I so appreciate for consistency. She is truly understanding, empathetic and offers sound strategies for stress management, anxiety and depression. In a world that rapidly recalibrated post-pandemic, Lisa met the successive demands for the time with care and genuine, human connection. Her expertise has been a much-needed balm for me, especially this past year.

Written by K.A. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning adhd

Lisa has been an invaluable help to me. She makes different ways of communicating easily available, and was eager to adjust the use of the sessions/platform tools to whatever made me the most comfortable.

Written by S.A. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I find Lisa as a very competent and friendly counselor

Written by A.S. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lisa is consistent in her approach, empathetic, and kind. She is a great listener and provides helpful feedback and reflection. I always leave sessions with her feeling heard and understood, and a better understanding of myself.

Written by J.A. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Lisa was just an incredible person to work with. I work in the health care industry and was feeling like I was going to lose my mind with the COVID-19 virus first and second wave, she was just the best person for me during this time. She guides you on how to work with your feelings and grow from them, how to workout your brain and how you can train your thoughts to make life a little bit more manageable each day. I was suffering from crippling anxiety (that eventually turned into physical symptoms), panic attacks, depression and fatigue from work/COVID. She listens to you and reflects with you about how these situations are hard and that you have every right to these feelings. She also would provide a different perspective that would just help bring you back down to earth and reminds you that you are human and we can all grow from every hard situation and scenario. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lisa and will always be grateful to her for the new perspective on life, and all of the new tools I have to help manage life which has made me feel like a better person. Thank you Lisa! I hope to reconnect with you soon!

Written by M.A. on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I really appreciate Lisa and her therapy style. Instantly felt at ease and comfortable opening up to her. Even into the short amount of time we have been working together it feels like there has been personal growth. Lisa definitely makes me feel a little less insane after talking with her!

Written by M.E. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is awesome!

Written by S.U. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lisa is the absolute best! She’s personable and professional at the same time (not sure how she does that). I’ve been working with her for over a year now, and she has noticed subtle things that have ended up having HUGE ripple effects in my life. Thank you Lisa!

Written by H.U. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Working with Lisa is great. I sometimes wish she would respond more frequently but I understand that they are probably a lot of people she is working with due to the circumstances.

Written by K.A. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

I really enjoyed working with Lisa and even though our counseling was brief she was great at building the relationship quickly and responding with resources.

Written by A.N. on Apr 04, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lisa is great! She really listens to my thoughts, offers input but not too much. She catches when I have questionable thought patterns but is understanding at the same time. She will also try different approaches when something doesn't seem to be working.

Written by M.A. on Jan 08, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I normally really struggle with trusting therapists, but this was not the case with Lisa. Upon our first session, I felt very comfortable talking to her about anything, even topics that can cause many to judge. I feel completely unjudged by Lisa. She truly listens to what I have to say and I look forward to my sessions with her.

Written by H.E. on Nov 15, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

It was so easy to connect with Lisa from our very first conversation. I really appreciate her very practical approach and have really enjoyed our sessions. She's so authentic, genuine and real. Highly recommend!

Written by K.I. on Jul 27, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is great! She gives me information and ways to deal with my struggles.

Written by J.A. on Jul 04, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lisa helped me deal with some postpartum issues I've been having since the birth of my youngest son 8 months ago, particularly anxiety. She gave me the proper tools to use to recognize my triggers and equipped me with techniques for managing them in a more positive way. In only two months, she has helped me snap out of my mom funk, and for that I am eternally grateful. If you are dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety like I was (still am sometimes), I definitely recommend talking to Lisa.