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
Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by H.U. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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.S. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Lisa for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lisa continues to be responsive, thoughtful, and unbiased. I enjoy working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.N. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 A.N. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only had one session with Lisa, and look forward to spending the summer with more advice from her. From the one session we had, and the communication she has held with me upon return shows professionalism.

Written by J.A. on Jul 04, 2019 after counseling 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.