Greetings! My name is Lisa Jackson-Wardlaw and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia, Oregon and Louisiana with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor in community, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. I hold master's degrees in education and clinical social work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, life transition issues, career challenges, and learning disabilities. In addition, counseling individuals with a co-occuring learning disability and mental health diagnosis is a specialty of mine.
My counseling style is eclectic, warm and genuine. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have experience with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to counseling. I like to help my clients gently explore the core of the issues they are facing. My priority is person-centered care and equipping you the necessary therapeutic tools to address your needs. Our dialog will help you to define clear goals, so that we can work together to help you feel better about your life.
Let's take the first step in this healing journey together! I am offering messaging, live chat, and phone services. I look forward to talking with you!
Additional areas of focus: Bipolar disorder, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Intellectual Disability, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
OR LCSW L14171
LA LCSW 17963
VA LCSW 0904010532
Lisa is awesome!
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Lisa is a amazing, caring and listens to me
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Came in not knowing how all this therapy stuff works as a first timer when it comes to getting therapy. And she came in with a questionnaire that help me organize what is wrong and what to think about.
Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning coaching
Extremely personable and professional. I feel like she definitely listens and understands and has the energy + expertise to support me through the process of recovery.
Written on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Lisa is an amazing counselor and person. She is deeply compassionate and insightful. I always look forward to our conversations; they provide me with much needed clarity and strength. Lisa has been my guiding light through many transitions. I trust her and highly recommend her as a counselor. Simply put, she’s the best.
Written on Feb 28, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lisa is amazing. Her expertise in helping people with vocational problems is on point. Her ability to help me focus on the positive, while still allowing me to vent the negative and receive guidance and validation, is awesome. She's easy to talk to, and picks up keen insights very quickly. I feel like I finally have a real safety net I can trust. Thank you, Lisa!
Written on Jan 15, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd