There are so many different types of situations or experiences that can create a need for therapy. You could be stressed and are having difficulty at work, you might realize that you have been feeling more “down” than usual, perhaps you are struggling with a difficult adjustment at home, maybe your child is acting out and you aren't sure how to deal with it, or you might want to improve your marriage and your friendships. Therapy gives you the tools you need to process trauma, learn how to manage stress, build skills to form closer relationships with family and friends, and manage your feelings. Therapy is a positive form of self-care. I have experience successfully helping people feel less depressed or anxious, build their parenting skills with strong willed children, get through difficult life changes, improve their relationship with their partner or friends, and create a less stressful environment for themselves. I have worked individually with adults, teens, or children. I have also worked with the whole family, and enjoy working with couples. I am trained in several research based treatments for trauma and parenting, however, I also have experience working with many different issues.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development in 2004 from the University of California, Davis. I then received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have managed my own private practice, and taught in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Simpson University. I received the "Excellence in Teaching" award in 2011 and 2013, and received the "Excellence in Clinical Supervision" award in 2014 from Simpson University.
I have experience successfully treating anxiety, depression, trauma, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), life changes/adjustments, grief and loss, life transitions, family issues, and anger management. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Triple P Parenting Program, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).
I am also a Clinical Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy Interns so that they can count their hours towards their license. I am a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and is also a member of the Redding Regional Chapter of CAMFT (RRC-CAMFT). I was named RRC-CAMFT Member of the Year in 2010. I enjoy traveling, reading, exercising, being outdoors, and spending time with my friends, boyfriend, and my cat.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
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LMFT #MFC46430 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
LPCC #LPC820 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
Lisa is fantastic!
Working with Lisa for nearly a year, I know that she is kind, open, supportive, dependable, consistent, and professional. She takes the time to understand her clients and to support them in a way that works for the individual. I especially appreciate her for 1) following up on things without me asking her to (ex. "Hi Bethany, how did that conversation with your sister go?") - this makes me feel like she is genuinely concerned and curious about my life 2) her consistency in responding to messages - we primarily communicate via messaging so this point is especially important to me. I have sent her PAGES of writing at a time, and she never fails to respond to me both in the morning and in the evening every weekday. Not only does she respond in a timely manner, she addresses every concern laid out in my email. She knows how to pinpoint what is important in my scrambled rambles. I just appreciate that she takes the time and genuinely cares about helping me build confidence and love myself. I feel like she believes in me and I think that is such an important way to feel when working with a therapist.
Lisa is a gem! I feel lucky to have found her. She is both thoughtful and pragmatic with her approach.
Lisa has been incredibly compassionate, encouraging, and supportive and talking to her always brightens my day. I feel like she understands my concerns very well and really listens to me when I tell her my troubles.