I love to camp, read and spend time with my family and friends. I have been married for 35 years and have 2 sons. I have one granddaughter with whom I love spending time. I am an animal lover with 5 dogs and 2 cats.
I started on my journey in 2004. I have always been fascinated by the human mind. I decided to return to school after both my boys were grown. I graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hollins University. I worked as a preschool teacher for several years then decided I wanted to help those who suffered from depression, anxiety and other behavioral/personality disorders.
I graduated with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in 2014. I completed my internship at LewisGale Behavioral Health and worked there for several years. While working at LewisGale I decided to open my own practice closer to my home. There is an urgent need for counselors in my area.
My main modalities of treatment are mindfulness, CBT and solution focused therapy. With this focus I have seen growth and stability with my clients. We all have the tools for good mental health. We just need someone to help us discover them. I have found from personal experience that when you have a purpose in life you can achieve anything you put your mind to. My passion is to help those with issues of anxiety, depression and behavioral problems achieve wholeness and happiness through counseling. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help.
Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Guilt and Shame, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701007931
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa Kilgore. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
I appreciate Lisa because she is a great active listener and takes notes on the things I ask for help with. In the very first session she identified my need for parenting guidance as my primary issue for support because I desperately want and need grief therapy but didn’t feel I could focus on my grief. This was big for me.
Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
She has helped me work through personal challenges with empathy and pragmatic approaches.
Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties
Lisa has been a big help to me and she’s always easy to talk to. I’m glad I kept looking for a therapist suited for me. She always has things for me to try or advice on how to deal.
Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Lisa is very understanding and supportive during our sessions
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Lisa has been very helpful at normalizing the things I am going through and helping me recognize all of the things I carry that add to my stress and anxiety. She validates the concerns that I have and helps me to brainstorm ways to better manage the things I am going through. I highly recommend her as a counselor!
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
❤️ love my therapist
Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes