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Lisa Lacy, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello!  Sometimes we all need a sounding board to help us navigate those difficult storms in our lives. Have you ever wondered," how will I move forward? What should I do next? I know what I’m supposed to be doing but I just can’t? I feel paralyzed by uncertainty or fear." It might be that you are at your wits end in a relationship, have experienced a loss, or have unresolved trauma or resentment.  If any of these sound familiar to you, I can help!

We can work together to help you identify your strengths, while implementing new tools to help you gain confidence, reduce stress, and move past barriers that have kept you from living your best life and reaching your goals. I use various strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing to help guide you through your change process. Also, I am always working to improve my skill set.

I have a master's degree in social work from Concord University and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). My previous work has included mental health and substance use therapy as well as group therapy for substance use. I have also worked with individuals in crisis, grief, the veteran population, and many women. I have a special interest and have spent a great deal of time learning about the effects of trauma and its impact on mental health. I’m looking forward to an upcoming training to start the process of becoming certified in EMDR therapy. 

Beyond my professional life, I have a passion for art and nature. Painting, drawing, hiking, kayaking, and listening to music are some of my favorite activities. I raised two young men as a single mom, and I am now traveling the United States (in an RV), with my husband, who is a traveling nurse. I know what it is like to face significant challenges in life and overcome them. I also believe my personal experiences in life have enhanced my ability to help others. If you think that we would be a good fit, I would love to work with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

WV LICSW DP00945377

NC LCSW C014855


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa Lacy. 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.

Lisa is an amazing person. She is kind and helpful and provides a great balance of support, while also being able to guide me to open my eyes and mind to other options and potential helpers....without judgement.

Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I am grateful to have found Lisa as she identifies and allows for me to address my issues providing me with support and tools!! She is always prompt , listens to me and is extremely respectful. She is professional and compassionate!

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

So glad for the help I have received from Lisa Lacy. She is a good listener and very understanding.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mrs. Lisa immediately made me feel heard and seen and took so much unease/discomfort away from me that I felt while starting the therapy process for the first time. She takes time to listen and really help me reflect on the thoughts and words I tell myself. I appreciate the support I’ve been given and look forward to continuing with her

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lisa is great and empathic! I feel safe having her as my therapist.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lisa is absolutely amazing. She is patient and understanding, she provides worksheets with things to enhance certain skills. She is encouraging I’m all aspects of my life. I could not say enough wonderful things about her.

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd