“If I can help people lessen the amount of pain in their lives and rid themselves of suffering then that’s what I want to do.” said young adult, Lisa Levin. Nearly 2-and-a-half decades later: Lisa specializes in treating all traumas (also to include racism/discrimination, spiritual/religious), all addictions (including love, sex, pornography, etc.), veteran issues, self-esteem, & depression/emotional dysregulation. These are only some of her passions.
Lisa is not a conventional therapist. She does what WORKS (within ethical bounds) even if it’s a little out of the ordinary because she understands each client’s needs are different.She has over twenty years of experience including overseas, and she maintains her passion today. Board Certified (BCD) with a myriad of training like EMDR, PE, CBT, ACT, hypnotherapy, and she’s certified as an Addictions Specialist (CAS) as well as an Emotion Code* Practitioner (CECP).
Lisa specializes in treating all trauma and addictions. Trauma can be one event or many. Did you know that trauma can be mental/emotional all by itself? You don’t have to have been hit, sexually assaulted, in a car accident, or in war to have been traumatized. Years of mistreatment and enduring microagressions for example or lack of emotional nurturance take its toll on even the toughest of us. It doesn’t matter if others see the events you’ve endured as traumatic. What matters is how YOUR heart and mind have responded to your experiences.
As for addictions, addiction can but doesn’t have to be about drugs and alcohol. Love, sex, porn, gambling, shopping, eating, video games these all are very powerful forces in people’s lives that need to be treated so they can live much freer & satisfying lives.
What makes Lisa different? She’s passionate about helping right the societal wrongs of the past and actively works for equality and justice for everyone regardless of skin color, orientation, religion, nationality, and background. ** She helps people of color and those in the LGBTQIA+ communities take charge of their lives in an empowered way and deal with the trauma of discrimination, racism, and microagressions.
*Not many people in the psychology world have heard of the Emotion Code because it’s in the realm of energy healing. Lisa researched it, learned it and decided it worked so well it was worth her time and resources to become certified to enhance her clients’ therapy progress. According to Lisa, “I’ve seen EC improve lives of clients in one or two sessions that talk therapy and even EMDR haven’t been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time! It’s really an amazing tool, and I quinsy be the only one in the area that provides this service.”
About scheduling appointments: I've stopped using BH's scheduling platform. I'd rather find out what your hours of availability are and schedule with you one on one.
**Check out Lisa’s FB pages: Equality & Justice for Black Lives and There’s No Such Thing As Sidelines
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Lisa makes me feel relaxed and has given me helpful tools to deal with anxiety.
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is incredible to work with. I have never felt more safe or heard.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lisa is an amazing therapist. Finding someone who gets you and is willing to listen can be tough. She is very knowledgeable and helps me understand how the brain works and why we process information the way we do. She’s also great with listening to the challenges I face a woman of color and is helpful when talking about sexuality.
I love our sessions! Highly recommend.
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue