I am a therapist licensed in the state of Vermont and have worked for over 15 years in counseling. I have vast experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and major life adjustments. I have many years of experience working with individuals, couples , families, and teens. My training has been in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with a primary focus for the treatment of trauma in adults and adolescents. In addition to CBT, I utilize approaches to include dialectical behavior therapy , existential, client centered, and motivational interviewing. I have a specialized training in pastoral counseling for faith based clients seeking counseling. Lastly, in addition to being a counselor, I have been an educator for over 25 years and am well versed in consulting with educational school systems to assist in mental health practices, classroom interventions for at risk students and family interventions/support.
My approach is welcoming and warm for all my clients. It takes an incredible amount of courage to come to therapy and want to make changes for one's greater good. I am here to support you in this journey and help you become the better version of yourself as well as alleviate the pain that comes with emotional and psychological distress. Therapy is not for the faint of heart and I cannot promise it will be easy, but I can assure you that it will be well worth it when you are living freer, lighter, and more fulfilled.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VT LCMHC 068.0107978
Best therapist ever. High respect, listens, asks great questions, set great weekly thinking projects and understands what I'm looking for from my sessions
Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues