Lisa McIntosh, LPC
Hello! Are you in need of professional support to help you uncover your true potential necessary for confronting and defeating a difficult situation? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 19 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have had the privilege of working with couples and families, too. I have worked with diverse clients of all ages and stages of life with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, labile mood, abuse, trauma, bereavement, parenting problems, relationships, anger management, conflict resolution, separation anxiety issues, learning disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and more. In addition, I am working towards my Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (CSAC Supervisee) and work with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring mental health diagnoses and substance use issues. My awareness of cross-cultural understanding grows continually and I highly respect individuals who come from different cultural backgrounds.
My counseling style is positive and interactive within an environment that is safe and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect and kindness.
Through a client-centered approach, I empower and motivate clients to develop greater independence to cope with current and future problems they may encounter. However, I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. I use an integrated approach as well as customize treatment based on an individual’s unique needs to address each person as a whole.
You have already made the first step by seeking help! Change takes courage! If you are ready to take the next step to make changes in your life, then I am here to help you on your journey.
I look forward to meeting and working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701008421
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Great to talk to and really understanding of so many things. Just wish she was available more often so we could make more progress.
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have had to filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Health Professionals due to the behavior of this therapist during sessions.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Lisa is kind and compassionate and offers concrete tools to reach mental health checkpoints and address issues.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Lisa has been exceptionally helpful through my therapy process. We’ve been having sessions for a few months and she is so caring and thoughtful in her work. I feel a lot of empathy from her. I’ve been through a few therapists on here and on other apps and she’s by far my favorite. Highly reccommend!
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Lisa has been very helpful so far! We haven’t had our first session yet, but I am very confident in her abilities. She responds in a timely manner and is always kind. She takes the time to check in and make sure everything is going well. I look forward to working with her!
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I appreciate her and she cares about her clients.
Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem