My name is Lisa Padilla and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the field of social services for 7 years; my counseling style is empathic, empowering and straight-forward. I believe you are the expert in your own life and together we will forge a path for your individual destination. My approach is respectful, motivating, empathic; utilizing a combination of evidence-based interventions depending on your individual need. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Psycho-Dynamic, and Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT).
I began by working crisis intervention for domestic violence survivors and providing on-going counseling to survivors and families as well as facilitating psycho-educational groups for self-help and parenting. I have experience in substance use disorders, ranging from in-treatment residential, full-time care with co-occurring mental health disorders; to organizing a community based outpatient treatment programs. I am a certified ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) treatment provider. I have been working with active duty/retired Military members and their dependents as a private practitioner and an Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC); I am familiar with struggles associated with mental health challenges, familial discord, deployments and reunifications. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ population and those who may be considering and/or going through a life transition. I believe in the reciprocation of knowledge between therapist and client; hopefully we can both teach other something about life challenges and coping; like, I said, you are the expert in your own life- we just all need a little help seeing the redirection in front of us that will make our path more enlightened again!
Reaching out for help is the first and hardest step; its also the one that leads to a healthier, happier tomorrow. I want to thank you for allowing me to walk beside you on this journey. I look forward to meeting you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #90757 (Expires: 2023-07-31)
Great at listening and providing solutions. She does talk a lot which is good for communication.
Lisa really helped me through a tough time. She is kind and compassionate and never judges you for your actions. She is well versed in substance abuse related issues as well as relationship issues. Lisa isn’t afraid to tell you things as they are and never sugar coats the truth. She believes we have the answers to our own problems and just helps us dig deeper into our own self reflection. 10/10 recommend to any one who’s first time in receiving therapy.
Lisa has been amazing. She’s very attentive and asks questions to challenge how I think which has been very helpful. Highly recommend her to anyone!
Lisa is a great listener, adapts well to my flow, and is great at reflecting emotions and noticing trends. I feel like she could give me more prescriptive homework and guidance though, sometimes it feels a bit generic.
I always feel safe and free to speak openly with Lisa--- she give great organizational advice ehich is much appreciated in my case!
Lisa is the greatest therapist I've had hands down and I've had a couple over the years. She's extremely attentive to what I say, she not only understand my personality but communicates in an effective way that allows me to reflect and retain take away from our session long term. She's very patient with me and in the short amount of time I've had her I have been doing phenomenal in my development. I'm so happy I was able to find her on this platform, she has been my guiding light in some of my worst storm and since having her my silver linings have manifested into the life I've always wanted. Thank you so much Lisa for everything you do and for choosing to help me, you are the BEST!
Lisa is great. She is very empathetic and a great listener. I always look forward to talking with her
I am so greatful for Better Help and for Lisa. I have never been better matched with a counselor.
Very personable, not only listens but gives back as well. Only two sessions in and I can already tell she’s the best fitted counselor for me.
I couldn’t ask for a therapist better than Lisa! She is in tune with who I am as a person, including all my quirks, connects with me, talks out things in a way that makes sense for my brain, and gives me great tasks for in between sessions to help me continue the work. I couldn’t be more thankful to have found her as my therapist! :)