About Me

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor and wellness therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including health and wellness, stress management, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I have also helped many people over the years establish a strong sense of self worth, healthier habits and lifestyles. I also am a Certified Mental Health and Integrative Medicine Provider. Over the years, a lot of my work has centered around motivating ourselves to do the "tough stuff" - healthy lifestyles and weight management, being open and honest about who we are, tackle our inner dialogue, boost self-confidence, etc.

My counseling style is compassionate, warm and interactive. It takes a lot of courage to open up about thoughts, feelings and beliefs and I respect anyone who includes that as part of their personal journey. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and realistic problem solving modalities. I will design our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #001138 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

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

Written by A.B. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lisa is a very kind and thoughtful therapist. She goes above and beyond to meet her patients needs. She is very flexible with scheduling and always willing to talk

Written by L.I. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She is helpful at your level, she isn’t trying to push you to make huge strides and doesn’t give a whole lot of advice. She listens, validates, and guides you to advocate for your own best interests. She is respectful and encouraging. 10/10

Written by R.E. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

My regular therapist had surgery this summer and encouraged me to reach out to better help if I needed it. I was matched with Lisa and we only communicated through text message, but she kept me grounded during summer which is the time of high anxiety for me.

Written by E.M. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I really like working with Lisa. She is a great listener and gives excellent advice. I highly recommend her!

Written by K.E. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only worked with Lisa for a short time, but I feel as if she makes it so easy to talk to her and express my concerns! I’m excited to see how far I come in the next couple months!

Written by B.E. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lisa is wonderful. I highly recommend her!

Written by T.A. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lisa has helped me through a few very rough months in my life. I feel like she genuinely cares about me and my progress. I have made more progress in these last few months with Lisa than a lifetime of other counselors.

Written by S.O. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Lisa is great. She really listens to me and values my concerns. What I appreciate most is the amount of respect she has for me. She never makes me feel uncomfortable, regardless of what we are discussing. I am very lucky to have this platform and be able to talk to Lisa with anything that is on my mind. She goes at your pace, discusses what you want to talk about, and checks in with you immensely, which I appreciate. I would recommend Lisa to anyone!

Written by S.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I love my councilor lisa! She understands and gives me honest advice. She also helps me put things in perspective and is helping me focus on what's really important to me. I am slowly learning to let things go instead of holding on to stuff that doesnt want to stay.

Work with me!