Hello and welcome to Better help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana with over 30 years of experience working with children, adults, couples and families. I graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a masters degree in Social Work. I have an undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Criminal Justice and Criminology. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and sexual issues.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am direct in my approach with the ability to challenge thoughts and behaviors in order for my clients to receive the results they desire. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, solution focus therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better but I am also available to you via phone if that is more comfortable for you.
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!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34005541A
I have loved working with Lisa! She is very kind and understanding, and I felt comfortable talking to her from day one. She is very supportive and helps me understand the 'why?' behind some of my thoughts and behaviors, but she also encourages me to find the 'why?' myself as well.
Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Very helpful. Helps me strategies alot of issues.
Written on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching
Have really grown Lisa has really helped me listen and understand others, but at the same time get a better feel for myself.
Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
I love my sessions with Lisa. I always feel heard and like anything I tell her is important. She always helps me out and I leave or hang up from a session feeling 100% better than I did when I started. She's a great counselor.
Written on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Its just been a couple of sessions and i have a lot of work to do and progress to make, however since speaking to Lisa I have felt more positive to know that i can make the changes and work through things. She helped me feel at ease from the second we spoke. I am looking forward to my new journey
Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks
Lisa is a skilled therapist. When I tell her my abstract issues she breaks down what I'm feeling and helps me cope with it in a practical way. She quickly understood me as a person, my learning style and what I need from therapy and tailored her services to me. She is also open minded and accepting.
Written on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd