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Lisa Robin Sanford, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

ABOUT ME

Good day and many blessings to you!

My first name is Lisa Robin. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of Kentucky (license #261241) and have been serving in the mental health field professionally for seven years (practicum, internships, job site placement and private practice establishment). Prior to this, I spent many years advocating for mental health policy reforms and service accessibility for all at local, state, national, and global levels. Wellness is my passion and supportive transformative counseling is my life purpose and soul’s calling. I am Native American from the Dakotah and Mamaceqtaw Peoples. I walk on, what is known in my cultures, the Red Road (positive way) in Wellbriety (wellness + sobriety). I believe in recovery, in each human being’s ability to create balance and harmony within themselves, and that we are all in this together (interconnected and interrelated). My honored Mohican Elder, Don Coyhis has taught me, “When one suffers, we all suffer and when one thrives, we all thrive.” I genuinely care about seeing others becoming their best self and living their most fulfilling life!


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

By the power and grace of GOD, I received my Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from Murray State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program on May 13, 2017, wherein I graduated with a 4.0/4.0 gpa and with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude). I hold a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license (#262066) in the State of Kentucky. Additionally, I am certified in Native American Wellbriety, which is a 12 Step recovery approach utilizing the Medicine Wheel addressing addiction and Native historical trauma. I am a certified Telehealth provider, and recently received inclusion nationally as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through clearances afforded by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

I previously worked at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility providing individual, group and family therapy; was a regional coordinator for the Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs Behavioral Health Division; and was a Consumer and Family Experience Team advocate for Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery.

TREATMENT APPROACH

I appreciate that at times one may need assistance through counsel to activate internal resources. The skills and knowledge within you may seem hidden, elusive, and even unobtainable. However, they are there within you. I believe each person is the expert of their own life and with strengths to build upon. I do not view others as broken, rather capable of creating more choices through increased self-awareness. I approach counseling as a partnership with each client, meeting you exactly where you are in each given moment without judgment and creating a safe space for transformation to occur. My role as your counselor will be to provide opportunities for your exploration, enlightenment, and empowerment. I utilize present moment experiencing through an assorted array of interventions and authentic experimentation to increase solutions and decrease distress. There is nothing in life more rewarding than being a part of another’s growth as they learn to create nurturing relationships with self and others, positive experiences outside of themselves, and begin living a thriving way of life full of abundance, joy, and beauty.

HOW I CAN HELP

I will offer you a safe, non-judgmental, authentic atmosphere (CHRIST-led for those seeking Christian guidance); take the time to really listen to, get to know, and validate you and your life experiences; and assist you with determining your strengths, limitations, goals, objectives, and desired outcomes so that we can effectively co-create a pathway for your transformative personal journey. It is an exciting adventure and I am most appreciative that you have invited me to come along. I know it is not I who does the healing. That comes from the HEALER and YOU! I look forward to supporting you as you progress on your healing journey... Thank you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

KY LPCC 261241

Reviews

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

Lisa Robin deeply listens and helps you develop short-term and lifelong strategies to heal, understand the root cause of concerns and create new ways to frame the future. She is all in and truly helped me through an extreme life moment. Best therapist I have had to date.

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I have only been talking with Lisa Robin for 3 weeks - but she is a Godsend to me. She is helping me work through things in myself and not only be a better me but hopefully be a better wife to my husband. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lisa has been very considerate, understanding, and available!

Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lisa was amazing in helping me with some internal challenges I had with myself. She was kind and supportive in recognizing my problems I conveyed to her. I highly recommend her to anyone. smile.

Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

Lisa Robin has been a God send!! I am so thankful for her help!!

Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lisa Robin is most supportive and knowledgeable.
She is wonderful! I am so thankful for how much she has helped me grow!!

Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes