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Lisa Robin Sanford, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem
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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 six 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!


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 am certified in multiple areas of trauma: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), and Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) all from the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). 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).

Prior to opening my private practice, Lisa Robin Sanford dba Sacred Break Throughs, I 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.


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 experimentations 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.


I will offer you a safe, non-judgmental, authentic atmosphere with CHRIST-led 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 HIMSELF. I look forward to supporting you as you progress on your healing journey... Thank you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

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

License information

KY LPCC 261241


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 is absolutely the best!!!

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lisa is incredibly kind, funny, and understanding! I feel safe talking to her about myself, and like I can really allow myself to be vulnerable. She also has a wonderful way of showing me that I actually do have the answers!!! I have been going through a rough time, but I am able to see the humor in it too- because I have been taught the skillset I need to step back and look at what is happening. Thank you, Lisa!! I am so grateful for your guidance.

Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lisa is a great person. I get along well with her.

Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Working with Lisa was one of the best decisions I've ever made!! I was so skeptical about online therapy but actually, it turned out to be amazing. Having the ability to chat and video call made me feel like she was always there for me. I felt supported and encouraged to make the necessary changes to work through my anxieties and low points. Her kind and compassionate manner let me express my fears and emotions without feeling judged. I'm so thankful for her and our sessions together that really helped me through a tough period in my life!

Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is the perfect match. I can say absolutely anything without fear of judgment. In just a few months, she has helped me make a great deal of tangible progress. Her help is so crucial and valuable.

Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lisa is amazing especially for me. I am so glad that better help paired us together.

Written on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Lisa Robin for 1 month