Lisa Robin Sanford


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 four 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!


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, am working toward permanent license, and am under supervision currently while doing so. 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 DUI instructor registered with the State of Kentucky to provide Prime for Life and am certified as a Sexual Offender Treatment Provider (SOTP). I can provide individual counseling with those involved in sexual offense; however, I cannot submit documentation to the courts at this time; for, I need further supervision to become registered in the State of Kentucky to do so. 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; 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. Thank you!


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

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

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #261241 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Written by S.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Lisa Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lisa is a funny and sweet person. She is able to make me see things a different way than I normally would and I appreciate her for that.

Written by M.I. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Lisa Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I know I'm with the right therapist. She has perfectly guided me since the very first session. I don't feel like I'm telling a story to someone who is there to give me a pep talk and send me on my way with no action plan; actual progress is happening!

Written by G.I. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Lisa Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It's not been very long since I have been assigned to her and I can say that I'm starting to learn a lot it's nice to know that whatever I tell gets a thoughtful response with respect

Written by D.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Lisa Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have never done therapy before and I think one of my biggest fears was feeling like my therapist might look at me a certain way or judge me but Lisa makes me feel the exact opposite. I feel comfortable opening up and being able to work on things with her. I have had a great first experience with her.