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Lisa Spore, LPC

Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Lisa Spore and I have worked in the mental health field in Missouri for 14 years. Ten of those years have been as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. I believe in seeking out trainings in the latest techniques and polishing my skills to provide the best therapeutic experience my clients could ask for. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP), Somatic Experiencing, and use Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused Brief, and Client-Centered approaches in my practice.

Everyone is unique, and I embrace that uniqueness by tailoring therapy to each client. I provide therapy within a safe and judgement-free environment. I believe accepting the limits of the human condition increases client’s positive responses to support and encouragement in the therapeutic setting. While utilizing strong clinical skills, I recognize that integration of natural healing can promote a strong foundation for optimum personal growth. The mind-body balance is paramount to returning to a healthy and positive emotional state.

The Therapeutic relationship is recognized as the most important factor in a positive experience. In our sessions, we will work together to identify the best approach to address your specific needs. We will also explore any underlying emotional reactivity that could be increasing painful experiences. Evaluating current and past issues can assist us in recognizing how past events can negatively impact daily functioning. Solution focused techniques, Brainspotting, CBT, or Somatic Experiencing, in varying combinations, can all be used to alleviate distress.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LPC 2011016318


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

Tried 4 online therapists since 2018 and Lisa has been the best one. She cares

Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

It is very easy to be open with Lisa. She truly hears what is troubling you and offers constructive feedback to help you along your path to wellness. She has helped me to challenge my thought patterns and has been a great help to me. I am thankful to Lisa for all of her help and would highly recommend her!

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Thank you for your help. Very happy with your expertise.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

She's the only therapist I've ever had that actually makes sense to me, she really cares and is super relatable and funny, I really like how personable she is and her insights and knowledge cover a wide range of issues and she always knows exactly what to say. Love her.

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Finding a good specialist on adult ADHD is nearly impossible and if you are a hyperactive late diagnosed adult you know what I mean. I really am glad Lisa understands the nature of my struggles when I don't. She hears me and the tools she offer are helpful and those are things I can start right after the session to make a small but immediate change.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Lisa is really nice and helped me a lot with getting over my trauma and progressing past that pain.

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd