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Lisa Stilwell, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Hi, I am glad you are here. It is a big step to realize you might need assistance and an even bigger step to take the initiative to contact someone. Let me tell you a bit about myself and if I seem to be a good fit for you we can begin as soon as you would like.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii. I began my career in Seattle, Washington at the University of Washington. I graduated with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. I began working in community mental health with underserved populations. I then spent a number of years in a Medication Assisted Treatment facility counseling folks who were living with addictions and mental health issues. While a difficult job it was very rewarding to see progress.

When I moved to Hawaii I worked in private practice treating people with a variety of needs, yes even in “paradise” people have mental health concerns. I returned to mental health/addiction treatment for court ordered clients. This involved working with people whose issues, along with addiction, included anger management, criminal behavior and mental health. Throughout my career I have worked with veterans and active military members, which I do now on a volunteer basis. I am fortunate to have had such broad experiences with a wide variety of people. This has enabled me to be non-judgmental, open-minded, and willing to meet you where you are at.

I take a very client centered approach and encourage feedback. I bring the tools and you will bring the content; together we can find what will work for you. As no two individuals are alike nor should therapy be the same for each person. I have had the benefit of learning many different evidence-based therapies and do not feel bound to any one type of treatment. This allows my clients to assist in crafting their own treatment which in turn increases the likelihood of success!

The beauty of being able to provide services through Better Health is the flexibility of service provision. That said if you think I may be a good fit please feel free to contact me anytime to begin.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Co-morbidity, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, HIV / AIDS, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


WA LICSW 60576997


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa Stilwell. 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 has helped me in ways I never expected. I trust her opinion. And her guidance has helped me live a better life

Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Lisa has been an incredible therapist for me! She has always been for me when i needed someone to talk and provide genuine ears to listen :) She truly understands her client by heart and i fully recommend Lisa as therapist of your choice !

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lisa is both houghtful and helpful. She shares empathy while also providing tools to help you better understand the science behind your mental struggles and methods on how to process them.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lisa Stilwell has been an absolute pleasure since her and I have started working together. She has been incredibly helpful, supportive, patient, and understanding of everything we've talked about in our sessions and I cannot thank her enough for everything she's done for me since being in her care.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

This is my first time doing anything like this and she has helped me feel very comfortable and is very knowledgeable and great with providing information which I love!!!!!

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Madam Stilwell is an experienced therapist who truly wants the best for her clients. She is understanding, supportive, and professional. I am very comfortable with her during the weekly session. With her help, I become more rational when I gotta deal with my marital problems and anger issues. It’s so frustrating when your loved one keeps your hopes up and doesn’t listen to your words. But, there is always another way out. Be grateful and happy and cherish the moment you have with people you love really matters. That is what I learned from her.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management