Hi my name is Lisa Tuthill and I am a License Professional Counselor (LPC). I hold my LPC in the state of Wyoming where I lived for ten years. I recently moved back to California where I am pursuing to transfer my licence so I can hold one in Wyoming and California. I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have worked with a variety of clients in a various settings from Institutions, Rape Crisis Center's, Parenting groups to Private Practices. I have worked with children as young as two, teenager's, young adults, adults as old as sixty and couples and families. Clients I have worked with have ranged from server mental illness, intellectual disabilities, teenage struggles, and those who are looking to become more well rounded in their lives. I have also worked with clients that have Bi-polar, anxiety, depression, disassociate personalities, and clients that just want better coping skills.
My approach to counseling is to provide an environment that allows you to feel comfortable and safe to open up about what you would like to work on. I have what I call a tool bag that allows me to find what fits for each client as we are all unique. Some techniques I use is Mindfulness a holistic approach. I believe it is important to be able to ground ourselves as we continue to journey in this world. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach, Gestalt and I have used Play Therapy and Sand Tray although those are difficult to do in this setting. My approach is also to get to know the client and meet them where they are at emotionally.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
WY LPC 1309
I have been working with Lisa for over a year now. She has been so incredibly amazing. Highly recommend working with her!
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Lisa has been a wonderful ear and such a solid guiding force. I really enjoyed our time together. She pulled me out of a real funk and helped me to see that there’s a clear way forward. Thank you Lisa!
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Lisa is an amazing therapist! She has been working with me for over two years now to help me with my anxiety and self-esteem issues, and there was never a time where I felt like she didn't understand me. She always, always, asks the right questions to make me move forward, she always listens carefully and shows incredible empathy. She has made me feel comfortable since the first session and has encouraged me to express myself and my emotions in a very healthy way. She truly cares about her clients, and is always available, despite our time difference.
Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Lisa is absolutely amazing! She is a great listener and understands and validates me no matter what.
She never judges, and makes me feel so comfortable with whatever I have to say.
I highly recommend her to anyone. No matter what I would bring up during sessions, she always knows just what to say.
I have bad anxiety and her tools have helped me cope and deal with it better than I ever have before.
Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
I've started working with Lisa for almost two weeks now and shes been supportive beyond measure, she is giving me new perspectives, providing practical tips, amazing listening skills and she is very responsive. I truly appreciate all the help.
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Lisa is intelligent, open, honest and experienced. She understands my requirements and gives me great advice to work on.
Written on Dec 21, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues