Lisa Watson

(LICSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the states of Nebraska and Iowa. My experience began while serving in the USAF, in California, providing care to service members and their families struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Substance Abuse and difficulty adjusting to military life. As my experience has expanded since leaving service, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals living with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and Severe Depression.

My counseling style has always been flexible and tailored to the person I am working with while ensuring we are following a model of therapy that is researched and shown to be successful. I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and in working with the LGBTQ population. I prefer an approach that highlights your strengths and follows your lead. I have no experience working with children, however I do have an interest area of working with struggling parents. With 2 children of my own and education in early childhood development I would love to begin working to help others navigate the world of parenting.

Whether you are wanting to navigate an unexpected life event, get a handle on life long anxiety or process through events from your past that still effect you today, I believe I can help you and fully believe everyone can recover.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #1824 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LICSW #077507 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Jan 04, 2019 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She brings a lot to light that I never would have thought of. She has such a methodical way of going through things, but is still very personal.

Written by P.A. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

In working with Lisa I feel that she truly cares about helping me with my problems. Her approach is rooted in knowledge and proven techniques and gives clear direction in the course that we are going. I could not be more pleased with her and the help I'm receiving.

Written by B.O. on Dec 23, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

You are amazing at what you do! I thank you for taking he test and effort you put into me. Couldn't have asked for a better person to help me.

Written by M.A. on Dec 22, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lisa has helped me get a grip on my current place in life and how my past has shaped who I am. Her worksheets are both educational and extremely helpful. I feel comfortable telling her everything about my past and what I am currently going through, even in detail. It has only been about a month (I think) since we started and I already notice improvements in myself. Lisa is a very good match for me!

Written by E.R. on Dec 11, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Lisa is an AMAZING therapist and individual! She is so easy to talk to, and I feel like she taught me more about therapy in general in the first few days than the last 15 years of therapy off and on have ever taught me.

Written by M.O. on Nov 22, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I like talking with her and I feel very comfortable and important when I talk to her.

Written by C.H. on Oct 25, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

So far Lisa Watson had been extremely helpful and respectful, I feel with just the short amount that I've talked with Lisa I have noticed a tone of progress with myself and I would recommend her to anyone who would be looking for better help.

Written by M.E. on Oct 21, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

She's amazing, I love her.

Written by J.E. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Lisa is absolutely amazing! She is so responsive and helpful, I wish I would have found her years ago! She takes a personal interest in your well being, she wants you to do better, and it shows. I wish I could express in this review the amount of respect I have for her. I highly highly recommend her!

Written by K.A. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

In the short time I have been talking with Lisa, I have seen such a big improvement on my coping skills and self care. She has made it so much easier for me to get through what I'm going through. I am absolutely so grateful for her good work.

Written by A.E. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lisa has been the best!! She understands what I need, when I need it and how to address it. Her live chat sessions have really helped me and she’s given me many resources to help me on my journey. She has really opened my eyes and brain to different ways of thinking. HIGHLY recommend!!

Written by L.I. on Sep 07, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I really appreciate the help Lisa has given me. She listens to me and gives me all the advice she can and goes through our options of treatment. She responds quickly to messages and if I have been in touch for few days, she checks on me! That’s important to me!

Written by R.O. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lisa has been a tremendous help with my anxiety and the many ways it manifests itself in my life. She has helped me cope with my sleep and even though it has only been a few weeks, she has shown me many steps tontake towards a healthier mindset. I highly recommend her!

Written by D.A. on Sep 03, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Lisa has been amazing to work with, she identifies things that need to be worked on right away and what can wait. I'd recommend her to anyone seeking help with a relationship.

Written by J.E. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

I have only had Better Help for a few weeks, and I was matched with Lisa. She has been extremely helpful and professional, and always gets back to me in a timely manner. She is insightful and intelligent and I'm very thankful she was my match, I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by S.H. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She is so very understanding and I never feel like she is judging me. I have never been more happy with a counselor!!!