Lisa holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and has over two decades of counseling experience with diverse populations. Having grown up in a low-income, high-conflict family, Lisa was propelled to help individuals address mental health issues that keep them from leading peaceful, satisfying lives. Lisa has extensive knowledge of commonly diagnosed mental health disorders and their treatment and of challenges that come with life stages, such as school stress, career development, relationships, pregnancy and postpartum, parenting, caretaking, aging, and loss and grief. Lisa uses an eclectic approach to counseling with favorite techniques including radical self-acceptance (drawing on her observation that clients progress the quickest when they practice self-compassion), cognitive-behavioral therapy (including mindfulness) for immediate relief from negative emotional states and to identify self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors, motivational interviewing for insight, and SMART goal-setting. Lisa uses her education and life experience to guide others to mental wellness. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, spending time outdoors with her family and corgi, and mindfulness meditation, which she has studied for over 25 years.
The mind is everything. What you think, you become. - Gautama Buddha