I commit to providing you a safe space to process past or current stressors. Find improved health and empowerment through Counseling Connection.
Therapy may or may not be new to you, but please know that the therapeutic relationship is of most importance to me. My calm demeanor, sense of humor and compassion lend a hand in creating a trusting environment so that we can work toward strengthening areas of your life.
Masters of Social Work, University of MN
Bachelors of Science, Human Relationships and Youth Studies, University of MN
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Health struggles, grief, and loss are a part of my distant and recent past. I know what it's like to lose a parent at a young age, which is unexpected, traumatic and life changing. Grieving the loss of my parent at a young age left me feeling numb, disconnected socially, but also forced to be present and get things done amidst the pain. This pulled at my heart, my mind and overall physical energy. Grief stands nearby, runs deep, but also touches your heart, filled with an appreciation for memories and dreams. I also understand what it means to live through an illness that teeters on wellness and pain. My young son was diagnosed with an Autoimmune disease, called PANDAS a couple of years ago. My son was lost, changed dramatically overnight, with a sudden onset of physical and emotional symptoms. Our medical struggle turned into a fight to get my son back, where he remains healthy and engaged in life, with occasional bumps in the road.
I commit to walking along side you, to hear your stories and support you as you need to be supported. EFT/Tapping can help to locate, release stress and re-author you life's story.
You need not struggle alone, if you find yourself in the depths of an illness, depression, recovery from abuse, or residual trauma, please know that I am available to assist along the way.
My professional experience spans from working in school settings, in-home support, social service agencies and a private practice therapist. I enjoy working with children ages 8 plus, teens, individuals, older-aged adults and families. Areas of interest and expertise include working with families in crisis, foster care issues, child abuse, domestic violence, loss of a parent, grief, family reunification, medical trauma, and parenting challenges by way of parent coaching and therapy.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), aka Tapping is a power method that can quickly help to relieve symptoms, when combined with therapy or a stand-alone service. I am a Level 2 trained practitioner through EFT International. A somatic therapy technique that can be used with children and adults. Tapping for infants through the life span, see this article about tapping for young children, click here.
Lisa would enjoy working with you to process and collaborate together about child and family matters, personal and/or professional life.
I currently have openings late afternoon, early evening hours and Saturday mornings.
Thank you for reaching out and entrusting me with your life story, health and wellness. I strive to provide a comfortable and trusting space for us to work together. My therapeutic approach is to utilize the type of therapy that works for you. You'll have a taste for my style starting on day one of therapy, and may be surprised at how therapy can be a relaxing, thought-provoking and enjoyable experience. Schedule a free 15 minute consult to see if we're a good fit.
I have a limited number of available spots for sliding fee, please inquire.
PreferredOne (accepting soon)
United Behavioral Health
I have a support group for parents/caregivers that are struggling with a child suspected or diagnosed with PANS/PANDAS. Next small group offered, Spring 2022.