I am a Marriage and Family Therapy-Associate with a creative, collaborative approach to therapy. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and find working with children and families especially rewarding. I am currently working toward certification in Play Therapy as well as offering the specialty of AutPlay, a play and behavioral based therapy for children and teens on the Autism Spectrum and those with other neurodevelopmental disorders.
A native North Carolinian, I attended Catawba College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy and Communication Arts. When I felt I was ready for a change in career, I moved to Kentucky to attend graduate school at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I graduated in December 2015 with dual Master degrees in Divinity and Marriage and Family Therapy. I am currently seeking licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy under the supervision of Craig Herink, LMFT and Sandra Miller, LCSW, LMFT.
I bring my full humanity into the therapy space so I may meet my clients where they are in life without judgment. I have worked in a variety of settings including school systems and churches, though primarily my work has been focused on providing in-home therapy for children and families over the past 4 years. I have experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds including immigrant and refugee families, people of many faiths, medically fragile youth, and LGBTQ youth and their families.
I employ trauma-informed, evidenced based models and techniques including Play Therapy and creative interventions, cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and mindfulness to help my clients meet their goals. I enjoy working with clients healing from trauma and/or addressing anxiety, depression, parenting or co-parenting concerns, domestic violence, child behavioral problems, and building self-esteem. I believe therapy should be a safe space for healing and growth. My work is client-centered so your priorities and goals will become mine as we work together.
***Lisa is accepting new clients and has flexible availability. She works with children 4+, teens, parents, families, adults, and couples. She accepts payment through HSA/FSA cards, cash, or check. She can also provide Out of Network Reimbursement forms for those with OON Benefits and has a limited number of sliding scale openings per month. Specific fees for each Therapist are listed on the FAQ page.***