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. As a Certified AutPlay® Therapist, I have specialized training in a play and behavioral therapy approach that helps children who struggle specifically with attention problems, hyperactivity, emotional dysregulation, Autism-Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
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.***