I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, a Certified AutPlay® Therapist and the Creative Family Counseling Director of Administration who has a creative, collaborative approach to therapy. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and find working with children and parents especially rewarding.
I employ trauma-informed, evidenced-based models and techniques including Play Therapy and creative interventions, cognitive behavioral 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.
Because working with parents is a passion of mine, I offer parenting support and education with the Positive Discipline curriculum, teaching parents new parenting tools to tackle their parenting challenges and enrich their relationships with their children.
I enjoy working with clients healing from trauma and am trained in EMDR. I also help clients who are addressing anxiety, depression, parenting or co-parenting concerns, past experiences of 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. 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.
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’s Degrees in Divinity and Marriage and Family Therapy. I am currently seeking certification in Play Therapy and am under Play Therapy Supervision with Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S.
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.
***Unfortunately, Lisa is not currently accepting new clients. She works with children 4+, parents, families, and adult individuals. 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. Typical 45-minute appointments with Lisa are a $140 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $195 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***