Lisa Metler , Ph.D.

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Lisa MetlerTherapist

Lisa has been a licensed psychologist in Michigan for over 28 years. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings including a medical practice for 19 years, rehabilitation hospital, and in private practice providing psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment. She has been a consultant in geriatric settings including adult foster care, assisted living and to geropsychiatric inpatient care.

Treatment Philosophy & Focus

Lisa’s treatment philosophy is to achieve the best clinical outcome possible by providing high- quality evidence-based evaluation and treatment. Her approach is based on individuals’ specific needs utilizing client centered, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing approaches. The focus is to find a solution that works best to achieve the life you want to live.

Education & Experience

Lisa earned her BA in Psychology from Wayne State University and her PhD. from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed further training at the University of Chicago, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and University of Michigan.


She works with individuals ages 16 and up and families. She has specialized in neuropsychology throughout her education and career. In addition to treating a variety of mental health issues she has experience in issues related to aging, competency, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.

  • Academic concerns
  • ADHD
  • Adolescence
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Disability adjustment
  • Geriatric concerns including family support while trying to place elderly family members
  • Family issues
  • Neurologic issues
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Stress management
  • Stroke recovery
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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