Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience providing services for individuals dealing with substance abuse and trauma. She actively works with military personnel and sees both individuals and couples.
Treatment Philosophy & Focus
Lisa believes that health and wellness are best achieved by addressing the whole person, not simply the condition, adverse event or illness/disease. This holistic approach to care respects the individuality of persons, their environments and their physical and emotional needs. The therapeutic relationship is important and necessary in order to move forward in your areas of stagnation. This collaborative effort will allow for exploration when determining which therapeutic approach best matches your identified goals based on symptoms, personality and experiences.
Lisa’s approach is collaborative, warm, engaging and directive. She utilizes evidenced based practices and interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Stress Inoculation Training. She values the therapeutic process and meets clients where they are on their journey to wellness. We will develop realistic and obtainable goals along with skill building. Therapy is hard work! Building your best self takes time. I am honored that you have chosen me to walk this journey with you.
Education & Experience
Lisa received her BS in Psychology at Eastern Michigan University and her Master of Art in Counseling at Spring Arbor University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Addiction from the University of Detroit Mercy. She has extensive experience providing treatment for a wide range of populations with mental health issues, substance use disorders, addiction and trauma with varying levels of care. Previously, she has worked in outpatient clinics, and emergency departments and residential programs providing emergency assessments, individual and group treatment and program development and implementation. Lisa is certified and credentialed in the specialty areas of addiction and trauma as a Certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
In addition to her work at The Wellness Institute, she is employed federally, providing psychological services for active and reserve military service members.
- Adults-Individuals and Couples
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
Recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse is possible and can be addressed at any point. I look forward in joining you on your journey to wellness and balance.