With over 26 years of experience, Lisa brings a distinctive level of expertise to counseling with her clients. Whether it’s providing guidance to parents of difficult children or teaching depressed clients how to change their negative thinking patterns, Lisa demonstrates compassion and understanding with her client’s issues.
Lisa’s many years of experience have made her competent is treating a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and panic disorder, ADHD, family of origin issues, grief and women’s issues, including giving support to women suffering from postpartum depression. She has expertise in treating bipolar disorder across the lifespan. She works with both individuals and their families to help educate and manage bipolar disorder effectively.
She is well acquainted with the issues of those who struggle with chronic pain and other health disorders such as fibromyalgia, MS, Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune disorders as well as migraine headaches. Lisa has been trained in biofeedback and is currently working on her BCIA certification to use biofeedback to treat migraines, chronic pain, high blood pressure and other health disorders. Lisa also provides cognitive behavioral therapy for those who struggle with insomnia.
Lisa provides a unique therapy opportunity for clients struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She provides exposure therapy both inside and outside the office for those OCD clients who
need therapy in a real world environment. Lisa’s expertise extends into the area of child and adolescent behavior issues. She guides parents through these challenges and teaches children how to overcome struggles in the areas of ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger and explosiveness, oppositional behavior and school problems including school phobias as well as academic struggles. She also helps couples and families, especially those in step-family situations.
Lisa earned a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University and a diploma in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute, now known as Richmont University. She is Board Certified and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She is also certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, which is used to help victims of trauma and disaster.
She has particular interest in seeing people change – not just learn to cope better. She guides clients through steps of spiritual growth so they might be transformed deep inside. Through this transformation process she helps clients learn to experience the love and power of God, which leads to true freedom.
- The Bipolar Workbook by Monica Ramirez Basco
- The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans
- Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
- Fool-proofing Your Life by Jan Silvious
- The Chronic Pain Care Workbook by Michael Lewandowski
- The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
- Hope & Help For Your Nerves by Claire Weekes
- You Are What You Think by David Stoop
- Telling Yourself the Truth by Chapian & Backus
- Into Abba’s Arms by Sandra Wilson
- Total Forgiveness by R..T. Kendall
- Will My Life Ever Be The Same? By H. Norman Wright
(book on grief that is out of print but can order a used copy on Amazon)
- A LIFE Guide for Spouses by Melissa Haas
(order from www.freedomeveryday.org)
- Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
- For Better or For Best by Gary Smalley
- If Only He Knew by Gary Smalley
- Walking With God by John Eldredge
- The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal
- The Defiant Child – A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas Riley
- No More Sleepless Nights by Peter Hauri & Shirley Linde