Lisa is available to provide therapy to teens (ages 12 and up), adults, couples, and families for a variety of mental health and life transition issues. She has a particular interest in working with teen girls. Please see the Counseling page for more information about Lisa’s approach to therapy.
Lisa can also provide education and consultation to community, business and other groups. Please see the Consulting page for more information on workshops that might benefit your group.
Lisa has been licensed as a clinical social worker since 1998 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in community mental health, school, and non-profit settings. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia and her Master’s of Science in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Lisa worked at Four Corners Community Behavioral Health in Price, UT for ten years. She created and facilitated psycho-educational groups for teen and “tween” girls, women with co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse, and depressed and anxious adults. Lisa was instrumental in the development of a rural assertive community treatment (ACT) team for the center’s most severely mentally ill adults and served as the team’s clinical coordinator.
Prior to moving to Oregon in 2009, Lisa worked as a school therapist and electives instructor at a K-12 charter school in Price, UT. She initiated school-wide bullying prevention programming, created girls groups aimed at reducing relational aggression (“drama”), provided classroom education on emotional health topics, provided crisis intervention, and worked with high-need students and families as part of the school’s Student Services Team. For two years, she also taught Drama as a means of teaching emotional health skills.
Lisa has presented numerous workshops at the agency, local, state, and national levels on topics ranging from rural case management to working with students in poverty. She was a consultant on ACT-program start up for the state of Utah, helping other mental health centers assess their needs and strengths for ACT-team formation.
Prior to starting her private practice in 2011, Lisa worked as a mental health consultant / compensation and pension evaluator for the Roseburg VA Hospital and a behavioral health specialist and therapist for ADAPT.