Hi, my name is Lisa but feel free to call me Lou. I approach therapy as a unique place to understand ourselves without judgement, learn to express ourselves as authentically and effectively as possible, and to radically accept ourselves as we are. Life is hard, being a human is messy, and going to therapy is a brave step. It’s my honor to walk alongside my clients in this journey and find realistic solutions to life’s challenges.
Sometimes we come to therapy because we are experiencing a crisis, feel broken, are suffering, need to overcome life’s challenges, or we simply need someone to talk to that is not in our innermost circle of loved ones. Together, we’ll find the road back to your whole self. While I know therapy can seem intimidating, you will be accepted, safe and welcome at every session with me.
I specialize in helping people address and manage issues with anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, gender identity and LGBTQIA+ needs, grief and loss, life changes, mood and personality disorders, relationships, spiritual connection and trauma. My goal is to provide a compassionate space to explore those hard and dark spaces safely and learn to effectively navigate the lifelong healing process.
When you come to therapy, this is your time, and I assure you I will be present for you as my most genuine self in order to build a unique, caring and honest therapeutic relationship. Therapy is where acceptance and change exist together, and I will help you approach both with curiosity, problem-solving strategies and real-life coping skills and tools. In the process, we will build your awareness, empowerment and resilience to pursue your “life worth living” goals—and find some laughter along the way.
At the core of my approach, I am an attachment, existential and trauma-based therapist that utilizes a mixture of evidence-based therapies to cater to each individual I work with. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-focused therapy. I am a certified addictions counselor, certified grief and loss therapist, DBT therapist and EMDR therapist.
Besides being passionate about mental health, psychology and building relationships with my clients, I enjoy spending my free time reading, hiking, exploring hot springs, traveling, bowling, playing trivia, listening to music, cooking and watching the Nuggets play. I’m married to my best friend and we have two silly and cuddly cats. My personal and professional values and strengths include authenticity, compassion, connection, curiosity, learning and humor.
Qualifications and experience
- Mental Health and Behavior, Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety, Mental Health and Behavior - Bereavement, Mental Health and Behavior - Depression, Mental Health and Behavior - Mood and Anxiety, Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
- Languages spoken
Masters of Science
Argosy University (2016)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year Department of Regulatory Agencies National Board for Certified Counselors Licensed Professional Counselor 2016 Department of Regulatory Agencies National Board for Certified Counselors Licensed Addiction Counselor 2016 Department of Regulatory Agencies National Board for Certified Counselors National Certified Counselor 2016
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