LCSW, Abri Clinician
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 8 years of experience working in the field of community mental health and private practice. Previous to working in the field of mental health, Lisa was a licensed special education teacher working with children in grades K-12. She received her Bachelors in Secondary Special Education from Boston University and Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, she has completed post- graduate certificate programs in Gender Violence Intervention and Trauma-Informed Care. During her tenure as the clinical director of a psychiatric crisis facility, Lisa developed a passion for supporting people in reclaiming their stories and learning tools for processing trauma. Lisa has completed EMDR (level 1-2), Emotional Freedom Technique (“tapping) and 200 hour yoga teacher training.
In her therapy practice, Lisa considers all aspects of a client's life – their family and relationships, their culture and ethnicity, their spirituality and health, their profession and activities. She believes in integrating many different philosophies into her practice to best suit the needs of the client. She has traveled extensively and brings cultural humility to her practice, open to both Eastern and Western philosophies of treatment. She is excited to further her learning of RO DBT to support clients in connecting to their fullest most joyous lives..
Lisa is an East Coast native, who has developed a rich love for the Pacific Northwest. When not working she is usually found with her dog Lolo in nature. Sometimes Lolo shows up in her Abri office as well. Lolo is a highly trained at taking naps and can often be found shaking hands for treats. Lisa considers her approach as collaborative and compassionate, respectful and honest, creative and hopeful.
To contact Lisa directly, call (503) 715-2895 or email [email protected].