Lisa specializes in promoting healthy and happy families. To accomplish this, she provides a full spectrum of counseling services that includes individuals, couples, teens and family therapy. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Lisa is experienced in issues with teen ADHD, adult ADHD, depression, post-partum depression, anxiety, eating disorders, women's issues (including aging and menopause) and addictions.
Individual Therapy You may be looking to embark on a journey of personal growth. Maybe you were wounded as a child and have decided it is time to deal with your hurts. Perhaps you or someone you love is dealing with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex or shopping and you want to stop the pain. Your emotional distress may be stealing the joy from your life or causing you to feel stressed out and anxious. You may realize you need help with anger management, ADHD, or whatever is keeping you from being all that God wants you to be. I can help you.
Pre-Engagement and Premarital Counseling
One of the ways to prevent marital discord in the future is to identify compatibility and individual differences before you are engaged to be married. Each person brings different strengths along with their weaknesses to the relationship. Working on the identified issues that may cause conflict after marriage will help enhance the marital relationship and contribute to longevity.
Marriage Counseling All marriages go through stages of growth. Sometimes the transitions can be too challenging get through it alone.You may have found yourself feeling unloved and misunderstood and you wonder if you will ever feel close and loved again. Often the problem is that you and your spouse need help in communicating. I work closely with couples in identifying their unique style of communication and where they are getting off track. I help couples to learn to express their wants and needs in a way that is honored and received by their partner. Conflict in marriage is normal, but screaming and fighting does not help the situation and causes even more harm. It is vital to a healthy marriage to learn conflict resolution so both partners feel heard, valued, and loved.
Parenting Children and Teens Parenting children and teens can be very challenging. I help parents to reconcile their parenting style with their child's personality. By doing so, I'm helping parents to bridge the misunderstandings that they and their children are experiencing. I work with teens individually to help them to identify the issues contributing to their hurt and distance between their parents and themselves. After working with the parents and teens separately, I bring the family back together and help them to learn to communicate in a manner that breathes life and brings healing into their relationship through mutual love and respect.
Family Therapy Sometimes a family can find themselves avoiding each other because when they all come together they argue . God's design for family is not filled with pain and hurt, but love. Maybe there is one member who is causing a lot of the conflict. Whatever is going on in your family, I can help. During a family session I explore how each member interacts with the other members. I help families to learn to communicate and listen more effectively with love and mutual respect.