Locations: Los Altos Fee: $190
Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Substance use, health behaviors, trauma, depression, and school adjustment.
Adults and Couples: Depression, trauma, substance use, parenting, life transitions, and aging.
Experience: Lisa has more than 20 years of experience working in the education and mental health fields supporting adolescents, adults, and families. She began her career working in education and training with adolescents and families as a teacher and program administrator. She has also worked in community-based and hospital settings supporting teens, adults, and families with histories of complex trauma, depression, addiction, and codependency. In these settings, Lisa has provided services in Spanish in her work with the Latinx/Hispanic community.
Regardless of their age, everyone faces multiple points in life when they feel they need to make a change. Lisa is drawn to the unique experiences, perspectives, and transitions facing each person she meets. The collaborative process of therapy can be a way to create a bridge from feelings of isolation and distress to a more complete understanding of personal values and sense of self. Lisa uses an integrative approach based on a psychodynamic and attachment framework. She believes that listening with respect, along with moments of laughter, are at the heart of therapy, and she incorporates the following treatment approaches:
- Culturally sensitive
Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Stanford University, M.A. in Education
Stanford University, B.A. in History
CA Licensed Psychologist License #
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI)
“The unexpected action of deep listening can create a space of transformation capable of shattering complacency and despair.” – Terry Tempest Williams