Lisa has worked in mental health
since 2008 and at Families Forward since 2015. She works with clients of all ages and multiple issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, relationship, and marriage difficulties, spiritual issues, and grief and loss. Lisa enjoys using Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as an integrative approach designed to meet the needs of each client. She values making therapy for children fun and engaging.
Lisa is also the assessment coordinator and a psychometrist for Families Forward. She values the process of assessment because it plays a large part in determining the most effective course of treatment for clients.
Lisa received her honors graduate degree from the University of Georgia counseling department. While at UGA, Lisa studied child development and oversaw the graduate housing program. She has experience working in a juvenile residential center, an inpatient facility, and a home for at-risk children in India. Lisa has first-hand knowledge of the educational system and the needs of students given her past role as school counselor.