MEDICAL SERVICES

Languages

  • English

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Fitchburg State University , 2003 , Fitchburg , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Salem State University , 2005 , Salem , MA

Residency

  • Family Continuity Programs , 2005 , Peabody , MA

Philosophy of Care

As a mental health counselor, I treat and assess the needs of children and adolescents to support their emotional and behavioral growth and well-being. I utilize a collaborative approach with primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and psychopharmacologists to best support individual needs. I provide a strength-based, client-centered, and integrative approach that combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, relational therapy, and family systems. I support clients in developing self-awareness and learning effective coping strategies.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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Lisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Fitchburg State University in 2003. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at Salem State University in 2005. Upon graduating with her master’s degree, Lisa began working for Family Continuity in Beverly, Massachusetts, providing short-term family stabilization and longer-term family-based services while collaborating with other community providers and resources.

Through collaboration with schools, Lisa decided to focus on providing community and school-based counseling services working at Arbour Counseling Services and then at Children’s Friend and Family Services or a total of 10 years. Lisa joined Pediatric Health Care Associates in 2017. Her professional interests include anxiety, ADHD, adjustment issues, communication issues, and family work. Lisa believes families play an important role when working with children and that true growth and change comes from a thoughtful, collaborative process by incorporating parents and primary caregivers in treatment.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Triple P Certified