A Calgary Therapist Specializing in Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Stress and Relationship Concerns
Lisa currently holds an MA in Counselling Psychology and a PhD in Psychology, with a concentration in Health Psychology, from Saybrook University in San Francisco, California. She enjoys counseling teens, adults, couples, and groups from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Issues explored can be equally diverse, including: difficulties coping in daily living, relationship concerns, various mental illnesses, stress, and low self-esteem. Lisa also enjoys working with preteen and teenage girls on issues such as: body image, anxiety, self-confidence, coping, self-harming behaviours, and school-related stress. Various psychometric assessments are available and a variety of intervention techniques are utilized such as cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, family systems, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Lisa works from a Humanistic perspective that views all individuals as unique, full of potential, and deserving of care and respect. Combining this view with the mind/body approach to therapy has lead Lisa to integrate the Eastern philosophy of Mindfulness into each counselling session. Through mindfulness based therapy the client learns to focus their active mind on the present, view their experiences in a non-judgmental manner and become more aware of how the body responds to our thoughts. By becoming mindful of the present she believes that we can learn to manage our stress and reduce anxiety in our busy lives.