A highly skilled clinical psychologist, I have been practicing since 1982 in a variety of settings, working with individuals, couples, adolescents, supervision situations and organisations, in both private practice and community-based and not-for-profit organisations and services.
This includes working with youth offenders, at-risk adolescents, prisoner rehabilitation, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse and student counselling. Through my general private practice I specialise in trauma and recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety and pain management.
Having worked with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, I have the ability to create a supportive, compassionate and non-judgemental environment in which an individual is encouraged to be an active participant in their journey towards achieving emotional well-being, sustainable relationships and balanced lifestyle management. My approach is knowledgeable, understandable and creative. It offers pragmatic tools that you can choose to use to create new pathways when navigating a range of issues, including:
“Lisa, you have shown me how to believe in myself again. The skills you have given me have changed my life in the past year and I know I will continue to grow with them”
Testimonial - Karlene
“I miss my Wednesdays with Lisa. She is colorful and wonderful to be in the room with. Sometimes it happens that a person's comments can trigger something from my past no matter how sober I am. Where do these comments take me to? Not good enough, Not smart enough, Not coping in a social situation ? (I believe I was a victim for years.) When this happens I have learnt to sit with it and find my inner strength which brings me back to feeling peaceful. A phrase I love: Fear knocked at the door and Faith opened it. PRAY ! I am 75 and I would recommend Lisa to anyone needing help. My visits, depending on me, could end in love and laughter”
Testimonial - Judy