Lisa's goal as a therapist is to help clients claim a deeper level of self-understanding, genuine intimacy with others, and a sense of purpose and agency in life. Her goal as therapist is to help clients claim a deeper level of self-understanding, genuine intimacy with others, and a sense of purpose and agency in life.
Lisa's approach is collaborative, engaged, and empathetic. She enjoys assisting clients in navigating life transitions, processing loss and grief, and helping them claim or reclaim their meaning and purpose in life. She welcomes people of every race, national origin, and political affiliation. She is mindful of the impact of individual and collective trauma, including racial and cultural injustice.
Lisa practices utilizing a psychodynamic approach in addition to incorporating techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University. Her experience includes a practicum at Howard University Counseling Service, an internship at the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services.
Lisa is a native DMV resident, and currently lives in Maryland with her partner. She identifies as a cisgender, gay woman. In prior careers, Lisa was a professional singer and a federal employee at the Library of Congress.