Lissa is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) as well as a certified yoga, qigong, and mindfulness teacher. Lissa provides individual psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and integrative and holistic care.
Lissa specializes in anxiety, depression, mood, shame, grief, difficulties with life transitions, and trauma including complex, race-based and intergenerational trauma.
Lissa works collaboratively with each client to find a supportive approach, and may incorporate the following into sessions: somatic trauma therapy approaches including Indigenous focusing-oriented therapy (IFOT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy as well as Compassion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strength-based and person-centered approaches, medication management (utilizing the lowest medication dose possible), mindfulness meditation including Buddhist meditation, mindfulness movement, somatic-based interventions, and nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.
Developing a positive therapeutic relationship with clients is very important. It is Lissa’s goal to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate approach that allows clients to feel safe. Lissa provides inclusive, culturally responsive, and social-justice oriented therapeutic approaches.
All are welcome including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), queer, trans, gender queer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary. Those with visible and invisible disabilities are welcome. Those who are empaths, artists, and highly sensitive are welcome. Come as you are.