Lisa completed her Masters of Psychology degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto and is currently completing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology there.
Lisa believes in a holistic approach to treatment where the focus is on improving the quality of life of the individual and returning to enhanced functioning and overall well-being. Her approach to therapy is from an integrative lens and a client-centered orientation stemming from an empathic, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and culturally sensitive approach.
Lisa’s clinical work involves evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (I-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is also trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders relating to contamination, religiosity, harm, perfectionism, and sexual intrusive thoughts.
Lisa’s clinical work extends to adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma, depression, work-related challenges, and interpersonal difficulties. Furthermore, Lisa has practical and work related experience in a school setting, conducting educational assessments and providing learning strategies and recommendations to school personnel and students attending elementary, high school, college, and university, in addition to providing student crisis support related to mental health concerns.
Lisa’s previous practicum placement and subsequent work experience at TMS Clinics of Canada involved treating patients with transcranial magnetic stimulation in conjunction with psychotherapy. Lisa treated adults presenting with a variety of complex concerns such as PTSD, OCD, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, social anxiety, trauma, and bipolar disorders.
From an empathic and non-judgemental stance, Lisa aims to support clients and meet them where they are at while working collaboratively to support their goals through lasting therapeutic change. Additionally, Lisa’s practice is diverse and inclusive; she welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, and abilities.
Outside of work and school, Lisa enjoys reading, dancing, exercising, and spending time with family and friends outdoors, either playing or attending sport-related events such as soccer or basketball, or spending time indoors playing a variety of games (board games included!).