Dr. Lisa Herman is the founder of Synergy eTherapy and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. Dr. Lisa has over 17 years of post graduate level clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, substance abuse and other emotional or behavioral disorders. Before moving back to her hometown of Minneapolis, Dr. Lisa worked in New York City as a clinical director for a grant-funded substance abuse treatment program for teens at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, Child and Family Institute. During this time, Dr. Lisa was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she enjoyed teaching and supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees. She received several honors throughout her career including Psi Chi Honors in Psychology, Teacher of the Year – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and Supervisor of the Year – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Lisa enjoys working with kids, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues for kids/teens, relationship and family discord, infertility, and more. She has clinical expertise in the areas of Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Lisa typically uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach in therapy, along with elements of Mindfulness and relaxation skill building to help clients better understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She believes that everyone she works with is doing the best they can at that time. Learning how to find balance and become your best self is a lifelong process, and sometimes we could all use a professional, unbiased perspective to help move forward in a healthier way.
Dr. Lisa currently lives in Minneapolis with her family and they enjoy fishing, cooking, spending time with extended family, traveling, and dancing to music!
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association
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Dr. Lisa is great. She is very easy to talk to, accepted me where I was at in my journey and always has had helpful tools for me to use. She challenges me to rework some of my thoughts and assumptions, she never judges and is always very professional. Each time I talk with her I gain a little more insight on the things I’m dealing with and steps to take to improve, adjust or reexamine my thoughts and actions. I wasn’t sure how the Skype session would work but I love it! I’m able to be in the comfort of my own home but still get to “meet” with her face to face in a more intimate setting than a phone call or an email. It is great because with a job, 2 small kids, my wife and coaching it is very hard to find the time to drive to a clinic, take time off work or away from the family, to get the help I need. I’m able to get the kids to bed and go down stairs, get my headphones on and meet in a very personal way. She also is super flexible so if I have to change times or make minor adjustments to our schedules, we are able to do so – many great things that can’t be done in the more traditional counseling setting. I would recommend Dr. Lisa to anyone who is looking for a very caring, knowledgeable Dr. who not only listens but has tangible things to do or think about between sessions.
Dr. Lisa has significantly helped both of our middle school aged boys to overcome problems with anxiety on and off for over two years. Dr. Lisa’s friendly and compassionate personality allowed the boys to feel very comfortable meeting via Skype in their own rooms during times that were very accommodating. Her breadth of knowledge and experience was beneficial in providing the boys with multiple age-appropriate
tools they could utilize to effectively cope with problems they endured. She also communicated with us and provided skills we could use to reinforce these techniques. Dr. Lisa is a highly skilled therapist and we are very grateful for all her assistance!