Dr. Lisa Lovelace

Minnesota License #: 5379
New York License #: 017260
Wisconsin License #: 3561-57

 

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Is Online Therapy Right For Me?

We have entered a new journey with a level of uncertainty greater than most of us have ever experienced. Your stress level has increased dramatically. You may snap at those you love the most and your body feels out of control while your mind is spinning. Anxiety can feel awful but it is completely treatable to help understand what is going on in your brain and why your body reacts the way it does. Once you learn the why, together we can learn the how: How to calm down; How to feel in control of you and prevent anxiety attacks from causing you distress in your daily life.
What comes along with symptoms of anxiety can be sadness, relationship struggles or even coping in unhealthy ways. Our goal in working together will be collaborative, educational, directive and goal-oriented to help you achieve your ultimate wellness goals. Working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety is one of my specialties.

About Dr. Lisa

Dr. Lisa Herman Lovelace is the founder of Synergy eTherapy and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. Dr. Lisa has over 20 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. Recently, she was trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a technique that uses rapid eye movements to “…reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.” This approach is very specific and directive in nature. Please ask more about using this technique in session.

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 90’s hip hop music!

AGES SEEN IN THERAPY:

Dr. Lisa sees clients individually and in families for online therapy starting from approximately 9 years of age and older.

She sees older children/adolescents, college-aged students, and adults.

PRICING & FEES:

Dr. Lisa is currently Out Of Network (Private Pay) in MN and WI. Ask about receiving a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance.

Private Pay Fees:

30 Minute Session: $120.00

45 Minute Session: $175.00

 

New York Clients – Insurance Options:

Dr. Lisa saves a handful of her client spots for NY clients that would like to use their Insurance (currently accepting NY clients with Cigna, Aetna, and Optum (United, Oxford and Oscar)).

  • For NY Cigna clients, Dr. Lisa uses a third party company called Headway. Please discuss to see if this option is available in your free consultation.
  • For NY Optum and Aetna clients, Dr. Lisa uses a third party company called Alma. Please discuss to see if this option is available in your free consultation.

 

CONSULTATION FOR THERAPISTS:

If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Lisa built an online therapy group practice and receive consultation to help you build yours, see more HERE.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:  

American Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association

Minnesota Bill of Rights Bill of Rights Download

 

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SYNERGY ETHERAPY

As an eTherapy practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on youWe take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy to use counseling servicesWe offer online therapy in several states including IowaWisconsin, New York, South CarolinaKansas, CaliforniaMaineColoradoIllinoisFlorida, and Georgia, and we new states added to our list on a regular basisDepending on the therapist you see, we can offer help with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, medical conditions, and more. Our therapists help teenscollege students, adults, and couplesAlso, our online psychiatrists are able to offer psychiatric medication management in some locations. Learn more about the cost of online therapy from our cost of investment page. Getting mental health support doesn’t have to be hard. Online therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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!
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