Lisa received her Bachelors of Social Work from Georgia State University and her Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. She has significant experience working in substance abuse treatment and began her career with Cornerstone Medical Arts Center Hospital as a social work intern, ending her career there after 13 years as a Vice President of Out-Patient Services. Lisa taught graduate level social work courses in substance abuse and mental health at Adelphi University where she was also a faculty advisor for several years.
Lisa is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor working with clients struggling with disordered eating and related factors affecting their ability to move toward healthier, more mindful eating. The use of CBT in setting realistic goals and self-monitoring are an important part of this process as well as Interpersonal Therapy used to help those with Binge Eating Disorder recognize their underlying problems so they may better manage negative feelings without turning to food as a coping mechanism.
Lisa has been approved by New York State to provide supervision to masters’ level social workers working toward clinical licensure. She also provides professional supervision to therapists in practice assisting with clinical challenges as well as personal and professional self-care.
Lisa works with individuals and couples using treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Client Centered Therapy to assist clients in coping with stressors (evoked both internally and externally) in a more positive, mindful and hopeful way. Lisa helps influence gradual, comfortable change in clients’ lives.
Lisa lives on Long Island, NY with her husband and three children.
Professional Membership: National Association of Social Workers, National Eating Disorder Association