Lisa's special interests include:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety and Specific Fears
  • Depression
  • Lifespan Transitions
  • Academic/ Career Success
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Infertility Stress and Anxiety

Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with a specialization in the Couple and Family Therapy Program.  Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Finance from the University of Oregon.  Lisa’s education, training, and experience have prepared her to counsel clients of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.  

Lisa's training and work experience includes interning at a youth and family center, a staff member for The Gottman Institute’s Couple Workshops, an on-call therapist for The Moore Center for Eating Disorders, a volunteer Crisis Line Advocate for Lifewire, and private practice.

Lisa has completed the advanced training and is a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator as well as a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator. She has completed the Level 3 Gottman Method training towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Lisa views each client’s problems within the context of their life and relationships. Lisa believes in treating clients holistically, using a biopsychosocial approach in creating desired change. She recognizes and appreciates the mind-body connection. As such, Lisa believes it is important for clients to consider the whole person, including both psychological and physical health, and will often suggest collaboration with other healthcare providers.

Lisa is licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF60420826) in the state of Washington. Lisa maintains her membership as a Clinical Fellow with the  American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Lisa lives and plays in Sammamish, WA, with her husband and four children, including an 19 year old daughter, and triplets who are 18 (two daughters, one son).  Where applicable, Lisa draws from her experience parenting four children and her strong belief in self-care, as well as the importance of maintaining the connection in her relationship. 

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