Lisa is a clinical psychologist at Pine Rest’s Southwest Clinic. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Michigan and her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Pacific University in Oregon. Before coming to Pine Rest, Lisa worked with Veterans at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Wyoming, MI. She is also a Veteran and was an active-duty clinical psychologist in the Air Force.
Lisa specializes in working with adults with PTSD or trauma history. She also has extensive experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, persistent and severe mental illness, and personality disorders. Other areas of interest include interpersonal problems, anger issues and grief. Lisa enjoys working with individuals of all diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as LGBTQ+ or from any religious/nonreligious background.
Lisa’s primary focus is tailoring treatment to the needs of the patient. Her approach is supportive and focused on skill-building and psychoeducation. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills. Treatment is integrative, pulling on tools from one or more of these treatment modalities.