"We don't have to go it alone. We were never meant to."
Brene Brown, PhD
I provide an empowering, psychoeducational approach to overcome anxiety and depression, heal complex-PTSD, resolve dysfunctional relating and breakthrough suffering - even if you've been stuck in maladaptive behavioral patterns for years.
As a Clinical Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach, I provide an intensive process-oriented approach to resolving relationships distress, conflict, reactivity, resentment, codependency, and more to rebuild trust, respect, appreciation and loving connection.
"BALANCE IS NOT SOMETHING WE FIND. IT IS SOMETHING WE CREATE."
More Than Talk Therapy
Rather than traditional talk therapy or passive listening, I actively engage during sessions with attunement, collaboration, creativity and solution-oriented psychoeducation. Together, we discover your strengths, gifts, maladaptive protective strategies, triggers, blocks, polarities, limiting beliefs and more. You gain the awareness and skills necessary to heal and feel better with a sense of calm, self-connection and self-trust.
"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Individual and Couples Coaching
Although the map to improving yourself and your relationships is unique for each of us, I offer a structured starting point to build self-awareness and knowledge. This paves the way for a transformative, healing process. You'll learn the following and more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotional Health Skills and DBT
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
Polyvagal Nervous System Regulation
Mindful Self-Compassion Practices
Communication and Boundaries Skills
Grounding and Journaling Exercises
Inner Child Work and Self-Leadership
Build a Secure Attachment Style (the ability to feel understood, valued and safe in relationship with a foundation of boundaries, respect and trust)
Designed to align with sessions, you gain access to videos, worksheets and tactical practices derived from the most up-to-date, scientifically proven methods. This platform guides your healing today, while providing empowering skills that last a lifetime.
"DELIVERING THE BODY FROM FUNCTIONING AS A STORAGE ROOM FOR SUPPRESSED EMOTIONS BRINGS A SENSE OF LOVE AND EASE, A SPACIOUSNESS THAT WE COMMONLY CALL HAPPINESS."
Somesh Curti, PhD
Tactile EMDR Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the the effects of trauma, resolve depression, anxiety and panic disorders, sleep disturbance, phobias, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I utilize NeuroTek bilateral stimulation technology. With successful treatment, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological, nervous system activation is reduced.
"Those of us who are highly reactive or who have a difficult time managing our emotions are often dealing with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."
Lisa A. Romano
Best Counselor of Scottsdale Award, 2019
Master of Science in Professional Counseling, GCU
MBA in Human and Organizational Behavior, GCU
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), IAPT
Certified Relationship Coach
Meditation Instructor Certification
Practicing Since 2012
American Counseling Association (ACA), Member
Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute, Member
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)
Int'l Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
"Truly grateful for all you have done for me... I can feel so much of a shift... I have had dozens of therapists throughout my life, but I have never felt more valued and understood while working with you. Thank you for helping me live my life again."
"I feel so lucky to have found you as my expert guide - helping me through the rough waters of divorce and on the road back to myself. You've made such a difference in such a short time frame."
"Thank you for all your help over the past several weeks. I am a totally different person because of you. You have definitely restored my self-worth and pushed my confidence to move forward with my life and career."
"I just wanted to say thank you for your gift... it is wonderful... as I am, for the first time in my life, seeing and feeling healing!!!!!!"
"I wouldn’t have found my way back to myself without you. Thanks for your inspiration and support."
"I hope you have a smile knowing how you are really having a healing impact on other people because of what you walked through yourself. Thank you for everything!"
Meditation and Breathwork
Experience the health benefits of meditation combined with the advantages of social connection. Research shows group meditation literally connects us, as our brainwaves synchronize. This also boosts your production of oxytocin, the hormone and neurotransmitter that promotes a sense of belonging, calm and joy. Groups have up to 8 meditators.
"The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you."
Kids Meditation with Sensory and Emotional Health Skills
The benefits of practicing meditation can last a lifetime. The earlier we start the better. More specifically, a consistent practice of meditation provides children with the following benefits:
Self-awareness and confidence
Calmer, more balanced nervous system
Reduced anxiety and stress
More balanced mood
Sense of belonging and connection
Meditation Group Classes
Instructional led meditation groups meet once a week.
Class is Free