Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety related disorders. She completed both her undergraduate degree in psychology and her graduate degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. Lisa comes to the Center for OCD and Anxiety with over 20 years of experience working with children, adults, and families in several out-patient counseling centers, and in various school settings, including a private school-based partial hospitalization program, and local public school districts. She has extensive experience in helping families advocate for their children’s mental health needs in the school system and in helping to formulate supportive interventions to allow for academic success.
Lisa has attended the General BTTI Training, offered by the International OCD Foundation to further develop her skills in providing treatment for OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. She has also completed specialized coursework on OCD treatment through Massachusetts General Hospital. Lisa has specialized training in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specifically for Trauma and Traumatic Grief. She has experience leading both small and large groups on various issues relating to coping skills, anger and emotional regulation, and is currently contracted in a local school district to provide a specialized curriculum for middle school aged students.
Lisa is a member of the International OCD Foundation and the National Association of Social Workers. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys volunteering for the Girl Scouts of America, coaching a girl’s therapeutic running group, and traveling with her husband and two daughters.