About Lisa

084A2876webI am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. My private practice is located in Westfield, New Jersey. I concentrate in Family Systems and Relational Psychotherapy. I specialize in adolescent and family therapy among other areas of expertise, including adolescents and young adults suffering from mood disorders and anxiety related to loss, challenges and transitions.

I am also a Certified Couples Counseling Therapist. I help couples improve their relationship by looking at problematic behaviors and destructive cycles. I work with couples to heal and deepen their attachment.

I enjoy an excellent reputation as a prominent adolescent therapist in the local community. My experience includes starting up a therapeutic school program in a local high school where I provided indivdual, group and family counseling. I also provide individual and group supervision to other Social Workers and I am a Certified Supervisor by the National Association of Social Workers. I am a Licensed School Social Worker by the State of New Jersey.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

I attended Kean College where I obtained a Bachelors of Social Work in 1991. In 1993 I graduated from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Serivces with a dual Masters in Clinical and Administrative Social Work. Since then I have trained extensively with adolescents and families and on the topic of School Anxiety and Refusal. I am a long standing member of The National Association of Social Workers and The Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. I am a certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Certified Couples Therapist.