In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety – Abraham Maslow

A holistic approach creates the most effective positive change.

Lisa Reidsema MA LMHC CAP CCTP

Lisa’s philosophy is to provide a plan that is unique, individualized, and that includes a collaborative learning experience. She often recommends the use of alternative therapies (i.e., Yoga, Meditation, Acupuncture, Massage, Aromatherapy, Tai Chi, etc.) to compliment the evidenced based treatment that she provides. She would be honored to accompany you on this therapeutic journey.

Lisa is experienced treating both individuals and families and uses therapeutic orientations (CBT, EMDR, Solution Focused, etc.) in accordance with a client’s specific need. She also specializes in trauma, anxiety, and addiction. She completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University – Sarasota with honors, has attended the GSAHEC’s Returning Veterans Mental Health Program and is an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist and is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Lisa is a Florida Board Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and has had a long time interest in helping those that suffer with addiction. She completed her internship at Manatee Glens Hospital in the Addictions Residential Treatment Center, Outpatient Detox Center, as well as at Mangrove Wellness Center, a large private practice in Sarasota, FL that she owned and operated for several years before returning to New England.

She has an art background and has experience with jewelry making, ceramics, Shibori hand dye work on silk. Lisa previously taught high school English/ESOL for over 10 years and is extremely sensitive to issues facing teenagers and young adults including anxiety, self harm, academic stress, adjustment, and eating disorders.

Lisa enjoys cooking, art projects, reading, time with friends and family, and caring for her pets in her spare time.

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