Lisa Ann Smith
JD, M.Ed., CCCJS, MAC, LPC, LCMHC, Mediator, BC-TMH
Locations : Alpharetta -GA, Midtown – GA, Telemental Health – GA & NC
“I am passionate about my work and strongly believe in the healing benefits of psychotherapy. I view therapy as a process through which we explore the issues that confront you, place them in a context and develop strategies for change. By engaging in this process not only do we learn new ways of coping or getting “unstuck” but we also develop a more genuine relationship with ourselves, others and the world in general. I am authentic and direct but a considerate therapist who will work with you and assist in empowering you to move forward in meeting your goals with care, compassion and a sense of humor.”
Lisa has been working in the Behavioral Health field since 1993 and has a rich and diverse range of experiences from working with patients/clients in Mental Health Centers, Detox Clinics, Universities, Correctional Facilities, and Hospitals.
Her experience spans disorders, populations and modes of treatment from working with chronically mentally ill to individuals dealing with anxiety, substance abuse, depression, mood disorders, to people wanting to improve communication, coping with loss and trauma, help couples dealing with relationship issues, developing family and interpersonal relationships to career transitions.
Lisa’s education encompasses a, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist, Masters Addictions Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Mediator (Registered Neutral).
Lisa has an extensive education and work career from management to being a Director for a large corporation dealing with system initiatives, coaching development and contract negotiations but therapy has become her life’s passion. Lisa has had a long interest in incorporating animals in therapeutic settings and did a thesis paper on pet therapy in her Master’s program. She has been blessed with several therapy dogs in her years of practice. She now has Oliver who is training to be a therapy dog. Oliver is a Goldendoodle and he can’t wait to meet you.