Dr. Lisa received her doctorate in school and community psychology from Hofstra University. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, where she received advanced training through the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. Dr. Lisa’s education and post-graduate training provided her with a strong foundation of both the skill and passion for improving quality of life outcomes for individuals and families navigating the unique experiences of neurodiversity. She has a particular expertise in connecting with neurodiverse youth and adults, particularly those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as supporting parents and family members as they navigate this often distinctive parenting journey. Dr. Lisa also maintains a safe, positive and affirming space for people to explore all aspects of their identity and is committed to supporting inclusive spaces for people aligning with the LGBTQ+ community.
Dr. Lisa is passionate about health and fitness and firmly believes that wellness is measured in strength of both mind and body. While deeply rooted in evidence-based practices, Dr. Lisa’s therapeutic approach will invariably seek to incorporate movement, be it through traditional physical exercise, a peaceful nature walk or following the flow of a mindful breath.
Dr. Lisa is invested in the process of forming unique, genuine and meaningful connections. Through these relationships, she supports and actively encourages self-reflection, self-awareness and seeks to provide the skills and confidence needed to find meaning in your life. Come to therapy because you want to, because you need to or even because you have to but stay because you get to.
With this knowledge, parents are able to develop their own personal parenting frameworks so they can respond confidently and effectively to any challenge that comes along, resulting in families that are healthier, calmer, and more connected with one another.