Lisa McDonnell, LICSW

Adult Psychotherapy

The‚Äč Therapeutic Relationship

I believe that psychotherapy works best when we collaborate to build a strong therapeutic relationship. We will focus on your strengths while getting a clearer understanding of what may keep you from finding balance in your day-to-day experience.

How can therapy help you? Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, stress, body image and creative blocks. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem and point you in the direction of a different understanding. The benefits you obtain depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.

Privacy & Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse for which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm him or herself I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures, without their permission, that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Links and Resources

Mindfulness and Meditation:

Addiction and Recovery:



Chronic Fatigue:

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