Lisa K. Smith, LCPC, CCTP-II

Experienced Psychotherapist


There are many reasons why we seek the support of a therapist. Whether it be a general sense of something not being quite right, to a very specific problem that is screaming for attention, it shows up in our mind, body, and relationships. Maybe you feel excited about something new yet are promptly overtaken by a sinking feeling and thoughts that it’s hopeless and depressing, give up, it’ll never work out. Or you have worry and anxiety that controls your choices and you want to have the confidence and courage to do the scary thing. Maybe you are doing your best to embrace the aging process, yet part of you longs painfully for your youthful past. Perhaps you love your partner but don’t really like them right now. Or you feel trapped in a situation for financial security but want to break free to live with more passion and creativity. The list goes on and on. The internal struggle is real, and it can leave you with very little peace and calm and lots of confusion, conflict, and distress.

Using modalities tailored to you, I’m here to help you learn how to heal from trauma, shift out of stuck points, address concerns, anxieties, anger, grief, despair; in order to achieve relief from symptoms, improve relationships and become more aligned with your goals and vision for your future. And I look forward to meeting you and learning your unique story!

My Education

Lisa holds independent clinical licensure in Maryland as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC). She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, with a Certificate in Thanatology (grief/death/dying) from Hood College. Lisa completed her clinical internship at Hood College Counseling Center and has several years’ experience in the private practice setting. She dedicated her life to the service of fellow humans in need; as a first responder, as well as experience in guardianship with older adults, hospice bereavement, low-income housing, and youth residential treatment.

She is a 200HR registered yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating body work into the healing process.  Lisa is trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1, and completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She draws on her background and training to treat adults across the lifespan who are impacted by traumatic experiences, family and relationship problems, chronic illness, aging, life transitions and grief, and has a niche working with issues specific to first responders and veterans.