Couple and Sexual Therapist
“…enrich, restore or discover a better connection with the people who matter most.”
A registered Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years, Lisa is a specialist in Certified Emotionally Focused (EFT) Couple Therapy, Sex Therapy and is an EFT Supervisor. Lisa provides a warm, accepting, creative, and interactive environment which fosters a safe haven of support and comfort as clients begin to process and resolve distressing issues in therapy. Lisa works collaboratively with clients in order to set attainable short- and longer-term therapy goals.
Couple Therapy: Couples in crisis, cancer survivorship, affairs, communication/conflict resolution, parenting issues, intimacy, addictions, mental/physical illness/distress, work-career stress, grief/loss, spousal abuse/violence and life stage changes.
Sex Therapy (Couple and/or Individual): Cancer and sexuality, body/self-image, low sexual desire, arousal difficulties, dissatisfaction, painful intercourse, erectile and orgasm difficulties, infertility struggles and dealing with childhood history of physical, sexual and/or emotional harm.
Credentials and Professional Affiliations
- Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Toronto
- Registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW.org)
- Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor with the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT.com)
- Registered Sex Therapist with the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO.info)
Lisa has practiced clinical social work since 1988 in a variety of both public and private sectors in: Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Mississauga, Toronto and Oakville, and as of 2019 in Collingwood Ont. Positions held over the last 30 years include: Medical Social Work, Child Welfare, Employee Assistance Programs, Couple Therapy, EFT Supervision, Sexual Medicine, an online Gynecological/Cancer Support Group, Offered Community Seminars, Hospital Grand Rounds, and teaching University online Sexual Health and Cancer courses. Lisa has published a number of blogs for facingcancer.ca called the “Side Effect No One Talks About”.