My Approach to Helping
Lisa Bahar is a licensed psychotherapist who practices out of Newport Beach and Laguna Niguel, California providing individual, couples, family and group therapy. Lisa Bahar provides DBT Informed Skills Training for clients seeking "life skills" or who have difficulties managing emotions, communicating effectively, dealing with stress and anxiety. The DBT Informed Skills Training groups are based on Marsha M. Linehan's DBT Second Edition Handouts and Worksheets which provides the most up to date material on DBT skills and trainings.
Lisa's first career in the cinema has brought her to a unique intervention in her therapeutic approach called Cinema Therapy, which uses film stories to create connection to experiences clients may be experiencing. She utilizes Cinema Therapy in all aspects of her groups and psychotherapy based on the client's need and interest.
In addition to her private practices, Lisa is part of the Safe Harbor for Women Treatment Centers clinical team where she provides DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) groups and Cinema Therapy groups, as well as individual psychotherapy to those clients in treatment and transitioning in care.
Lisa Bahar also serves as a consultant to 100s of media outlets including radio, television, magazines, blogs, books and internet magazines and outlets by providing her insights on mental health.
More Info About My Practice
I am credentialed with most insurance panels, please call to verify. I also work with clients to bill PPO Out of Network benefits. Individual Psychotherapy fee is $150.00 per 50 minute session. I provide a one time free consultation visit to give you the opportunity to meet me and consider whether I can support your therapuetic needs.