Lisa Bahar, MA, CCJP, LMFT, LPCC
Lisa Bahar, MA, CCJP, LMFT, LPCC

Verified Credentials

  • Profession(s):

    Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling

  • License Status:

    I'm a licensed professional.

  • Primary License:


  • Secondary License:

    LPCC - 98

My Approach to Helping
Lisa Bahar is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor, having received her graduate degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and her Baccalaureate in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California.

Lisa is known as a creative therapist particularly with her use of Cinema-Therapy, a collaborative tool of using film stories as symbolic metaphors of problems and challenges clients may be facing. Lisa is also known as a DBT therapist and provides a comprehensive DBT Informed Skills Training groups in Orange County at her private practice in Newport Beach.

In addition to Lisa's private practice in Newport Beach, she also maintains a private practice at Southern California Psychiatric Associates located in Laguna Niguel. She works closely with a psychiatrist MD, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide the most comprehensive therapy and treatment for mental health issues clients may be facing.

In addition to having her own private practice, Lisa is part of the Safe Harbor House Clinical Team with the Capella, Magellan and Knox programs where she provides individual therapy, DBT Skills Training and Cinema Therapy groups. She is one of Safe Harbor House?s primary therapists and preferred providers for their outpatient programs for those client transitioning in care.


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.
Services I Provide
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
Languages I Speak
  • English
Groups I Work With
Personality Disoders, Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology

Contact Me

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Lisa Bahar, MA, CCJP, LMFT, LPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07154

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Locations and Maps
Office 1: 567 San Nicolas Drive
Suite 190
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Office 2: 30101 Town Center Drive
Suite 213
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues