Lisa Hills, LMFT
Lisa Hills, LMFT
|Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - 80136|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: Free initial consultation
$130 per 50 minute session
$180 per 80 minute session
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I believe that everyone is born as good, unique individuals who strive for happiness and well-being. Sometimes, things happen along the way that cause us pain, either emotional or physical that can change the way we view the world. Some of us have suffered more than others and everybody has their defenses that protect them from further harm and pain.
Over time, these defenses can jeopardize our relationships, cause us to withdraw or produce unwanted anxiety, sometimes to the point of dysfunction. If we don't become aware of the parts of ourselves that cause this way of protecting ourselves, we suffer and cannot live to our true potential for compassion, confidence, and happiness.
I work in a collaborative way to help you discover your unique talents and gifts. I help uncover the underlying origins of the pain and defenses so that you can get unstuck and proceed towards growth and healing; back to discovering your true, happy, compassionate and confident self. Call now to get you started on your way back to your true self! You deserve it!
Email or Call Lisa Hills, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 30102
More Info About My Practice
My fee is $120 for a 50 minute session, $180 for an 80 minute session, however I work on a sliding scale if you are unemployed or are in a financial hardship. I believe that therapy should be available to all people. I provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company but am not currently on any insurance panels. I am in the process of getting set up to cover Medical.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am an EMDR certified therapist. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. What this means is that when people have an experience in their life that causes them to question their safety in the world, they either freeze, fight or flee.
Trauma can come in many forms and it doesn't necessarily have to be a big trauma to cause people to avoid situations in life that could cause them pain. For instance, simply being laughed at by peers can change a person's confidence and they may not put themselves out there anymore and they may miss out on important experiences that may get them ahead in life.
EMDR changes the way the memory gets stuck in the brain from a negative experience to a more positive one that can free people from the pain and suffering of their response to the memory. It is very helpful in helping reduce the symptoms of anxiety that may have developed in response to the event.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to be your cheerleader. I firmly believe that we all have the answers within ourselves but that we may just need a little nudge in how to access that information. I believe that the therapeutic relationship needs to be established for progress to be made. That means that you need to feel comfortable with your therapist. If you aren't, then you will not disclose the necessary blocks within.
I come from a place of unconditional positive regard. I try not to make any judgements. There is nothing you can say that would surprise me. I want you to feel comfortable exposing your vulnerable self so that we can work together to uncover the things that may have happened in the past to make you feel guarded in order to avoid getting hurt further. Then I help you to move forward and unblock those defenses to free yourself from the pain.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
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