Lisa Allison,LCSW

Lisa Allison,LCSW

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149.008077
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Chicago, Illinois 60604

My Approach to Helping

Hi, I am Lisa Allison- a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Educational Specialist in School Psychology. I have over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Therapist. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master's in Social Work and National Louis in Chicago with an Ed.S in School Psychology. I am board-certified in Ohio, Illinois, and Nevada.
I access several different approaches to treatment based on what works best for each individual. Creating a therapeutic relationship and establishing trust are the foundation for effective therapy.

I am trained in family systems therapy, therefore, I utilize an understanding of family history and generational patterns. For some clients the past is not as important as the here and now, therefore short-term goals to deal with current issues for a better quality of life may be a more practical approach to treatment.

I integrate different modalities based on each individual client's needs and preferences.
Examples of these modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, meditation, hypnosis, and my personal favorite - solution resolution therapy.

I like it when clients can accomplish their goals without feeling worn out by the lengthy process and beaten down by the financial strain. I appreciate that time and money do not come in an unlimited surplus for most people. I see therapists as a vehicle to empower and encourage clients. My clients find the validation they need to inspire change and reach their therapeutic goals.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar

Types of Therapy

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