Lisa Olinger LLMSW, MA, Clinical Social Work in Dearborn, Michigan, 48120

Lisa Olinger

LLMSW, MA

Lisa Olinger

LLMSW, MA

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: LLMSW - 6801100575
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: $120-$150 per session
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

15350 Commerce Drive North
Suite 204
Dearborn, Michigan 48120

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My Approach to Helping

It is a privilege and honor to support others in achieving their goals. With compassion and empathy, I help to facilitate a corrective experience based on safety and trust. Using a strengths-based perspective as well as an individualized approach for each client, I support individuals in ways that are most meaningful for them. I am open-minded, understanding, and respectful of all identities (ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, etc.) With unconditional positive regard for my clients, I help to empower others in having a transformative experience in therapy.

Clinically, I specialize in trauma healing, relationship work, couples therapy, and sex therapy. Evidenced-based therapy modalities that I use in individual work include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion to facilitate safe exploration of thoughts and feelings in session.

For couples, I use The Gottman Method, Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Imago Therapy. I am also trained in providing culturally sensitive Sex Therapy for adults and couples experiencing sexual dysfunctions such as: arousal disorders, sexual pain, and sexual discrepancies.

Adults often interpret conflicts with their partners as a replay of trauma or attachment injuries experienced earlier in life. Unresolved trauma can often lead to unnecessary conflict and communication difficulties. I am passionate about helping couples understand each other's current and past experiences so that they can turn toward each other during times of distress. In therapy, couples develop skills to deepen their connection, improve their communication, and strengthen their relationship together. My goal is to help adults and couples build on their strengths, achieve goals they set for themselves, and provide them with additional skills and tools to continue growing after therapy has finished.

I truly love working as a therapist and I look forward to speaking with you soon! Take care.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have specialized training in the following areas:

1. Helping adults recover from childhood neglect and abuse that stands in the way of current success and happiness in adult relationships.

2. Guiding couples in repairing their emotional intimacy and physical connection after an affair and other types of betrayal.

3. Providing sex therapy to address sexual discrepancies (when partners have different views of how to enjoy sexual intimacy together).

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I have yet to meet a perfect person, including myself. Everyone could benefit from therapy. As a clinical social worker, I have so much respect for my clients who seek out the support they deserve. It is an absolute honor and privilege to be able to help those who seek therapy. In no way, does going to therapy mean you are weak. It takes a lot of courage and strength to share your thoughts and feelings in session. The people who come to therapy in order to achieve their goals are strong. Skills discussed in therapy such as emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, self-compassion, setting healthy boundaries, cognitive restructuring, and engaging in self-care are helpful tools for all humans.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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