Lisa Talerico, PsyD - Iowa Psychologist at Grow Therapy

Lisa Talerico

Lisa Talerico

20 years of experience

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile and for taking the time to learn about my psychotherapy practice. I am a Clinical Psychologist who provides a safe, trusting, nonjudgmental, and respectful environment in which my clients are able to work through their difficult issues. I provide individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals of all ages from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. In addition to my private practice, I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings such as school settings, residential programs, substance abuse programs, transitional living facilities, group homes, and hospital settings. My experiences in these settings enables me to bring valuable knowledge and resources to my clients in my private practice. I specialize in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight management, grief/loss, substance abuse, LGBT issues, adolescent issues (school, emotional, behavioral/family), young adult issues (career, transition, relationships), and personal growth.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the first session we will get to know each other, talk about what brings you therapy, how I conduct therapy, and create goals for therapy together.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My biggest strength is my ability to connect with my clients and provide them a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful environment to work through their issues. I am direct, yet I allow my clients to set the pace of therapy.

About Lisa Talerico

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a solution-focused type of psychotherapy that helps individuals to understand the relationship between their thoughts, their emotions, and their behaviors. Specifically, CBT teaches individuals about the influence that their thoughts and behaviors have on their emotions. CBT aims to help clients learn positive approaches to viewing themselves, their relationships, and the world. CBT is typically a shorter term, goal-oriented type of psychotherapy. Individuals on average participate in CBT for approximately 3-6 months. CBT takes a collaborative approach to psychotherapy in which the therapist and the client work together to identify specific goals and step-by-step approaches toward achieving their goals. CBT focuses on teaching clients real techniques and copings skills in order to help clients cope with the difficult situations that are bringing them to therapy as well as situations that may arise in the future. CBT requires that clients actively participate in therapy both within and between sessions by means of completing “homework” assignments. The purpose of the homework assignments is to help clients to implement the techniques and coping skills learned in the therapy sessions into their daily lives. CBT is empirically based, or based on scientific data, and it has been proven to be effective for a wide range of psychological disorders. Such psychological disorders include, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, panic disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse.