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Marie-Lisa Dunbar

Marie-Lisa Dunbar

(she/her)

LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual

Hello there, I'm Lisa. Do you feel like the world's troubles are on your shoulders? Do you feel like the pressures in everyday life are like a pressure cooker ready to explode? Is it hard to find peace of mind, and time to just relax and do things for yourself? I help people trying to manage multiple stressors in everyday life, weather it be work, school, family, or home life. We can work collaboratively on a plan to get you back on track to finding peace, tranquility, and harmony in a world now full of chaos. We can get on the road to work life balance. I use a person centered approach that incorporates mindfulness, CBT, and trauma informed practices to help the body, mind, and spirit. I can be the safe guard when dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, serious mental illness, and work stress. I know reaching out for help can be anxiety provoking, but it is a strong person who knows when they need some extra support. And there is no judgment here. This will be a safe environment, where you can voice your experiences, concerns, and troubles without fear. I believe in healing, and this will be a place to learn and grow. Let's get on the journey together to ultimate healing, and leave all the stigmas behind.

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

We will begin the first sessions getting to know each other, and building rapport. We will work on a plan of action to help process complex emotions, and learn coping skills to better manage stressors on be on the road to healing. I use evidenced based techniques in order to help you get through difficult times and experiences and learn to overcome them.

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

My biggest strength is that I don't give up on people. If we start this journey together, I'm in this for the long haul. I believe in no judgements, I have heard many amazing things in therapy, but can remain composed and present during the sessions. Nothing will knock me off my square, and I will give you my undivided attention and the best of my experience to help you through anything that you may be going through. I have worked with adults, children, and the elderly, but I specialize in depression, anxiety, PTS, and serious mental illness.

About Marie-Lisa Dunbar

Licensed in

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Have experience helping clients identify triggers, and processing their negative self talk. Helping clients understand that their thoughts affect their feelings and behavior.

Couples Counseling

Help clients improve communication, and other aspects of being a healthy couple

Family Therapy

Help families strengthen their bonds, and identify what causes toxic relationships, and help improve dynamics between family members.

Trauma Informed Care

Help clients process their trauma, either past or present, see how it affects their everyday lives and how to understand and get through it