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Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman

13 years of experience

As a licensed professional counselor with over a decade of experience, my work revolves around helping individuals overcome addiction, emotional challenges, and mental health disorders. I employ evidence-based interventions and a holistic approach to provide clients with coping mechanisms, relapse prevention strategies, and a supportive environment. My focus includes anger management, helping clients understand triggers, challenge negative self-talk, and develop emotional regulation skills. Additionally, I work with individuals with mental health disorders, creating a safe space for healing and using evidence-based treatments. Beyond individual therapy, I actively engage in community outreach programs to raise awareness about mental health and addiction. My aim is to provide compassionate care and a healing space for individuals seeking support.

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

We will get to know your struggles and expectations of therapy. We will begin to understand where we can start. This is also your time to ask any questions. There is no wrong way for you to begin.At the onset of our therapeutic journey together, it is crucial for us to establish a strong foundation built on mutual understanding and shared expectations. The initial sessions will be dedicated to getting to know you, your struggles, and your hopes for therapy. This is a collaborative process where we will work together to gain insights into your unique situation and identify areas where we can begin to make progress. During this phase, I will ask open-ended questions to encourage you to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It is important for you to feel comfortable and safe in our sessions, so please know that there is no right or wrong way to begin. Your honesty and openness will be essential in helping me understand your perspective and develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your needs. As we explore your struggles, we will work together to identify patterns and underlying causes. This process of self-discovery can be challenging, but it is also an opportunity for growth and transformation. By gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, you can begin to develop coping mechanisms and strategies for overcoming the obstacles in your life. In addition to discussing your struggles, we will also spend time talking about your expectations of therapy. It is important for us to be on the same page about what you hope to achieve in our work together. This will help us set realistic goals and measure our progress along the way.

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

I can provide a genuine relationship. I am an honest counselor and can help you to gain insight and understanding into who you can be.

About Lisa Hoffman



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely-used therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors to improve mental health. In individual sessions, CBT can be tailored to address specific issues such as anxiety, depression, or phobias by helping individuals recognize and challenge their irrational beliefs and develop healthier coping strategies. For example, a person struggling with social anxiety may work with a therapist in CBT sessions to identify and challenge their negative beliefs about social interactions. Through techniques such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy, the individual can gradually confront their fears and learn new ways to manage anxiety in social situations. Another example could be someone dealing with depression who learns to recognize and reframe their negative self-talk through CBT. By setting goals, identifying triggers, and practicing positive coping skills, the individual can gradually shift their mindset and improve their overall well-being. Overall, CBT in individual sessions provides a structured and collaborative approach to therapy that empowers individuals to take an active role in their mental health and make lasting positive changes.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

Person-centered therapy can be used within an individual treatment session in a number of ways. One common approach is for the therapist to simply listen to the client and reflect back what they are saying. This allows the client to feel heard and understood, and it also helps them to identify and clarify their thoughts and feelings. Another approach is for the therapist to ask open-ended questions that encourage the client to explore their experiences in more depth. This can help the client to gain new insights into their problems and to develop new ways of coping with them. Through my experiences, I help clients understand their own self-understanding and self-actualization to address their needs and wants in their lives.

Motivational Interviewing

MI is grounded in the principles of empathy, respect, and collaboration. The therapist assumes the role of an active listener, employing reflective listening techniques and open-ended questions to support the client's self-motivation for change. MI eschews confrontation or persuasion and instead focuses on enabling the client to explore their feelings and values and make autonomous decisions about change. Motivational interviewing is a potent tool for facilitating positive changes in individuals' lives. Its collaborative nature respects client autonomy and empowers them to make informed decisions about change.