Lisa originally hails from Northern Alberta where she grew up on the family farm surrounded by animals and nature. She developed a passion for psychology and art early on in life and carried this passion through university and into grad school.
Lisa has a background in addictions, trauma informed practice, attachment theory, mindfulness based stress reduction, behaviour modification and equine facilitated wellness (EFW).
Currently Lisa works as an Anger Management and Family Violence Prevention Facilitator at the Northern John Howard Society in Prince George, BC and is currently attending Athabasca University pursuing a graduate degree in counselling.
Lisa is also a regular guest speaker for Northern Health Adult Addictions Day program and John McGinnis High School speaking to youth and adults on Anger Management and Anxiety in Prince George, BC. She has experience speaking nationally and locally, most recently being a guest lecturer at the College of New Caledonia. Lisa has also created and facilitated many workshops including a 2016 Equine Facilitated Wellness Series for Women who have experienced domestic violence and provincial Train-the-Facilitator workshops. I have over 1000 hours of group experience and would love see what I could provide for you.
Lisa is a married mother of three in a blended family and has experienced first-hand the complexities and challenges that families can bring. If she ever gets spare time, Lisa enjoys skiing, riding, mountain biking, painting, baking, gardening, hiking and napping.