About Me

Lisa M Reid, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Psychotherapist for Individuals, Couples & Families

EFT Tapping Accredited Certified Practitioner

Serving Clients in Georgia and Florida

Welcome to Essential Connections, Counseling & Consulting

Through the use of compassion, acceptance, curiosity, patience and some playfulness, it is my intention to create a comfortable therapeutic atmosphere for you to feel safe and at ease to do the work that brought you to therapy. The therapeutic process, the work we do in therapy, can be both difficult and rewarding.

I specialize in working with people who are highly sensitive, neurodivergent and often deeply empathetic. Many of my clients struggle with focus, attention and anxiety, as well as suffer from unresolved developmental or situational trauma. My clients have unique gifts that they may not yet understand or appreciate.

Through our work, I will guide you to accept, harness and cultivate your gifts, heal and recover from past hurts and gain valuable tools/skills to support you in achieving your therapy goals and living the life you want.

If this resonates with you, I am so glad you found me. I am also a highly sensitive person, an empath, with an ADHD/neurodivergent wired brain.

As a seasoned clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience, I have served countless children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in therapeutic foster care, residential group home, school, intensive in-home/community based, hospital and private practice settings. I am a self-proclaimed “neuroscience enthusiast” and am fascinated by the clinical advances in understanding the complex connections between our brain, body, energy and spirit. My unquenchable thirst for learning has helped me to build a large toolbox from which to serve my clients.

To maintain balance in my life outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two grown children and two dogs, as well as making time to see extended family and friends. I also value and am nourished by exercising, being creative, practicing yoga, dancing, reading, traveling, laughing and spending time quietly in nature.

Choosing to live your best life

The work we do in therapy is about coming to understand that we are fundamentally not broken or flawed, and that we have the capacity to learn, change and grow throughout our lifetime. When we can learn to truly accept ourselves, letting go of all judgement, believing that we are enough and worthy of all the good stuff, we can become free to choose how to live and be. A critical key to gaining this understanding, and melting away all the false beliefs we have about ourselves, can be achieved through EFT tapping. EFT is The Emotional Freedom Technique; it is intended to free you of your emotional baggage so you can live with greater ease and contentment. It has to be experienced to be believed. EFT is easy to learn but doing it with a skilled practitioner is important when you are addressing trauma and/or issues from the past.

What if life could be easier?

What if the anxiety and self-doubt were gone?

What if this is exactly what you have been seeking?

What are you waiting for?? Contact me today if you are ready to get started on your journey toward freedom of the mind, body and spirit and living the life you want.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

MSW, Master of Social WorkUniversity of Maryland at Baltimore, Maryland
BSW, Bachelor of Science in Social WorkGeorge Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in GeorgiaGeorgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
Certified EFT PractitionerEFT International
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Telehealth Services) in State of Florida Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counseling

Experience

Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 1996
25+ years working with children, teens, adults and families in clinical and administrative roles
Experience in alternative high school, children’s medical hospital, community-based mental health, residential group home, elder/memory care, therapeutic foster care, non-profit sector, and private practice settings

Advocacy & Community Involvement

Member of EFT Collectives
Legislative Advocate for Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
Mental Health and Education Advocate at State and Federal Levels
Ally and advocate committed to: respecting all people and promoting community, diversity, inclusion, representation and social justice; encouraging us all to challenge our conscious and unconscious negative biases against race, ethnicity, age, gender, sex, color, sexual orientation, shape/size, religion, physical disability, invisible disability, neurodiversity, mental and physical illness, income and others.

Professional Associations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers (GSCSW)
EFT International (EFTi)
Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
EFT Guild