Lisa M Reid, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Integrative Mind-Body-Spirit Psychotherapist
Advanced Skills and Experience
Serving Older teens Adults, Families and Couples in Georgia and Florida
Integrating a traditional therapeutic relationship with cutting-edge mind-body-spirit approaches
Through the use of genuine empathy, acceptance, curiosity, patience and a touch of humor, it is my intention to create a judgement free, comfortable therapeutic atmosphere for clients to feel at ease to do the work that brought them to therapy. The therapeutic relationship, our connection based on a sense of safety, is the foundation of the therapeutic process; the therapeutic process is the work we do in therapy, which can be both rewarding and challenging.
Working with people who are highly sensitive, neurodivergent and often deeply empathetic or intuitive is my specialty. Many of my clients struggle with focus, attention, avoidance, rejection sensitivity, anxiety and are often wired differently than others. Clients who seek my services may also struggle with relationships, social anxiety, and attachment and trauma issues. My clients typically have many unique gifts that they may wonder about but may not yet fully understand or appreciate; they are often highly intelligent and know many things but struggle doing what they know is possible.
As a self-proclaimed “neuroscience enthusiast,” I am fascinated by the clinical advances in understanding how we learn, what impacts our thoughts/behaviors and the complex connections between our mind, body and spirit. With over 25 years of clinical experience, I consider myself a seasoned therapist having served countless children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have witnessed and supported innumerable ‘aha’ moments of clients rediscovering and reconnecting to parts of themselves that were once lost, forgotten or hidden as means of coping with difficult and/or traumatic situations.
With my thirst for learning and natural curiosity, along with my own inner work, I have come to respect the innate wisdom of the mind, body and spirit. I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and generosity my clients offer me for also being human, for how bravely they show up to reveal their vulnerabilities and how much they teach me everyday. I love being a therapist and treasure having the opportunity to assist people in their path to experience lasting emotional, physiological and spiritual well-being.
Choosing to live your best life
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 connect with extended family and friends. For my own self-care, I nourish myself through exercising, practicing yoga and meditation, dancing, being creative, reading, traveling, gardening, cooking, laughing, and birdwatching.
Education, Licensure & Certifications
|MSW, Master of Social Work||University of Maryland at Baltimore, Maryland|
|BSW, Bachelor of Science in Social Work||George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia|
|Georgia Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)||Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists|
|Certified EFT Practitioner||EFT International|
|Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Telehealth Services Only)||Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counseling|
|Specialized Training||Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping; Brainspotting; Safe & Sound Protocol; Hypnotherapy; Polyvagal Theory; Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy|
|Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 1996|
|25+ years working with children, teens, adults and families in clinical and administrative roles|
|Experience in 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|
|National Association of Social Workers (NASW)|
|Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers (GSCSW)|
|EFT International (EFTI)|
|Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)|
|Southeast Brainspotting Institute (SEBI)|
Advocacy & Community Involvement
|Legislative Advocate for Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities|
|Mental Health and Education Advocate at State and Federal Levels|
|Ally and advocate committed to: respecting and affirming 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, origination and others.|