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Lisa O'Grady


Lisa is a Registered Psychotherapist with 28+ yrs of experience working with at-risk families, children, youth and adults with trauma, addiction and mental health issues. She has worked in community, residential and hospital settings. She has extensive experience working with children who are sexually acting out and children who have witnessed violence.

Lisa has worked with Coast Salish First Nations while living in B.C. and extensive experience working with First Nations children from Northern Ontario. She has participated in training around understanding the impact of colonization and integrating traditional healing into mainstream psychotherapy. She remains grateful to have been invited to participate in traditional healing practices with community elders.

Lisa has extensive training and specialties in Intercultural Counselling, Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She remains committed to on-going professional training to ensure that she is practicing competently and ethically. Her education includes training in Somatic Experiencing, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy. Lisa offers treatment for anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma, depression, intrusive thoughts and compulsions, panic attacks, excessive worry, insomnia, grief/loss, addictions and concurrent disorders. Her work with children has often focused on sexual abuse, behavioral issues, problems at school and family conflict.

Lisa’s approach is client-centered and integrative. Through the creation of a strong and safe connection, she can help you gain insight, change unhelpful behaviors, develop new skills, and remove some of the obstacles that stand in the way of living a more fulfilling and meaningful life. She will work collaboratively with you to choose the therapeutic approach that best meets your needs.

​Lisa works with First Nations children 6 - 12 and adults aged 21 and older.

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