Referring Providers

About Lisa Bergstraesser, LCSW

Lisa helps clients develop the skills they need to live their best life. She brings her passion for recovery and hopefulness for change into every session and believes that one of her greatest strengths is making it easy for her patients to quickly feel a sense of safety and trust. With a career dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by mindcare conditions as well as addiction, Ms. Bergstraesser takes a holistic and active approach to treatment by developing a mutually agreed upon and individualized treatment plan with clearly identified goals and objectives, so her patients can see their progress. Utilizing evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness techniques and Motivational Interviewing, along with the addition of thoughtful creativity and humor, Lisa will identify the techniques that work best for each individual and help motivate them on the path to reaching their goals.

Partial List of Specialties

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating / Other
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobia
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock

Education & Certifications

– Master in Social Work from Aldelphi University in Long Island, NY
– Post-Graduate Certification as an Addiction Specialist from Aldelphi University in Long Island, NY
– Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the State University of New York in Binghamton, NY
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina
– Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)

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