Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University – PsyD, Clinical/Rehabilitation Psychology
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University – MA Clinical, Psychology
University of Pennsylvania – BA, Psychology
Lisa received her BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate in clinical psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in 1997. Lisa has been the director of parent support at Mountain Valley since 2019. Prior to becoming the director of parent support, Lisa was the founder of a health and wellness center for teen and tween girls in Syosset, Long Island called Oh My Girls. Lisa is also trained in rehabilitation psychology and has worked for many years as a cognitive remediation coach in New York City with individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injuries.
Lisa is trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) treatment and is passionate about providing both psychoeducation and support to parents raising anxious children. She joined the team at Mountain Valley following her youngest daughter’s treatment at MV in the fall of 2018 having seen how transformative the residential experience at Mountain Valley could be and also recognizing the importance of the parallel process for parents while their child is doing the hard work on campus.
Lisa and her husband Jeff have three young adult children and two dogs. They raised their family in Long Island, New York and moved back to New York City in 2021. They spend their downtime hiking, paddle boarding and enjoying the outdoors all four seasons in the Berkshires in Massachusetts where their eldest son is the head chef of one of their favorite restaurants.