Originally from the Black Hills, Lisa returned to South Dakota after residing in St. Louis, Missouri for four years working as a counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of South Dakota. Lisa is married to an optometrist and has three sons.
While Lisa provides therapy to adults and children, her specialization is working with children and their families. She has undergone specialized coursework and supervised experience to earn the RPT-S (Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor) distinction. She is one of only a few registered play therapists in western South Dakota. Play therapy can help children adjust to life stressors such as: divorce, death, social skill deficits, ADHD, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, physical/sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters.
Lisa is a licensed mental health counselor who helps individuals overcome symptoms of:
She is a past board member of the SD Association of Play Therapy and Diabetes Incorporated. She works part time at the Rapid City location.
Adolescents, Adults, Children & Couples
Appointments with Lisa can be arranged by calling Psychological Associates at (605) 348-6500.