Lisa Stewart, MSW, MJ, LSWAIC, SUDPT
Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate
Lisa's specialty areas:
- Individual Adults
- Children (age 13 and above)
- Relationships / Marriage / Premarital / Dating
- Anxiety and Panic
- Parenting Challenges
- Life Transitions (new baby, empty nest, divorce)
- Grief and Loss
- Substance Use
- Living with Serious Illness
When I'm working with you, I really partner with you. I help by working together as a team to achieve the goals you entrust me to assist you with. In addition to the specialty areas listed above, people often seek me out to learn to tolerate stress, manage strong emotions, and deal with the tougher aspects of life. I'm also often sought after to provide help with improving the effectiveness of my client's personal and professional relationships. Together we discover how to bring into your life more meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and joy.
I also help you identify obstacles and select strategies that will help you to live your best life. You'll learn skills to navigate current situations, with one of my own goals being for the individuals and couples I work with to exit therapy prepared and empowered to address future challenges without my help (though I'm always here if you wish to return!). My approach is best described as client-centered, solution-focused, and pragmatic. If as a therapist I have made myself obsolete by empowering you to no longer need my assistance, I've done my job!
My professional studies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through the Beck Institute and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech, a subsidiary of the Linehan Institute. My couples therapy training is in the Gottman Method through the Gottman Institute. Additionally, I have used the Common Elements Treatment Approach at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, a Master of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Washington School of Law, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington School of Social Work.
When not working I can found listening to music, attending the theater, reading, taking walks, and spending time with family, friends, and pets.
*I'm also one of those rare therapists who loves working on weekends, so please know that I may have Saturday openings.
I would love to be the one to help you so I welcome you reaching out to our intake coordinator, Makenzie, to set up an intake call with her.