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Lisa Piccininni, MHC Intern

Message from Lisa

I believe that taking care of our mental health can be incredibly challenging. Likewise, beginning the journey to work on ourselves and live life more authentically can take enormous effort. For these reasons, I believe in taking small but meaningful steps throughout the therapeutic process to make gradual changes at a pace that feels comfortable for my clients. I am passionate about making sure that my clients feel heard, validated, supported, and empowered in our sessions and never feel as though they must continue to struggle alone. I also feel strongly about the bidirectional relationship between our minds and bodies, and I believe in the importance of self-care and better understanding that relationship to improve our well-being. I have had significant experience in working with a wide range of personalities and individuals with different backgrounds and past experiences. I am passionate about taking a person-centered approach to best support the development and growth of my clients in various areas of their lives. I prefer to individualize the way I work with each client and collaboratively determine which therapeutic methods will work best to help them achieve their goals. I often incorporate techniques from CBT as well as psychodynamic theory to help my clients build healthy coping strategies and create new habits and behaviors, while we work together to discover the origin and causes of their current challenges and maladaptive thoughts or behaviors. It is of the utmost importance to me that I provide a space for my clients where they feel safe to present their most authentic selves and explore all of their thoughts, emotions, and feelings without the fear of judgment or consequences. Therapy is an incredible investment toward taking care of ourselves, and I couldn't be happier that you're here!

About Lisa's practice



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In-person available: Yes

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Body Image


Eating Patterns or Eating Disorders

Food-Related Stress

LGBTQIA-Related Stress


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Get to Know Lisa

"Lisa is a warm and inviting clinician who tailors her approach to each of her client's needs. She cultivates safe space with awareness and intention."

Margaret Rau, LMSW, MSW, Colleague

"Lisa has a soothing voice that allows one to feel calm, heard, and seen. She is attentive and open to different perspectives."

Greiny Rodriguez, MS, LMSW, Colleague

"Lisa is a thoughtful listener who allows her clients to express their feelings in a receptive and welcoming environment. Her calm demeanor allows her to show empathy in any situation."

Brian Marriott-Molloy, MHC Intern, Colleague

"Lisa is a kind and compassionate therapist who creates a warm and safe space for her client to explore their concerns authentically. She works collaboratively with her clients to create individualized goals to lead her client to live more meaningful lives. "

Jill Mooney, MHC Clinical Intern , Colleague

"Lisa is a kind, flexible, and genuine provider, who creates a safe space for clients to explore all parts of themselves and feel fully seen and accepted."

Kate Jamison, MHC Intern, Colleague

"Lisa is a kind, warm clinician, offering a comfortable environment for growth and change for clients and colleagues alike. Her style is integrative and inviting for clients of varying needs."

Cristina Shea, MS, LMSW, Colleague

"Lisa is a warm and curious provider. She provides a safe space for clients to explore their inner dynamics. Lisa is interested in working with children, adolescence and those struggling with eating disorders as well as self esteem issues."

Artur Lebiedzinski, MA, MHC-LP, Colleague

"Lisa is a genuine and skilled clinician who creates a safe holding environment for clients to explore their experiences. She exudes kindness and compassion in her therapeutic relationships."

Miri Kassow - LMSW, Colleague

"Lisa is an empathic, nonjudgmental, and compassionate therapist who is an excellent fit for those that are struggling with anxiety and regulating moods."

Mr. David Diaz, Colleague

"Lisa’s genuineness and authenticity creates a safe place to explore your inner thoughts. Her commitment to her clients’ growth is admirable. "

Blair Luedke, Colleague

"Lisa's compassion for others and passion for her work creates a space for clients that is unmatched. She is a collaborative and authentic clinician who invites clients to be supported and validated. "

Rachel Moses, Colleague

"Lisa utilizes their vast knowledge of clinical insight to support her clients. She takes a calm and nurturing approach to work with her clients, allowing you to feel welcomed and supported. Lisa will go above and beyond to support her work! "

Mr. Kyle William McEvoy, Colleague

"Lisa is a kind, genuine, compassionate clinician. She is inquisitive, always asking questions to ensure she is understanding & using the best approaches with her clients. "

Mrs. Maria Pietruszka, Colleague

"Lisa is a compassionate therapist who offers a nonjudgmental space for clients to explore and process their experiences, utilizing a warm and flexible approach."

David Stahler, Colleague

"Lisa is an empathetic and very skilled clinician. She is dedicated to creating a safe and accepting environment for clients to authentically explore."

Miles Willis - Clinical Intern, Colleague

"Lisa leverages her clinical expertise to provide invaluable support to her clients. Her approach is calm and nurturing and fosters a sense of acceptance and encouragement. She always goes the extra mile to to ensure her clients receive the utmost support!"

Amanda Fogel - Clinical Intern, Colleague

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

With my clients, I am always committed to offering support and a safe space where my clients do not feel judged or criticized. Therapy also requires work, and growth can rely heavily on how much effort the client is willing to put in along with the therapist. I find that therapy is a collaborative experience, and some of the best outcomes result from working together. I believe therapy can be meaningful for anyone as long as they are willing to feel uncomfortable at times in order to achieve long-term change. As far as getting started, I like to meet my clients where they are at and take therapy at a pace that works for them. If you don't feel ready to explore something yet, we can start somewhere else and potentially even arrive there organically.

What is the best part of the work for you?

One of the best parts of this work for me is connecting with others and witnessing the progress, healing, and growth that can be facilitated when we work together. I genuinely care about the well-being of my clients as well as the therapeutic relationship we develop. It is a priority to me to help my clients live authentically and discover more peace within their lives. Watching them progress toward achieving this reminds me of why this work is so important.

What led you to become a mental healthcare practitioner?

I have always felt strongly about ensuring others felt supported, heard, and validated in their feelings and experiences. During my own childhood, mental health was not spoken about often yet I recall experiencing my own emotions deeply. Throughout adolescence and adulthood, I continued to feel passionate about understanding others and offering a nonjudgemental and caring ear to those around me. As a mental healthcare provider, I remain committed to making sure my clients feel safe to explore and process their feelings, thoughts, and emotions within our work together.

How participatory are you during sessions?

I believe that therapy is about the client's experience and journey, and sessions should be reflective of that. That being said, I recognize how important it is for the client and therapist to work together to facilitate growth and change. My goal is to support my clients through any obstacles and challenges they may encounter, and I will offer them reflection and feedback when appropriate. Each client is different, so this will vary based on their needs and the relationship we build together.

From your perspective, what is therapy?

Therapy is both a space and an opportunity for clients to explore and process their thoughts, emotions, habits, behaviors, and experiences. It allows clients to feel safe to express themselves authentically while gaining a better understanding of themselves and their dynamics. As a client myself as well, I have experienced in doing such meaningful work and how enhancing our self-awareness can help improve our relationships and our experiences in our daily lives. I believe that therapy empowers us to show up for ourselves, and as a result, for others as well.