Lisa Fischer, PhD, ABPP

Licensed and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Licensed and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist Licensed and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Individual Psychotherapy

I often tell my clients they are doing a nice thing for themselves by going to psychotherapy. One does not need to wait for a difficulty to arise as a motivator to enter therapy. Participating in therapy sessions can bring greater in-depth personal exploration and better, more fulfilling relationships with others.

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. When indicated, both need regular periodic visits to skilled professionals. In this culture, it is easier to go our family doctor for physical ailments than go to a mental health professional for personal issues. Psychotherapy has more negative stereotypes associated with it than other health professions. This need not be so.

In order to be a more effective therapist, I regularly partake in weekly, open-ended individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy myself. I recognize how powerful and cathartic it is to have your thoughts and feelings heard by an objective professional clinician with a trained ear in a safe and nonjudgemental environment.

We, human beings, have unlimited capacity to grow. Psychotherapy is a long respected profession. One way we can honor our humaness is by validating our emotions — that can be achieved in therapy sessions with the right therapist.

Patient Testimonials (unsolicited)

  • "Lisa, thank you for all that you have gave with understanding, not merely out of duty. My days are changed for the better by your kindhearted hand. Upon your confidence in me, I now proudly stand!"
  • "Dr. Fischer...your work has made a huge difference in my life and I am very grateful to have found you. You were a big part of my ability to implement many of the positive changes in my life this year."
  • "Dr. Fischer, I just wanted to thank you for the impact you have had on my life. I have never trusted a doctor as much as I do you, which I credit to your genuine desire to help me, help myself. I really do not think there are enough words to express how grateful I am to have you in my life!"
  • "Dr. Fischer, I believe that without the help I received from you over the past year, I would not be capable of meeting all of the demands this event [death of loved one] has, not surprisingly, placed on me. For that I am very grateful to, and thankful for you."
  • "Hi Dr. Fischer...the effort you have put in to helping me, showing me ways to get out of my own head and stop being so self absorbed, paid off big this week. I now know for sure that I can actually work in the industry I love and carry myself in a professional manner. That makes me very happy."
  • "You have been instrumental in helping me gain perspective and are, by far, the best therapist I've ever been to. I have changed a ton internally in the last year and half or so I've been seeing you. I want to thank you deeply for that. It's been worth every penny."