Lisa Mathis, LMSW

You are the master of your domain. I'm here to walk alongside you.

I view myself as a guide on your journey to self-discovery and acceptance. 

Becoming a therapist was a natural journey for me. For as long as I can remember, I have had an interest in helping people become their best possible selves. Human resiliency is amazing! It allows me to see the possible in situations that appear impossible. I enjoy walking alongside my clients in their journey and helping them see the sun and hope in situations that appear dark and hopeless.

I will always provide a space for you to be unapologetically you! I’m a good listener.

We can go as fast or as slow as you would like. 

EDUCATION

  • BS in Psychology, Grand Valley State University
  • Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University

WORKS WITH

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
"Lisa is warm, genuine, and very good at listening to your story and helping you reach your goals. Excellent with trauma and she really helps people discover new things about themselves and therapy to move toward wellness."
"Lisa is very non-judgmental and never makes assumptions about people. She wants to hear your story, always wants the best for people and is so dedicated to honoring your experiences. It feels very comfortable to talk with her."
"Excellent with DBT skills, especially mindfulness and emotional regulation. These are really helpful during all challenges, especially when managing the impact of trauma. Lisa is a wonderful person and always helpful."

Life is challenging. At some point in life, we all need help. Although I believe everyone is the expert of their own lives, it can be helpful to have a guide who can offer an alternate route or a different perspective to assist us with reaching our destination in a safer and sometimes quicker timeframe. We all need to feel heard, appreciated, and valued.

My approach to therapy is client-centered. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, accepting therapy environment where people can feel free to be themselves and express their thoughts, worries, goals, experiences, and ideas without constraints.

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

I find peace in prayer and meditation. I also enjoy sitting and taking in the beauty of this earth:  sunrise, sunset, sitting at the lake viewing the water, smelling the rain on a warm summer day. I also enjoy gardening… feeling the soil in my hands and watching life sprout a new.

FUN FACTS

  • I love cartoons and most animated movies. I’m a kid at heart.
  • I’ve been writing short fiction since elementary school and have won a couple of writing contests.

LIFE MOTTO

  • Our limitations are only what we believe them to be.
  • We are all a work in progress.