Lisa Hamilton, LCSW
My professional background is in medical, community, and nonprofit settings serving children, teens, and young adults who are living with chronic and life-threatening illness. I have helped many families through a wide range of challenges related to their health, parenting, career, academics, and relationships by providing services ranging from supportive counseling and cognitive behavioral intervention, to crisis management and bereavement support. I have worked closely with patients, parents, caregivers and multidisciplinary medical teams and have witnessed and experienced the life-changing impact of therapy.
I use a flexible approach that incorporates psychodynamic and attachment theory, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My style is compassionate and collaborative, allowing me to meet and work with clients exactly where they are.
Therapy offers the best opportunity for healing in the context of an authentic, trusting relationship with a provider who sees the client both as an individual and in relationship to their family, community, and culture. I focus on creating a safe, supportive space where clients can express themselves and explore and address the root causes of their distress.
Education and Training
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University Silver School of Social Work. I am a graduate of the Post-Master's Certificate Program in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. I have also completed training in Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills.