LISA CROSS, CLINICAL INTERN
What makes me different:
My best hopes for my counseling sessions is for clients to feel heard and to feel capable of obtaining their goals.
Education: B.Sc Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK, 2003
Education: Dip. Therapeutic Counseling, Lotus Training for Counseling & Mindfulness, Plymouth, UK, 2017
Education: MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University, current
Special Training: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), University of Toronto OISE Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 2023
I use my knowledge of Person-Centered, Mindfulness Based, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Techniques to address Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have special training in clients who have experienced sexual assault and domestic abuse.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
I characterize myself as compassionate, curious, and good-humored. Outside of counseling I enjoy spending time outside in nature which rejuvenates my mind and body, and if I’m not knee-deep in reading for my studies, you’ll find me at the gym!
My approach is Person-Centred, so this means the client is in the driving seat and I follow their lead. I trust my clients know what they want, and I enable them to feel capable to reach their goals. I use Solution-Focused techniques to highlight client’s strengths and help them find the deeper meaning of what is important to them, and some Mindfulness techniques to help raise awareness of what is happening in the present moment.
American Counseling Association