Lissa (they, them) began practicing meditation and mindful movement guided by the teachings of Buddhism in 2008 and identifies practice as a deep form of love and care. Lissa studies in the Sotō Zen and Theravada Buddhism traditions and is particularly interested in the intersections of dharma, justice, and embodied radical care. Lissa is certified to teach mindfulness meditation, yoga, qigong, and interplay.

Lissa has over twelve years of experience in nursing and mental health and is an integrative mental health nurse practitioner who believes in offering services from a holistic and decolonized perspective. Lissa’s offerings include somatic-based psychotherapy, mindfulness movement/meditation, coaching, somatic anti-racism, communal and ancestral practices, functional medicine, and psychopharmacology.

Lissa shares practices that are compassionate, social and racial justice-oriented, and trauma-responsive for the wellness and liberation of all beings. Lissa is particularly moved to work with populations less likely to have exposure or access to contemplative practices.

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For additional information about Lissa’s approach and experience and to schedule an initial telehealth consultation visit for those seeking care, see the offerings and coaching pages.

To learn more about Lissa’s writing, please visit this page.

If you are interested in having Lissa join your group/organization to offer a training, workshop, consultation work, and/or contribute a written piece, please fill out this form.

All the ways to connect with Lissa and their offerings are listed here.