Offerings & Scheduling

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Offerings include:

    • Integrative mental health care services:
      • Integrative Psychotherapy (50 minute session)
      • Wellness and Embodied Mindfulness Coaching (30 or 50 min. session)
      • Mindful Qigong, Yoga, &/or Improvisational Movement by donation (30 min. session)
    • Mindfulness meditation instruction for individuals, families, and groups as well as for children, adolescents, and adults.
    • Guidance on bringing mindfulness, compassion and other heart practices into daily life to navigate stress, grief, loss, loneliness, sadness, fear, shame, perfectionism, reactivity, and anger as well as to support well-being.
    • InterPlay (improvisational group modality), Yoga (flow, gentle, yin, restorative, chair), Qigong (moving meditation five elements flow), & Mindful movement instruction taught in an inclusive way for all bodies and abilities.

All sessions are Virtual Video or Phone sessions presently due to COVID-19

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Working with Lissa:

SCHEDULING Virtual Telehealth Individual Sessions
Lissa is available to offer the services listed above presently. Please schedule a session if you are in need of support. Please note that Lissa is not currently accepting new clients for medication monitoring.

Online booking can be done here by clicking on the new client tab. Intake paperwork and a free telephone/video consultation will need to be completed for psychotherapy or coaching sessions. The intake form is comprehensive related to the interconnectedness of the body, mind/heart, and spirit; please take your time to complete it.

RATES/INSURANCE
Pricing details are here including a sliding scale COVID-19 rate.

Insurance does not cover coaching, mindfulness, or movement services but may be available for integrative psychotherapy sessions. Embodied Heart Mind is currently in-network with certain plans with Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, Optum, and Oxford. Please check that your plan accepts Telehealth services at this time. For out of network plans, a superbill can be provided.

EMERGENCY NEEDS
In case of emergency, please go to your local emergency room or call 911. In less urgent situations, contact your local crisis screening center –click here for a list of screening centers in NJ or here for a more comprehensive list of treatment centers nationally. More comfortable texting? Reach out to Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741 if in crisis).

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LISSA’S BACKGROUND:
Lissa is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and advanced practice nurse (APN-C) as well as a certified yoga, qigong, and mindfulness teacher who can provide mental health services to people of all ages. Lissa has experience offering a variety of services including psychiatric evaluation, psychotropic medication monitoring, integrative psychotherapy, coaching, mindful movement (yoga, qigong, improvisational) and meditation instruction.

Lissa has worked as a Registered Nurse since 2008 and as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2016. Lissa’s experience has focused primarily on the treatment of adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community settings. Lissa has experience with a broad range of psychiatric presentations including depression, anxiety, panic, mood disorder, psychosis, attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD), post-traumatic stress (PTSD), complex trauma, and substance use disorders. Lissa has also trained in holistic approaches to care for mental health symptoms including nutrition and integrative medicine practices, mindfulness practices, as well as therapeutic approaches including indigenous focusing-oriented therapy (IFOT), cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion-focused therapy, attachment-focused play therapy, trauma-informed care, and strength-based and person-centered approaches.

Lissa strongly believes in treating people holistically, focusing on the whole person and body, and prescribes medications in a conservative, effective, and safe manner when medications are indicated in care. Lissa believes that psychotherapy is an important component of treatment and centers helping you to develop skills that will aid you with stress management, strengthening of coping techniques, and incorporation of self-care practices into your regular routine.

Developing a positive therapeutic relationship with clients is very important. It is Lissa’s goal to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate approach that allows clients to feel safe. Lissa provides culturally inclusive care and LGBTQIA2 GNC + affirming therapy approaches. Lissa feels like it is essential for clients to feel like they play an active role in their mental health treatment and works collaboratively with clients in developing their treatment goals and interventions.

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Scheduling Other Offerings:
Lissa is available to offer facilitation and consultation for groups and organizations as well as to engage in freelance writing. Please fill out this form  if you are interested in discussing these kinds of opportunities.