- Integrative mental health care services:
- Mindfulness meditation instruction for individuals, families, and groups as well as for adolescents and adults. See this page for guided practices.
- 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.
- Instruction on integrating anti-racism, decolonization, and social justice practices skillfully in daily life as well as co-creation of forms of care for wounds associated with complex, intergenerational, race- and oppression-based trauma.
- Yoga (philosophy; flow, gentle, yin, restorative, chair), Qigong (moving meditation elemental flow), Mindful movement instruction, and Embodied Play (improvisational modalities) taught in an inclusive way for all bodies and abilities.
All sessions are Virtual Video sessions presently due to COVID-19
WORKING WITH LISSA:
SCHEDULING VIRTUAL TELEHEALTH SESSIONS
Lissa is available to offer coaching, psychotherapy, and mental health medication monitoring services via telehealth. Please schedule a free 20-minute video consultation if you are interested in engaging in care. Online booking can be done here by clicking on the new client tab.
Intake paperwork will need to be completed prior to the consultation visit. The intake form is comprehensive related to the interconnectedness of the body, mind/heart, and spirit; please take your time to complete it.
Embodied Heart Mind is currently in-network with New Jersey insurance plans BCBS (excluding Horizon NJ Health), Cigna, and Medicare. A superbill can be provided for out of network plans. Insurance does not cover coaching, mindfulness, or movement services but may be available for psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluation, or medication monitoring sessions.
WHAT IS COACHING?
Coaching is at the heart of the services offered at Embodied Heart Mind. To learn more about coaching, click here.
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. Clients seeking care can see the steps above under scheduling a telehealth visit for details on how to connect with Lissa.
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 holistic and integrative care, psychotropic medication monitoring, psychotherapy, group facilitation, coaching, mindful movement (yoga, qigong, improvisation) and meditation instruction. Lissa is presently in a training for certified functional medicine coaching, which focuses on addressing the root causes of dis-ease.
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, community, and virtual settings.
Lissa has experience with a broad range of mental health presentations including but not limited to depression, anxiety, panic, mood disorder, complicated bereavement, psychosis, post-traumatic stress, complex trauma, and substance use recovery.
Lissa is trained and experienced in many therapeutic approaches including Indigenous focusing-oriented therapy (IFOT), cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion-focused therapy, trauma-informed care, and strength-based and person-centered approaches.
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 feels like it is essential for clients to feel like they play an active role in their care and works collaboratively with clients in developing interventions that are supportive.
Lissa provides inclusive, culturally responsive, and social-justice oriented therapeutic approaches. All are welcome including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), gender queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and part of the LGBTQIA2+ communities. Those with visible and invisible disabilities are welcome. Those who are empaths, artists, and highly sensitive folx are welcome. Come as you are.
Deepest thanks and gratitude to you.