INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE:
*Initial Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation (60 minute session)
*Medication Management with Integrative Psychotherapy (30 minute session)
*Integrative Medication Management with Integrative Psychotherapy, Meditation/Mindful Movement interventions, and Nutrition/Wellness Counseling approaches (50 minute session)
*Integrative Psychotherapy (50 minute session)
~All potential clients will need to complete intake paperwork as well as engage in a free telephone consultation–>schedule here.
OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATIONS
Lissa will begin offering in-person appointments in Ewing, NJ (on Fridays) beginning in April.
Virtual/telehealth appointments (excluding initial psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring visits) will be available beginning in April.
For pricing details, please see this page. For the services above that are reimbursable via insurance (psychiatric evaluation, medication monitoring, and psychotherapy), we will post details about insurances we accept — return to the page for updates about this. In instances where Lissa is an out of network provider, not accepting your insurance, we can provide a superbill for clients to submit to their insurance companies for possible reimbursement.
~Lissa only prescribes psychiatric medications when indicated (it’s your choice) and is conservative with regards to prescribing controlled substances. Medical clearance (including labwork) will be requested prior to prescribing medication.
MEDITATION AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT
~It is recommended that physical clearance is obtained prior to engaging in physical activity. All clients will be asked to sign a movement liability waiver.
~A variety of approaches to meditation and mindful movement exist and not each approach is appropriate for everyone. We can discuss potential options that would be a good match for your needs and your history.
~Lissa can integrate nutritional counseling into appointments to assist with improved wellness overall but for people who require detailed nutritional guidance alone, we can assist you in finding a nutritionist or dietitian who likely could better serve your needs.
PARENTS & MINORS
~At EHM, Lissa provides psychotherapy and medication monitoring to individuals over the age of 10, always exploring non-pharmacological options first. Lissa offers meditation and mindful movement interventions to people of all ages.
~For children and adolescents age 10 – 18, it is important for there to be an agreement between the client and the parents allowing Lissa to share general information about the treatment process and to gain consent for medications.
In case of emergency, please go to your local emergency room, call 911, or in less urgent situations, visit/call your local crisis screening center –click here for a list of screening centers in NJ.
Lissa is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and advanced practice nurse (APN-C) as well as a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher who can provide mental health services to people of all ages. At EHM, Lissa can offer a variety of services including psychiatric evaluation, psychotropic medication monitoring, integrative psychotherapy, mindful movement (yoga, qigong) and meditation instruction.
Lissa has worked as a Registered Nurse since 2008 and obtained a Master’s Degree to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in January 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 LGBTQIA+ 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.