Lisa Ehlers, M.ED., LCSW
My first career, and still love today, is teaching. I began teaching elementary school in 1992. In 2011, after going through some bumps in the road on my journey in life, I felt led to leave the elementary school setting, and go back to school to pursue teaching and serving in another capacity, through social work. In 2013, I graduated from Kennesaw State University with my Master's in Social Work. Since then I have earned my license in Clinical Social Work in the state of Georgia. I have extensive experience working with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health centers, in home counseling, hospitals, homeless shelters, transitional housing, and treatment and recovery centers. In addition, I continue to use my teaching skills to train others on social work topics in a variety of settings.
In my practice, I use a variety of techniques to assist individuals, couples, families, and groups through the therapy process. My approach is eclectic, although it is predominantly CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and strengths based. I work with each individual to find an approach that best fits their need. Whether it is with grief, loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, school stress, parenting challenges, substance use/abuse, or an LBGTQIA ally.....I am here to help and support you.
Our journey in life can be challenging at times. We all need someone that is there to walk alongside us as we navigate through those challenging times, as well as to celebrate with us in those moments of triumph.
My goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment to help facilitate positive change, and to help my clients go from merely surviving to thriving.