My name is Lisa Hjelmstad, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, LAC. I bring to my practice more than thirty years of experience working in the field of mental health, addictions, criminal justice social work, and child protection. I offer intervention services to treat trauma (PTSD, childhood, emotional, and developmental), addictions (pornography, sexual, internet sex, relationships, substance use, and gambling), co-occurring disorders and sexual behavioral concerns (addictions, infidelity, sexual abuse, compulsions). I specialize in trauma informed co-occurring services using Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I apply cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, multi-systemic, developmental theory, functional family therapy and integrated family and systems principles to engage patients in the recovery process. Individual addiction counseling, family systems work, group therapy, group psychoeducation and wellness activities contribute to the recovery process. I evaluate and treat both adolescents and adults.
In addition, the framework for recovery includes: evaluation and comprehensive assessment; addiction recovery groups (relapse prevention, stimuli awareness, step work, and recovery planning groups); relapse prevention planning and skills development; discharge planning; sexual health education and consultation; motivational-enhancement therapy; family education and therapy; nutritional counseling; trauma assessment, education and therapy; on site access to peer support meetings, including SA/SAA, Pure Desire, and Men's Pathway Through Relationships.
I am a Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Program Educator and Emotionally Focused trained family therapist offering premarital and marriage workshops and counseling services. I offer Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and DAC evaluations for those working with their employers to resolve the return to duty process for both DOT and Non-DOT safety sensitive positions. I am a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional under DOT regulations.
As a clinical social worker, I use evidence based practices and mutual relationship to help enhance social functioning and create more manageability for others seeking assistance. I believe in creating an opportunity for healing by offering care, support, validation and respect. Healing and self directed change occurs within a therapeutic relationship between myself and the individual(s) seeking assistance. The relationship and healing process is governed by both the science (knowledge) and art of intervention (skill) and is constantly evolving to reflect the outcome and growth one wishes to experience.
Psychotherapy offers an opportunity for teaching, learning, and healing, not only for patients, but for myself and my practice. I am honored to have the opportunity on a daily basis to grow with those courageous individuals who are creating greater wellness and care in their lives. Healing is measured by changes in thinking, feeling, and being.
I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, addressing overall physical, emotional, mental, spiritual well being and balance. Healing and change in any one individual impacts a larger community as well. I welcome the opportunity to participate in impacting your community in a meaningful way.
We have many influences, barriers, or challenges that can create distress or wounds in our life. Sometimes we just need support to make small adjustments to be better equipped to handle these stressors; other times we need to establish a safe relationship in which to heal from deep seated losses and injuries. I am excited about the prospect of working with you in either capacity for healing and wellness.
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"It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable—he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated." Leo Tolstoy