What I Do

I am a caring, supportive and genuine therapist who works to understand people as individuals and will help clients explore their emotional health from a holistic perspective, including mind, body and soul.   I work from an eclectic and client tailored perspective acknowledging that thoughts affect our feelings and behaviors, and that supportive relationships can motivate individual change.  I focus on increasing acceptance and compassion, using emotional expression, self awareness and action.  I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and open space to discuss dreams, feelings and goals and to begin accomplishing growth in areas identified.    I emphasize the therapeutic values of empathy, authenticity, and validation, and believe in the ability of humans to heal themselves and to become fully actualized through personal insight.  I know that change can be a difficult process, but I encourage clients to take that next step with my professional support and guidance— it is more than worth it!

With 6.5 years of experience helping people achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in life, I have worked in community mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment centers, hospitals, and vocational programs that have prepared me to work collaboratively with clients in the following specialized areas:

-Self Esteem

-Relationship issues and Communication

-Adjustments and Transitions in Life

-Depression and Anxiety

-Substance Abuse / Dependence


-Health, Wellness and Life Counseling

-Career Counseling

– Stress Management

-Grief and Loss

-Women’s Issues

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York.  I received my Master of Arts and Master of Education Degrees in Counseling Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University with an emphasis on multiculturalism and client centered counseling.  I am a Certified Cognitive Remediation Specialist, and a Certified Holistic Health Coach after training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  I have additional training in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, Mindfulness, and Women’s Counseling.

It is my pleasure to announce that I am officially accepting private practice therapy clients in Haverford, Pa at Main Line Counseling and Wellness Center, and in Philadelphia, PA.  I will be providing individual, couples and group counseling and can be contacted at (215) 469-1855, lisaresnicktherapy@gmail.com, for a free phone consultation.   I truly believe in the work that I am doing and know that my clients benefit from my warmth, guidance and expertise.

Additionally I will be running workshops throughout the Philadelphia region on topics such as: eating and emotions, creativity, and the mind body connection.  Please contact me to be added to my newsletter so that you can receive monthly updates about my events or if you would like to set up a workshop event.

“nothing can bring you peace, but yourself” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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