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Lisa Marie Watson, PhD
I work within a holistic, whole person framework, addressing mind, body, emotional, and spiritual interconnectedness.

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Lisa Marie Watson, PhD

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe therapy should be a safe space for healing. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, supportive, and client centered. I work within a holistic, whole person framework, addressing mind, body, emotional, and spiritual interconnectedness, to help clients discover their authentic selves, make meaning of life experiences, become empowered, and heal trauma.

Education

BA - Psychology, San Diego State University

MA - Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

PhD - Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

License Number and State

NY 023773

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

A deep sense of curiosity, and a desire to be in service to others.

What are your interests outside of work?

Holistic health and healing, advocacy for the environment, women's health, criminal justice reform, child trafficking prevention, healthcare, women's rights, animal rescue and rehabilitation, being in nature, dancing, traveling,

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Breathwork, mindfulness, exercise, time with my pets, time in nature.

What book have you read more than once?

Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das, because it's an excellent book and I wanted to take notes the second time around.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Planned Parenthood, Sandy Hook Promise, Giffords, Roadogs Rescue. Issues I am passionate about.

How do you recharge?

Time in nature, especially by, on or in water. Time with my dogs, exercise, riding my bike, roller blading.

Do you have any pets?

I have four dogs currently and used to have an animal assisted psychotherapy practice with a real farm pig named Charlie who loved macaroni and cheese, potbelly pigs, goats, and horses. I did pitbull rescue and rehab for many years and also horse rescue and rehab. At one time I had 10 dogs and 10 horses on my ranch in Colorado. Funniest story is when Charlie got out and the neighbors called the cops. I ran over with a bowl of mac and cheese and the cops died laughing and all took pictures with him.