Lisa Colella, MSW, BCS, LCSW
Psychotherapist & Board Certified Sexologist
Lisa is a native of New York who relocated to NC to join her spouse at Camp Lejeune in 2002. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Sexologist. She integrates a variety of evidence-based modalities to help clients address unhealthy thoughts, and deep emotions, and make lasting changes to patterns of behavior. She believes overall wellness can be achieved when individuals become more aware of the circumstances that have shaped their identity and contribute to symptoms of distress, including issues with intimacy, sensuality, sexual identity, couple's intimate connection.
She holds a Master of Social Work and a certification in Mental Health, Addiction, and Families from Tulane University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Crisis Intervention from Liberty University. Lisa has over 10 years of experience providing services to combat-injured veterans and their families who grapple with the impacts of physical disabilities, invisible injuries, and intimacy issues. She holds a certification in Military Matters from the University of South Carolina which she uses to assist clients to make meaning of their lived military experiences, to identifying positive strengths, healthy support systems, and coping skills.
She offers a warm, empathetic, empowering, and non-judgmental environment where clients have the freedom and safety to process their lived experiences. Her areas of expertise include Traumatic Brain Injury, complex PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, childhood trauma, life transitions, grief, and non-traditional loss. Her goal is to empower clients through self-reflection to engage in positive choices that allow meaningful change in all aspects of their lives.