Marriage & Family Therapist | MA, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR Trained, SEP, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Meet Lisa Renda Trauma Specialist
Do you need hope that your life can improve? Are you having the same go-no-where arguments with the ones you love? The best thing I can do for clients is to help them feel hopeful as they discover greater satisfaction in their personal and sexual relationships. I believe that we each have personal strengths we can use to improve our problems. I can help you to find and use your strengths to get un-stuck. My goal is for you to feel empathically supported in your quest for more joy and peace.
I have personal experience living in relationships affected by PTSD, ADHD, and addiction. I passionately support and educate clients around these concerns. I also counsel people living with sexual addiction concerns. I find joy in my work as clients move towards greater peace and hope in their lives.
I am trained in EMDR and am a certified sexual addiction therapist with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I am currently working towards my certification for Somatic Experiencing, a Somatic type of therapy to release trauma from the body. I currently serve as an AAMFT approved supervisor Candidate and am on the staff of Northpointe Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse recovery. I am passionate about attachment, Trauma, and neurobiology, and how they each have an impact on how we recover from trauma and addiction, particularly process addictions.
In my relaxing hours, I enjoy sleeping out in the Southern Utah wilderness to see the beautiful stars, hiking, kayaking, and reading historical fiction. Most of all loving my beautiful grandkids. I try to set a little time aside for some volunteer passion projects such as working at Encircle in Saint George. On the horizon, I hope to do more gardening and travel.