Good day and many blessings to you!
My first name is Lisa Robin. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of Kentucky (license #261241) and have been serving in the mental health field professionally for four years (practicum, internships, job site placement and private practice establishment). Prior to this, I spent many years advocating for mental health policy reforms and service accessibility for all at local, state, national, and global levels. Wellness is my passion and supportive transformative counseling is my life purpose and soul’s calling. I am Native American from the Dakotah and Mamaceqtaw Peoples. I walk on, what is known in my cultures, the Red Road (positive way) in Wellbriety (wellness + sobriety). I believe in recovery, in each human being’s ability to create balance and harmony within themselves, and that we are all in this together (interconnected and interrelated). My honored Mohican Elder, Don Coyhis has taught me, “When one suffers, we all suffer and when one thrives, we all thrive.” I genuinely care about seeing others becoming their best self and living their most fulfilling life!
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
I received my Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from Murray State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program on May 13, 2017, wherein I graduated with a 4.0/4.0 gpa and with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude). I am certified in multiple areas of trauma: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), and Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) all from the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). I hold a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license (#262066) in the State of Kentucky, am working toward permanent license, and am under supervision currently while doing so. Additionally, I am certified in Native American Wellbriety, which is a 12 Step recovery approach utilizing the Medicine Wheel addressing addiction and Native historical trauma. I certified as a Sexual Offender Treatment Provider (SOTP). I can provide individual counseling with those involved in sexual offense; however, I cannot submit documentation to the courts at this time; for, I need further supervision to become registered in the State of Kentucky to do so. Prior to opening my private practice, Lisa Robin Sanford dba Sacred Break Throughs, I worked at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility providing individual, group and family therapy; was a regional coordinator for the Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs Behavioral Health Division; and was a Consumer and Family Experience Team advocate for Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery. I also designed and implemented a 10-week Character Counts course curriculum for Main Street Youth.
I appreciate that at times one may need assistance through counsel to activate internal resources. The skills and knowledge within you may seem hidden, elusive, and even unobtainable. However, they are there within you. I believe in our children and youth as our future, and that each person is the expert of their own life with strengths to build upon. I do not view others as broken, rather capable of creating more choices through increased self-awareness. I approach counseling as a partnership with each client, meeting you exactly where you are in each given moment without judgment and creating a safe space for transformation to occur. My role as your counselor will be to provide opportunities for your exploration, enlightenment, and empowerment. I utilize present moment experiencing through an assorted array of interventions and authentic experimentations to increase solutions and decrease distress. There is nothing in life more rewarding than being a part of another’s growth as they learn to create nurturing relationships with self and others, positive experiences outside of themselves, and begin living a thriving way of life full of abundance, joy, and beauty.
HOW I CAN HELP
I will offer you a safe, non-judgmental, authentic atmosphere; take the time to really listen to, get to know, and validate you and your life experiences; and assist you with determining your strengths, limitations, goals, objectives, and desired outcomes so that we can effectively co-create a pathway for your transformative personal journey. It is an exciting adventure and I am most appreciative that you have invited me to come along. Thank you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPCC #261241 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Lisa Robin is a true asset! We are so grateful for her!
Lisa Robin responds about receiving a message even if she doesn’t have time at that moment to reply in detail. She balances listening, “tough love” and tries to get me to reflect on things as opposed to just trying to say something to temporarily make me feel better. She tries to get me to do the work myself.
Lisa is a great person. I get along well with her.
Working with Lisa was one of the best decisions I've ever made!! I was so skeptical about online therapy but actually, it turned out to be amazing. Having the ability to chat and video call made me feel like she was always there for me. I felt supported and encouraged to make the necessary changes to work through my anxieties and low points. Her kind and compassionate manner let me express my fears and emotions without feeling judged. I'm so thankful for her and our sessions together that really helped me through a tough period in my life!
I have been working with Lisa for a few months now, and I am in a much better place than where I was. I am starting to feel more worthy, and trust myself more! She shows me that I can trust myself to find answers to my problems! I feel comfortable confiding in her, and I feel genuine compassion and caring from her when we speak. I can't say enough good things about her.
She is very kind,patient, and listens to you. If ypu dont understand on something, she explains it to you in another way.
She is the perfect match. I can say absolutely anything without fear of judgment. In just a few months, she has helped me make a great deal of tangible progress. Her help is so crucial and valuable.
Lisa is amazing especially for me. I am so glad that teen counseling paired us together.
Lisa Robin has been absolutely wonderful! I’ve only worked with her for a few months, and I’m already seeing such amazing progress in myself from the time I started therapy to now. She is so empathetic, kind, and encouraging. She is not afraid to challenge me, but she always does it in a way that values my needs first and foremost. I could not speak more highly of my experience thus far!
she is a great and understanding woman, truly. she really does listen and provides really great resources and skills to help. If you're looking for someone who you can feel totally safe and without judgement, but who will still listen and understand and provide constructive help, she's a really good fit.
Lisa is AMAZING. I never expected to be paired with a counselor as wonderful as her.
Lisa Robin has been such a blessing to my life. She listens attentively and is goal oriented. I feel very confident in the progress we are making.
Lisa has been very present to me during this process.
She has given me great resources and a plan to help me with my addiction .
I’m very thankful to have her during this time.
Lisa Robin has been very helpful with my marriage goals and working through conflict with my spouse. She is considerate and respectful to both of us while helping us focus on the goals we have.
It's not been very long since I have been assigned to her and I can say that I'm starting to learn a lot it's nice to know that whatever I tell gets a thoughtful response with respect
I have never done therapy before and I think one of my biggest fears was feeling like my therapist might look at me a certain way or judge me but Lisa makes me feel the exact opposite. I feel comfortable opening up and being able to work on things with her. I have had a great first experience with her.