Beach Counseling Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Call Us: (757) 233-1500
Lisa McDowell, LPC, LSATP
My philosophy is "let's get real"! Everyone has the ability within themselves to change, sometimes it just takes a little support and guidance to get there.
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner. She has over 15 years of experience in treating teenagers and adults.
She specializes in treating oppositional defiant and conduct disorder, bi-polar disorder and borderline personality traits as well as all substance related diagnoses. Lisa provides both mental health and substance abuse counseling for both teens and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents with significant behavioral issues, substance abuse, cutting behaviors and eating disorders.
Lisa has conducted Clinical Training Presentations that include: “
Treating Difficult Teens”
“Motivating Adolescents to Change”
“Neurological Effects of Substances on Adolescents”
“Assisting Parents with Defiant and Difficult Children ”
“Teens and Drugs: What Parent’s Need to Know”
"Parenting for the Drug Free Years"
"What is Self-Harm?"
“Adolescent Brain Development and Addictions”
Anger and Stress Management
Borderline Personality Issues
Oppositional Defiance Disorder/Conduct Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress/Trauma
Treatment Approach includes:
Cognitive Behavioral and/or Reality based theory and intervention