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”

Speciality Issues:


Alcohol/Substance Abuse

Anger and Stress Management

Addiction Specialist


Borderline Personality Issues

Eating Disorders

Oppositional Defiance Disorder/Conduct Disorder
Parenting Issues
Post Traumatic Stress/Trauma

Suicide Thoughts

Treatment Approach includes:​
Trauma Focused

Cognitive Behavioral and/or Reality based theory and intervention