Carla M Lisio

Carla M Lisio

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, afternoon, evening, & weekend online therapy appointments only (updated March 25, 2020)

Offers Online Therapy

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Major life transitions
  • Early adulthood challenges/stressors

Professional statement

Carla Lisio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dobbs Ferry, New York, who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships and identity development and growth. She works with individuals, especially those in their twenties and early thirties, as well as couples and adolescents. Carla brings a supportive, compassionate and strengths-based approach to her work. With psychoanalytic training at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, she uses the therapeutic relationship as a primary tool for change.

Carla works with clients who are experiencing elevated levels of anxiety or depression, which may be related to a history of trauma in their lives or a present difficulty with a major life transition. Through a combination of insight-oriented and solutions-focused work, her clients uncover their strengths, build resiliency and disrupt patterns of thinking and behavior that hold them back. In addition, she can help her clients incorporate daily techniques, such as grounding and breathing exercises, to navigate distressing thoughts and situations as they arise. 

In addition to traditional psychotherapy, Carla offers leadership coaching for not-for –profit professionals. With training at Columbia University Business School and experience in not for profit leadership, Carla mentors young professionals assuming positions of influence and authority.  

Carla’s work is person-centered, as she strongly believes that everyone who visits her has the innate capacity to create positive change in their own lives. She looks forward to meeting you, and working with you on your unique journey.

Message to clients

I love the work that I do. I have deep respect for my clients and the transformational process of therapy. If you are considering therapy, you are likely experiencing some level of distress. Don’t let that continue. Give me a call and let’s get started. I look forward to hearing from you.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or frightening events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing accidents, natural disasters, or sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Major life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Early adulthood challenges/stressors - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

General expertise


Carla Lisio is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

Carla can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Dobbs Ferry practice

369 Ashford Avenue

Suite F

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

  • Mon 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Cornell University, BA in Psychology, 1986
Columbia University, MS in Social Work, 1988
Columbia University, Certificate in Not For Profit Leadership, 2011
Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Candidate in Advanced Analytic program – present


  • English

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