Lisa  Curtis

Lisa Curtis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in White Plains and Online practice (updated January 29, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Substance use
  • Life coaching
  • Self-esteem
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Lisa Curtis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, and Life Coach in White Plains, New York. She specializes in grief, loss, and trauma, substance use disorders, and general anxiety concerns.

Lisa predominantly works from a coaching lens, where she helps clients enact positive changes in their own lives. People may come to her when they’ve tried to make lasting shifts but are struggling to maintain them; other times, they’re carving out their general sense of purpose when the dust has settled after a major life transition. Her approach is goal-driven, holding clients accountable in a warm, nonjudgmental way on the markers they’ve set for themselves. 

When working with clients for substance use disorders, Lisa uses her background and training in Motivational Interviewing to help clients identify the reasons they want to make changes in their lives, and supports them as they make organic progress towards their goals. She understands that recovery is a unique process for everyone, and she helps clients navigate the stages of change on their own journey.

Lisa’s office is located a quick walk from both the White Plains train station and bus terminal, where she looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

My work as a coach has been informed by my practice as a therapist. Too frequently my clients came to me with regrets about decisions they made early in life. I want to help you make choices and changes now that reflect your core values, so that when you look back, you realize you've lived a life full of joy, authenticity and deep satisfaction. 


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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Lisa Curtis 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: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

White Plains practice

445 Hamilton Avenue

Suite 1102

White Plains, NY 10601


  • Mon 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online (NYC) practice


  • Mon 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice,1995 - Present
St. Vincent's Hospital, Maxwell Institute, 1995 - 2006
Purchase College, BS, 1987
Columbia University, MSSW