Lisa Renee Kirkland
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Lisa Renee Kirkland


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
California Waitlist Online
Redlands Waitlist In-person

Member spots available for the in-person therapy group addressing difficult or traumatic birth experiences; virtual group forming and beginning soon. Contact Lisa to register for these groups.

Updated March 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Lisa Kirkland is a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapy located in Redlands, CA. Lisa works with clients across the age span, from childhood to adulthood, who would like to address the negative impacts of stress, loss, grief, or trauma. Lisa specializes in supporting mothers and birthing people and their families with perinatal and postpartum issues, including birth trauma. As a doula, she understands that becoming a parent and growing a family comes with many complex emotions, and she strives to give her clients a safe space to talk about what’s on their mind.

Lisa’s approach to therapy draws heavily from mindfulness based practices. Clients learn how to grow their self-awareness and focus their attention on thought patterns, feelings, and the motivations behind their behaviors. For clients who would like to process through painful memories of traumatic experiences, Lisa facilitates Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She is a trauma-informed and strengths-based therapist who believes that a strong relationship between client and therapist is essential for the success of the client.

Lisa earned her Master’s degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a member of the EMDR International Association. She is also a speaker who educates others about addressing and reducing childbirth-related maternal trauma.

Lisa offers warm, collaborative therapy for clients both in-person and virtually as they process through their feelings and find a more comfortable balance in their lives.

Message to clients

Greetings! Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Have you been struggling to be present in your life? Are you looking for proven and effective ways to heal past trauma? Could you use the support of someone who truly understands pregnancy and postpartum issues? Contact me to set up your free consultation appointment and let's see if I can help.

A little about me and how I work: I take a mindfulness-based, integrative approach to psychotherapy. We will work together to identify your personal strengths and values, challenge negative thoughts and core beliefs, and transform suffering and trauma by reconnecting to your truest Self.

I am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapist, and I specialize in childbirth-related trauma and perinatal mental health and wellbeing for parents and families. Therapies we may utilize during your session can include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), compassion-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, and narrative therapy.

I strive to provide an empathetic and compassionate atmosphere that empowers clients to learn about themselves, grow, and improve the quality of their lives. I look forward to hearing from you and starting our work together.


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past, and resolving symptoms such as agitation, irritability, hypervigilance, flashback, fear, severe anxiety or mistrust, insomnia or nightmares, intrusive or unwanted thoughts.

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, anxiety and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women, birthing people, and families during conception, pregnancy and the postpartum period, including traumatic birth experiences.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or distressing events, such as witnessing accidents or crime, natural or war-time disasters, or experiencing verbal, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse.

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Lisa Kirkland is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12pm-7pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-2pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Redlands practice
131 Cajon Street, Suite 4, Redlands, California 92399
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12pm-7pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-2pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Serenipath Counseling and Wellness Center, Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
YCJ Unified School District, Behavioral Health Counselor Intern, 2019 - 2021
Self Employed, DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, 2005 - 2018

Pacifica Graduate Institute, M. A. Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Depth Psychology, 2021
Doulas of North America (DONA), Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, 2005


California: 126520



Therapy Groups

Lisa Renee Kirkland
Difficult or Traumatic Birth Experiences Therapy Group

This group supports those who are struggling after the birth of their baby due to a difficult or traumatic childbirth experience. Upcoming group 2023 meetings: March 14, April 11, May 9, June 6, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 12, Oct 10