Lisa Veyssiere, Therapist in Mill Valley, California — Zencare
Lisa  Veyssiere
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Lisa Veyssiere

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Mill Valley Accepting In-person
Updated June 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Previously, proactivity and problem-solving worked perfectly. And today? Everything that worked at one time doesn’t work now. So far, you've been able to keep this a secret (people still come to you with their problems.) Of course they do! You’re the one who creates solid plans and good solutions. Which makes the unraveling of your own life increasingly frustrating.

Certainly, you wish that things were different. Or you strongly suspect that you want things to be different. Equally likely… you aren't sure at all what you want. Perhaps you can't even identify the "things" that need to shift.

And so you find yourself in a repeating dynamic- the more you resolve to change, the more you stay the same – and so do your circumstances and the world around you.

Maybe you’ve stopped admitting that anything in your life is amiss. It is possible that you’ve started to feel self-conscious about your efforts at change. Each failure seems to validate the idea that life will always be problematic.

The thought of talking about the issue might evoke fear and uncertainty. What if it doesn’t work? What if you can never break the cycle?

It might feel very scary to examine these questions; asking the question evokes the possibility that this will always be your life, while avoiding the question can reflect an (often implicit) strategy that things might just resolve. But denial is so exhausting, and requires so much energy.

Imagine if you could spend that energy on strategies and actions that move you towards the life you want. It might feel like a new and uncertain trajectory. Or it might feel a lot like the life you used to have, when you had control and agency.


Message to clients

I work with clients who have generally crafted an intentional life, often one marked by good judgment, predictably optimistic outcomes, and plenty of agency. A life that works… right up until it doesn’t.

I have a special place in my heart for clients who would rather be doing almost anything else with their time than go to therapy. If you are someone who has an aversion to dredging up slings and arrows, I can relate.

My clinical experience specifically includes working with the families of individuals with a severe mental illness diagnosis, bereavement counseling (including situations of violent or traumatic loss), and infertility. I also work with individuals who are anticipating or experiencing stress related to high-conflict divorce.

My clinical orientation is psychodynamic and eclectic; some clients might want to engage in psychotherapy, which can be a longer-term process, but many clients, especially those experiencing grief, are relieved to learn that short-term and solution-focused counseling are often highly effective.


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $175

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am to 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Mill Valley practice
240 Miller Avenue, C, Mill Valley, California 94941
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Counseling Associates of Marin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corporation, Clinical Director, 2021 - Present
Sonoma County CONREP, Forensic Clinical Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Hospice by the Bay, Grief Therapist, 2017 - 2019

Trauma-informed yoga, Certificate, 2022
Disruptive Event Management/Critical Incident Management, Training with R3, 2022
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Health, Treating Trauma- Master Series, 2021
Borderline Personality Disorder-Clinical Features and Evidence Based Treatment , Training with Forensic Expert Dr. William Elliott, 2021
Borderline Personality Disorder- Evidence Based Treatment , Training with Forensic Expert Dr. William Elliott, 2021
Antisocial Personality Disorder, Clinical Features, Evidence-Based Treatment, Manage Resistance , Training with Forensic Expert Dr. William Elliott, 2021
Social Investigation and Domestic Court Guardian ad Litem Training, Conflict Solutions Group, LLC, 2021
Parenting Coordination , Conflict Solutions Group, LLC, 2021
Columbia University, Center for Complicated Grief, Complicated Grief Treatment, 2017
University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work, 2016


Licensure

California: 96520


Languages

English