Murlisa  Lewis
Zencare Vetted

Murlisa Lewis


Licensed Social Worker, LSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Ohio Accepting Online
wickliffe Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Murlisa’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected so that they can begin to see fundamental changes. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.

Murlisa is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, soothing, and non-judgmental. She positions clients as the ones who know where they are now and where they want to go. A trauma-informed therapist, Murlisa is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present obstacles and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.

Murlisa’s priority in starting with a new client is ensuring they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help ensure therapy is a core component of your self-care calendar

Message to clients

Are you seeking a therapist who can meet you where you’re at in a non-judgmental environment? Are you in need of coping skills to deal with anxiety, depression, or mental illness? Are you ready to take the next step to reach your personal goals? If so, then you have found yourself in the right place. My approach is to empower my clients to understand their challenges and provide the tools for them to succeed in overcoming them.

My work experience includes working in the child welfare system and hospital setting. I enjoy assisting clients with learning coping skills to manage daily stressors such as: symptoms of anxiety, depression, triggers to abuse substances, and many more. I utilize these skills to tailor a plan that is unique to each client. Everyone has their own challenges that required a therapist who can understand and empower the client.

Together we can create a plan based on your needs to support your behavioral and emotional health. I believe in creating a safe space where you can be vulnerable and not judged. I am currently accepting appointments via tele-therapy. My goal is to help you understand your past, present and have a roadmap for your future.


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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

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


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Paramount Health Care
  • SummaCare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $100


Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

wickliffe practice
1460 Rockefeller road, wickliffe, Ohio 44092
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Case Wester Reserve, MSSA, 2012


Ohio: S.1700324



Client testimonials

"Patient and understanding"
- Zencare client • May 2023
"Amazing! She made my first counseling experience amazing I can’t wait to continue 😊"
- Zencare client • March 2023