Lisa Herman, Ph.D., MFT, REAT

Treatment Approach

I specialize in helping those who feel stuck. With 45 years experience in the field, I provide a safe, supportive environment to explore your potential for change. Working primarily with relationships – including your relationship with yourself – I challenge restrictive behaviors and beliefs while supporting openness to new experience. I enjoy working with adults and children in family, couple and individual sessions. I am secure in the knowledge that the arts provide both a container and openings in our journeys.


I’m a licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) and have a Ph.D. in Transformative Learning. I’m also a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and Executive Co-Chair of IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association). I’ve worked as a therapist and supervisor in Canada, the U.S. and Israel in community mental health agencies, prisons and hospitals and also built and maintained a private practice in each of these countries. I teach psychotherapists at Meridian University and ISIS-Canada and for a long time was Director of Creative Expression at ITP/Sofia University. I write and am published. You can see some excerpts of my writing on my website:


831 233-0904

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