Lisa Barella (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I have over 20 years of combined experience as a therapist, educator, and wellness professional

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Greensboro, NC
Supervised by Paula Swindle, PhD, LCMHCS

About My Clients

You are an adolescent or adult who may be navigating a transition in life, suffering from chronic illness, experiencing sensitivity challenges, or seeking help with body issues and/or athletic injuries. You may also be someone who identifies as LGBTQ+ or someone who is experiencing racial tension or identity issues. You are seeking in-person and/or online telemental health sessions.

My Background and Approach

First, I listen to YOU. Everyone is different and deserves TO BE HEARD. Your story is important to me and will inform how we navigate the waters of self-acceptance. Second, by creating a safe space, I help you communicate feelings, listen to the voice within yourself, reconnect with your needs and wants, be autonomous, set boundaries, implement healthy communication in your professional and personal relationships, and develop healthy coping strategies to combat anxiety. I have an eclectic approach to working with clients, utilizing mainly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT), while incorporating Mindfulness, Biofeedback, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I recognize that each client is unique — which means that I adapt my approach to each person’s needs. I want to see that each and every client who walks through my door achieves positive outcomes.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I help clients create awareness, insight, and sustainable action steps so they can feel better. I also help clients identify and challenge self-defeating thoughts and behaviors so that they can get unstuck and rekindle a passion for life. The path toward a life filled with love and happiness starts with a single first step: self-acceptance. The right mindset can make all the difference. I believe in people's innate ability to accept and heal themselves. I'm the guide to help you discover what works for YOU. I'm here to help YOU. I help people of all sizes, backgrounds, beliefs, and identities. Words label us but they don't define us - the need for love and self-acceptance is universal. You are UNIQUE. I'm here to help you THRIVE.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 175/session


336-660-2600 Email Lisa
1931 New Garden Road
Suite 206
Greensboro, NC 27410

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