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Lisa Hanusch PhD

Lisa Hanusch PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Thanks for visiting my website. I am interested in getting to know you and I would love for you to know a little bit about me. I spent the first 28 years of my life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Most of my family lives there still. The University of Tulsa (go Hurricanes!) is where I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1993. As part of my degree program, I completed a one year full-time clinical internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. As an intern, I completed rotations through Child, Adolescent, and Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Child, Adolescent, and Adult Outpatient services, and Adult rehabilitation and Neuropsychological services. Immediately following the completion of my internship, I went to work for Terrell State Hospital as a staff psychologist on an Adult Inpatient Unit. After a year, I returned to work full time as a Staff Psychologist at Presbyterian Hospital in Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Services.

I later moved to Austin and decided to stay home full time with my young children. Throughout those years, I volunteered at church and in my children’s school. When my kids began to enter highschool, I returned to my profession. My passion is working with couples educating them about healthy marriage and helping them through times of struggle and crisis. I have worked with many couples trying to put their lives back together following infidelity and have skill and interest in this area in particular. I love working with women and see women of all ages struggling with many varied issues. My practice is located in north-central Austin although my husband and I live in San Marcos. I have a young-adult son and daughter, a young-adult step-son and daughter-in-law, and a young-adult step-daughter.  My husband and I attend Austin Stone Church and coordinate Wild Week Summer Camps.

 

My Philosophy 

Although I operate from a Biblical worldview – I am very sensitive to and respectful of the worldviews held by my clients. My goal is always to treat people with dignity, warmth and acceptance. I desire to establish a relationship with them that enables them to feel safe and comfortable tackling the issues for which they have come to see me. I believe that people can change when they are accepted and loved right where they are at.

I believe there is something inherent within every person that desires wholeness. I want to help people progress in that direction. I believe that people are not defined by their problems and that failure has the potential to be a great teacher and precursor to success and competency.

Life is about learning to love – Learning to love God – learning to love self – and learning to love others.

 

Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy

 

Specialties

Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Elder Care, Family Therapy, Grief and Loss, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma, Women’s Issues, Christian Counseling