Dr. Lisa Barrows entered the world of private practice after over a decade of providing mental health and psychoeducational services to school-age children and their families in the public school system. With a warm demeanor and genuine interest in her clients, Lisa provides attachment-based therapy to teens, adults, couples, and families. When she isn't engaging in therapy, Lisa is our go-to provider for learning disabilities evaluations and special education advocacy.
Are you struggling with family dynamics?
Are you grappling with setbacks or not sure who you can trust in your workplace?
Are you enduring heartbreak and wondering why you can’t move on?
My work with adults has always been geared towards overall emotional health, and very often with those who are hitting a reset button in their lives. We’ll explore your own attachment roots and uncover the steps that led to the place you now inhabit, and how to get to where you want to go.
My partnership with you is going to be both reflective and action oriented. Understanding your own history is part of the process of creating change and making space for healing. You will grow to understand not only your own needs, but also the needs of those around you.
Some people take more time with this than others, and I will respond to your pacing. We will begin a plan for change, which I will walk with you through completion. I believe that emotional health is the path to being our physical, spiritual, and intellectual best, and I work towards closure and moving on.
While passionate about mental health in the therapeutic sense, I also specialize in working closely with children and families in navigating school systems, as well as school readiness needs for children. I conduct and interpret psycho-educational assessments and lead families in advocacy for special education and related services, often in conjunction with legal representation when appropriate. I support various learning disabilities, including dyslexia, as well as psychiatrically driven learning needs. I also conduct assessments for giftedness.
By way of background, I am a psychologist working under supervision in New Jersey, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. I earned a BA from Johns Hopkins University in Writing Seminars and a Doctorate in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I have provided mental health services for depression, anxiety, performance-related stress, and impaired relationship dynamics to children, teens, and their families for over 10 years in Bergen County public schools. I have also worked as an emergency room psychiatric clinician at Christ Hospital, as well as in-patient children and adult crisis units at Hoboken University Medical Center. My experience includes substance abuse needs as well.