Lisa is a Master of Science Candidate in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University and has received her Honors Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queen’s University. Lisa has received awards for achieving ‘Excellence in Mental Health Practice in Occupational Therapy’ from McMaster University, and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ for her mental health advocacy work at Queen’s University.
Lisa’s passion for all aspects of health has allowed her to work with families to empower meaningful engagement in activities using a strength-based and family-centred approach. Lisa has experience providing services to children and youth with diverse needs and abilities including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, and mental illnesses. She has expertise working with children to develop skills in emotional regulation and co-regulation, socialization, motor skill development, and sensory processing.
Lisa is currently completing continuing education courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Toronto to enhance her expertise in using psychotherapy informed approaches with children and youth.