Lisa Sonday, M.s.w., l.m.s.w., c.a.a.d.c.

(269) 327-7632
lisa.t.sonday@wmich.edu

Specialty Areas: My clinical focus provides support to adults (18 years and older) in individual and group therapy. My expertise includes treating substance use disorders and mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain issues. My experience also includes working with resistant populations and those uncertain about treatment and/or their desire to make changes in their life.

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. State of Michigan Fully-Licensed Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Post-graduate training in Integrated Healthcare, Pain Management, and Military Culture/Treatment.

Treatment Philosophy: I believe effective therapy can only take place in a safe and respectful environment. My initial focus with any client is to establish a level of trust that will allow for open sharing and growth. I approach treatment from a strengths perspective, and strongly believe in the importance of unconditional positive regard for each individual. I incorporate elements of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to assist my clients with developing improved coping skills and new ways of thinking/feeling about life’s challenges.

 

 

 

Insurance Accepted:  Blue Cross/Blue Shield**, Blue Care Network, Optum (United Healthcare), Priority Health, Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Medicaid (most HMO plans), Medicare

* Plans may change at any time. Please call your insurance company for eligibility, deductibles, co-pays and/or pre-certification. Note:  Out of state plans often vary.

** Blue Cross/Blue Shield will reimburse under the on-site supervision of Dr. Bill Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Please call our office directly with any questions at (269) 327-1438.