How and/or why did you become a therapist?
During my work as a spiritual counselor and transformational life coach, I would often receive referrals from other coaches whose clients were not sustaining their gains. Most times, there were unresolved childhood issues wreaking havoc in their relationships. The problems in their relationships would then impact every other area of life, resulting in a backslide so to speak. I realized that formal training as a psychotherapist was necessary to be able to fully serve my clientele.
What are the most rewarding aspects of being a therapist?
I love helping my clients to release what no longer serves them, resolve and heal the past and create the future they desire; but it is so much more than that. I am deeply honored to facilitate this healing work. I get to be a witness to their return to authenticity and true self love. Once they have shed their unconscious programs, self-sabotage mechanisms, and blocks to self-love they recreate themselves and meet themselves anew. It is a sacred and holy experience and I am profoundly grateful every day.
What’s unique or special in your background or approach to interpersonal relationships?
I combine an east meets west approach by combining scientific evidence-based techniques with holistic, spiritual and shamanic techniques. I am trained in accessing the subconscious and unconscious mind, including pre-verbal trauma, birth trauma and conception trauma. This helps me to be able to get to the root of any issue and takes much less time than traditional talk therapy.
I facilitate women’s circles in person and online and am the founder of The Awakened Feminine Retreat, an international transformational experience. My next retreat is in Scotland on August 9th, 2018.
What are your favorite or most interesting interpersonal relationship tips/advice?
(1) Your relationship with yourself will determine the quality of your relationships with others. (2) People can only meet you as far as they have met themselves and vice versa. (3) When you have a big reaction or trigger to something happening in the present, there is usually a thread to the past; an unhealed part of self or unresolved issue.
What are some things about therapy that you want to increase public awareness about?
(1) There is no shame in seeking therapy. Everyone can benefit from healing and taking there lives to the next level. (2) PTSD is not a life sentence. Find someone trained and with experience in EMDR to resolve this issue.
What are some of the biggest mistakes a therapist or patient can make?
As, I work with a holistic, wellness model and not one of illness, I prefer to use the term “client” instead of patient. It is important that therapists do their own therapy and healing work. If we are going to help people and lead people, people we must continue to work on ourselves. It is equally important that clients are as honest as they can be in their therapy sessions. If they are not, then the therapist is just directing their fantasy.
For over 15 years, Lisa Angelini has made it her life’s passion to assist individuals and groups in unifying body, heart, and spirit to achieve their highest potential – reclaiming their inherent self-worth, gifts, talents, and joy. Using a unique combination of Western techniques as a licensed Psychotherapist, and the universal spiritual wisdom and teachings of the Shamans, she tailors an approach to reveal behavioral patterns that no longer serve and replace them with effective strategies to bring meaning and healing, allowing for a fuller and purpose-driven life.
With compassion, love, humor, and positive insights Lisa pulls on her extensive training and her own life experience to help others along their healing journey. In addition to releasing the everyday blocks that keep us from becoming the best versions of ourselves, she is noted for treating addictions and addictive relationships, body image and eating disorders, trauma resolution including complex PTSD and divorce recovery.
Lisa offers on-site intensives, individual or group counseling and coaching sessions at her Scottsdale, Arizona office, and web-based or phone consultation. She hosts women’s retreats both nationally and internationally and is available for speaking engagements.
For more information or to schedule a session, training, or workshop, please contact her office.
For information about The Awakened Feminine Retreat-Coming Home to Self