LISA MARSTON, LICSW
Licensed in DC and MD
Lisa is a BIPOC clinician. With a deep appreciation for the importance of cultural understanding and sensitivity, she makes it her priority to provide a comfortable and judgment-free space for clients where they can feel at ease and fully embrace the process of self-exploration and growth.
As a licensed independent clinical social worker (LISCW), Lisa utilizes a trauma-informed, strengths-based model called Internal Family Systems (IFS) to guide her practice. IFS is an approach that honors the wisdom of all parts of the self and allows individuals to break free from patterns that are standing in the way of achieving their full potential. It is a non-pathologizing and affirming approach that uses experiential exercises and methods such as mindfulness and self-compassion practices. This evidence-based approach allows clients to gain awareness and insight into their internal system to enable their healing and growth by developing a more compassionate relationship with themselves and others and increasing psychological flexibility and wellbeing.
Lisa received her Master of Social Work with a specialization in Behavioral Health from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Lisa has also worked as a program assistant in IFS trainings for other therapists and practitioners.