Ocean Breeze Retreats

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Lisa Williams, MS, CADC, CCS


Lisa is co-founder and Director at Ocean Breeze Retreats.  She is an empathic, warm therapist accustomed to doing intensive work with clients.  Lisa is able to help people get to the root of their issues in a gentle but effective way.  She practices psychodynamic and experiential therapies to help a person clear away blocks to healing and connection in a powerful way.

 

Education

Lisa earned an MS in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and a BS from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.  Her studies and internship at Chestnut Hill focused on treatment of trauma and co-occurring addiction with chronic mental illness.  Lisa has been an individual and group therapist for more than twenty years with expertise in addictions, mental health disorders and codependency.  She specializes in treatment of trauma and use of experiential therapies.


She is Internationally Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) and clinical supervisor (ICCS).  Lisa is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

Experience


Lisa was the co-founder and Executive Director of Crossroads Counseling, Inc. in Williamsport, PA for six years.  She developed and supervised outpatient counseling services at Crossroads Counseling, Inc. for treatment of addictions and 

 

co-occurring mental health disorders.  She designed and implemented the first program for treatment of domestic violence perpetrators in Lycoming County.  Lisa was a therapist at White Deer Run in Allenwood, PA.  She participated in an extensive training program there, developing expertise in group, individual and family therapy.

 

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