Dr. Lisa Sullivan is a Psychotherapist specializing in adult individual therapy and maintains a private practice in Mukilteo, WA. With over 20 years experience as a therapist, she is serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are relationships, anxiety and addictions.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Sullivan has presented trainings to graduate students and general audiences speaking on the topics of Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders, Boundaries and Self Care.
Dr. Sullivan is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Dr. Sullivan graduated in 2002 with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Multicultural Studies from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, in Chicago. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Art Therapy in October 1994, also from the Adler School.
Dr. Sullivan has traveled extensively, giving her a broad based experience with diverse populations, diagnoses and treatments. She has received specialized training in Emergency / Disaster Response, Multiculturalism, Rehabilitation, and Addictions. In addition she utilizes Relaxation & Imagery, Behavior Analysis, and Aggression Management. Dr. Sullivan is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) with Red Cross Disaster Response training specialized for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Prior to establishing her private practice in the Everett area, Dr. Sullivan had worked as an Assessment Psychologist at the Mental Health Center at Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C., where she provided therapy and conducted assessment batteries to diagnose ADHD and learning, emotional and mental disorders. She was an appointed member to the President's Staff Advisory Committee and served on the Advisory and Learning Disabilities Forum.
Dr. Sullivan completed her clinical training requirements at Provena St. Therese Medical Center in the Behavioral Medicine Department in Waukegan, Illinois. There, she counseled individuals and families and provided treatment to both adults and children on the inpatient units. She served a full year rotation as a mobile crisis evaluator in the emergency room and provided assessment, diagnosis and consultation to doctors about treatment recommendations for patients. She led inpatient groups and Life Skills Training to community members on stress, relaxation training and wellness.
Previous clinical experience has included outpatient therapy for dually-diagnosed clients, those struggling with addictions and/or coming from a dysfunctional family system, as well as psychological testing and conducting forensic diagnostic assessments to determine fitness to stand trial, sanity and Miranda rights on serious criminal offenders.