Helping America's most vulnerableā„¢

Lisa D. Harper MA, NADIV

Mental Health Therapist

Location/ Program

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and New Hope Outpatient

Joined VOA

2015

Clinical Approach

I provide individual and family mental health therapy as well as directive and non-directive forms of play therapy mainly working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Although my therapeutic approach to working with clients depends on the individual's needs, I tend to follow a client-centered approach including aspects of play therapy with children, teens, and adults. I have also worked for 19 years as a certified ASL interpreter in K-12 educational settings as well as medical and mental health settings.

Areas of experience and interest

I am very interested in the developmental process of attachment through communication, or the lack of communication, and the affects across one's lifespan.

Specialty Training and Certifications

Play Therapy Certification

Education

Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services- St. Mary's University