Lisa Diamond-Raab, MA, LPC, LCPAT, ART-BC, CP, has devoted the past 37 years to helping children, adolescents and young adults recover from emotional and psychological disorders. As a psychotherapist, art therapist, and psychodramatist she uses a multidisciplinary approach to help clients transform their lives. Specializing in trauma, self-injury, and eating disorders, Lisa combines her extensive training with warmth,sensitivity,and creativity to develop effective treatment plans tailored specifically for each client.
Presently Lisa treats children, teenagers, and young adults in her private practice in Washington,D.C. Lisa is passionate about the benefits of group therapy with teenagers and has been incorporating Expressive Group Therapy into her practice for the last 17 years.
As an advocate in promoting the prevention of self-injury, Lisa is among the first therapists to promote awareness and train clinicians in effective therapeutic interventions. Lisa has been a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine , as well as a clinical Instructor and supervisor of students and trainees at Children!s National Medical Center.
Lisa also served as a trainer, educator, and consultant for the Institute of Healing Our Children at Childrens National Medical Center. She provided training to first responders, health care professionals, and members of the community so they could better help children heal from the emotional consequences of trauma in response to the events of 911. Lisa authored Hands-On Approaches to Helping Children Heal From Traumatic Events.
Lisa's other publications include An integrative model of Group Therapy in the treatment of adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, which appeared in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America.
Lisa enjoys providing consultative services to schools and mental health agencies, conducting seminars/workshops at regional and national conferences, and supervising aspiring mental health clinicians.