Lisa Taylor, JD, MFT holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University, where she completed the family therapy track with concentrations in trauma and medical family therapy. She was awarded Departmental Honors for her Master’s Thesis, Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Building a Sound Relationship House, and graduated in the top 10% of her class. Lisa completed her clinical internship at the Council for Relationships in both the University City, Philadelphia and Voorhees, New Jersey offices. She has co-conducted group therapy at Families Forward Philadelphia and the Eliza Shirley House in Philadelphia.
Lisa provides her individual clients with a safe, nurturing environment in which to bring attention to patterns of behavior, familial influence and significant events that influence who we are and how we relate to the important people in our lives. Lisa uses compassion and curiosity to truly know her clients and assist them in effecting meaningful change in themselves and the relationships that are most important to them. Lisa believes that our relationships with others provide a mirror into our selves.
Lisa approaches therapy with couples and families by honoring the perspectives of each client and helping partners and family members interrupt the negative interaction patterns that prevent them from enjoying happier relationships. She views romantic relationships and families as systems that can only be understood and changed by knowing how each member of that system affects the others. Often the negative interactions we have with those we love result more from what we do not say than what we do. Lisa provides her clients with a safe, supportive environment to explore the meanings behind hurtful words and actions. Lisa works with clients experiencing infidelity, caregiver strain, parent-child conflict, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, physical illness, issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender, life cycle transitions, and work-life balance.