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Lisa Schwartz, M.A., LMFT
Lisa’s empathic people skills and longtime involvement with student enrichment and at-risk youth make her a sought-after family coach relating to educational decisions.
Lisa graduated with honors from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in Sociology and received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. She understands the various challenges facing families today and helps parents and children work through educational and emotional issues to create an effective team for educational planning. Lisa approaches her work from a family systems model and is solution-focused. As a licensed professional, she is experienced in empowering teens and young adults who are facing life transitions to employ valuable tools for growth and change.
From 2004-2010, Lisa was Director of Operations for Camille M. Bertram Educational Consultants (the predecessor firm to The Bertram Group), working with families looking for educational direction. She also volunteered at Silver Hill Hospital in the Eating Disorder program from 2012-2014 working with adolescents in group therapy, concentrating on body image via creative expression and art therapy.
Recently Lisa has attended the following workshops: Family Therapy with Troubled Adolescents; Trauma throughout the Lifespan; Treating Anxiety; Tools for Helping Children and Teens Tackle their Worries; Sharing Solutions that Foster Healthy Girls.
What families say about working with Lisa:
"Jeremy and Lisa, You both have played a tremendous role in our family's growth and progress....Thank you for all you have done to help move our family along in this journey."—Parent
“He is very appreciative of your friendship and advice. Every time we discuss what made him start to change his thinking, he mentions your call as an important factor. He said having you as an "objective" third party input, was very meaningful to him.” — Parent
“Thank you so much Lisa! You have been a huge blessing to our son both times you spoke with him.” — Parent
“I wish I could have met you in person because I can tell we would get along fabulously! I respect you for all the wise words and insights and I will keep you informed of his progress. Thanks for everything.” — Parent
“Thank you for all your help this week, you were the key to her being open to a wilderness program and she DOES feel like she chose [[program]] all by herself, which is great.” — Parent
“Thank god he hired you guys!!!!!! Can't tell you how important it is what you guys do.”— Professional Colleague
"She is starting a new full-time job. Doing great! I drove by your office and thought of you. You saved her life and ours. Hope you are well." — Parent, Fairfield, CT
"I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for all of your help and support. I am a much better mother and friend with your amazing advise and support."— Parent, Dallas, TX
"Thank you for your help! Not only in helping me organize my thoughts but also encouraging me to face this head on with him and change our family for the better."— Parent, Ridgefield, CT
"I wanted you to be the second to know that she has just been accepted at her first choice. She is very excited. I think you have known for quite a while that her heart was leading her there... and she really hasn't wavered. You were really helpful in getting me on board as well. We are all hoping that she will have a great year there!!"— Parent, Fairfield, CT
"You are amazing! Thank you so much for fitting in a chat with my daughter today. You helped her tremendously and in her words you "changed her life". She literally has a whole hew outlook on life after one hour with you - wow! Thanks so much!"— Parent, Wilton, CT
"Thanks Lisa. Your work with Mom has really had a positive influence on her daughter. I was very impressed with the transition plan and threw mine away. Thank you again."— Primary Therapist, Wilderness Program
"I wanted to say thank you for suggesting I go to the institute. It was the most enriching experience I've had in a long time. Needless to say, I left there with many questions, yet feel much stronger about finding the answers. Your guidance has been invaluable."— Father, Wilton, CT
"Thank you so much for your support with the family. Things wouldn’t have worked out as well without you. Hopefully we can work together again in the future."— Primary Therapist, Residential Treatment Center
"You've guided us through what could only be described as the most difficult time of our lives, and together with Lisa's great counsel, we somehow made it through."—Parent
- Individual Professional member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
- Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Member, National Eating Disorders Association