Lisa Catanzaro, LCSW

Preferred Name: Lisa

Online Therapy

About Me

My practice is centered around the idea that everyone has a story to tell, and that by sharing and thinking about the constitutive elements of these stories they can reach the understanding of themselves they've been looking for. The goal of therapy is to make the unconscious conscious, as Freud said, and by looking at the narrative of your life we can create a framework for understanding how the issues you face have come about, and how you can address them in order to lead a fuller, more mindful and meaningful life. I have an open and creative approach that helps in accessing emotions, one that's based in psychodynamic methodology and enables you to gain a greater self-understanding as you confront such issues as: parenting, family, postpartum, childhood development; sexuality & sexual identity; relationships & career; trauma; depression; anxiety; grief & loss With experience in private practice and in schools and family court, I bring special understanding of how social and cultural factors can impact your life (and continue to shape your narrative). I maintain a nurturing environment as you work toward greater emotional clarity and, ultimately, the well-being you seek.

Education & Experience

License: New York / R045778-1 School: New York University School of Social Work Year Graduated: 1992 1987-1997: worked with children, adolescents and families as social worker at Good Shepherd Services (Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY) and Children Aid Society at Brooklyn Family Court 2002-2006: Social worker for Early Intervention Services for Therapy and Learning Center, Brooklyn, NY 2001-present: Psychotherapist in Private Practice

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Humane Borders, Tucson, AZ Tucson Samaritans, Tucson, AZ Living Museum, Creedmoor, NY

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Aetna

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