Lisa L Rakusin

EMDR Certified Therapist

Education & Experience

Passionate about providing effective, strengths-based therapy that meets the unique needs of each client, I am highly adept at providing a wide range of treatment modalities to a multicultural population of adolescents, adults, parents, couples, and families, both individually and in groups. I have training and experience in the following: ACT EMDR Mindfulness Motivational Interviewing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and TF-CBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families Domestic Violence Forty-Hour Certification

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Associate Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Member, National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) Member, Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) Member, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Group
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale