Ms. Lisa Ripperton, LCSW, LCAS


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with 15 years experience as a therapist. I use a combination of modalities, but primarily DBT and EMDR. DBT teaches the skills you need to manage and embrace your emotions. EMDR is a tool to move through the hurts of the past and step into your life in the present. Together, these tools will assist you to develop a life worth living and leave the past behind.

Education & Experience

MSW, UNC-CH School of Social Work; MSPH, UNC-CH School of Public Health

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth