Lisa Rutford, MA, LPCC


About Me

The commonality in my therapeutic work is a desire for change. Whether the issue that brings you into therapy is a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder, a trauma history, relationship concerns, life transitions, grief, loss, or any other kind of discontent, if you are looking for a change in your life, therapy is the resource to get the process started. My role as a counselor is to work with you to figure out what works and what doesn't. As an EMDR trained therapist, I use an integrative approach, combining strength-based, solution-focused, and person-centered work in order to define, explore, and achieve your goals, whatever your goals may be. The process of therapy looks a little different for everyone. Our first few sessions will be dedicated to getting to know each other, and developing a roadmap of where our work together can take you. When you're ready to start on this journey, give me a call.

Education & Experience

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Counseling Psychology program, graduated 2015 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2018

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth

Preferred One, Medica, UCare, Optum, Health Partners