We all experience challenges in life, and sometimes it helps to have someone support us as we try to face and overcome them. I provide a warm, safe, and collaborative environment for individuals, couples, and families.
I work with you to better understand your situation, strengths, and resources so that together we can explore new paths and directions. My aim is to offer hope and to help you overcome obstacles and achieve improvements in your daily life.
I work with clients of diverse backgrounds and cultures as they struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, relationship conflicts, childhood abuse, domestic violence, depression, grief, self-harm, suicidal impulses, and anger management. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
CFCS Therapist Lisa Harriott
Lisa joined the CFCS counselling team in 2012 as an Individual and Family Therapist. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO); a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT); and a Certified Facilitator of the Prepare-Enrich relationship assessment tool for pre-marital and marital counselling. Lisa also counsels clients at Catholic Family Services of Peel and Dufferin (CFSPD).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about CFCS Therapists:
A psychotherapist (also commonly referred to as a “therapist” or a “counsellor”) helps with emotional and mental health problems in individuals, couples, and families through a variety of therapeutic approaches. In 2007, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) defined psychotherapists in Ontario as “regulated health professionals,” which means that all psychotherapists in Ontario need to be licensed members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and to utilize the formal title of “Registered Psychotherapist (RP).”
A Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) holistically believes that your relationships with others (for example, with your family members) represent an essential aspect of your life and personal well-being and that your counselling process is more effective if he or she fully considers all of your relationships within her or her treatment plan for you. A Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) is a Clinical Fellow within the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
A psychotherapist (also commonly referred to as a “therapist” or a “counsellor”) helps with emotional and mental health problems in individuals, couples, and families through numerous therapeutic modalities. A psychologist may work in a variety of possible roles, from teaching psychology courses in universities and engaging in academic research to counselling clients and administering advanced psychological assessments. A psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment (mainly through psychotropic medication) of mental or psychiatric disorders. A social worker helps people to resolve issues of everyday life (including through counselling services) and to access government and community resources.
No, your therapist is not a medical doctor and cannot prescribe medication. To obtain a prescription for medication, please speak with your family doctor or request a referral for an appointment with a psychiatrist.