What if you could be fully seen and known?

Working with a therapist provides a supportive relationship where you can safely explore and express who your truly are.

Lisa Davis, MA, LPC

Navigating Milestones/Life Transitions

Queer Affirming and Knowledgeable

Hi and welcome to RISE!  As you embark on your journey of finding the right counselor for you, I would like to introduce myself to you both personally and professionally to help you make the most informed and best decision possible…

My background.

I’m a Colorado transplant from Washington, D.C.  When I was in high school, I travelled to Colorado on a father/daughter trip and fell in love with all things Colorado. I ended up at CU Boulder for college (SKO Buffs!) and have lived in Colorado ever since moving here in 1989.  I felt then and continue to feel today a strong conviction that I am right where I am supposed to be.  I graduated from CU with a BA in English and then went on to get my elementary education license from Metro State.  I spent a few years teaching preschool and kindergarten prior to starting a family.  After several years as a fulltime homemaker, I went back to school to pursue a second career in counseling.  I am a helper by nature and I love people.  I have always been fascinated by human behavior and psychology so the world of counseling and mental health is a natural fit for me.  There is not a day that goes by that I don’t feel blessed to be able to call Colorado home and to be able to pursue my passion by serving the amazing people of Colorado through counseling.

My experience.

Life can be hard at times, even unbearable.  We all experience events that negatively impact our mental health and well-being.  I am not exempt from this reality.  I’ve even heard it said that if you’ve been born, you’ve been through trauma!  At an early age, I recognized the darkness that exists as part of our shared human experience and as a result I have deep empathy and compassion for the hurting and the lost. Like you, my journey can be defined by both highs and lows.  I have benefitted firsthand from counseling at many stages of life and for many different issues.  I believe in counseling and its ability to heal and I am committed to doing my part to change some of the stigma associated with mental health.

My approach.

Many of life’s experiences can leave us with a myriad of mental health concerns ranging from negative emotions and thoughts to physical pain and everything in between.  We know that some of this pain cannot be processed and healed through talk therapy alone because of where it is stored in the brain.  In my practice, I utilize a type of therapy called brainspotting (BSP) to access the part of the brain that stores this trauma and pain.  Brainspotting is impactful because it goes where language can’t.  Brainspotting is a gentle, client-led, highly effective approach that helps people heal both physically and mentally with fast and lasting results.  I have personal experience with how this works and knew immediately that I had to incorporate this body-based approach into my work as a counselor.  I consider the whole person when counseling and will take into account your unique qualities, culture, beliefs, desires, experiences, and circumstances as we explore the best options for you. You can expect to experience safety and empathy with me.

My specialty.

I am a counselor who is passionate about counseling men, women, and adolescents as they walk through milestone moments in life.  Some life transitions can result in a number of complicated issues and symptoms and I love assisting people in the discovery of their authentic selves and redefining their identities during these challenging times.  I specialize in counseling people who are successful and possess a certain level of self-awareness; people who are highly motivated and ready to do introspective work; people who have been tending to the needs of others for a long time, who are now choosing to make themselves a priority.

My point of view.

  • Mental health is a lifelong, ongoing, collaborative process involving mind, body, and spirit.
  • Counseling is not just for sick people, it’s for all people…it’s an investment in your present and future well-being.
  • We were created for relationship and connection therefore the relationship between counselor and client can be healing and transformative in and of itself.
  • We all want to be fully seen and known.
  • True empowerment results from raised awareness which then increases choice and decreases limits in life.
  • The client is the expert on his/her life…I firmly believe that most (if not all) of the answers inherently live within each of us.
  • I commit to being fully present with you as you commit to being completely authentic with me.
  • The brain is powerful beyond measure and capable of positive change and growth when given the right support and environment.

My World.

Outside of the office, I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I love to hike and I escape to the mountains whenever I can. I would describe myself as a truth teller, a lifelong learner, and a diehard champion of the human spirit. I am here for you and rooting for you as you courageously respond and RISE in your present circumstance.

Thank you for taking the time to meet me.  Hope to meet you soon!