Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Lisa Gold is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Concord, Massachusetts. Lisa specializes in working with individuals struggling with compulsive eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and bulimia. She has training in health coaching and intuitive eating, which she uses to help clients struggling with their weight or with weight loss. She also leads weight-loss groups.
Lisa also has expertise in anxiety, life transitions (such as moving, a divorce, or a job transition), mindfulness, and trauma. Lisa works with young adults, college students, adults, parents, and older adults. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, mindfulness practices, supportive therapy, and positive psychology.
In her work, Lisa focuses on harnessing her clients' strengths to meet the challenges in their lives. She helps individuals get "unstuck," such as healing from anxiety and gaining control over emotional eating. She is compassionate, non-judgmental, down-to-earth, and uses humor in her practice. She also provides remote sessions for clients who find this to better fit their schedules and needs.
Eating disorders – Including bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Mindfulness – Paying attention, learning how to be in the present moment, decreasing anxiety
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Weight management (losing weight) – Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
LGBTQ and gender identity issues– Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Pain management – Managing pain at work, e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain
Optum (United Healthcare)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Initial session: $150 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $140 (55min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $140 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Lisa can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"It may be helpful to to talk with someone who is real, comfortable and warm to help you find balance and calmness in life."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCR) brings together the healing benefits of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, anxiety, and autonomic responses. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Positive psychotherapyPositive psychotherapy focuses on positive emotions and client strengths, rather than deficits in order to reduce negative symptoms. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
25 years of experience working in integrative services and private practice
Antioch University, LMHC
New England College, MA, MS