Lisa Ferentz LCSW-C, DAPA

Lisa Ferentz is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, educator, and the founder of The Ferentz Institute, formerly known as The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies. She is the author of “Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide,” now in its second edition, and “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing.” LIsa's newest book, "Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist's Couch," was recently published in 2017. In 2009, she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work.

Note: Lisa’s blog is available to all who are interested in obtaining valuable information pertaining to topics related to mental health issues. However, she will only approve of and respond to comments that are from mental health providers, and not from individuals who’ve undergone or are undergoing therapy.  It is professionally unethical for her to give clinical advice online. If you have any clinical concerns you are encouraged to speak in person with a mental health professional to get the support you deserve. Thank you for understanding. 

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