Lisa Diamond-Raab, MA, LPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, CP, has devoted the past 35 years to helping children, adolescents and adults recover from emotional and psychological disorders. As a psychotherapist, art therapist, and psychodramatist, she uses a multidisciplinary approach to help clients transform their lives. Specializing in trauma, self-injury, and eating disorders, Lisa combines her extensive training with warmth, sensitivity, and creativity to develop effective treatment plans tailored specifically for each client.
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist. She holds board certifications in Art Psychotherapy, Sociometry, Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy.
Presently, Lisa treats children, teenagers, and young adults in her private practice in Washington, D.C. Lisa is passionate about the benefits of group therapy with teenagers and has been incorporating Expressive Group Therapy into her practice for the last 15 years.
As an advocate in promoting the prevention of self-injury, Lisa was among the first therapists to promote awareness and train clinicians in effective therapeutic interventions. Lisa has been a clinical instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as a clinical instructor and supervisor at Children’s National Medical Center. Lisa also served as a trainer, educator, and consultant for the Institute of Healing Our Children at CNMC. She provided training to first responders, health care professionals, and members of the community so that they could better help children heal from the emotional consequences of trauma. In response to the events of 9/11, Lisa authored Hands-On Approaches to Helping Children Heal from Traumatic Events.
Lisa enjoys providing consultative services to schools and mental health agencies, conducting seminars/workshops at regional and national conferences, and supervising aspiring mental health clinicians.