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Lisa Woodruff, MA, LP, LICSW

About Me:

I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides assessment and therapy to children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups.  I have 30 years of clinical experience and have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, private schools, and supervising school linked mental health therapists.

I have experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues for children, adolescents, adult women and couples, as well as behavior issues, and attention issues for children and adolescents.  I have worked closely with schools for over 20 years and am able to support parents and coordinate care as they advocate for academic accommodations.  I conduct thorough diagnostic assessments, including school based observations when appropriate.  I have received training in utilizing the DC:03 early childhood diagnostic assessment.  

My approach is cognitive behavioral with a mindfulness focus in addition to utilizing play therapy when working with younger children.  

I believe that therapy is a process of empowering clients to become aware of their unique strengths while assisting them in developing healthy emotional health strategies and skills.  I deeply respect the uniqueness of each individual and the courage that is present for anyone who engages in the therapeutic process.


Treatment Specialization Includes (not limited to):

  • Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders
  • Attention and learning difficulties
  • School adjustment issues
  • Peer relationship issues
  • Oppositional Behaviors
  • Self-Esteem and/or body image issues
  • Life transition issues
  • Trauma
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling


  • Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy - University of St. Thomas
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor or Arts in Elementary Education - Wartburg College


  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Approved Supervisor for the MN Board of Psychology
  • Approved Supervisor for the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy: LPC and LPCC
  • Training in Conflict Resolution; Peer Leadership and Parent Education

Personal Activities of Interest:

  • Walking my dog/mowing the lawn/exercise
  • Reading
  • Mindfulness Activities

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