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About Dr. Lisa Dungate

Dr. Dungate has worked in the mental health field for 30 years providing psychotherapeutic and life coaching services to individual adults, couples, children/families, and in the area of organizational/employee wellness. She has worked in private practice, for social service agencies, and in the public school system. She has lived and worked throughout the U.S. and Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She brings a uniquely compassionate and multicultural understanding to her counseling practice.

UPDATE:  I currently have openings for new individual adults, couples, and premarital counseling. I am also developing pre-marital couples workshops and retreats for 2024. Given my current caseload, I'm unfortunately not able to take on any new children/teens. I continue to provide all my sessions via Telehealth. Please reach out to me directly to inquire. Walk and Talk therapy sessions now offered upon request, as clinically appropriate. Thank you! 


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State (also provisional licensure approval for telehealth services in Vermont)
  • Licensed Psychologist in California
  • Certified Parenting Coach
  • Certified Clinical Counselor/Psychotherapist in Canada


  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University

Professional Memberships:

  • New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
  • Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Specific areas of specialty include:

  • Mental Health Concerns including: anxiety and panic, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress/adjustment issues, grief/loss, eating disorders, postpartum depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Couples/Family Issues: dating, coupling, marriage preparation, separation and divorce, parenting/co-parenting, family estrangement and re-connection
  • Life Transitions: career, relocation, relationship issues; issues related to aging, gender identity, and sexuality
  • Women’s Issues: body image, relational/friendship issues, parenting, transitions associated with life/developmental events such as pregnancy, post-partum adjustment/depression, perimenopause and menopause

Specialized Training and Expertise in the following Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based and Self-Compassion-Based CBT
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Bowen Family Systems and Structural Family Therapy, including an Attachment Theory Focus
  • Child/Adolescent Development and Expressive Play Therapy
  • Systematic Parenting Support and Parent Coaching
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma-Informed and Trauma Focused-CBT
  • Grief Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Relational Life Therapy (RFT)
  • Collaborative Divorce Trained
  • Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Solution-Focused and Positive Psychology
  • Life and Career/Executive Coaching
  • Teletherapy (Telehealth)

Are you ready to take the first step?

Reach out to me today!

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I will try my best to accommodate your request and will be in touch ASAP.