Issues Treated:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety & Fears

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Shame & Self-Worth

  • Grief / Loss

  • Powerlessness & Self Control   

  • Emotional Balance & Intimacy

  • Life Transitions & Adjustments

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Parenting Support

  • Academic Pressures / Stress

  • School Issues

  • ADHD / Learning Differences 

  • Addiction / Recovery / Codependency

  • Relational Struggles & Familial Conflict

  • Replacement Children & Families of Rainbow Babies

  • LGBTQ+ / Sexuality / Gender 

  • Faith & Spirituality Issues

Lisa Olson, MA, PPS

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 107725

Credentialed School Counselor

I am a vibrant yet grounded therapist and school counselor with over 25 years of clinical and education experiences working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Using compassion, understanding and a healthy dose of humor, I work collaboratively with my clients to understand and challenge beliefs and behaviors that simply aren't working.  I believe that when we become aware of our behaviors, why we choose them and learn to accept responsibility for them, we can make the necessary changes for a more rewarding, fulfilling and satisfying life. We each carry within us all the answers we need to navigate the human experience we were purposed for.  Healing and transformation happen when we can uncover those answers for ourselves and stop looking to external factors and circumstances as the cause of our discomfort or dissatisfaction. I believe that the the source of healing lies within you, and I support your journey as an enlightened witness.  

Education & Training​​:
  • 2008: PPS Credential (School Counseling), Education Counseling, San Jose State University

  • 1997: M.A., Counseling Psychology (MFT Specialization), Saint Louis University

  • 1991: B.A., Speech Communication, University of Arizona

Additional Training​:
  • Trained Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Clinician

  • Trained Internal Family Systems (IFS) Clinician

  • Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Clinician

  • Life Star Training for Sex Addiction

  • Prepare & Enrich Training for Marital Counseling


Lisa Olson MA, PPS 

LMFT #107725 

Credentialed School Counselor

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San Ramon, CA 94583