“Lisa is one inspiring woman. She is one of the few therapists who is willing to go way beyond the mainstream therapeutic models and paradigms. She gets The Demartini Method inside and out and has a very embodied approach to helping you dissolve just about anything you’re in pain about. Not only that she is relentless about her own personal growth and development which makes her an extremely trustworthy leader.”
“I can sum up Lisa in one word: Incredible. She is truly an incredible human being, therapist, supervisor/teacher. When I met Lisa I instantly felt connected to her. She has a way about her that is so welcoming and open. I have grown tremendously in the time that I have known Lisa, professionally and personally. No matter the capacity, I would highly recommend being in her presence. You will leave her with more awareness, strength, and empowerment I guarantee it. There is just no way around it.”
“Lisa is on course to change how ‘therapy’ gets done. She brings a perspective to the process that rapidly and effectively makes profound changes in a person’s experience.”
“Lisa is a highly talented educator, trainer, and supervisor. She articulates concepts in a way that connects her to her audience, and uses an experiential approach to teaching that provides students and supervisees with a deeper understanding of the material at hand. Lisa’s passion for her work is palpable, and I believe that anyone lucky enough to be one of her students/ supervisees will be gripped by the same passion that informs her life.”
“I have known Lisa in a variety of capacities: supervisor, teacher, and colleague so I feel particularly suited to offer a ‘testimonial’ on her behalf. She is, without a doubt, one of the most compassionate, empathetic, intuitive, patient, courageous, determined and tenacious people I have ever met. I have felt supported, challenged, accepted, assisted and helped beyond measure. Lisa’s steady encouragement was invaluable in pushing me onward to the fantastic outcome I received. I can’t think of a better facilitator to walk beside you on this difficult, challenging and life-changing path than Lisa!”
“I will be eternally grateful to Lisa Dion. She counseled, taught, and guided us for the last 3 -4 years. Our family was in serious trouble because my teenage daughter was struggling in every aspect of her life. I was scared and did not know what to do. Because of Lisa and my daughter’s hard work, we are a much healthier and happier Mom and daughter. Lisa is incredibly insightful, knowledgeable, intelligent, patient, loving, and compassionate. I can’t praise Lisa Dion high enough.”
“Lisa is both an incredible therapist and educator. Her knowledge of and passion for Play Therapy is truly inspiring. As a therapist, Lisa is able to skillfully guide the healing process and create a safe space where the client feels supported and empowered to access new resources for transformation. As a Supervisor and educator, Lisa has the amazing ability to translate complex concepts into coherent and tangible information that can be used immediately in the Play Room.”
“I met Lisa Dion in the hallways of the elementary school where I work. At that time, she was a bilingual counselor, hired on a grant, to help a family in need with two children at our school. I pulled her aside and confided to her that my daughter, a twelve year old adopted Asian, was struggling with her identity, having emotional rages, and experiencing episodes of self destruction. We started seeing her ten years ago and our daughter worked through these and other adolescent struggles. The difference with Lisa is that she speaks to children on their level. She makes them accountable. She shows them they have choices.
My husband and I credit Lisa with saving us, as we had been to other therapists who didn’t even identify adoption as being anything worthy of mentioning in therapy. It was almost as if they were afraid to – and we saw many seasoned psychologists around the country.
Some people have bumper stickers on their cars that read, ‘W.W.J.D?’ In this house we say, ‘W.W.L.D?’ (What would Lisa do?)”
“I cried every day when Ben was 3. He was just so frustrated, angy and controlling. He was miserable, and so were we. I think we brought him to you when he was 4. Ben’s play therapy was a major turning point in our lives. He went from being a frustrated, angry preschooler to an incredibly confident, affectionate and caring kid. He’s 10, and his teachers have told us that he’s one of the kindest, most mature boys they’ve had in class. He still has his moments of being a perfectionist and he gets frustrated, but it doesn’t control his life. He hugs us at least once every day and says “thanks – for everything!” Can’t ask for more appreciation than that from a 10 year old boy! Really, not a week goes by that I don’t think about how fortunate we were to have had your help. I truly believe that play therapy with you helped him become the “best” Ben he could be, and we are appreciating every moment of it!”
“Lisa is a dynamic, empowering and supportive teacher. She is highly attuned to the needs and learning styles of her students”
“Lisa is at the forefront of the play therapy world, incorporating biology and neurology into her work, currently known as Synergetic Play Therapy. She is able to conceptualize play therapy in a way that has not been explored before — from the persecutive of nervous system function and regulation. She seeks to frame her understanding of health from the most universal perspective possible and to support the natural movement towards authenticity through understanding and working with the projective process, relational attunement and self regulation.