Welcome! Our life  journey is a quest for wholeness and integrity. I’m Lisa Maurel, and as a licensed MFT for over 20 years, my passion is helping people along their life journey.

My passion is helping people live their lives at a more conscious level so that their values, their identity, and their dreams are reflected in all aspects of life. The goal is wholeness in mind, body, and spirit. Whether you are digging for the courage to pursue your dreams, change  a self destructive pattern, or live a more fulfilled life;  the journey to wholeness is worth taking.

I work with people from every walk of life, every gender, every sexual identity and all spiritual traditions. My specialty is working at the intersections of these cultural identities with a respect for each person’s journey of integrating all aspects of themselves. Common focuses of therapy include: Gender Identity and Sexuality Family Transition: Education and Relationship Support Coming Out to Ourselves and Others Parenting Gender Diverse kids and teens Relationships and Intimacy Stress and mental health related to living as a gender minority Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Self Harm  

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy 
I work with adults, teens, and their families towards the goal of self discovery and integrity for the person who is gender questioning. In providing a safe place to explore the questions, the meaning and the implications of the gender struggle, I'm here to listen, to support you.

In working with families of those who are gender variant, my goal is to assist the family in their own journey of healing and hope, as they support the child, teen or adult in their midst.  

Professional Consultation and Education
I also offer consultation for therapists, educators, and other support persons who desire to learn more about working with gender questioning clients in a supportive or advocating role. Additionally, I am a frequent guest lecturer on therapy with gender questioning and transgender clients. 

My article,  Cultural Competency & Affirmative Therapy with LGBT Clients  appeared in The Therapist Magazine: Jan/Feb 2010.

If you would like more information about my services, please contact me by email or phone.