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Lisa Graff

(she/her)
Licensed Social Worker

No matter what you do, you feel like you are never good enough. Expectations placed on you by society or family, as well as trauma can have a profound impact to make you feel like you’re too different, or not doing enough. I specialize in supporting individuals who navigate the unique challenges of neurodivergence, body image issues, and the profound journey into and through parenthood.

 

My ideal clients are those seeking a compassionate and understanding space to explore these aspects of their lives. Whether you have ADHD, you're on the autism spectrum, struggling with body acceptance and diet culture, or facing the complexities of being a parent, I am here to provide a safe and affirming environment where you can explore, understand, and grow.

Drawing from evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as DBT and acceptance and mindfulness-based therapies, I tailor my sessions to address your unique needs. I work to incorporate trauma-informed care, social-justice informed and a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework.

Through a collaborative and supportive therapeutic alliance, I aim to empower you with practical tools for managing challenges, fostering self-acceptance, and navigating the transitions inherent in parenthood. Together, we will work towards building resilience, enhancing coping strategies, and fostering a deep sense of self-understanding.

In our therapeutic journey, I extend a genuine invitation to explore your experiences, acknowledging the complexities that neurodivergence, body image struggles, and the path to parenthood bring. My empathetic and non-judgmental approach (with some humor) is grounded in the belief that each person's narrative is valid and deserving of understanding.

 

I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth, where we collaboratively unravel the layers of your unique story. Together, we will navigate the challenges and celebrate the strengths that make you the resilient individual you are.

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.”
— Fred Rogers

I received my Master's of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My previous clinical work includes providing therapy to college students with physical, psychological, and developmental disabilities. Prior to my training as a therapist I worked in research and grants management.

 

I am a parent to two children with whom I love to play video games, bake, and take on new adventures. In my spare time I enjoy reading fantasy or sci-fi, taking long leisurely walks, and producing and performing stand-up comedy.

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Accepted Insurances:  HAMP, U of I Student Insurance, Aetna, Private Pay


At Bodhi Counseling & Consulting we promote the values of diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice.
Our therapists are LGBTQ+ affirming and always strive to maintain and grow our cultural competence.
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