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Lisa Rogers, PhD, LP

I have been working in the field of psychology for 20+ years.  I enjoy the process of getting to know someone’s story and helping them work towards understanding and change. 

I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and then went on to study Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology.  I completed my internship in New York and then moved to Minnesota for a 2 year fellowship in Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota.    

I have gained experience across a variety settings. After my training, I began working at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and then worked at Wilder Child Guidance Clinic and Minneapolis Children's Hospital.  Most recently, I worked at The Emily Program for 12 1/2 years.  While I was there I coordinated the adolescent intake team, developed and ran a number of groups and programs (family support, women's, parent skills, and adolescents).  I worked with clients from ages 8 through adulthood with a broad range of eating disorders - many of whom also struggled with depression, trauma related issues, anxiety and difficult relationships. 

My work, at times, may be brief and focused on addressing symptoms and helping someone return to health, or at times the work is long term and directed at examining broader issues.  I have extensive experience in Family Based Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.

I believe adolescents and young adults are particularly intriguing because they are so actively writing their stories.  It is such a dynamic time of life as they are in the middle of so many choices and options.  It can be a difficult and painful time of life, but also holds so much potential and excitement.  Helping to navigating those choices and landmines is a key part of a therapist’s job when working with an adolescent.  Helping to translate them for a parent is also key. 

The Beacon Clinic provides a place to utilize individualized treatment informed by research in a flexible and personalized setting.