Lisa Isenberg, LCSW
“I’m privileged to assist clients through the divorce process by offering much deserved patience, guidance and emotional support during one of life’s most stressful events. I experienced divorce firsthand during childhood, so I’m passionate about helping spouses manage this difficult time so all involved can come through with resilience and a fresh start.”
Lisa is a therapist who works exclusively in the field of Divorce Mediation. Her role within the team is to help manage difficult emotions and conversations. Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, likely bringing up feelings of anger, fear, guilt and sadness. However, those who actively participate in decisions impacting their own divorce often achieve more fulfilling outcomes.
She offers supportive guidance, sometimes meeting separately with each spouse if the situation calls for individual attention to work through a tough issue. Lisa has a very empathic, calming communication style, and always provides utmost respect and attention to any issue that feels important to her clients. Her goals are to ensure clients are heard, facilitate productive conversation, and help achieve a gratifying resolution.
Before becoming a divorce mediator, Lisa worked for many years at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Inpatient & Outpatient Psychiatry Departments. There she helped people in crisis as part of an interdisciplinary team including doctors and nurses. Lisa provided counseling and support to clients facing relationship struggles, chemical dependency, family discord, extreme life changes, grief and loss.
After the programs closed in 2012, she went on to train in Divorce Mediation as well as Collaborative Divorce. In addition to her work at Peace Talks, Lisa co-mediates with family law attorneys, and actively volunteers as a Divorce Coach at Loyola Law School’s Collaborative Divorce student training program.
EXPERIENCE & ACCREDITATION
- Master of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
- BA in Psychology, University of California at San Diego
- Divorce Mediation Training
- Collaborative Family Practice Training
- Member, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
- Volunteer, Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution
Lisa grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended college in La Jolla, then spent 11 years in Chicago and Boston before returning to Southern California. She enjoys traveling and socializing with friends and family as often as possible. Lisa’s also an avid tennis player who thoroughly values teamwork both personally and professionally.