Lis joined CIP’s Berkshire Center, as a clinician, in the fall of 2002, working with young women and men, both individually and in groups with NLD and with students on the autism spectrum. In 2014, her role broadened and in addition to her role as therapist she began teaching the Personal Relationships class which is about building and maintaining friendships and loving relationships through an open and interactive approach to learning.
Lis received her BA in Liberal Arts in 1980 from Simon’s Rock Early College and her MA in Clinical Psychology from American International College in Springfield, MA in 1997. Lis developed her love of working with adolescents and young adults while interning for the Berkshire Hills Regional School system, where she was trained to work with young people with many different types of challenges including emotional issues, social skills deficits, learning disabilities, eating disorders, mental health issues and substance use and abuse.
She then began her career with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Berkshires where she continued working with this population both in area schools as a substance abuse counselor. Some of Lis’s additional training includes treating anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, eating disorders, psychopharmacology, child of domestic violence,Virtual Addiction: Digital Media, Internet, Technology and many areas of substance abuse treatment.
In her spare time, Lis enjoys spending time with, and caring for, her family and friends, traveling to new destinations near and far, gardening, yoga, walking and creating new, healthy, fresh and gluten-free recipes.