Lisa Scanga, MA, LPC, LCADC
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of New Jersey. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Lisa specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and mood disorders. In addition to her interest in working with substance use disorders, Lisa is also passionate about working with individuals who are affected by eating disorders. She has completed additional training in this area at the Eating Disorder Institute at Plymouth State University. In therapy, Lisa, utilizes evidenced based theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
“Substance use and eating disorders are typically symptoms of an underlying issue. Whether the underlying cause is low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and trauma or due to multiple factors, the individual has found maladaptive coping skills to mask symptoms. I am passionate in helping people overcome their addiction, eating disorder and/or mental health disorder by teaching coping mechanisms that focus on solving problems and transforming unhelpful thinking patterns in order to reduce negative feelings and prevent maladaptive behavior.”