Therapist Profile

Name:
Lisa Bahar, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
567 San Nicolas Drive Suite 249 Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA
Phone:
(949) 212-2081
Location:
30101 Town Center Drive Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5006
Phone:
License Number
LMFT47796
Practicing Since:
2009
Additional Licenses:
MFT/LPCC 98

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Lisa Bahar is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor, having received her graduate degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and her Baccalaureate in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California. Lisa is also registered with CAADAC as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Lisa is known as a creative therapist particularly with her use of Cinema-Therapy, a collaborative tool of using film stories as symbolic metaphors of problems and challenges clients may be facing. Lisa is also known as a DBT therapist and provides a comprehensive DBT Informed Skills Training groups in Orange County at her private practice in Newport Beach. In addition to Lisa's private practice in Newport Beach, she also maintains a private practice at Southern California Psychiatric Associates located in Laguna Niguel. She works closely with a psychiatrist MD, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide the most comprehensive therapy and treatment for mental health issues clients may be facing. In addition to having her own private practice, Lisa is part of the Safe Harbor House Clinical Team with the Capella, Magellan and Knox programs where she provides individual therapy, DBT Skills Training and Cinema Therapy groups. She is one of Safe Harbor House’s primary therapists and preferred providers for their outpatient programs for those client transitioning in care.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, Evenings and Weekends
Services
Individual, Family, Group, Relationship, DBT Skills Training, Cinema Therapy
Insurance
Any Insurance Eligible, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, College Health IPA, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Motion Pictures, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Tricare, United Health Care
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2005 B.A., University of Southern California, 1990

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Families
Forensics
Group Therapy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Object Relations
Process
Psychodynamic
Certifications
CADACC - CCJP
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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