Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Lisa C. Klipfel, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
2738 Camino Capistrano #3 San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone:
(949) 891-2127
License Number
LMFT35517
Practicing Since:
1993
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
In my work with children for over 14 years, I find that children are very resilient. They may not be able to fully verbalize what their troubles are, but they are always able to communicate their concerns and their needs through creative means. This is why I became a play therapist, so that I could fully communicate with children, meeting them where they are at, and healing them through creative expression. When asked most children will tell you they don't know "why" they do what they do, or respond the way they do. Play therapy allows me, as the therapist, to explore their world and their anxieties in a non-threatening way. Likewise, it also allows for me to help them to heal in a similar manner. I have been trained in play therapy at UCSD and have a certificate in play therapy. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 13 years. I enjoy working with kids and relate well to them. Contact me today to make an appointment, to see if we can get some help for your child.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Services
Assessment for ADHD Parenting Education Child Therapy Adolescent Therapy Family Therapy
Insurance
College Health IPA, Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, US International University, 1993

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Children
Expressive Art Therapies
Group Therapy
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Sand Tray Therapy

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Certifications
Play therapy certification
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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