Lisa Whitten, APCC


Lisa Whitten is a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #4098), who is supervised by Melissa Drivon, LMFT (Lic. #51421).  She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Phoenix, and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.  Lisa is currently gaining the clinical hours required to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).  Prior to working at Building Foundations Counseling Center Lisa has worked with families and children in foster care, inmates at Mule Creek State Prison, and most recently as an addiction counselor at Gold Country Health Initiative.

As a pre-licensed therapist Lisa has worked with a variety of clients with various needs.  She has experience with teens, adults, couples, and families.  Lisa has helped clients navigate grief, trauma, domestic violence, depression, bi-polar, sexual abuse, self-esteem, and addictions.  She has helped these clients gain safety, stability, and a deeper understanding of themselves.

Lisa follows the humanistic approach to therapy allowing for the client to feel heard and understood without judgement, she also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Solution Focused techniques.  In addition, she is working to obtain a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) certification. Lisa is the author of a book on Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence and is currently working on her second book regarding women’s self-esteem issues.