Lisa Curtis, LCSW, CASAC, HWC


Here’s the thing ~ if you’re reading this page either you, or someone you love deeply, has likely been through hell. From where I’m sitting, that’s not a place to walk out of on ones own. Not that you can’t ~ it’s not about strength ~ it is about having company along the way who can be in this journey with you so you can get back to you, carrying with greater ease that which used to drag you down.

The fear, exhaustion, confusion and perhaps dread are wearing you down to a place you’d rather not be. Perhaps you’ve even started to wonder if life will ever feel OK again. When we feel overwhelmed, it can be hard to find perspective or grab onto the support we’re offered.

Lisa Curtis, LCSW, CASAC, HWC

It doesn’t have to be this way ~ you can feel better ~ perhaps far better. Less overwhelmed. Less pain and more good moments. You can make choices that fit your values and head your life in the direction of your choice. Your past experiences don’t have to haunt you. 

When the anxiety is high, your patience level is at an all time low and you are finding yourself questioning decisions ~ it might be a good time to take a breather. Re-centering, getting back to being more of who you are and how you want to be in the world, are really possible because you matter too much to stay stuck. 

Not too much of our current experiences are what most of us expected. Parents are being pulled in all kinds of directions. Young adults are wondering how to navigate the ever-changing criteria of adulthood. More practiced adults are sorting out a new landscape. Everyone is trying to figure out how to manage the overwhelming changes that are coming at us. It is not easy. It is a recipe for uncertainty and fear. And who wants to live in that?!

I am here when you’re ready to:

~ Stop the sh*t show that has begun to take over your life

~ Move away from anxiety, overwhelm and unhealthy habits

~ Help you get back on track or find a new track to take your life where you want it to go

~ Establish or re-establish habits and practices that truly work for you, not that are straight out of the textbookPhoto of a narrow gravel road and wooden fence in the country.

Working with a therapist is a conversation; it’s not about being right or wrong, it is about you being you. Together, you and I will find the best ways to address what’s going on. You don’t have to go it alone or feel like there’s only one solution.

Like any great recipe, there is no one way that works for all. That’s an unrealistic expectation. 

When you get tired of hiding, struggling and feeling exhausted all the time ~ I’m here to go the next steps with you. I’m not for everyone but perhaps I am the right therapist for you.

I’m Lisa Curtis, a licensed clinical social worker, credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC) and wellness coach. I work exclusively with clients who  bring a strong desire to make real changes in their lives, despite previous hurtles.

You can reach me at 914-329-5964 or by e-mail at 

Here’s what others are saying about working with me:

“You are such a big part of my journey and helping me own my fire. I’m so grateful for you!!!!!! You are the no nonsense wise woman… that is always there…in a good way.”

– D.S., Fire Station Battalion Chief

“So life is a roller coaster good and bad! You really helped me through a difficult time and I have since learned to document document in emails and so forth! I was very lost back then so thank you for guiding me through that…I really learned a lot.”

– T.H.

“Just had to let you know I found the courage and applied to the PsyD program…had an interview and just found out I got in! So excited! I wouldn’t be here without all your support along the way!!! Thank you for being you!”

– E.C.