Clinical Director - MS, LPC, NCC, ACS, DBT-LBC Certified, Florida Telehealth Provider


“You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better you did better.”

—Maya Angelou

Lisa Besler

This quote is one of my favorites and one that I believe represents the therapeutic environment that I work to create with my clients. Using a nonjudgmental environment we explore current patterns of behaviors, how they developed, and look to make meaningful change in order to create the life you hope to live. We are all doing the best we can to get through life while using what we know. Using a trauma informed relational approach to therapy I help clients explore skills they did not know before in order to help their goals become a tangible reality.

When I first entered the counseling field about 15 years ago, I managed to work with a wide range of ages from children to adults, including both men and women. Despite the differences in the people I was working with, I often heard similar struggles expressed. The statement I heard from clients went something like this: “I logically know I shouldn’t feel this way, but I just can’t help it”. My clients felt stuck! After this I decided that I wanted to learn more about how to help my clients with this struggle. I too had been doing the best I could as a therapist, but I knew there was more to learn to support my clients. I began to do more extensive training in the area of trauma. Both major traumas and even more subtle life traumas can cause disconnect in how we feel emotionally and what we “believe” logically.

In 2012, I was trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by an EMDRIA approved provider which is the EMDR International Association.  This technique has allowed me to guide the therapeutic process in a way that helps clients find relief when they feel emotionally “stuck” despite what they “logically” believe. In addition to EMDR, I utilize DBT Prolonged Exposure, another evidence-based trauma technique. I received foundational training in DBT in September 2013 through Behavior Tech (Dr. Linehan’s research and training company.)

I have a wide range of experience treating issues relating to trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, mood swings, impulsivity, self-esteem, eating disorders, and other life stressors. I immensely enjoy the work that I do and hope that my passion for therapy can be felt when you meet me. I consider it a privilege to share in my client’s life experiences and feelings of vulnerability. I consider myself your supportive partner on your journey of healing; sharing what I know and encouraging your accomplishments as you grow.

I am licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC,) am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC,) Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS,) and a Certified School Counselor. I am also a Linehan Board Certified DBT Therapist.

Ages: 18+

Counseling Location: Moorestown, New Jersey in Person; Online Counseling In New Jersey and Florida

Specialties: DBT-Linehan Board Certified, DBT Prolonged Exposure For Complex PTSD, EMDR,

Mental Health Experience: PTSD, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thinking, Self Harm, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling

Clients: Individuals and Veterans Seeking Mental Health Therapy in New Jersey

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