Lisa Merz is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Nebraska and is a co-founder of Tree of Hope Therapy Group. She has worked with children and families impacted by trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, divorce, abuse, neglect, violence, sexual abuse, problematic sexual behaviors, foster care and adoption for 10 years. Lisa previously provided therapy to children and families at Project Harmony and Lutheran Family Services in the RSafe program. Lisa has been providing mental health therapy for 7 years. She is trained in several evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB-CBT), Bounce Back (school based group therapy for elementary students exposed to stressful or traumatic events), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and has completed certification as an Adoption Competent Therapist. Lisa is dedicated to helping children and families heal and overcome stressful situations. Children need empathy, support and kindness as they grow!