“We can become one with the vast energy of the universe at any time, but we must do so with humility, understanding that our ego cannot reign when we are living in oneness.”
-Lisa Templeton, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, a town just outside of Detroit. She has been teaching, public speaking, and providing therapy since 2003, when she earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. Since then she has taught as an adjunct professor at Naropa University, Denver Metro University, Colorado Technical University, and Colorado Christian University. She has also offered workshops and seminars to physicians, police officers, therapists, and other health professionals on mindfulness and the management of transference/countertransference in relationships. Her focus is on mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, creative, and spiritual psychotherapies with the use of a holistic approach, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit into treatment.
In 2010, Dr. Lisa founded The Interpersonal Healing Center, LLC, a center focused on mindfulness based cognitive-behavioral therapy. With a team of beautiful professionals providing guidance to heal relations with others, as well as with self, this practice has flourished in Colorado, offering individual, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Lisa is a also a writer and author. She published Letting It Be: Mindful Lessons Toward Acceptance, a 2018 Indies Book of the Year finalist! She writes for Sibella publications, Luminous Wisdom: SOPHIA publishing articles monthly. Check out her blog posts, as well as her newsletter she sends out bi-monthly offering tips for good balance, health and wellness.
She is a self-trained musician and she uses music and poetry/songwriting as a means of healing for herself and for others she guides and nurtures. She also uses her music and poetry in conjunction with her teaching and writing. This creative outlet has been incredibly indispensable for Dr. Lisa on her own self-healing journey in moving through the difficulties of life and learning to let it be. Music has also been a helpful aid for her in understanding the dynamics of relationships. She completed her dissertation on The Musical Countertransference Experiences of Music Therapists which was published in The Arts in Psychotherapy in 2006 under her maiden name, Dillard. Check out Dr. Lisa thoughts on countertransference and intertransference here.
Dr. Lisa is also a public speaker, addressing emotional, physical, spiritual, as well as cognitive aspects of being a human. She has studied various aspects of psychology, including Eastern Psychology, Psychoanalytic traditions, and Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, she has studied various religious and spiritual realms such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Shamanism. She incorporates her learning into her talks and takes on a holistic view of each person. She offers techniques for practice so individuals can take action to promote more self-healing, connection, and love in the world.
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Dr. Lisa's Mission
Her mission is to guide others to increase their self-awareness, find their strengths, transition through change, achieve goals, and overcome life challenges. Her goal is to teach others to pay close attention to mind and body through mindfulness and other helpful techniques. Her intent is to offer guidance in slowing down and looking within to harness internal power while fostering balance of mental health, wellness, and connection with self and others.