ryan-odonnell-nisar-health-and-human-servicesNisar Health and Human Services now offers one-to-one outpatient mental health services both in our office setting and via telehealth. Please review the personal statement below from our lead outpatient clinician, Ryan O’Donnell, LCSW.

My ideal client is someone who is dedicated to finding a way to thrive in this life. My approach uses positive psychotherapy to find those things about you that are special and help you to grow them. My ideal client is someone who not only wants to address the things that are going wrong in their lives, but someone who also wants to identify what is great about their life and find ways to build on that.

Positive psychotherapy is about promoting your wellbeing as a whole person. We do this by defining what wellbeing is and looking at ways it is being achieved or not achieved in our clients. Additionally, we will look closely at your character strength and find ways of sharpening them so as to contribute to your overall happiness.

Life is filled with joy and challenge. Our job as people is to find meaning in those struggles that make up our day-to-day life. Together, you and I will work to find YOUR meaning and to create strategies that will strengthen you as you grow and thrive in your life as you live it.

Dr. Lisa M. Mumau., NCC., LPC

Lisa completed her Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from Duquesne University. She completed her master’s degree in School Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. Her primary research interest consists of supporting girls through evidenced based programs that improve girls’ self-esteem and enhance their Social Emotional Learning competencies. Professionally, Lisa has been working full-time as a School Counselor in a public-school setting.  Furthermore, Dr. Mumau teaches in the Psychology Departments at Westmoreland County Community College and Point Park University. Lisa is licensed as a Professional Counselor and has extensive experience working not only in a school setting with children and their families, but also in a community setting as a Licensed Behavioral Specialist and a Licensed Mobile Therapist. Most recently, Lisa has delivered counseling and consulting services for children and families experiencing divorce, separation, and custody related challenges. Lisa serves children, adolescents, young adults, and families struggling in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Anger and Stress Management, Attention and Concentration Concerns, Grief & Loss, Academic Struggles, Career Uncertainty, Parent/Child/Partner Relationship Concerns, Family Counseling, Co-parenting, and Teen Issues: Relational Aggression, Peer Pressure, and Esteem Challenges.

Lisa employs a blend of therapeutic treatments for her clients, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Based Therapy, and various psycho-educational programming. She believes that when people are willing to have hope and explore how the mind, spirt, and body are interconnected, they can begin to replace their irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to experience positive life changes.