Lisa Cobey, LMFT - Group Therapy LA
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Lisa Cobey, LMFT
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Lisa Cobey, LMFT

Lisa Cobey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience helping people from diverse backgrounds. Lisa earned her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University Scholars Program and M.A. from the University of North Carolina in Clinical Psychology. She works with children as young as 3 years old, teens, families and individual adults. Lisa has a warm and nurturing style that is comprehensive in terms of meeting the needs of her clients. She encourages a team approach including consultation with outside professionals such as teachers and doctors, and is well-versed in community resources like social skill programs, behavior intervention, and occupational/physical/speech therapy, etc.

Lisa has had success in helping to cultivate more harmonious relationships within the family. She focuses on enhancing social skills (including dealing with peer pressure, bullying), developing strategies with parents to increase their child’s compliance, improving self-soothing strategies, and bolstering one’s self-esteem. She supports families experiencing trauma, divorce, single parenting, foster care, adoption and grief/loss/transitions in addition to daily stresses. With teenagers, Lisa works to help them establish more independence including time management, identity development, and resiliency and coping skills. Her work with adults focuses on relationships, life transitions, self-growth, mood issues, and time management skills.

Lisa also enjoys leading parent/child support groups, teen process groups, and professional workshops.

Clinical Experience

  • Social Worker/Therapist at Maryvale residential treatment center, Rosemead, CA
  • Outpatient Therapist at Wellnest Emotional Health and Wellness (formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic), Los Angeles, CA
  • Early Childhood Program Director at Step by Step EDU-Ther-A-Play, Los Angeles, CA
  • Clinical Supervisor/Consultant at SoCal Child Therapy, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Community of Caring Director at Hakomla (formerly Temple Aliyah), Woodland Hills, CA
  • Middle School Counselor at Milken Community School, Los Angeles, CA