Lisa Erickson's Background and Expertise:
Lisa specializes in conflict resolution. She has mediation training which helps her specialize in working with high conflict families, including children and adults. Lisa provides individual counseling and family therapy. Lisa provides co-parenting for high conflict parents where there may be alienation, difficulty in decision making, poor communication, anger and hostility. She has experience in working with some of the best family law attorneys in the Kansas City metro area and surrounding counties. She is educated in Overcoming Barriers including parent/child contact problems and a member of the AFCC. She is also a volunteer with CASA. Lisa strives to stay neutral in her approach with parents and their respective parenting styles. Lisa has been an expert witness in multiple court cases in Jackson, Cass and Clay County. Lisa is familiar with her role in legal cases and engages in regular communication with professionals involved in the legal case. Lisa strives to maintain objectivity while building a therapeutic relationship with each family member and helping them navigate through highly stressful circumstances. Lisa also continues to maintain her support with families following settlement.
Nicholas Bracken's Background and Expertise:
Nicholas graduated from the University of Kentucky with his Master Degree in Social Work. Nicholas pursued mental health to help others. Nicholas has a passion for helping people manage their daily lives, conquering their fears, and developing adequate coping skills and ways to effectively communicate with others. Nicholas has over 8 years in the field of Social Work and has worked in Private Practice for several of those years. One of Nicholas's skill sets is being able to effectively work with high conflict cases including divorce cases and/or mediation cases. Nicholas is a trained mediator and is willing to provide mediation services if they arise. Nicholas is trained in helping parents learn parenting strategies as well as supervising parent/child visits and providing supportive and reflective guidance in becoming a better parent. Nicholas also works with individuals managing depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+, and foster/adoption cases. Nicholas does provide Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, Client-Centered Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and good old Talk Therapy. Nicholas will work with children ages 6+ to our older folks over the age of 65. Nicholas has worked with various professions including Fireman, Police Officers, Therapists, Doctors, Lawyers, and many others while ensuring that anonymity is key.