Lisa Sciarani

Lisa Sciarani (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I'm a multiracial clinical social worker offering a skills-based approach to build insight, regulate emotions, and achieve lasting change.

Client Status

not accepting clients



1110 SE Alder Street Suite #301

Suite 301

Portland, 97214

2705 E Burnside Street Suite #206

Portland, Oregon 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
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My Ideal Client

My clients are motivated but perhaps overwhelmed with how to start therapy or haven't had the best therapy experience so far. They benefit from structure and an active, thorough, validating guide. They want to increase self-awareness and gain insight to guide their first steps towards long-term change. They want to learn specific tools to manage uncomfortable emotions; to increase connection to themselves, their loved ones, and the moment; and become more effective in reaching their goals.

My Background and Approach

Trained in DBT, I balance change-oriented approaches (skills building, behavioral analysis, and problem-solving) with acceptance, validation, non-judgment, mindfulness, and a healthy dose of humor and wit. I help people who feel stuck get moving (sometimes literally) through traditional psychotherapy, telehealth, walk and talk, and running therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Authenticity: It is essential for me to be real (strengths and flaws and all) and relate to you as an equal in our therapeutic relationship, with you as the expert on your life. Acceptance: It doesn't mean giving up or giving in. In order to make lasting change, paradoxically, you must first accept the reality of where you are and is often the first step of therapy. Transparency: I like to know the 'why’ of things, even when it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient. Getting you informed as to exactly what you’re investing in when it comes to therapy and working with me is my specialty, hence why I work with a lot clients who are new to therapy. I will orient you consistently throughout our sessions as to why we might do something and get your buy-in first. Non-judgment: I believe that our emotions, thoughts, and actions are understandable, if not justified. Practicing a non-judgmental approach gives us the validation and emotional space to do the hard work needed to make lasting change.

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