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Dr. Lisa Ponichtera, PhD, LMFT, CSAC

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Lisa Ponichtera, PhD, LMFT, CSAC — Chief Clinical Officer

Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lisa Ponichtera grew up on Molokai and received her bachelor’s in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and her master’s in marriage and family therapy from Argosy University. She has a PhD in clinical psychology from Saybrook University and is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Lisa has worked with women and families struggling with drug addiction since 2004. Lisa has experience working with pregnant and parenting women, gender-specific substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, strengths, and evidenced-based practices, as well as motivational interviewing.

As Chief Clinical Officer, she provides program oversight and support for program directors at MBHR’s three partner agencies.

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