Lisa Brearley

Lisa Brearley

Therapist - MA, LLPC

I grew up in West Michigan but have spent the past decade living and working in other parts of the world, including rural Africa and urban settings in the United States. I felt led to the field of counseling through my experiences in education and various ministry settings. My unique perspective and understanding guide me as I passionately work with people in all different stages of life. It is an honor to provide a supportive space where people can be authentic and become the best version of themselves.

Counseling approach:

Each person’s journey is unique. I invite you to come as you are. Throughout our sessions, you will better understand the impact of your story and feel supported to narrate your future with hope. My approach is holistic in helping you understand connections between your thoughts and behaviors, and gain knowledge of your brain and body connection. I desire for you to find a space to breathe deeply, process your journey with compassion, and walk away feeling supported and empowered.


  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image
  • Ministry Support/Burnout

Focus Areas:

  • Child/Teen Concerns
  • Life Changes and Transitions
  • Self Esteem/Belonging
  • Cross Cultural
  • Re-entry
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality
  • Relationship Dynamics

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Informed
  • Attachment Based
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Strengths Based

Professional Background

Lisa Brearley, MA, LLPC, is a licensed professional counselor and a graduate of Spring Arbor University. Lisa works with individuals including children, teens and adults. She finds energy in supporting educators and ministry workers who are burned out or in a season of re-entry/transition. Lisa’s approach includes Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative Therapy, and Strengths Based Approach.


Certifications/Extra Trainings:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy