Lisa Sobelman, LCSW
Lisa Pogofsky Sobelman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Lisa earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration, with an emphasis in School Social Work, following an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a school social worker in Lake Forest, Lisa gained experience in working with with a wide variety of clinical diagnoses including, but not limited to: selective mutism, generalized anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder (both with and without hyperactivity), oppositional-defiant disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, autism, Aspergers, Down's-syndrome, twice-exceptional learners and more. Lisa supported students and their families dealing with emotional crises such as; sudden loss, separation, divorce, job instability, bullying, and other environmental stressors.
Lisa is a compassionate therapist with an intuitive ability to connect with her clients. She is a genuine and empathetic listener and a creative problem solver. Her methodology involves focusing on the individual needs of each of her clients and utilizing a combination of therapeutic techniques (such as Cognitive/Behavioral, Psychodynamic, DBT, and Family Systems) to determine the most effective form of treatment. She uses a strength-based approach to support clients in coping with low self-esteem, relationship issues, divorce, trauma, sudden loss, financial hardship and more.
Lisa believes that her role as a therapist is to guide her clients in identifying the obstacles that get in the way of living the life they want to live, help them learn ways and methods to overcome those obstacles, and then empower them to become the best versions of themselves.
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