Lisa Hayes, MSW, LISW-S is a Clinical Social Worker based in Columbus, OH. Lisa is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Lisa graduated with a masters degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Her undergraduate education is in Sociology and Women’s Studies; her academic focus has always included special considerations for issues of gender, sexuality, race and social representation. Her clinical experiences include work with complex trauma/PTSD, residential alcohol and drug treatment, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, life transitions, racial and ethnic specific trauma and identity issues, LGBTQIA issues, depression, dissociation, anxiety, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Lisa’s clinical practice has primarily focused on the treatment of adolescents and adults. Throughout her career, she has provided local and national trainings focused on the impacts of trauma and its effects on individuals, communities, and families. In her therapeutic work, Lisa uses a variety of expressive and experiential therapeutic interventions all aimed at identifying and celebrating the strengths of each person. Lisa is currently working in private practice and at the Counseling & Wellness Center at the Columbus College of Art and Design.