Lisa attended the University of Kansas and received her master's degree in Clinical Social Work. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris in Sociology and American Indian Studies. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in multiple settings including; county based social therapy and tribal programs for 14 years; providing EAP, individual, family, and couples therapy, with an emphasis on adolescents. She also provided a Native group in Shakopee schools for 13 years. Lisa is trained in Somatic Experiencing, which is trauma based model, along with a certification in Equine Therapy, which is a horse based psychotherapy. Lisa believes in strength based model along with solution focused work.