Lisa Thompson is an expert in teens, college students, emerging adults and young adults. She works with families through Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Life Coaching, and Consulting. She has been working with the Next Generation for nearly two decades in various settings like a nationally recognized substance abuse treatment center, on the college campus, and in the local church.
*Lisa is very passionate about encouraging you as a young person if you
are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or frustrated with your recovery or
life. She will help you to move forward by helping you reduce your
stress level and make life more manageable so you can reach your full
potential, discover your real passions, and experience the freedom that
God intends for you.
* Lisa will help you successfully transition from treatment into lasting
recovery if are new in recovery or simply struggling with your
recovery. Treatment can be very difficult and painful, but lasting
recovery is much harder. Successfully transferring the life and relapse
prevention skills learned in treatment to every day real life can be
overwhelming and a real challenge, which often leads to relapse and
sometimes death. Having an expert come along side and partner with you
and your family during this time, can mean the difference between a
second chance at life or returning to old ways and losing your life.
Lisa will come alongside of you so you don't feel like you are all alone
while you make these tough life choices in order to sustain recovery
and become all that God has created you to be. She knows what it takes
to be successful in recovery and would love the opportunity to help you
change your life one day at a time.
* Lisa spent nearly a decade working as an Inpatient Adolescent
Addictions Counselor at Rosecrance Substance Abuse Treatment Center in
Rockford, IL. While working with young people with dual diagnosis
disorders, she has become an expert in youth and young adult drug,
alcohol, other addictions, and relapse prevention. She also is well
versed in mental health issues that youth and young adults struggle
with, as well as how these issues affect their family relationships and
others who love them. Lisa not only works with youth and young adults
facing these issues, but also works closely with parents, coaching them
through their own feelings, behavior, and changes that need to be made
in order to help their child be successful. When needed, she also works
with schools, pastors, probation officers, other therapists,
psychiatrists, and others involved with her clients.
* Lisa has often Coached college students and young adults struggling
with transitioning into adulthood, career choices, professional
frustrations, finances, health issues, dealing with life's ups and
downs, decisions about marriage, and new families in addition to
fighting the daily battles of addictions.
* Lisa understands the pressures of teens and young adults who are
dealing with parents, friends, dating, trying to excel in school,
transitioning to college and independence, serious dating relationships,
getting married and starting families. She is highly respected and
sought after as the person to go to when feeling stuck, overwhelmed,
stressed out, lacking direction, needing encouragement, struggling with
faith, and help living and working up to full potential. She is a real
and straightforward person who knows what it is like to struggle, to
face the frustrations and stress of life and relationships as a teen,
student, and young adult. Overcoming her own obstacles helps her help
others also figure out how to overcome them instead of being held back
* Lisa served as Spiritual Life Campus Director, Student Body Chaplain,
and on Student Senate while in college at Judson University. In these
roles, she oversaw all of the various Student Ministries on campus. She
also provided guidance and spiritual direction to students struggling
with feeling stressed out, burned out, and overwhelmed by the pressures
of college and young adult life, friendships, roommates, dating
relationships, growing and struggling with issues of faith as well as
more serious issues such as dealing with crisis, death of loved ones,
and pain from the past.
* Lisa served in a leadership role in a large youth and college group,
Cross Current, under the direction of Jeanne Mayo (also known as the
Youth Leader’s Coach) at her church. She was also a counseling intern
at Rockford First while she was in grad school at Trinity International
University. She also interned and Big Brothers Big Sisters during
college where she implemented and led after school programs.