Lisa Thaler, LCSW moved to Austin in October, 2019 after having maintained a private practice in New York City for the past 30 years. She received her BA from Amherst College and her MSW from New York University. She completed her psychoanalytic training at The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, which is specifically known for its attention to feminism, gender and social justice, as well as contemporary psychoanalytic thinking.
She has dedicated the majority of her career to the treatment of eating disorders and has worked collaboratively with psychiatrists, nutritionists and MDs, when clinically indicated. During the second half of her career, Lisa also has treated couples and individuals with a host of other symptom pictures, including PTSD, depression, communication problems, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, adult ADHD and with those who struggle with gender/sexuality identity issues. She has studied with esteemed couples and sex therapist Esther Perel since 2014. More recently, she has worked collaboratively with the NY Ketamine Center to assist patients with intractable depression and debilitating PTSD and she will be continuing that important work in Austin with Austin Ketamine Specialists.