Lisa Lombard, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Lombard offers individual, family, and group psychotherapy to help those who face depression, anxiety, loss, and relationship challenges. She frequently works with people who are coping with chronic health problems, pain, and life stressors.

In addition to seeing patients in her private practice, Dr. Lombard is a consulting psychologist and site supervisor/director of training at the Frances Xavier Warde Preschool and Elementary School in Chicago, IL.   Within this school setting, she conducts classroom observations, provides brief therapy and counseling, and offers stress management prevention training such as mindfulness-based exercises, biofeedback, and guided imagery. She works with preschool and elementary-age students, as well as their teachers and parents. She also supervises psychology graduate students who conduct psychological evaluations and provide psychotherapy.

Dr. Lombard conducts psychological evaluations of children and adolescents ranging from about 3 to 21 years of age. She assesses cognitive ability and IQ, school readiness, learning differences and/or disabilities, behavioral problems in the school setting, RTI effectiveness and giftedness (often among the twice exceptional or those with a co-occurring learning disability). She also conducts neuropsychological screenings of memory, attention, and executive functioning.

Previously, she was an Associate Professor in the Child and Adolescent Track of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Research Mentor to graduate students. She conducted a study of emotional regulation and resiliency in preschoolers, and explored executive functioning in children with cognitive processing concerns. Immediately before returning to Chicago in 2006, she maintained her private practice in Virginia and was Coordinator of The Cognitive Assessment Clinic at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).  She has held a variety of psychology positions in hospitals and community settings during her more than 25 years of direct service to children, families, and adults.

Biographical Information

Dr. Lisa Lombard is a licensed clinical psychologist with over twenty five years of experience providing psychological services to children, families, and adults.  She received her B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and her Ph.D. in Psychology/Human Development from the University of Chicago.  She completed her externship training at Michael Reese Hospital and an APA-approved internship at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute in Chicago. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois (as well as on inactive status in Maryland and Virginia).   She has provided psychotherapy and psychological evaluations in a variety of settings, including inpatient units and outpatient clinics, a community mental health center, and a university-based outpatient clinic.  She has supervised graduate psychology students in these programs, and continues to be a site supervisor/director of training for diagnostic and psychotherapy trainees, where she is a psychological consultant to an independent elementary school in Chicago.

She has also been an Associate Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Child and Adolescent Track, Clinical Psychology).  There she developed and taught courses on psychological evaluation (cognitive processes, personality and psychopathology, executive functioning, etc.), psychotherapy, and the uses of pediatric hypnosis.

Dr. Lombard’s research and publication record includes several years as a member of Erika Fromm’s Self Hypnosis Lab at the University of Chicago, and more recently, exploratory investigations of school readiness and resiliency factors in preschool-age children.  A particular interest in mindfulness-based practices and self-regulation in young children is part of her consultation work at the Frances Xavier Warde Schools in Chicago. In her clinical work, she integrates mindfulness, pediatric hypnosis, and psychotherapy to help children and adults with self-regulation problems, anxiety, and pain management.   She works with children and families coping with chronic health conditions such as Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP), headaches, IBS, and food allergies/asthma.  She is a guest speaker for the Food Allergy Support and Education (FASE) program Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.  She is a faculty member of the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI) and the Society of Clinical and Experiemental Hypnosis (SCEH).  She is an Approved Consultant in hypnosis by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). She is also active in several organizations, serving as Clinical Section Head of the Illinois Psychological Association and President of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

 

 

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.

Erik Erikson