Learn more about Dr. Lisa Lombard's experience, expertise, and background.
Current roles and appointments
Licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapeutic care to children, families, and adults, with a private practice in Oak Park, Illinois
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Areas of Expertise
Psychotherapy for children, teens, and adults
Grief counseling for children and adults dealing with traumatic and unexpected losses
Psychosocial coping with food allergies, atopic illnesses, asthma, and GI-related distress
Stress management for health conditions
Non-pharmacological pain management
Mindfulness-based relaxation training
Education and Career Highlights
Lisa Lombard, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist (IL 071.007229 and PSYPACT-Authorized) in private practice, with over 30 years of direct service, teaching, and supervisory experience. She integrates mind-body skills in her therapeutic work with children, families, and adults as they cope with anxiety, stress-mediated health concerns, and pain. She also treats children and adults experiencing unexpected grief and loss. For over 10 years she delivered services within a preschool and elementary school, in addition to her private practice. This was an opportunity to work directly with children in a school setting and to provide parent guidance, clinical supervision to trainees, and consultation on topics such as risk behaviors, trauma, SEL, and screen-time to educators. Dr. Lombard is interested in exploring the overlap between the devices we use, the social media we participate in, the multiple forms of media surrounding us in our everyday lives, and nurturing healthy families.
In 2020 she joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research, as a research assistant professor. She applies her knowledge of stress management skills (like mindfulness, hypnosis, and guided imagery) to better understand and meet the psycho-emotional needs of those with food allergies, eczema, and atopic disease. She leads behavioral health initiatives within the Center and recently led the launch of a free digital behavioral health tool for parents during the pandemic. In addition to curated wellness resources, it includes mindfulness practices and other stress management exercises for parents and children.
Dr. Lombard earned her BA (Behavioral Sciences) and PhD (Psychology/Human Development) from the University of Chicago and completed an APA-approved internship at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. She is an ASCH Approved Consultant in hypnosis. She is an active leader in several professional organizations (President of the Board of Directors of the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute, a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (Division 30), and President of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis). Throughout the pandemic she has provided free weekly virtual mindfulness sessions for her community and colleagues.