Episode Description

In this week’s episode, I am happy to welcome the lovely Lisa Ford from her home in Pennsylvania.


Lisa is a multi-skilled counselor, therapist and educator, who delivers expertise in post-secondary career planning, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, emotional processing, trauma psychoeducation, relationship dynamics and child study case management with mental health advocacy, coping skills implementation and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She blends her career experience with life experience. to deliver a message of hope, growth and “tell it like it is” reality.Lisa was the product of the child-rearing of a mentally ill parent and had a first-hand look at the experiences involved with the pandemic and the mental crises, when she left the field of education to support her daughter, who underwent a mental health breakdown. She is in the unique position to bring attention to the importance of creating mental health awareness and mental health advocacy from the perspective of a former School Counselor, trauma survivor and mother of a trauma survivor.


She combines her experience in education and clinical therapy to create a new perspective in providing mental health coaching, psychotherapy and goal setting for a better future. Lisa is now working as a Psychoeducational Consultant, Speaker, Writer and Social Influencer advocating for the need to “take control of your trauma, before your trauma takes control of you.” Ford is in the process of creating a consulting business, Cause and Effect Trauma Healing and Recovery, to help educate others on how to not only learn from trauma, but to become empowered by it and use it as a catalyst for growth and change.


This episode discusses Lisa’s childhood struggles raised by a mentally ill parent, her personal journey supporting a daughter with a learning disability and mental health diagnosis, changing careers, coping with a mental health and learning disability diagnosis and much more.


It has been my pleasure to have Lisa join me, and I know, my listeners, that you will enjoy the episode.


Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. If you wish to connect with Lisa, you can check out his website link below.
Website: http://www.causeandeffecttraumahealing.com/
Email: lford@causeandeffecttraumahealing.com


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About The Host

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book and podcast was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.