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Lisa Handler, PhD, LMFT

Staff Therapist
I accept clients from: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

CFR has 8 offices in the greater Philadelphia area located in Blue Bell, Bryn Mawr, Oxford Valley, Paoli, University City & Center City Philadelphia, and Wynnewood, PA and in Voorhees, NJ; We offer online therapy throughout PA & NJ. View all locations

Online TherapyPhiladelphia, PA -University City

Our staff specializes in over 45 areas. View our Therapist & Psychiatrist Directory

LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues

Lisa works with individuals and couples of all ages who are experiencing challenges in their lives and/or relationships. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients and welcomes those who are:

  • challenged or stuck in familial or intimate relationships;
  • exploring their relationship to work (especially academia);
  • experiencing anxiety and/or depression;
  • working through young adulthood;
  • dealing with trauma or the impact of difficult childhoods;
  • caring for aging parents, including those with dementia;
  • questioning their identity or struggling with life transitions;
  • motivated to deepen their understanding of who they are and what shaped them.

A graduate of Council for Relationships’ Post-Graduate Certificate Program, she trained as a couple and family therapist. She has worked clinically with individuals, couples and children. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from Stony Brook University and twenty-five years experience teaching in higher education. Her training in the systemic approach combined with her background in sociology enhances her work with clients. She brings a unique sensitivity to issues of diversity in terms of race, gender, culture, class and sexuality to her work.

Lisa brings energy and quiet, conviction and skepticism along with a healthy dose of gentleness, openness and humor to her work with clients. She aims to help clients achieve their immediate and long term goals by supporting them as they deepen their understanding of who they are and what shaped them, creating the space to accept themselves in their fullness with greater ease and gentleness, while moving towards growth and change.


Fee: $$-$$$

Lisa encourages people considering therapy to reach out to discuss fees if there are any questions about this range. More information about fees can be found here


Contact Lisa Handler, PhD, LMFT

Use the form below or call (215) 382-6680 ext. 4442