My name is Lisa Yeager and I provide people with a safe and understanding place to release the stress that all of us feel. Most of all, I want to help people enjoy life on life’s terms, no matter what they are going through.

I was raised in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area and have been living in the South Bend area for over 20 years. I experienced abusive relationships growing up that lead to personal substance use issues and increased mental health struggles. As a young adult, I found a counselor who believed in me even when I could not believe in myself. Thanks in part to her, I am over 20 years in recovery from substances and maintaining my own mental health recovery. This led me to a deep desire to help other people as I was once helped.

I went through college for my associate’s degree in human services. I then went straight into my bachelor’s degree for addiction counseling, where I experienced the devastating loss of my mother and first husband. I received my degree and went on to complete my master’s degree in addiction counseling. Now, I use all that I have learned from life and school to work with individuals who struggle with life challenges.

My Mission…

I work well with adults who struggle with life’s challenges, whether the challenges are because of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, binge or emotional eating, substance use, or general life changes.

These issues are not unusual and sometimes we just need support to find what will help us the most.

Education & Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, Indiana #87001647A
  • NAADAC Membership since 2010
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, M.A.
    • Addiction Counseling 2016
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, B.S.
    • Addiction Counseling 2014
  • Ivy Tech Community College South Bend, A.A.S.
    • Human Services: Substance Abuse 2010
  • Ivy Tech Community College South Bend, T.C.
    • Human Services: Mental Health 2010

My professional experience includes working with veterans, men and women in community mental health, non-profit residential and state outpatient settings, and, most recently, group private practice for over a year.

Professional Facts

  1. I am trained to use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as one form of treatment for trauma.
  2. I find that working with people from a strengths-based and individual perspective gives them a better chance of maintaining the changes they make.
  3. I enjoy working with people on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels of health and wellness.

Personal Facts

  1. I enjoy a number of hobbies including diamond art and reading fictional books, especially Harry Potter!
  2. I love the outdoors and go camping as often as I can when the weather is warm.
  3. Music and walking are two of the most relaxing forms of meditation for me.

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