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Lisa Herrick

Coach/Child Specialist
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 540
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 703-847-5793
Fax: 703 847 5791


  • 1988 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology; Catholic University of America
  • 1979 B.A. with Honors; Swarthmore College


I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, families and couples for thirty years. My work is my vocation, not just a job. I do my best to understand each of my clients as deeply and clearly as I can so that I can collaborate with them successfully to find answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. I offer myself as a listener, a problem-solver, a guide, a team facilitator, and as an emotional support.

Much of my practice has focused on helping people improve their marriages, and I see as many couples who want to stay together as couples who are moving toward, or through, a separation. I believe that all of my clients are entitled to my full attention and my empathy no matter what choices they ultimately make about how to move forward in their lives. Whether I am working as a psychotherapist, a divorce coach, a child specialist, a mediator or a consultant I feel privileged to earn my clients\' trust, and do all I can to deserve it.

In addition to my clinical and Collaborative divorce practice, I do some traveling throughout the country to train other professionals. I learn a great deal from the people I teach, and recycle that learning to better help my clients at home. I have co-authored (with Kate Scharff, MSW) two books: Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce, A Guide for Enlightened Team Practice (ABA Press, 2010) and Mastering Crucial Moments in Separation and Divorce; A Multidisciplinary Guide to Excellence in Practice and Outcome, (ABA Press, 2016).

If you are reading this profile, please know that if we meet at some point, I will do all I can to be helpful to you, and to the people you most care about.

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