Lisa Brookman is a psychotherapist with 18 years experience working with clients facing a wide range of complex challenges. Along with her clinical psychologist husband, she is the founder and co-director of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre; a private Montreal clinic offering up-to-the-minute therapeutic treatments and modalities for children, teens and adults. Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree in social work from McGill University and her Master’s degree from Université de Montréal, as well as training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at McGill. She is a member in good standing of both the Ordre Professionnel des Travailleurs Sociaux du Québec and the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.
Lisa continues to enhance her practice with recent training in Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT). She believes in empowering her clients to move forward and meet their treatment goals, while guiding them with infallible care in a highly nurturing, safe environment.
Her clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples and groups for issues surrounding anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum depression, parenting challenges, martial conflict, self-esteem/confidence building, bereavement and lifecycle issues. In addition, she leads wellness workshops and retreats within the community and the workplace exploring self-compassion, the mind body connection, work/life balance and personal growth.
With an insatiable passion for helping others it was no surprise that Lisa and co-creator Elizabeth Weiner made a rapid ascent on social media with their inspirational blog and brand Wise Women Canada. Since 2015 WiseWomenCanada.com has been a story-telling canvas to promote issues that impact Canadian women with an emphasis on mental wellness advocacy. Lisa has championed important causes for Bell Let’s Talk and leads the West Island Wellness and Therapy Centre in being solicitous of several community organizations and fundraisers.
With a healthy presence in Canadian media, Lisa continues to appear as an expert on Breakfast Television Montreal and as a contributing editor in Best Health Magazine. Her former radio show—Wise Women on Montreal’s CJAD 800 talk radio, was an inspired offering that garnered rave reviews.
As a devoted wife and mother of three amazing teenagers (+ dog mom of one!) Lisa describes herself as “a home décor guru” and has aspirations towards becoming a Master Chef contestant.