Dr. Lisa Saponaro, PHD

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro, PHD
Lisa Saponaro is licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 15 years experience as a mental health professional. Dr. Saponaro has experience working with a diversity of age groups, backgrounds, ethnicities, lifestyles, and presenting issues. She helps individuals, couples, families, and groups, work through a variety of life's challenges. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and certified by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Her approach as a therapist is to help utilize your personal strengths in order to overcome obstacles and create lasting change in your life. Dr. Saponaro views therapy as a partnership between therapist and client, where the client identifies the goals and she provides the expertise and guidance helpful in achieving those goals. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, Dr. Saponaro draws on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. In addition to individual therapy, Dr. Saponaro offers family and marital therapy, addictions treatment, trauma resolution, group therapy, and psychological testing to children and adults.

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Dr. Saponaro's Care Philosophy

Most people experience periods in life where they could benefit from the help of a caring and supportive person; a licensed psychologist provides that and more. As a counseling psychologist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practice feedback to help clients resolve current problems. I view therapy as a partnership between myself and my client, where the client identifies the goals and I provide the expertise and guidance helpful in achieving those goals. I believe that one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interrelated. I work with clients to help them gain awareness and insight into these aspects of their being. I assist clients by helping to uncover their assets and teaching them helpful strategies to practice when determining new ways of behaving. My treatment approach stems from research and utilizes evidence based strategies to address problems. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. In addition, I consider external factors such as family and relationship dynamics as well as social, economic and cultural factors. This allows me to view the person and their environment in a dynamic fashion which acknowledges the impact that our surroundings have on us and that we in turn have on our world. I work to empower my clients to make lasting change in their lives. More than 20% of children will experience some form of mental health problem during their childhood and many will go on to suffer long term; however, seeing a child psychologist can provide direction to both parents and children and reduce the likelihood of carrying problems into adulthood. Problems that occur in the course of child development may include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, school problems, bullying, adjustment problems, substance abuse, obesity and more. Talking to your pediatrician may be the first step. Oftentimes, as a caretaker, it may be difficult to recognize the signs of a problem, but it can be even worse to watch your child suffer. With expertise in child development, I can help you and your child create a plan to wellness. Today approximately 8.9 million adults have a mental health or substance use disorder, with depression being the most common, affecting almost 7% of adults in any given year (American Psychological Association, 2012). There is significant evidence that depression and other psychological problems can be improved through therapy. Psychotherapy is more than a quick fix - it works! With sensitivity and compassion, I help people apply their unique strengths to overcome obstacles and create lasting change in their lives. Unfortunately, stigma is often the main barrier to getting help. While some problems will resolve on their own, often times professional intervention would speed up recovery and decrease the emotional suffering.

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Lisa Saponaro PhD120 S University Dr Ste A
Plantation, FL 33324
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Dr. Saponaro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saponaro to family and friends
4.7
based on 15 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Saponaro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Saponaro is a wonderful therapist. As a family law attorney I often have need to refer clients to a good therapist who can help them through difficult times with divorces, timesharing and moving on in life. Time and time again Dr. Saponaro has truly helped my clients and, in so doing, made my job easier and more successful as well. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
in Plantation, FL |
Dr. Saponaro is a professional that has the unique quality of making you feel right at ease from the start. I felt comfortable right away. She honed in on some of my concerns and issues and we began working on those areas. Within a couple of appointments I felt I was on my way to feeling better.
in Old Town, FL |
Having had the pleasure of working with Dr Saponaro and seeing how she interacts with her clients and peers over a period of time I feel thoroughly comfortable with recommending her as a therapist and peer counselor. She is kind and compassionate, knowledgeable and disciplined. Her willingness to be 'fully present' for her clients is matched with her desire for them to improve and progress to the life they deserve. She is wonderful with children and adults and I wholeheartedly endorse her.
Sunrise, FL |
Lisa is the upmost professional and assisted our family through a very tough period.
in Ft lauderdale ,Florida |
Very approachable and caring individual. Loved her feedback .
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Saponaro really cares about her clients and it is easy to reach her and obtain an appointment.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Saponaro treated my complete family, while maintaining confidentiality. One child was tested for ADD. We were given assistance at public school so an educational plan could be developed. She has assisted us with couples therapy to improve our communication skills with each other. He even assisted me with hypnosis to assist me in making better food choices to improve my health.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
You can tell that she personally cares for a positive outcome for all of her patients!
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Saponaro is a true professional. She is knowledgeable, understanding, and takes the time to care about clients. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens. As a parent herself, she understands children and the stresses a family can encounter. She has offered amazing advise and has helped me in numerous ways. I highly recommend Dr. Saponaro.
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Lisa Saponaro is licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 15 years experience as a mental health professional. Dr. Saponaro has experience working with a diversity of age groups, backgrounds, ethnicities, lifestyles, and presenting issues.  She helps individuals, couples, families, and groups, work through a variety of life's challenges.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association and certified by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.  Her approach as a therapist is to help utilize your personal strengths in order to overcome obstacles and create lasting change in your life.  Dr. Saponaro views therapy as a partnership between therapist and client, where the client identifies the goals and she provides the expertise and guidance helpful in achieving those goals. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, Dr. Saponaro draws on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client.  In addition to individual therapy, Dr. Saponaro offers family and marital therapy, addictions treatment, trauma resolution, group therapy, and psychological testing to children and adults.  

Dr. Saponaro's Care Philosophy

Most people experience periods in life where they could benefit from the help of a caring and supportive person; a licensed psychologist provides that and more.  As a counseling psychologist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practice feedback to help clients resolve current problems. I view therapy as a partnership between myself and my client, where the client identifies the goals and I provide the expertise and guidance helpful in achieving those goals.

I believe that one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interrelated.  I work with clients to help them gain awareness and insight into these aspects of their being.  I assist clients by helping to uncover their assets and teaching them helpful strategies to practice when determining new ways of behaving.  My treatment approach stems from research and utilizes evidence based strategies to address problems. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. In addition, I consider external factors such as family and relationship dynamics as well as social, economic and cultural factors.  This allows me to view the person and their environment in a dynamic fashion which acknowledges the impact that our surroundings have on us and that we in turn have on our world.  I work to empower my clients to make lasting change in their lives.

More than 20% of children will experience some form of mental health problem during their childhood and many will go on to suffer long term; however, seeing a child psychologist can provide direction to both parents and children and reduce the likelihood of carrying problems into adulthood.  Problems that occur in the course of child development may include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, school problems, bullying, adjustment problems, substance abuse, obesity and more.  Talking to your pediatrician may be the first step.  Oftentimes, as a caretaker, it may be difficult to recognize the signs of a problem, but it can be even worse to watch your child suffer.  With expertise in child development, I can help you and your child create a plan to wellness.

Today approximately 8.9 million adults have a mental health or substance use disorder, with depression being the most common, affecting almost 7% of adults in any given year (American Psychological Association, 2012). There is significant evidence that depression and other psychological problems can be improved through therapy.  Psychotherapy is more than a quick fix - it works! With sensitivity and compassion, I help people apply their unique strengths to overcome obstacles and create lasting change in their lives. Unfortunately, stigma is often the main barrier to getting help.  While some problems will resolve on their own, often times professional intervention would speed up recovery and decrease the emotional suffering.  

Dr. Saponaro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Psychology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Depression
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Stress
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood and Adjustment Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

Education

  • Medical School
    Nova Southeastern University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Mississippi State Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    The Starting Place, Broward County

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Florida, Gainesville

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    University Of Memphis

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Affect Disorders
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Education
  • Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Women's Health Psychology

Procedures Performed

  • ADHD Testing
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management