Dr. Lisa Shaffer, PSY.D

Clinical Psychology  |  
Female  |  
Age 39
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Dr. Lisa Shaffer, PSY.D
Dr. Lisa B. Shaffer earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Psychology of Women in 2004 from the California School of Professional Psychology (now known as Alliant International University). She has trained in a number of settings, including community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, and private practice. A native of Las Vegas, she returned to complete her post-doctoral hours under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Holland, focusing her practice on forensic assessments through Clark County Family Courts and the Department of Child and Family Services. Since obtaining licensure in 2006, she has opened her own private practice with a focus on trauma and abuse, specializing on sexual abuse in particular. She worked in a variety of settings while building her practice, including working part-time at a rural clinic outside of the Las Vegas area; providing therapy to foster youth at St. Jude's Ranch for Children; establishing a clinical program for Independent Living homes; overseeing clinical supervision for a number of mental health rehabilitative agencies and foster homes; and assisting with crisis and intake assessments for homeless and foster youth. Dr. Shaffer has continued, to complete a variety of clinical and forensic assessments, including disability, child custody, immigration hardship, psychoeducational, and general psychological evaluations. Since working full-time with her private practice, she has continued her work in the legal system and social services, building relationships with a variety of social services agencies in the community. She frequently works with the Department of Child and Family Services and the Clark County Child Advocacy Center, providing therapy to children who have reported sexual and physical abuse. For several years, Dr. Shaffer was a member of the Nevada Psychological Association Training Consortium, working with several colleagues to establish an APA-accredited internship training program. She volunteered on a committee to develop the Consortium's training manual, and she served as Vice President on the Board for several years. Dr. Shaffer's clinical and professional goal has been to address the limited services available in Nevada by establishing a center for trauma and abuse, incorporating therapy, evaluations, prevention/outreach, community education, self-defense and creative therapy programs, and an APA-accredited internship training site. While still in the early phases, Dr. Shaffer continues to work tirelessly towards her dream and is excited to create a place where she can help countless individuals struggling with trauma, grief, abuse, and similar issues to achieve a healthy and happy life.

1489 W Warm Springs Rd Ste 110

Henderson, NV 89014

Contact Information

(702) 806-8618

Dr. Lisa Shaffer, PSY.D

Dr. Lisa Shaffer, PSY.D

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I specialize in trauma and abuse, with particularly extensive training in sexual abuse assessment and treatment. I subscribe to a Relational-Cultural therapy, which focuses on relationships between individuals and identifying the healing and harmful aspects of those relationships. It also focuses on empowerment of the individual to take control over their life while gaining self-esteem and assertiveness through this process.
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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Women's Health Psychology

Board Certifications

Dr. Shaffer does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Depressive Episode
  • Grief
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress


  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Redlands, Johnston Center For Integrative Studies
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • California School Of Professional Psychology
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Collingham Gardens Family Psychiatric Unit
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Inland Empire Residential Centers
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Metropolitan State College Of Denver, Counseling Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Desert Psychological Associates
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Desert Psychological Associates
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • California School Of Professional Psychology
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

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based on 8 total reviews (6 with comments)
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Patient Comments (6)
Manassas, VA |
I received treatment from Dr. Shaffer in the fall of 2016. I had to withdraw from therapy due to numerous cancelled appointments on her behalf due to her nail appointments, hair appointments, etc. I have called her in a dire need of emergency, not receiving contact for 3 days. My sister currently sees her and will be withdrawing as well. She attempted to bill us for missed appointments due to school, despite her beauty appointments. Terrible therapist with a disconnect to her clients.
Henderson, NV |
When I began therapy with Dr. Shaffer, I had a very difficult time talking about or even identifying my feelings. It took me awhile to open up and share my own childhood trauma and abuse with her. I had been in counseling for 20+ years and had never told any counselor about it. Dr. Lisa Shaffer has used different strategies to help me deal with the depression, stress and panic attacks effectively. She is very knowledgable about the 12 step programs and able to incorporate it into my therapy.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Shaffer is very easy to talk to. I always felt comfortable to say what I was feeling. She really listens to what you're saying. I felt free to be myself.
Las Vegas, NV |
I would never advise anyone to see Lisa. She is unable to provide any actual support or guidance for children or family members. Rather than bringing a family together, Lisa focuses on creating division. Attempting to cause direct conflict and place the child right into the middle of the conflict Lisa has created. She is a danger to any child who sees her.
in Henderson, NV |
After learning she specialized in trauma and abuse I wasn't sure I was a good fit for her practice. Although she has specialized training and extensive experience in that area, After meeting her I learned that she is a gifted therapist who can help with many different issues. I have been seeing her for over a year and feel that I have made significant progress with my depression during that time. She is a very caring and compassionate therapist. I highly recommend Dr. Schaffer.
Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Shaffer had a wonderful approach with my child and immediately made him feel at ease.
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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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