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Lisa Engelstad

Outpatient Mental Health Professional

LPC, Licensed School Counselor, K-12



Year Joined: 2024

Bethel University - Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

University of Wisconsin-River Falls - Bachelor of Science Liberal Arts, Psychology

University of Wisconsin-River Falls - Masters of Science in Education, School Counseling

Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Art Therapy
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Technology Addiction

More About Lisa Engelstad

Clinical Interests:

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples
  • Family
  • LGBTQIA+ affirming
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adolescent concerns
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Parenting
  • Self-Esteem/Self Worth
  • Self-Identity
  • Relationship Issues

Clinical Approach:

As a Licensed K-12 School Counselor and now as a Pre-Licensed Therapist, my clinical approach includes working with my clients from a person-centered lens and providing a safe listening space and environment. Additionally, it is important to listen to the lived narrative experiences that clients go through. As I get to know and increase my awareness about client needs, that will determine more in terms of my clinical approach, which can include person-centered, cognitive behavior, solution focused, trauma-informed and family systems strategies, I will also integrate aspects of different therapeutic models depending on the client need.


  • Reading
  • Walking and spending time in nature
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Spending time with my two dogs
  • Being a life-long learner
  • Personal development
  • Professional development
  • Listening to music
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Writing
  • Attending musicals and plays

Clinic Contact Info

Cottage Grove Clinic

6936 Pine Arbor Drive S, Suite 200
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

(651) 461-2903