Lisa McDonough

Lisa McDonough is a psychology trainee working towards her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She is supervised by Dr. John Glovan, Psy.D. She offers individual and group therapy at BWG. She enjoys leading groups and is co-facilitating Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) at BWG. Lisa wants to support you in building a tool kit based on practical techniques that support your confidence to cope with the challenges that life presents. Believing that the therapeutic journey is a process and not a destination, Lisa will be your partner and champion as you navigate your way around your own authentic life map.

Lisa received her undergraduate degree in Organizational Behavior and her MA in Psychology from Meridian University. Lisa is currently enrolled at Meridian University as a third-year doctoral student.

Lisa has been an executive coach and facilitator for many years and has been coaching families and adolescents for the past 5 years. Lisa’s approach to therapy is to meet clients in the spaces where they are most comfortable, where she focuses on helping them build the desired tools and capacities necessary to reveal the roadblocks keeping any of us from experiencing the life we want.

Lisa McDonough, MA
Pre-Doctoral Trainee


8224 Mentor Ave., Suite 208
Mentor, OH 44060





Teens and Opioids

We hear about it frequently. It’s on the evening news, online, and we hear it in conversation. America has an opioid crisis and we’ve had one for decades. It’s nothing new really and perhaps we are even desensitized to it, but opioids and overdoses remain an issue for both adults and teens. Youth drug deaths have quadrupled over the last 20 years mainly involving fentanyl which has grown 6x since 2016 ( Over 10 million pills containing fentanyl have been…

Self Care During Pregnancy

Becoming pregnant is a time of many mixed emotions that can range from excitement to anxiety. During the 10 months of time leading up to your child being born, it can be helpful to create a routine to take care of yourself and your growing baby bump. Below are some tips that can help you to feel as prepared as you can leading up to your child being born: It can be helpful during your pregnancy journey to set up…

“Be curious, not judgmental”

This is a line I most recently heard in the great show, “Ted Lasso“. It occurred when a bet was made with Ted assuming that he was a novice at shooting darts without asking to see if he had played before. Of course, he had been playing for years and ultimately won the bet. It reminded me of the significance of finding out why people do what they do, and why they have become who they became. It is a…

Social Media Addiction

Social media addiction is defined as an unhealthy dependence on interactive platforms such as Facebook, twitter, Instagram, snapchat and Tik Tok. It is often characterized by being overly concerned about social media driven by uncontrollable urge to on or to use social media and devoting so much time/effort that it interferes with other parts of your life. According to a Harvard study, self-disclosure on social media, “lights up” the same part of the brain that also ignites when someone engages…

All or Nothing Thinking and Various Other Popular Cognitive Distortions

I was trying to think of a blog subject to write about this time for my blog. As I contemplated this, I noticed almost everyone in my Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Outpatient Group (IOP) was talking about their struggle to be perfect, or how they feel like failures if things are not exactly as they think they should be. I was hearing phrases like: All or nothing thinking, often called black and white thinking, can go hand in hand…

Emotion Regulation Skills

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