“Living the life you want is possible!”
-Lisa C. Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT
Dr. Lisa C. Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT, Program and Clinical Director
Dr. Lisa Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT is the one of Hollywood’s youngest go-to psychotherapists and coaches for A-List celebrities, high profile athletes, models, entrepreneurs, and even pop stars! While her wellness practice is based in the beautiful Boca Raton, patients are located around the world and travel for her customized intensive one-on-one sessions for tough to beat problems such as eating disorders, addictions, trauma reduction, relationship issues and conflict resolution, mood issues, mind reprogramming, performance and success training.
But who is Dr. Palmer and what is the secret to her success? She is not only an architect of consciousness and a masterful physicist of change helping you to reprogram your mind, produce effective desirable solutions rapidly, and artfully and systemically perturb vicious cycles….Dr. Palmer is a mental martial artist, a living breathing example that with a warm heart and strong mind you can become everything you are meant to be!
Dr. Palmer knows from personal experience that the world can be a very mean and rough place. We aren’t all born with lemonade. In spite of Dr. Palmer’s successes she is reminded on a daily basis what it is like to have to work hard to achieve. Making lemonade out of lemons is what she knows, all she knows.
Everybody wants to know how patients find Dr. Palmer. A former Miss USA contestant and television news reporter, Dr. Palmer has since enjoyed keeping a rather low profile as a psychotherapist, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified hypnotherapist, AAMFT Approved supervisor. But her work itself has captured the interest of individuals from all walks of life who come to her the old fashioned way, word of mouth and her reputation for results!
Many appreciate Dr. Palmer’s philosophy, one being that she doesn’t believe in life long patients. Dr. Palmer believes in helping you regain and maintain balance in every aspect, to get you on the fast track to living the life you are meant to live!
Dr. Palmer believes that wellness is not only in the mind, but the body too. The body and mind are connected systems. Dr. Palmer’s vast knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and state-of-the art human diagnostic technologies and help her and her team narrow in and pin point core origins of symptoms, and make adjustments so you get to the root of the problems and achieve natural solutions quickly, effectively, and happily.
When working with Dr. Palmer, leave all your biases and previously failed experiences at the door! Dr. Palmer often takes on cases referred by other therapists and doctors. Many of Dr. Palmer’s patients see her after having previously failed experiences in inpatient treatment and after suffering many years prior. These patients can and do have much success… So there is hope. Psychotherapy and coaching with Dr. Palmer is an active, collaborative, invigorating experience. Her interactive style leaves patients feeling mentally fitter, stronger, and leaving sessions feeling happier and more successful.
Dr. Palmer is also a living breathing example of her own work. When not seeing patients she leads a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle. She enjoys many activities as part of her routine- boxing, bicycling, high performance training, time outdoors, singing, dancing, television and radio appearances, dining, doing art, reading, going to events, spa treatments, spending time in prayer, learning, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. Dr. Palmer attended University of Vermont, New York University, and Nova Southeastern University. She is Past President of The Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Past Clinical Director of the WISE Eating Disorder Program at Hollywood Pavilion Hospital. She also served as a Counselor at Milestones in Recovery and The Renfrew Treatment Center for eating disorders where she founded a culture and ethnicity group. Dr. Palmer published dissertation research concerned a grounded theory study on the drives to self starvation amongst anorexic immigrant women to the U.S. which had special interest since the study challenged current definitions of anorexia set by the DSM-IV as well as notions that anorexia mostly affects white women with a “fat phobia”.
Dr. Palmer has authored published articles, served as a talk radio host, and makes TV appearances. She has served as an adjunct professor for Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program. She is licensed in both Florida and New York and is certified to supervise training therapists to achieve licensure. Dr. Palmer is currently on the Advisory Board for South University. Throughout Dr. Palmers career she has worked with thousands of individuals on the spectrum of simple to extremely complicated issues. For instance working with teenagers with depression and bulimia to elderly with 200 multiple personalities, ptsd, substance abuse and binge eating. Dr. Palmer is highly sought after for her expertise with eating disorders and addictions, but naturally works with a variety of other mood and relational issues.
In the Realm of Eating Disorders and Trauma…
Dr. Palmer is known for establishing the first ethnicity, culture and identity group in the U.S. at the renowned inpatient treatment facility, which earned her national recognition. She founded a successful eating disorders program called WISE at Hollywood Pavilion Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, and served as the Clinical Director. The program is currently one of the few in the US accepting Medicare for the treatment of eating disorders. During her term as Founder and Clinical Director participants in the program achieved extraordinary success and healing, many of whom experienced long-term benefits of recovery for the first time in years. The WISE Program (Women’s Institute for Self-Empowerment and Sensible Eating) now extends to The Renew Center of Florida in Boca Raton under Dr. Palmer’s leadership. The Boca Raton program is a modification of the original design, customized for many of the high-profile clients The Renew Center serves.
In the News…
Dr. Palmer’s work in the eating disorder field and beyond has been attractive to numerous magazine, television, and radio publications. She has also published articles, one of which appeared in the professional Journal of Feminist Family Therapy and Family Therapy Magazine. Additionally, Dr. Palmer founded the popular www.MyEDHelp.com in 2006. She also serves as an adjunct professor for Master’s and Doctoral students at Nova Southeastern University, and is an appointed keynote speaker for the university’s signature alumni events. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for Psychology Department at South University. Additionally, Dr. Palmer hosted several seasons of a weekly Radio Talk Show on 1470AM, which also appeared on BlogTalkRadio.com and featured a variety of renowned experts and authors on creating life balance.
Academic and Life Background…
Dr. Palmer attended University of Vermont and studied philosophy and pre-medicine. She then graduated from New York University with a dual degree in journalism and sociology. She later earned a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy followed by a Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University. After achieving national recognition as the youngest state delegate at Miss USA in her early years, she then pursued the field of broadcast journalism. She entered an interesting career as a general assignment TV news reporter working at a variety of media outlets throughout the country; worked at The White House, where she served as an intern for the press secretary’s office covering vice-presidential and presidential radio news events; had a stint at CNN in Atlanta, where she served as an editorial assistant turned weekend writer; and as a television news reporter at local CBS and NBC affiliates in Northeast Georgia/South Carolina, and West Palm Beach. She later changed her career path to develop an expertise in psychotherapy. Dr. Palmer has an abundance of academic, clinical, personal knowledge and wisdom that is appealing and of benefit to clients from many walks of life.
Dedication to Making a Difference…
While Dr. Palmer now spends much of her time behind the scenes developing programs, doing research, writing articles, and helping clients to reinvent themselves and overcome obstacles, her passion has not faltered. She is dedicated to coaching and healing individuals and families on ways to manifest their dreams and aspirations in their everyday lives. She brings a breadth of knowledge, experience, compassion, and dedication to every endeavor she commits herself to and believes that balance and recovery is possible.
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We all must overcome obstacles in life, and while we may doubt ourselves, we have all the strengths and resources we need to be in balance. ~ Dr. Lisa C. Palmer