Rich Welcomes Boado to Practice
Lisa G. Boado has joined Deborah K. Rich in providing a wide range of individual, group, marriage and family therapy in the Sandhills.
Rich has nearly 30 years of experience in counseling. As a licensed clinical social worker and licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, she provides expertise in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and relapse prevention of substance abuse disorders.
She has extensive postgraduate training in cognitive behavioral treatment and offers focused assistance with specific phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and depression. She works with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Boado will enhance the practice, along with Rich's highly specialized skills with children, a news release said.
Boado is a native of Southern Pines and graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she majored in child development and minored in psychology. She continued her education at UNC in Chapel Hill and received her teaching certificate.
She taught at Episcopal Day School and The O'Neal School from 1984 to 2004. She also earned a master's degree in counseling from NC State University.
As a national board-certified counselor, Boado counseled pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students at the O'Neal School before deciding to join Rich in private practice.
Boado holds a license in school counseling and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society and the American Counseling Association.
Boado and Rich practice at 185 East New Hampshire Ave. in Southern Pines. They can be reached at 692-9100.
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