My Story

Lisa McJunkin, LMFT, CHTP

​Psychotherapist, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, EFT Coach & Consultant


Lisa McJunkin received her Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University.  She has been a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and practicing across San Diego County since 2011.  She trained with Healing Beyond Borders in Healing Touch and Emotional Freedom Techniques with the EFT Tapping Training Institute.  Lisa has vast experience with working with children, teens, and adults from home-based, to school, to intensive outpatient program (IOP) settings, as well as working with civilian, veteran, first responder, active duty, and chronic pain dynamics. 


She offers individual, couples and group therapy, EFT coaching, Healing Touch sessions, trauma informed care and trauma recovery consultation, and integrative healing classes. Lisa specializes in provision of holistic and evidenced based treatments for acute stress to depression to complex posttraumatic stress disorder.  She engages her clients in healing through mind and body alignment, to release old and often unhelpful responses and memories, by providing integration of Eastern and Western healing practices.  


Lisa's Approach

Lisa uses clinical modalities that include evolutionary and intergenerational psychology, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, and psychodynamic attachment concepts. 

Lisa’s approach is direct, relational, somatic, and integrative based, with a trauma recovery lens. She is skilled at creating a safe, warm, and humorous environment.  Her individualized whole person healing approach and engagement in advocacy for trauma recovery support people in shifting through toxic stress, dysfunctional relationship patterns, understanding mind, body, and soul connection, and becoming more authentically themselves.

Safe Space Ally

It is my goal that all beings who seek services feel safe, seen, heard and respected.

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