Lisa Wittorff


I am an LCSW and parent coach in Portland, Oregon. I have worked with adopted children for 12 years and parented my own special needs kids.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Contributor to The Trevor Project
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I help parents of children with diagnoses such as Reactive Attachment Disorder, FASD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, learning disabilities and other challenging behavior understand how to connect with their children, parent them according to the needs of their particular brains, and reduce drama within their homes. I also work with parents of children who are expressing they are not the gender they were assigned at birth, helping parents understand how to navigate this with their children.

My Background and Approach

I use a combination of parenting methods, including mindfulness, brain science, and Collaborative Problem Solving to support parents. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Family Systems theory to shape my work with families.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I strongly believe in and work for social justice. I am especially focused on the needs of children and families, including refuges and immigrants. Racial justice is also very important in my life. As the white parent of black children, I find myself as both benefiting from white privilege and the mother of people impacted by institutionalized racism. I have had a long parenting journey, trying many different methods with my own children and I want to share the knowledge I've gained with others on the journey.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 150/session


9712321267 Email Lisa
4424 NE Glisan Street
4424 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213

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