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Lisa Arman, MA, LCPC

Maria “Lisa” Matusiewicz


(Formerly Lisa Arman)



I believe that each of us possess inner strengths that bring healing, restoration, and life. Therapy is the catalyst that enables us to access this strength and empowers us to live a better qualify of life. I specialize in the building of strong foundation relationships and teach the tools that are necessary to continue positive progress within those relationships.

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
  • Communication (Assertiveness Skills, Social Skills)
  • Coping and Stress Management Issues
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief/Loss
  • Intimacy Therapy
  • Phobias/Fears
  • Positive Peer Relationships
  • Relationship (Couples, Parent-Child, Families
  • Transition of Life Issues
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work Conflict Management

Educational Background

My formal education inspired me to pursue a career in counseling. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Indonesia and my Master’s degree in the United States which has provided me a multicultural background and perspective. My education has been both clinical and pastoral counseling.

  • Licensed: Professional Counselor, Illinois
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University of Chicago
  • BA: Clinical Psychology, University of Padjadjaran

Professional Experience

Through my professional experience in Indonesia and the United States I have worked with a wide range of clients from individuals dealing with daily stressors, to those suffering with depression and anxiety, to those who have lived through acute trauma including natural disaster.

  • Therapist: Ecker Center for Mental Health, Elgin, Illinois
  • Better Birth Outcome Manager: Firman Community Services, Rolling Meadows and Chicago, Illinois
  • Lecturer and Therapist: Psychology department of Atman Jaya University, Indonesia
  • Trainer: Basic Counseling for Trauma Recovery, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
  • Co-Facilitator: Aceh Trauma Recovery Aftermath Tsunami Training, Indonesia
  • Consultant: Drugs and Rehabilitation Center, Indonesia

Continuing Education

My passion as a therapist motivates me to expand my knowledge and expertise.

  • Family Therapy and Brief Situation-Focused Therapy
  • Transpersonal Approach for Trauma Recovery
  • Internal Family System

Professional Memberships

  • Member: American Counseling Association