Lisa Thomas Vernon, LMSW-intern
My name is Lisa Vernon. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW-intern) under the direct supervision of Holly Lockett, Frisco Counseling and Wellness in Frisco, Texas. I completed my bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a case manager at a residential treatment facility for adolescent male sex offenders at a program called Onarga Academy from 1991-1994.
After working as a case manager for three years, I decided to work closer to home to be with my family and I began my career as a social worker for children who were placed in foster care. In my role as a treatment foster care social worker, I assisted families in the reunification and adoption programs. I remained employed as a private agency licensing supervisor and case worker from 1994-1999. In 1996, I enrolled in graduate school to obtain my Masters in School Social Work. My goal was to transition and begin working with students in the educational sector providing special education support and services at Centennial High School in Champaign, Illinois from 1999-2006.
Over the past 19 years, I have been a School Social Worker advocating and supporting children and families for grades K-12. I am currently the Coordinator of Student and Family Services and proud School Social Worker with Frisco Independent School District. I have been a full-time employee with FISD over the past (12) years.
In my current role as Coordinator of Student and Family Services with Frisco Independent School District in Texas, I provide resources and support to students who are placed in an alternative program grades K-12. In addition to programs on a campus level for the students, I am also responsible for district-wide programing that includes monthly Student-Parenting workshops, the annual FISD Back to School Bash, Mentor Coordinator, and the FISD Social Work Consultant.
Most counseling sessions will utilize components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with some Solution Focused and Systems Theory approaches. I am a certified Social Worker and I will utilize Solution Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and would be happy to discuss if this modality will help you or your child meet their well-being goals. Together I hope we can bring joy and peace to your home.
Lisa is available for evening and Saturday appointments.
Lisa can be reached at (972) 380-1842.