Lisa Shanken


I work with people with mental health struggles to help them organize their life through wellness and Executive Functioning Strategies


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My specialty is focusing on the gut-brain axis and how the health of your gut affects the health of your brain. I reach strategies to live a healthy, realistic lifestyle that is sustainable over time. I also teach strategies for staying organized, reducing stress and anxiety, and time management. My personal experience and extensive training have resulted in nearly two decades of proven success helping clients referred by psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.

My Background

After receiving my B.S. from Cornell University where I began my only personal journey towards wellness, my newly discovered passion led to my formal training in New York City as an Accredited Health Counselor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, as well as honing my culinary skills at the Natural Gourmet School and Pratt Institute. I then earned my Personal Training Certification at the American Fitness Institute, my Yoga Certificiation through My Vinyasa Practice, and my Corporate Wellness Certification from Vital Advantage Corporate Wellness Consulting I continue to consistently expand my expertise with continuing education courses on topics including family therapy, anxiety, depression, panic, integrative psychiatry, and DBT. After moving from New York to Boulder in 2013, I began to meld my passions for wellness and the brain by developing expertise in the significant and well-documented connections between mental illness and the microbiome (a.k.a. the gut).

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • Website
  • 1650 38th Street, Ste 100E, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Phone: 917-453-3202

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Boulder Area
  • Rate: $125-160/session

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