Lisa Lombard, PhD
Dr. Lisa Lombard is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, with over 30 years of direct service, teaching, and supervisory experience. She integrates mind-body skills in her therapeutic work with patients of all ages, as they cope with anxiety, stress-mediated health concerns, and pain. She also treats children and adults experiencing unexpected grief and loss. For over 10 years she has been providing clinical and consultation services within a preschool and elementary school, applying mindfulness and other self-directed practices to support children and their caregivers. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lombard is a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research (CFAAR).
She applies her knowledge of stress management skills to advance projects pertaining to the psychosocial experience of food allergies, eczema, and asthma. She led the launch of a free digital behavioral health tool for parents during the Covid-19 pandemic. Active in hypnosis training organizations, she founded the Comfort Kit Initiative. (www.comfortkitsforchildren.org) in March, 2022, to provide kits containing simple toys and items, plus behavioral guidance, to children impacted by the war in Ukraine. This humanitarian effort will engage with children in Chicago, too, to provide tools for emotional regulation to children experiencing trauma.
She received her B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and her Ph.D. in Psychology/Human Development from the University of Chicago. She completed an APA-approved internship at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. She is an ASCH Approved Consultant, member of the APA Council of Representatives, and President of the Board of Directors of the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute.