Jun 1, 2022
Following a series of mass shootings in the United States, Annette and Monica meet Dr. Anna Lisa De Lima, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, to talk about the mental health impact on children, families, and first responders who are either directly involved, or impacted by watching the media coverage.
Dr. De Lima is the Clinical Director at the Hanley Center at Origins, based in West Palm Beach, Florida. She brings a wealth of clinical expertise and well-rounded specialization in trauma and crisis.
Dr. De Lima completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in trauma and crisis. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In her work as a clinician, Dr. De Lima utilizes a variety of evidenced based protocols in the treatment of mental health disorders, SUDs, and trauma. These protocols include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other trauma-informed interventions. Dr. De Lima has worked with first responders from a variety of backgrounds and specialties in her work as a clinician. Having worked closely with first responders in a variety of roles, and through her years of research on this population, Dr. De Lima is well-versed in the unique concerns that this population faces. Dr. De Lima has also presented extensively on this topic around the country.