Isalys “Isa” Pagani LPC-Associate (she/her/hers)
Supervised by Sunny Lansdale LPC-S
Isa received her Masters in Counseling from Saint Edward’s University. She received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) while interning at Ascension Seton's Intensive Outpatient Program. During her time there she facilitated DBT IOP groups and found she had a passion for teaching the DBT skills. Isa also has experience providing individual therapy utilizing DBT and CBT. She is currently pursuing certification in CBT through the Beck institute and has completed intensive training in RODBT. Isa is also level 1 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Isa always considers each client’s individual needs, and when relevant she utilizes other theories she has studied, including attachment theory, IFS, narrative theory, and existential philosophy. Isa strongly believes in meeting her clients where they are, maintaining a non-judgmental atmosphere, and building a strong relationship. This approach has led to productive therapeutic relationships that help her clients meet their goals.
Isa received her Bachelors degree from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, both degrees were in comparative literature (French Literature and Philosophy). Before becoming a therapist, Isa worked as a professor for eight years. Isa has published extensively on moral theory, particularly as it relates to anger, forgiveness, justice, and other conciliatory actions and emotions. Isa’s background in the humanities informs her approach to therapy. She firmly believes that articulating, examining, and—at times—adapting one’s behaviors and beliefs, in a manner that better reflects one’s deeply held core values, is key to leading one’s best life.
Isa offers therapy in both French and English, and works with both couples and individuals.
In her free time Isa plays chess and piano, fosters dogs for APA, and enjoys spending time with her two teenage children.
Areas of Expertise:
Intensively Trained in RODBT (2023)
RODBT Level 3 Training (2023)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 (2022)
RODBT Level 2 Training (2022)
Pursuing CBT Certification (Completion expected 2023)
RODBT Level 1 Training (2022)
CBT for Depression (2021)
CBT for Personality Disorders (2021)
CBT for Anxiety (2021)
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