About

 

Lisa Maynard

Lisa Maynard is a nationally known speaker, trainer, advocate and consultant on adoption with over 25 years in the field. Her practice, specializing in adoption and foster care, is based in Upstate New York where she offers counseling to individuals, couples and families. In addition, Lisa is available by request for workshops, trainings and consultations on adoption, foster care, trauma, child welfare, and recruitment and placement. Also conducts home studies for infant adoption and embryo donation.

Philosophy of Treatment
Lisa’s approach to treatment is strength-based and solution-focused, guiding and empowering clients to finding the answers to their challenges in a safe, supportive environment.

Recognition

Lisa has received the following awards and honors: 2010 North American Council on Adoptable Children “Adoption Activist Award;” 2008 United States Department of Health and Human Services Excellence in Adoption Award for post adoption services; 2001 Congressional Honor “Angel in Adoption.” In 2008, she co-produced an 8-part series with Kevin Doran on the issues of adoption aired by WROC TV8 Rochester NY that received national attention winning the Children’s Bureau’s 2008 Anna Quindlen Award  and also  nominated for an Emmy award.

Education and Certification:

Licensed Masters of Social Work, New York State

Masters of Social Work, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Trauma Counseling Certification, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Post-Graduate Certificate in Adoption Therapy, Hunter College of Social Work, Manhattan, NY

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Level 1 Reiki Certification

Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance

Professional Associations:

National Association of Social Workers, Genesee Valley Chapter Board of Directors

New York State Citizen’s Coalition for Children, Board of Directors

Academy of Certified Social Workers

North American Council on Adoptable Children

National Association of Professional Women

BNI East End

Brighton (NY) Chamber of Commerce

Websites:

http://www.sativirya.com

http://www.spiralriver.net

http://www.nationalcenteronadoptionandpermanency.net

Senior Consultant for NCAP

Senior Consultant for NCAP

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Office - 20 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607

Office – 20 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607

Meeting Nell, our new rescue pup!

Meeting Nell, our new rescue pup!

Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio

http://www.sativirya.com

 

 

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