Dr. Lisa VonderHaar

Lisa M VonderHaar, Ph.D., LLC is committed to providing therapeutic, compassionate and empowering mental health services while keeping it affordable. She approaches psychotherapy from a holistic perspective, recognizing that we are linked in body, mind, heart and spirit. Her primary focus in psychotherapy is dealing with issues of the mind and heart, but uses techniques to increase body awareness and spiritual development when appropriate, while maintaining respect for each individual's belief system and life meaning.

Dr. Lisa, as she is often called, received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology -Fresno (now called Alliant International University) in 1982. She obtained a minor in rural psychology and has worked in rural settings all but one of her 30 years in practice. She began her practice in Placerville, CA, working in several rural Sierra foothill communities.

In 1996, Dr. Lisa, along with her husband and two children relocated to a small mountain town in Grand County, CO where she has maintained a private practice for almost 20 years. She has relocated and her current office location is 10291 Chippewa Circle, Salida CO 81201.

Dr. Lisa has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1984.

She is known for her honest, straightforward, non-judgmental and compassionate style.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist, #PSY2106 since 1984
Ph.D. and MA from California School of Professional Psychology - Fresno, 1982, 1980
Certified Level 2 EMDR practitioner

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Clinical Expertise

Depression and other mood disorders
Panic, phobias and other anxiety disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Work/Life balance
Life transitions and personal growth
Anger management
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Emotional/behavioural childhood disorders
Parenting concerns
Eating disorders
Communication problems
Sexuality issues
Physical and sexual abuse recovery
Self-esteem/confidence issues
Spiritual issues


30+ years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, families, organizations and communities including outpatient, home, school and group therapy services.

Professional Services

Dr. VonderHaar provides a broad range of professional services to people of all ages.  All services are scheduled by appointment.  Same day appointments may be available.

  • Diagnostic Interview/Intake Assessment
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counseling/Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Crisis Evaluation/Intervention
  • Consultations with agencies/organizations
  • EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitization and Reprocessing)



I invite you to contact me to schedule an appointment, for inquiries about services or any other questions.

Cell: 970.531.0574
Email: lisa@drvonderhaar.com


10291 Chippewa Circle
Salida CO 81201

From Salida, turn right onto CR 156 (towards Scanga Meat), follow 156 to the right.  Enter Pinon Hills subdivision. Turn left on East Cherokee. Right on Chippewa.  Last house on the right. Grey multi-level house. Park up above. Walk down path to basement office.

Therapeutic Philosophy

Therapeutic Philosophy

Health is a reflection of balance and wholeness, manifested in all aspects of our lives.  To restore health, it is necessary to balance emotions, thought patterns, physical imbalances and spiritual issues.  Within each of us there exists a deeper wisdom that with support naturally moves towards healing and integration.  The purpose of psychotherapy is to discover the barriers that are interfering with this natural flow and learn new solutions, thereby discovering greater freedom to make desirable choices and achieve one's life goals.

Payments & Insurance

Payments & Insurance

Dr. VonderHaar accepts most insurances.  She is a Medicare provider and is on the panel for most local insurance companies.  Some of the most popular are:

EAP Consultants
Magellan Behavioural Health
Profile EAP
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
United Healthcare
United Behavioural Health
Value Options

Payment for session fee/co-payments/deductibles are due at each session unless a more suitable arrangement is made ahead of time.  Call for more specific information about payment and insurance.