Lisa Reynolds

Lisa René Reynolds, PhD, LMFT

Core Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University’s Psychology Department


Dr. Lisa René Reynolds has Master of Science and PhD degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a licensed MFT in New York and Connecticut with a fully certified telehealth practice, and is a former associate professor and program director at a COAMFTE-accredited program near New York City. She also served as chair on the AAMFT Ethics Committee and has enjoyed attending and presenting at several AAMFT conferences. Her academic focuses are on integrative and postmodern theories, intimate relationships, sexual health and wellness, the intersectionality of ethics and self-of-the therapist, and the impact of divorce on children and families. She was the co-creator of the Focus on Kids high-conflict divorce parenting program for the state of Connecticut and has written several self-help books and mainstream articles on this topic. Additionally, her frontline involvement in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012 led her to much research and work with communities impacted by such traumatic experiences. She most frequently teaches Introductory MFT courses, Ethics, Family Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Parenting, Intimate Relationships, Human Lifespan Development, and Sexuality/Sex Therapy courses. Dr. Reynolds is a longtime AAMFT clinical member and approved supervisor.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, writing, and cooking. Dr. Reynolds is thrilled to be part of the Family Institute at Northwestern University’s MS in MFT online program.

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