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Meet Our Trauma Certified Counselors


Dr. Lisa Albuja


Doctorate Specialization in Trauma & Disaster Relief

Lisa holds a PhD in the Philosophy of Psychology with a Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Relief, a Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and completed post graduate work at UALR, becoming Certified in Conflict Resolution. Lisa also trained through Stanford University to become an Empowered Relief TM Certified Instructor. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Certified Youth Trauma Professional (CYTP) and a Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP). She holds two State Board Specializations: Trauma with Endorsements and Technology Assisted (TA). She also holds several certifications and training in: Neurobiology for Mental Health Professionals, Trauma & Attachment, Certification in Anger Management Training, EMDR training and Internal Family Systems. She often speaks locally to stakeholders and parents on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma (ITT). Lisa developed the ASH Program and the ASH Program for Shared Parenting. She was awarded the 2016 ARBEST Clinician of the Year and has also authored a book entitled, The Relocation of Life. In 2022, Lisa completed a Qualitative Case Study entitled, A Case Study on the Efficacy of a Parent Intervention Program called the ASH (Accountability Starts Here) Program on High-Risk Families.


Pablo Albuja

MS, LPC, CCTP, Advanced Training  TF-CBT, Trained EMDR, TA, Certified Empower Relief and Anger Management

Pablo holds a Master of Science degree from John Brown University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and has Advanced Training in TF-CBT, and trained in EMDR.  He also holds two state board specializations: Trauma and Technology Assisted (TA).  In addition, he has a certification in Anger Management and Empower Relief to teach evidence-based pain self management skills in an effort to decrease pain medicine.

Pablo is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Leza Benton


Leza holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. She is both a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Ms. Benton is currently a candidate to receive a graduate certification in Conflict Mediation from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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