Lisa Romano-Dwyer is a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist operating a small private practice in West Toronto. She has specialized expertise in children’s mental health and education. Since 1993, Lisa has practiced master level social work in mostly large urban settings. Graduating with her Doctorate in 2013, Lisa developed a range of clinical interventions that build empathy.
Lisa opened Hypersense Counselling & Consulting Services to develop coaching, keynote speaking, and resource publication services. Her work on understanding the role of empathy in healing processes deepens clinical awareness about self-care in caregiving & caretaking roles.
Lisa organizes interventions to build and restore empathy and compassion. She believes that compassion prevents bullying, improves clinician self-care, and reduces school violence in all its forms. Lisa is an active volunteer in her local community. Serving as an elected School Board Trustee in 1997-2000, Parish Council Chair, and Friendly Visitor with Toronto Community Living since 1980, Lisa is a long-standing volunteer.
Lisa represented her constituents in the Toronto Catholic District School Board, formerly known as the Metropolitan Separate School Board. She is a strong supporter of public education and believes that every person has a right to learn in safe and positive climates that grow healthy happy children and parent engagement.
Lisa’s first book entitled, Creating safe schools with empathy and peace-building strategies is available on Amazon. She has also published an clinical workbook for use with children identified with empathy problems.