Lisa Goodwin, LCSW

Lisa Goodwin, LCSW


Lisa Goodwin, LCSW – Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty-eight years experience in social services. She has been a Program Director for over 10 years at Pacific Clinics, overseeing their “Children’s Intensive Community Services” (CICS) program. For the past 8 years, Lisa has also been an internal consultant through the Pacific Clinics Training Institute’s “Leadership Education And Development” project. In this capacity, she coaches other managers, supervisors, and teams to greater productivity, improved management, and higher morale.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Washington with an M.S.W. and of Bethel University (St Paul, MN) with a B.A. in Social Work. She is Vice President of the Board of the Pomona Valley chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is a frequent speaker on the topic of clinical depression, mental illness, and overcoming stigma. Lisa teaches a course on depression at the Pacific Clinics Training Institute from a first-hand perspective to enable mental health professionals to experience it in a new way so they can develop stronger empathy for consumers and achieve better outcomes. She wrote a memoir of her experience with depression and the lessons she learned from it. She is seeking a publisher. Her memoir is called A Passion Long Endured: A Story of Hope for the Depressed.

Lisa has been married to Steve (a Lutheran pastor and the CEO of Turning West – a management consulting company) for 30 years. They have two children in college: Johnny and Grace. Lisa loves to read, write, wait for the occasional communication from her children, train with the Inland Empire Running Club, play tennis, do yoga, walk her yellow lab Winston, and laugh at life’s little absurdities.

One of her favorite quotes is from English author George Eliot, “It is never too late to become who you might have been.”


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