Hello and welcome! I am Lisa Kennemur. Thank you for visiting this page and for your curiosity in who I am. I grew up in the north Georgia mountains and always found the natural world to be a place of comfort for me, no matter what was going on in my life. Nature helps me to feel grounded and connected to the earth and other beings (humans, plants, and animals). My first career was in the United States Navy. I served as a medical physicist/radiation health specialist for almost 25 years. I found Naropa University and decided to make a major life and career shift. I decided to marry my love of nature with my love of helping others to create a second career in wilderness therapy.
I would be honored to help you find what makes you feel grounded and connected to others. I utilize a client-centered approach to therapy to help you discover your own inner wisdom and innate tendency towards healing. Know that you are not alone and that seeking a therapist (or guide) is a self-compassionate and brave choice. So whatever has brought you here — a life transition, relationship challenges, career changes or loss of a loved one — I am here to support you and to help you navigate the stress, confusion, pain and work towards healing.
I work with adolescents (14 and up) and adults who are experiencing the following:
- Grief, loss, and bereavement
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+)
- Cancer and chronic illness
- Aging and caregiving
- Improving self-esteem and self-compassion
- Managing life transitions (age or event driven: for example, transitioning between life stages, divorce or career/job changes)
- Personal growth
Prior to joining the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute, I co-facilitated group therapy for grieving members as a counseling intern at Pathways in Fort Collins, Colorado. I also worked as a summer intern for Live by Living, a non-profit organization that facilitates day walks, hikes and retreats for cancer survivors and their care companions.
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy, Naropa University
MS Biophysical Science and Medical Physics, University of Minnesota
BS Biology, Shorter University
Certifications and Professional Organizations
- Wilderness First Responder
- American Counseling Association member
Although we do not accept insurance for our therapeutic services, some insurance providers may reimburse you for a portion of out-of-network expenses. Please contact your provider and confirm your options. We offer a range of pricing and a number of sliding scale spots in an effort to make our services accessible to a wider range of people.