Lisa Leidy began her career in mental health services as a Youth Rehabilitative Counselor with Kent County’s office of Juvenile Probation. She later provided direct service care to Delaware’s high risk adolescent population conducting community based, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment in both New Castle and Kent Counties. Lisa has been mentored and worked with some of the most reputable mental health and substance abuse professionals in the state.
In 2009 she co-founded Mind and Body Consortium, LLC. Mind and Body Consortium is a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic that provides mental health services in three locations in Delaware.
In 2015, she collaborated with a production company to create a training video for professionals that treat child sexual abuse victims. From her work on this project she was hired as an executive co-producer of “Jason’s Letter”, starring Vivica Fox, Quinton Aaron, and many others, Ms. Leidy’s role on such projects is to recreate the authenticity of real life trauma onto the big screen.
In 2016, Lisa and new business partner, Kristin Stonesifer, launched a podcast titled “The Couch with Kristin & Lisa”. The podcast is a light hearted way of dealing with emotional woes. The ladies tackle topics such as “Why Traditional Marriage Counseling Doesn’t Work” to how to deal with “Toxic Relationships”. Kristin & Lisa can be booked for speaking engagements and offer corporate trainings as well.
Although it would seem that her plate is already full, in the first quarter of 2017, Lisa signed on as the Director of Delaware Institute of Behavioral Sciences (DIBs). Her experience in direct services, administration and management of mental health and substance abuse programming made her a prime candidate for this role. “I’m very excited to have been chosen to help lead this new team of professionals. DIBs has a strong foundation to become a leader in Behavioral Health services here in Delaware”. Lisa, along with two prominent Wilmington Psychiatrists, will lead the Executive committee for DIBs. DIBs parent company provides services in various states throughout the USA and is slated to launch overseas.