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Lisa Bahar, M.A., LMFT, LPCC

Adjunct Professor
Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Lisa Bahar earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor, and a certified drug and alcohol counselor. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member and alumni representative for Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, she is also a subject matter expert for the Board of Behavioral Sciences, where she provides her expertise on developing examinations for those seeking licensure as a marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor.

Bahar has several years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families and specializes in treating substance use disorders and mood and personality disorders. She specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and collaborates with mental health, addiction, and trauma-focused treatment centers in an effort to provide clients with the most integrated care that will meet their specific goals and needs.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California and enjoys implementing cinema into a therapeutic process called cinema therapy.