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LISA ANDERSON SHAFFER is an ALCHEMIST joining the precision of science with the wildly creative. 

She is best known for her innovative business mentorship work and psychologically minded podcast, JOY IS NOW. Her popular ongoing writing project + book THESE THREE THINGS was published by Running Press in 2018 and continues daily with enthusiastic participants across the globe.  

Lisa provides mentorship to creative professionals and executives through an alchemic approach focusing on Human Design and Energy Work. Threading together experience, talent, and passion, to foster leadership and work with ease, intention and integrity. 

Combining her experience as a licensed psychotherapist, fine artist, entrepreneur, author, and Human Design guide Lisa offers her clients the perspective of both a data driven scientist and a wildly creative fine artist. 

Her mentorship work pulls from her own success as a creative professional across multiple media platforms and her expertise and experience in group and systems theory and human centered design. 

Lisa began her career as a psychotherapist in 2003, specializing in working with families and adolescents in acute crisis. Later, while in private practice, she also held the position as Director of Counseling Services at a small private fashion college helping students manage the normal stressors and developmental concerns of college life.

Lisa remains an expert in early to late adolescent childhood development and family systems, as well as a leader in group theory and practice. She considers her most informative work experience her training at an inpatient adolescent psychiatric hospital. Working with patients in the throes of the most acute mental health crises continues to deeply inform her perspective and breadth of understanding of the human condition. It also deepened her knowledge and  appreciation of psychoanalytic theory, of which she enthusiastically shares on her weekly podcast.  

  

Lisa holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MS in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University.  She is a licensed psychotherapist and former 3-time California Arts Council Artist in Residence Recipient.

Her collection of modern fiber jewelry designs for ZELMA ROSE was sold brick and mortar and museum stores around the world.

Lisa's most recent body of work, TALISMAN explores the place where joy crashes into sorrow.  

Lisa Anderson Shaffer currently resides and works in the mountains of West Marin County, California.  

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