Dr. Lisa Seufert is a board certified adult psychiatrist who sees patients for consultations, medication evaluations, and psychotherapy. She treats depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder in both adults and in special populations such as college and graduate students. Dr. Seufert uses both cognitive therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy to help her patients, depending on their individual needs.
Dr. Seufert provides thoughtful and thorough assessments of her patients, integrating their medical, psychological, social, and spiritual backgrounds. She works with her patients to build on their strengths and pre-existing good health.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Seufert completed her psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Dr. Seufert served as Chief Resident, won a residency leadership award, and completed specialized training treating people with bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression, and in using both cognitive and psychodynamic therapies.
Dr. Seufert serves on the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. She supervises psychiatry residents and facilitates a class for medical students on professionalism and humanism in medicine. In the past, she has worked at the Saint Joseph's University Counseling Center treating students and consulting with their staff.
Dr. Seufert has trained extensively in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR gives people additional tools to use to both increase relaxation and to decrease anxiety, depression, “sticky thoughts,” and reactive behaviors. She has taught MBSR techniques individually in psychotherapy and in the group course “Meditation for Peace of Mind.”
Many of Dr. Seufert's patients are high functioning students and professionals from a variety of different family, educational, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Common concerns that her patients have are family issues, loneliness, relationship problems, physical symptoms, career or academic difficulties, attention deficit disorder, anxiety and depression.
During the first appointment, Dr. Seufert does a comprehensive consultation to get to know the person and clearly define the problem. She tailors treatments to each individual, and Dr. Seufert often does a combination of psychotherapy and medication management. She collaborates routinely with other medical doctors and therapists.
When working with patients, Dr. Seufert focuses on creating a supportive and healing setting. Listening closely and partnering with her patients helps Dr. Seufert to do this. Treating each patient with dignity and respect is also important. In addition, focusing on wellbeing and health, rather than just on problems often serves patients.
Dr. Seufert sees patients in Center City one block from Rittenhouse Square. You can reach Dr. Seufert directly at 267-882-6251.