LISSI SENEWAY, LMHC, CAP, ICADC
Lissi Seneway is an internationally published poet, a psychotherapist, and a professor. She draws on her professional experience for much of her work, seeking to give a voice through her writing to those who have been affected by addiction, mental illness, and trauma. She also writes haiku about love and nature. Publications include Reverie Street (Chatham College), Collage (Middle Tennessee State University), The Nightingale Poetry Journal, and international anthologies PS: It’s Still Poetry Volume II (Poetry Soup) and Into Pieces (Oprelle Publishing). Her literary influences are Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, and lyricists Scott Weiland and Nikki Sixx.
Lissi obtained her Master of Science in mental health and substance abuse counseling at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As an undergraduate at Florida Atlantic University’s Honors College in Jupiter, she earned her Baccalaureate degree in psychology, graduating as a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society.
She is a licensed psychotherapist, a Certified Addiction Professional in the state of Florida, and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Lissi has dedicated her career to working with men and women living with substance abuse issues, many who often have additional conditions, including depression and anxiety. Lissi has also worked closely and therapeutically with the families of people with substance abuse issues.
Lissi is an adjunct college professor and has taught psychology and sociology at the College of Health and Allied Development, guest lectured on substance abuse at South University, and guest lecture on psychopharmacology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has trained mental health and substance abuse providers in Palm Beach County on such topics as theories of addiction, attachment disorders, and family systems theory.
Lissi appeared on A&E’s Intervention as a treating clinician, was featured on West Palm Beach Channel 5 News “Making a Difference” and was featured in Social Work Today for pregnant/post-partum program she developed and managed for women with substance abuse disorders. Professional Affiliations include the American Counseling Association and the National Association of Professional Women. Lissi was also a Member of Palm Beach Women’s Chamber of Commerce and has been a keynote speaker at community nd networking events.