Lissi is an internationally published poet, a psychotherapist, and a professor. She has devoted her career to the study of the human condition. She seeks to tap into every emotion of her readers, from joy, peace, and love to anger, grief, and devastating sadness. Lissi believes that we have to feel to remember we are alive.
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 Matter II: Volume II (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 from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As an undergraduate at Florida Atlantic University’s Honors College, she earned her Baccalaureate degree in psychology with minors in sociology and women’s studies, 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.