Meet Lisa

“You cannot teach a man anything;
You can only help him find it within himself.”

~ Galileo Galilei


Lisa Kramer, MSW, LCSW, AASW

Licensed Psychotherapist

Certified Life Coach

Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher


Master of Social Work, University of Denver

Bachelor of Arts- Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate, University of Denver

Mental Health Professional & Equine Specialist – Dual-Certified, EAGLA

Life Coaching Certificate – The Academy of Applied Psychology

Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher Certificate, The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley,

and the Awareness Training Institute


Inspired by her son who suffered a massive stroke before birth, Lisa founded Hope Farms so that people would have a place where they could feel safe, calm and loved. Lisa offers clients a warm and supportive approach to processing some of life’s most difficult experiences. Her kind, friendly and easy-going manner helps clients feel at ease as soon as they first step on the farm. Of course, being greeted by dogs, cats, and emus helps, too! She believes that nature, nurtures. Lisa’s personal experience watching her son heal in nature with animals motivated her to pursue her passion for animal-assisted and nature-based interventions. Lisa integrates animals, nature, mindfulness, expressive arts, and play into her clinical practice with children, youth, and adults in a farm setting.

Lisa is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Zones of Regulation, animal-assisted interventions, mindfulness and meditation, and life coaching. 

She specializes in trauma care, depression, anxiety, and suicidality.

Neurodiverse, LGTBQ+, and BIPOC friendly.

In her spare time Lisa enjoys riding horses, camping, gardening, reading and traveling.