“Living the life you want is possible!”
-Lisa C. Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT


Dr. Lisa C. Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT, Program and Clinical Director

Dr. Lisa Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT, CRRTT is Program Director of The Renew Center of Florida. A highly sought after psychotherapist, Dr. Palmer can help you unleash your potential and master your mind. Her solution oriented techniques have helped thousands of clients change the course of stuck tough-to-beat problems to reclaim themselves. By learning the art of “mental martial arts” to overcome internal and external problems, Dr. Palmer’s clients quickly find solutions that unfold organically and work best for them.

Whether it is fear, addiction, grief, traumas, eating disorders, mood instability, parenting concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, relational troubles, body image and women’s issues—Dr. Palmer’s inside trade secrets on how to “think like a therapist” to reclaim the Self is useful for a wide variety of audiences from all walks of life.

Her intuitive and customized style draws upon years of experience and a variety of Eastern and Western disciplines for all ages. She holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in trauma, addictions, and eating disorders. She has worked extensively teens adults, and families regarding a variety of issues and concerns.

Dr. Palmer is Certified in Hypnotherapy; Trained in Mediation; a AAMFT Clinical Member; AAMFT Approved Supervisor and FL State Approved Supervisor; and Certified Rapid Reduction Technique Therapy. She is the Past President of Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University and on the Advisory Board for South University. From behind the scenes to on the scenes–her high energy empowerment methods have made her a sought out leader in the field, a speaker, radio talk show host, television guest expert, researcher, author, and magazine contributor. Dr. Palmer is also an expert with the Reality Check Program www.RealityCheckProgram.com educating parents to help teens, and appears regularly on national news TV and radio programs.

Over the years, Dr. Palmer’s experience in the entertainment industry previously as a television news reporter and a former Miss USA contestant televised LIVE make her attractive to discriminating clients. They have even included but are not limited to entrepreneurs, professional athletes, celebrities, high profile families, young talents, and women in transition. Her work has inspired many individuals of all ages to achieve critical success and reach their full potentials in both their personal and professional lives.

In the Realm of Eating Disorders and Trauma…

Dr. Palmer is known for establishing the first ethnicity, culture and identity group in the U.S. at the renowned inpatient treatment facility, which earned her national recognition. She founded a successful eating disorders program called WISE at Hollywood Pavilion Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, and served as the Clinical Director. The program is currently one of the few in the US accepting Medicare for the treatment of eating disorders. During her term as Founder and Clinical Director participants in the program achieved extraordinary success and healing, many of whom experienced long-term benefits of recovery for the first time in years. The WISE Program (Women’s Institute for Self-Empowerment and Sensible Eating) now extends to The Renew Center of Florida in Boca Raton under Dr. Palmer’s leadership. The Boca Raton program is a modification of the original design, customized for many of the high-profile clients The Renew Center serves.

In the News…

Dr. Palmer’s work in the eating disorder field and beyond has been attractive to numerous magazine, television, and radio publications. She has also published articles, one of which appeared in the professional Journal of Feminist Family Therapy and Family Therapy Magazine. Additionally, Dr. Palmer founded the popular www.MyEDHelp.com in 2006. She also serves as an adjunct professor for Master’s and Doctoral students at Nova Southeastern University, and is an appointed keynote speaker for the university’s signature alumni events. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for Psychology Department at South University. Additionally, Dr. Palmer hosted several seasons of a weekly Radio Talk Show on 1470AM, which also appeared on BlogTalkRadio.com and featured a variety of renowned experts and authors on creating life balance.

Academic and Life Background…

Dr. Palmer attended University of Vermont and studied philosophy and pre-medicine. She then graduated from New York University with a dual degree in journalism and sociology. She later earned a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy followed by a Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University. After achieving national recognition as the youngest state delegate at Miss USA in her early years, she then pursued the field of broadcast journalism. She entered an interesting career as a general assignment TV news reporter working at a variety of media outlets throughout the country; worked at The White House, where she served as an intern for the press secretary’s office covering vice-presidential and presidential radio news events; had a stint at CNN in Atlanta, where she served as an editorial assistant turned weekend writer; and as a television news reporter at local CBS and NBC affiliates in Northeast Georgia/South Carolina, and West Palm Beach. She later changed her career path to develop an expertise in psychotherapy. Dr. Palmer has an abundance of academic, clinical, personal knowledge and wisdom that is appealing and of benefit to clients from many walks of life.

Dedication to Making a Difference…

While Dr. Palmer now spends much of her time behind the scenes developing programs, doing research, writing articles, and helping clients to reinvent themselves and overcome obstacles, her passion has not faltered. She is dedicated to coaching and healing individuals and families on ways to manifest their dreams and aspirations in their everyday lives. She brings a breadth of knowledge, experience, compassion, and dedication to every endeavor she commits herself to and believes that balance and recovery is possible.

Dr. Palmer on the Radio:

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Videos of Dr. Palmer describing her approaches to therapy

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 We all must overcome obstacles in life, and while we may doubt ourselves, we have all the strengths and resources we need to be in balance. ~ Dr. Lisa C. Palmer