CCE Impact Book

Lisa Price, BC-TMH, LPC, CSAC BC-TMH Since 2018 Lisa Price grew up in the rural community of Ridgeway, Virginia, as one of 11 siblings. Her mother, a Certified Nursing Assistant, instilled the importance of interpersonal relationships and caring for others in her early on, she says. She also recalls having many responsibilities at a young age. “I struggled throughout school, as there was little interest and time for doing homework because there were clothes to hang out, animals to feed, gardens to hoe, dishes to wash and younger siblings to bathe,” she says. After she graduated high school, she got a job working in textiles, where she remained for 21 years. The job was tedious at times and led to feelings of burnout. When the factory closed permanently, its employees received grant monies for higher education. For Price, it was a major turning point. “It was one of the greatest opportunities of my life; by then I was married with three children and money was tight. I earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from Old Dominion University, and five years later I received my Master of Arts in professional counseling from Liberty University.” Price began working for Social Services in foster care and family services, and later for Family Preservations Services, where she provided therapeutic day treatment. After several positions including private counseling, she began her current role in 2016 as a specialized juvenile probation counselor, mental health counselor, and substance abuse counselor at Piedmont Community Services. In 2018, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and the second person to earn CCE’s Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential.