Last updated: 5/18/2020

Lisa Mary Ortigara Crego, LLC, PhD, LCSW, CEDS, MCAP, NBCCH (954) 927-5953
Last Updated: 5/18/2020
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Doctorate in Addiction Psychology/Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego, PhD, LCSW, CEDS, MCAP, NBCCH holds a doctorate in addiction psychology, clinical psychotherapist, certified eating disorder specialist, masters certified addiction professional, national board certified clinical hypnotherapist, founder of Weight Control Therapy, and creator of where you can find her weekly Wordpress blogs.


Recognized as a certified eating disorder specialist, she helps her patients take control of binge eating and food addiction and leads them to recovery and permanent weight loss. Contact her and find free tips, strategies, and resources at Dr. Lisa is also a Visiting Professor at DeVry University teaching Psychology, Critical Thinking, and Capstone.


Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego is the author of:


Release Your Obsession with Food: Heal from the Inside Out

Release Your Obsession with Diet Chatter: Heal from the Inside Out

Release Your Obsession wtih Cheat DAZE: Heal from the Inside Out

Dr. Ortigara can be followed at

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Depression Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Phobias Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Aging Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Dementia Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infertility Men's Issues Pain Management Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Lisa Ortigara Crego
2225 N. University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 927-5953

Contact: Dr. Ortigara Crego

Office Hours:
Tue10:00am – 8:00pm
Wed10:00am – 8:00pm
Thu10:00am – 8:00pm
Fri10:00am – 8:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Hour

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours


Years of Experience: 23

FL - LCSW [SW5558]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)
Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS)
Certified by National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH)
Certified in Addiction Studies
Certified in Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified in Psychotherapy of Eating Disorders
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: $150
Group: N/A
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

All Florida PPO Humana
AvMed Humana (Medicare PPO)
Beacon Health Humana Medical Plan
Beacon Health Options Magellan Behavioral Health
Beacon Health Plans Managed Health Network
Behavioral Health Systems Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Psychcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BlueChoice PPO) Public Health Trust of Dade County (JMH Health Plan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Health Options) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare United HealthCare (UHC Medicare PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) US HealthCare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Obese or Overweight
AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Diabetes Disabled Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Step Families Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral EMDR Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Holistic Hypnosis Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Prevention Social Support Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Other theoretical approaches:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Biofeedback Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education Consultation Expressive Therapy Feminist Humanistic Information and Referral Long-Term Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Transactional Analysis (TA)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Online Therapy Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Haitian Hispanic Irish Italian Native American Russian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA) International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH)