Chill Chat

Let’s chat! Have a teen-related question – or just want to share some insight – about stress, anxiety or balancing life in general? If so, now’s your chance to speak up. Join Allina Health clinical psychologist, Dr. Lisa Herman, to virtually chat about different situations that may be causing you to be stressed. You’re not alone. Share your comments, ideas and stories to help others like you, stress less!

  • June 25, 2018

    Summer time and Screen time = ?

    Now that it is officially summer (YAY!) what do you do to unwind? We are in the “screen-age” where everything is done on a phone or computer. What do you do differently in the summertime in regards to screen time.

  • May 22, 2018

    End of school stress. How to get through it!?!?

    If you are a teen, chances are you are right around the end of the school year – mid May! You are almost done but it can feel like the end of a marathon race! How do you deal with

  • April 18, 2018

    Do your friends know that you have anxiety or depression?

    Anxiety and depression can still feel like the “unseen” medical diagnosis and friends may not get what it is if they don’t have it or know someone who does. Do you have anxiety or depression and feel like others just

  • March 21, 2018

    With all the stressful events happening around the country, how do you stay emotionally balanced?

    Our social media and news feed is inundated with so many scary and stressful news events from around the country. How do you stay emotionally balanced when you here another tragedy or scary thing happen? Being able to recognize our

  • January 24, 2018

    Spring Break Fever

    Spring Break is right around the corner and some of your friends get to go on vacation. But, not everyone can or will get away. What is it like to see others on social media posting about their glorious sunny

  • October 23, 2017

    Mid-Semester Blues

    With the excitement of the new school year starting to dwindle, some people get the mid-semester blues. How do you prevent the mid-semester blues from getting worse?

  • September 27, 2017

    Fall is here!!

    Now that fall is here, the days are getting cooler, the sun seems to disappear earlier, and we know winter is around the corner. While many people look forward to Minnesota winters, some start to feel more anxious or depressed.

  • July 31, 2017

    Transition from summertime to school time.

    As August approaches, back to school commercials, school supplies and fall clothes in stores are in abundance! How do you handle this transition from summertime to school time?

  • June 19, 2017

    Driver’s ed…It’s super exciting but scary at the same time.

    For those about to turn 15 or 16 years old, learning to drive can be super exciting and at the same time, can also be anxiety provoking for some. Will I pass the test? What if I am not a

  • May 22, 2017

    End of school!

    It’s almost the end of school and although I’m thrilled to be done, I’m starting to feel kinda anxious about not having much to do. What can I do about this?

Lisa Herman, LP, PsyD

I am a doctor of psychology and licensed psychologist, specializing in child and teen psychology, and a consultant for a grant-funded substance abuse program at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry.

Best part of my work: The moment(s) when a patient realizes that they made progress!

Why I became a ­­­­­­psychologist: I always found myself glued to the TV when the psychologist was on a talk show. Helping others has been a passion for me since I was in high school.

What I tell my friends and family: Focus on “what is” and find the positive in any situation.

What patients say about me: I smile a lot and that people feel comfortable opening up during therapy.