In the Media


Wessan, L. (2018, Sept/Oct). Walk and Talk Therapy: Moving Towards Wholeness. Social Work Voice. 16-17.

Wessan, L. (2018, November 10). When You are Addicted to Drama…. Mirth Maven blog.

Wessan, L. (2017, December 4). How to Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness. Mirth Maven blog.

Wessan, L. (2016, January 13). The Art of Living is in the Art of Waiting. PULSE. LinkedIn.

Wessan, L. (2016, January 1). Make glorious, amazing mistakes. PULSE. LinkedIn.

Wessan, L. (2015, December 12). ‘Tis the season to connect with the Numinous!. PULSE. LinkedIn.

Wessan, L. (2014, April). Deconstructing the Hoarding Spectrum: A Holistic Approach (Part I of II). FOCUS Journal. Vol. 41, No. 4.

Wessan, L. (2014, May). Deconstructing the Hoarding Spectrum: A Holistic Approach (Part II of II). FOCUS Journal. Vol. 41, No. 5.

Wessan, L. (2013, September). Preventing Compassion Fatigue. FOCUS Journal. Vol. 40, No. 6.

Wessan, L. (2013). Using Humor and Laughter in Therapy. Focus Journal. Vol. 40, No. 4. 3,11.

Wessan, L. (2010, August). S.H.A.M.E. = Should have already mastered everything. News from a Spacious Place.

Interviews & Articles

ABC News/The Boston Chronicle. (2020, September 9). Finding Peace in the Great Outdoors. Inside/Outside episode. [Lisa Wessan is interviewed concerning her work with Walk and Talk Therapy].

Sturworld, R. (2018). Ministering to ministers…with wisdom and laughter. Northeast 6th Annual Mission Integration Gathering: Keynote Speaker Lisa Wessan. Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, U.S. Newsletter, DECEMBER – JANUARY | VOL. 9 NO.1. Page 6.

Malai, R. (2015, February). Alternative therapies can enrich practice. NASW News. Volume 60, No. 2. [Excellent exploration of alternative modalities to blend with traditional treatment process, featuring Wessan for therapeutic laughter and grief work].

Jackson, K. (2014, May/June). Social Worker Self Care – The Overlooked Core Competency. Social Work Today. Vol. 14, No. 3, p. 14.

McCally, K. (2013, August). Have you had your Daily Ecstatic Seizure today?. Rochester Review.

Perry, K. (2012, July 10). Got Clutter? Cleaning out your closet can lead to a happier life. The Chelmsford Patch.

Gavin, J. (2010, September 7). Laughing with the Joys and Troubles of Life Leads to Growth. The Chelmsford Patch.

Waterhouse, G. (2010, May 16). Seriously, folks, he argues, laughter is the best medicine: The gelotologist is in, pitching a cure for stress. The Boston Globe.

Hovanasian, D. (2010, June 7). Spirit of cooperation: Jewish congregation in Chelmsford and Muslim congregation in Billerica join forces to reach out to community. The Lowell Sun.

Tuttle, N. (2008, August 31). Make ’em laugh: Chelmsford counselor is dedicated to the healing power of mirth. The Lowell Sun.

Tuttle, N. (2008, August 31). Laughter Therapy. Video of Lowell Staff of Lowell Sun with Lisa Wessan – YouTube.

Cantrell, C. (2009, April 19). Decluttering Life. The Boston Globe.

Lerner, H. (2005). What Makes a Strong Woman? 101 Insights from Some Remarkable Women. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel. [Wessan featured on page 33].

Cantrell, C. (2007, September 23). Laughter is the Best Medicine. The Boston Globe.

Press Releases

PR LOG (2019 February 27). Lisa Wessan to be honored as maverick therapist in Massachusetts State House.

PR LOG (2013 March 10). Lisa Wessan Brings Team Building with Laughter to Rhode Island.

PR LOG (2012 July 3). Lisa Wessan “The Shamebuster” Speaks on Clutter in Chelmsford.

PR LOG (2010 September 14). Lisa Wessan presents Laughter Therapy for Neuropathy Association, Weston, MA.

PR LOG (2010 September 6). Lisa Wessan invited to be Ambassador for National Speakers Association (NSA).