Lisa D. Maloney, MA

RDI® Certified Consultant

Location: Garland, TX

Areas Serviced: Dallas area; distance family consultation program available to families anywhere in the world

Languages: English


Works at a Distance

About Lisa

I’m Lisa Maloney. As a mother of twins, including a daughter diagnosed with autism at 2 years old, I’ve experienced first-hand the power and transformation of implementing an RDI program and RDI principles in the home, to the benefit of every member of the family. We began our RDI journey in 2016 with veteran RDI Certified Consultant Kat Lee. We saw immediately that, in spite of our daughter’s co-existing conditions and obstacles, RDI offered us a clear and steady path forward as we engaged our daughter more and more in relationship and in the life of our family. In 2020, I began training under the supervision of Dr. Rachelle Sheely through RDIConnect, and now I have the great privilege and gift of working with families as an RDI Certified Consultant, helping other parents to become empowered and confident guides to their children.

I hold a BS in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and an MA in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University, where I was deeply influenced by the narrative and solution-focused approaches to growth, healing, and change. Married to my husband, a church minister, for over 25 years, I have a special interest in how RDI principles can support and empower our communities of faith around the world to better embrace and engage all people, especially those families with differences or divergent abilities.

As an RDI Certified Consultant, I work collaboratively with each family to co-create an empowering distance RDI program that is growth-oriented, individualized for each family’s unique strengths and challenges, and can be implemented virtually, from anywhere in the world. I offer free consultations for families interested in learning more about RDI. You can schedule a call with me to explore if RDI might be right for you by emailing me at or through my website at

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