Dr. Lisa Firestone - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Organization, Psychologist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Santa Barbara, CA
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Dr. Lisa Firestone (PhD)



7 Reasons Most People Fear Love

Around this time last year, Virgin Mobile USA proclaimed Feb. 13 to be “National Breakup Day.” They did so after conducting a ...

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Creating Loving Relationships: A Weekend Workshop Retreat

Description: This workshop will explore the actions that go into making love last. Participants will learn techniques to identify and challenge the ways they defend themselves and create barriers to genuine intimacy and explore methods to challenge their fear of intimacy. Mindfulness exercises will be practiced ...

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It's Not You, It's Me: Turning A Breakup Excuse Into Love Advice

Anyone who's done their share of dating has probably been on one side or the other of the, "it's not you, it's me" routine. These five common words, which strive for compassion, in reality just leave our exes confused and puzzling over what went wrong. No one buys this explanation... and ...

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Are You Causing Your Own Jealousy?

Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen once wrote, "Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies." This simple statement sets a perfect scene in our minds of what jealousy feels like; Others are happy, overtly joyful or secretly mocking, while we are left alone to look like a fool. However, ...

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How to Be Loving in the Age of Twitter

It was 10 years ago in Italy when I first noticed the phenomenon.  I was on vacation with my family, seated at one of the most charming restaurants in the romantic seaside town of Portofino. My table happened to be next to a young Italian couple. Silhouetted against a gorgeous sunset, sipping wine, and ...

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Dr. Lisa Firestone

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Anxiety Issues

Communication Problems

Couples/Marital Issues


Family Support


Stress Management



Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:





YourTango Expert Partner

I offer my services:


By Email

Via a webcam

I am fluent in:


Licence information:

Expiration 10/31/14
Number PSY13178

Articles by Dr. Lisa Firestone
Broken Heart

7 Reasons Most People Fear Love

Dr. Lisa Firestone explains what keeps us from finding and keeping the love we say we want.


Creating Loving Relationships: A Weekend Workshop Retreat

Join Dr. Lisa Firestone for a workshop in Ojai, CA on creating more loving relationships

It's Not You, It's Me: Turning A Breakup Excuse Into Love Advice

It's Not You, It's Me: Turning A Breakup Excuse Into Love Advice

"It's not you, it's me" seems like an easy way out. But does it have to signify the end?

Problems In The Bedroom

Are You Causing Your Own Jealousy?

You may be surprised to learn that jealousy has a lot more to do with YOU than your partner.

Hug Text

How to Be Loving in the Age of Twitter

Dr. Lisa Firestone offers tips for how to have a romantic relationship in this digital age.

Check Out My New Book
Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations
The inner critic is the voice in our heads ...
By Robert W. Firestone, Lisa Firestone, Joyce Catlett, Pat Love
Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships
llustrates how experiences and messages from ...
By Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, Joyce Catlett

Dr. Lisa Firestone

All Specialties

Addiction, Anxiety Issues, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Eating & Food Issues, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Management, Life Transitions, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Stress Management