Dr. Lisa Firestone, Author

Dr. Lisa Firestone - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Organization, Psychologist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Santa Barbara, CA
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"It is my belief that each individual is unique, and I value the process of getting to know my clients as the people they truly are." Dr. Lisa Firestone 

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Are You Tricking Yourself Out Of Love?

I was once doing a radio show about our (my father, Dr. Robert Firestone, and my) work on the "critical inner voice," a self-destructive thought process we all ...

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Are We Still Condemning Women for Their Sexuality?

Months have passed since Rush Limbaugh apologized for the scathing insults he spewed about a female student who spoke out before congress on the importance of birth control to young women. Yet, echoes of the terms Limbaugh used, “slut,” “prostitute” and “feminazi,” should ...

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Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?

You don’t need to be a psychologist to note the very harsh effects of a breakup on a person’s mental health. When a relationship ends, humiliation, rage, loneliness, anguish and grief all seem to simultaneously show up at the door, marching in arm-in-arm to parade noisily around our psyche. Evicting ...

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6 Ways to Keep Love Strong This Valentine's Day & Beyond

The to-do list associated with Valentine's Day typically involves flower orders, dinner reservations, and chocolate deliveries. All of these can be lovely gestures of fondness and appreciation, but all of them are fleeting symbols whose pleasures fade come Feb. 15. The greatest and most lasting gift we can ...

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How to Be Your Own Couples Therapist

In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve worked with countless couples facing a broad spectrum of challenges. Yet, despite the diversity between them in age, occupation, or origin, I’m amazed at the similarities in the patterns and pitfalls that ...

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Main SpecialtyAnxiety Issues
Communication Problems
Couples/Marital Issues
Depression
Family Support
Parenting
Stress Management
CredentialsPhD
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Organization
Psychologist
Speaker/Presenter
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesTelephone
By Email
Via a webcam
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 10/31/14
Number PSY13178
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Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

Sexuality can be one of the most fulfilling pleasures in life. Yet ...

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Fear of Intimacy

Why is it that the relationships we care about most - those with ...

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Main SpecialtyAnxiety Issues
Communication Problems
Couples/Marital Issues
Depression
Family Support
Parenting
Stress Management
CredentialsPhD
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
Organization
Psychologist
Speaker/Presenter
YourTango Expert Partner
I offer my servicesTelephone
By Email
Via a webcam
I am fluent inEnglish
Licence informationExpiration 10/31/14
Number PSY13178
Latest Expert Videos
My Store

Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

Sexuality can be one of the most fulfilling pleasures in life. Yet ...

USD $18.75

Buy online

Fear of Intimacy

Why is it that the relationships we care about most - those with ...

USD $18.90

Buy online