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



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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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
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Are You Tricking Yourself Out Of Love?

When it comes to finding love, self-sabotage may be your biggest obstacle.


Are We Still Condemning Women for Their Sexuality?

Dr. Lisa Firestone discusses the ways our society still condemns women for their sexuality.


Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?

Expert psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone talks about why so many people are hooked on rejection.

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

Why not use a holiday celebrating love as a chance to think about how we can make our love stronger?

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How to Be Your Own Couples Therapist

Six suggestions on how you can be your own couple’s therapist.

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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
Sexuality can be one of the most fulfilling ...
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