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

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9 Healthy Habits We Can Learn From Open Relationships

Studies show that between 30 and 60 percent of married individuals in the United States will cheat at some point in their marriages. Infidelity has increased significantly among married couples in their 20s, with ...

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18 Ways To Beat Complacency In A Long-Term Relationship

Is your long-term relationship feeling a little too ... long-term? Over time, it's only natural for couples to become quite comfortable with one another, but when things become too routine, too monotonous or too mundane, it's time to shake things up. According to our Irresistible You survey, 37% of ...

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Is Sexual Stereotyping Affecting Your Relationship?

Sexual stereotypes are everywhere. We see them in commercials, where happy moms dance around their homes in celebration of a functional mop. We see them in movies, where stoic male heroes are still rescuing ...

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Why The Sparks Can Fade In Relationships

Countless couples complain of losing the “spark” in their relationship. Some chalk it up to evolved differences, a slow growing apart, or sheer familiarity. The wave of “deadness” that can submerge a relationship ...

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5 Strategies To Deal With Your Partner's Intimacy Fears

As a therapist, I often hear couples complain that whenever one partner tries to get close, the other pulls away. It’s a painful reality that love isn’t always as easy to give and receive as we’d like to think. Many people haveRead More

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Dr. Lisa Firestone

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Anxiety Issues

Communication Problems

Couples/Marital Issues

Depression

Family Support

Parenting

Stress Management

Credentials:

PhD

Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:

Counselor/Therapist

Organization

Psychologist

Speaker/Presenter

YourTango Expert Partner

I offer my services:

Telephone

By Email

Via a webcam

I am fluent in:

English

Licence information:

Expiration 10/31/14
Number PSY13178

Articles by Dr. Lisa Firestone
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9 Healthy Habits We Can Learn From Open Relationships

The difference between infidelity and polyamory boils down to one very fundamental virtue.

18 Ways To Beat Complacency In A Long-Term Relationship [EXPERT]

18 Ways To Beat Complacency In A Long-Term Relationship

Couplehood a little stale? Shake it up with our experts' advice!

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Is Sexual Stereotyping Affecting Your Relationship?

How culturally embedded sexual stereotypes can affect our modern relationships

No Love

Why The Sparks Can Fade In Relationships

What prompts the shift from helpless love to deep disinterest?

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5 Strategies To Deal With Your Partner's Intimacy Fears

Dr. Lisa Firestone explains what to do when your partner is afraid or intimacy or commitment.

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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations
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Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships
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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