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



The Real Reason You're Not Married

Whether it's those lurking peak wedding months or the daily talk of royal nuptials, marriage is a subject we're hearing a lot about lately. Feelings about this trend seem to range from wild enthusiasm to mild resentment. Forgetting for a minute the ...

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Real Love Or A Fantasy: The Appeal Of The Twilight Saga

During it's first week of availability, Breaking Dawn Part I sold 3.2 million DVD's and Blu-rays. For many, the anticipation of attending a Twilight premiere or purchasing the newly released DVD is likened to that of preparing for a high school prom. But teens aren't the only ones captivated. ...

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Dating Resolutions: 7 Qualities Of An Ideal Partner

December 31 may be all about the New Year’s kiss, but by New Year’s Day, most people are thinking about what comes after the kiss. This can be a good metaphor for our dating habits in general. The person we look to for instant passion, an immediate spark or even a New Year’s kiss is not always ...

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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

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Licence information:

Expiration 10/31/14
Number PSY13178

Articles by Dr. Lisa Firestone
Gambling With Marriage

The Real Reason You're Not Married

Dr. Lisa Firestone discusses why it's so hard to commit to a long term intimate relationship.


Real Love Or A Fantasy: The Appeal Of The Twilight Saga

There's a line drawn between reality and fantasy....but sometimes that line gets blurred.

Dating Resolutions

Dating Resolutions: 7 Qualities Of An Ideal Partner

Dr. Lisa Firestone discusses seven characteristics to look for in an ideal romantic relationship.

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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