Years in Practice

25 years +


Santa Barbara CA 93101 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Organization, Psychologist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

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.

About Lisa Firestone

Dr. Lisa Firestone PhD, is the Director of Research and Education for The Glendon Association. Since 1987, she has been involved in clinical training and applied research in suicide and violence. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, her studies resulted in the development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT). Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of the books: Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice(New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. is an international expert on interpersonal relationships, parenting, suicide and violence. In addition to her contributions as Director of Research and Education for the Glendon Association, She is also a founder and leading contributor at PsychAlive.org and blogs regularly for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Families.com

PsychAlive draws on the contribution of leading psychology experts, such as Dr. Lisa Firestone, who specialize in a broad spectrum of subjects related to our emotional well-being. Information on PsychAlive is derived from the research of the Glendon Association, a non-profit psychology organization with 30 years experience studying the roots of many of peoples’ most prevalent emotional struggles. PsychAlive translates a solid base of psychological theory into terms that are understandable and applicable in daily life.

PsychAlive.org is a rich, multimedia Website that introduces psychology for everyday life. PsychAlive provides a place where people can learn to take an active, introspective approach to their lives. The articles, blogs, videos, quizzes and interactive workshops featured on PsychAlive introduce visitors to sound psychological principles and ideas, while offering an insightful means of coping with life’s everyday challenges. The tools available on PsychAlive are designed to help people understand the emotional dynamics that operate within us and the limitations that restrict us in our daily lives. By helping us to recognize what’s at the core of our emotional struggles and to target the specific ways we limit ourselves.

PsychAlive is designed to empower you in your mission to lead a richer, healthier, happier and more meaningful life. 

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