Dr. Lisa Firestone, Author

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


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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." Dr. Lisa Firestone 

About Me

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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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

Helping people to develop a fuller sense of who they really are, what matters to them, and what lights them up allow me to support them in overcoming barriers that keep them from achieving the lives they want to lead.

Main SpecialtyAnxiety Issues
Communication Problems
Couples/Marital Issues
Family Support
Stress Management
Time in Practice25 years +
I practice inAll areas, please inquire
Additional ExpertiseCounselor/Therapist
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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