When working with a couple, I focus on how each individual can change his or her style of relating in order to develop a more satisfying relationship. My goal is to help clients become more effective in achieving closeness in their relationships and learn to overcome fears of intimacy. I help couples gain insight into how they may have formed an imaginary connection or ‘fantasy bond” that interferes with real relating that combines love and intimacy. By identifying and challenging negative thoughts toward themselves and their partner, couples can develop a compassionate, respectful, and loving relationship
On How We Defend Against Love
On How We Learn to Relate
Critical Inner Voice
Lisa Firestone, PhD
501 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Available for professional consultation.
I enjoy helping people get to know themselves better, understand the developmental roots of their struggles and learn to overcome obstacles that are preventing them from attaining their personal goals.