About Me

If you're here, it's likely because you're feeling confused or torn up about how to handle some part of your life, and it's affecting you in a way you wish it wasn't. I want to help you get past that, and get to a place where you're feeling more confident about your ability to manage the difficult situations you come across, whether it's with your family, in your relationships, or at work.

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and I've practiced therapy for over fifteen years. During that time, I've worked with people dealing with the stresses and anxieties of life, parents experiencing difficulties with their children, people struggling with addiction in either themselves or loved ones, survivors of trauma and abuse, and even fellow workers in the helping professions who are facing burnout.

In working with clients, the number one thing I like to help them see is that it's normal to react to what is happening around you. It's human nature to have an emotional response to events in your life. What comes after that emotional response is often what people want to change, and where I come in. I can offer you a neutral opinion on the situation you are facing, and then work with you to find a solution that is realistic for your life. What works for you may not be what works for others, and that's okay.

I use a Person-Centered approach overall, which means you set the tone for all of our interactions. I also like to use Strength-based techniques, which focuses on what you are doing well already and builds on it; Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, which looks at how our thoughts influence our behaviors; and Gestalt techniques, which allow us to look at your difficulties from different perspectives.

I use an assortment of techniques from other approaches as well. I will always do my best to individualize my work to your specific needs, and empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life. You've already made one in reaching out for help, and I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #51873 (Expires: 2024-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa Wyatt. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.A. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

for someone who works and lives fast paced, i love the convenience of this

Written by T.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really like Lisa. We are still early on in our work together but she has been so excellent and exactly what I've been looking for in a therapist. Thank you Lisa!!

Written by B.R. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I find Lisa to be very personable and I value her advice.

Written by K.A. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lisa is extremely helpful, she’s a great listener and helps guide you through topics of discussion with ease. She makes me feel safe and heard.

Written by C.H. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I appreciate Lisa as I've been working with her since June 2020. She came at a good time with the pandemic and I was seeking help with role and responsibility changes in my career and in my family life.

She offers support and active listening. Her advice is given when asked. She simplifies advice and makes it easier to understand as an outsider. She doesn't over complicate things. Thank you! We are doing our second round of sessions now.

Written by J.E. on Jan 24, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I’m so happy to have paired up with Lisa. I feel heard and seen every conversation I have with her
She’s helped me so many times that I’ve referred BetterHelp to a few of my friends

Written by L.I. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lisa is great! I’ve tried several counselors on BetterHelp and Lisa is definitely one of the best. She’s very kind and understanding.

Written by C.H. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She has been great in allowing me the space to talk. She knows how to desegment issues and repeat it back in her own words. Her thought analysis is easy to understand when you are overwhelmed and stuck in your own issues.

Written by B.E. on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Lisa is fantastic. I’ve been able to do very helpful work with her reliable, empathic support. I appreciate how much she allows me to guide my own process within the container she creates through our communication, her validation, and her listening. I also appreciate how receptive and responsive she has been whenever I’ve told her that something isn’t quite working for me. She has helped me move through significant trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-worth and identity concerns, career concerns, relationship/dating processes, and more. I highly recommend working with Lisa.

Written by A.S. on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Very timely responses and extremely supportive

Written by D.A. on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s a great and resourceful counselor. She really cares about her patients and she’s always on top of your situation to help you to get through it in the most effective and positive way.

Written by M.E. on May 23, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I just started my therapy. She’s been very sweet so far though.

Written by H.A. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lisa is highly attentive and tuned it to my needs. Talking to her has been a huge help and I’m grateful for her listening ear and expertise.

Written by D.O. on Aug 08, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Lisa is simply fantastic! I have been working with her for almost a year now. She has helped me through ups and downs in both my professional and personal/family challenges. She always responds within 24 hours (or gives plenty of warning if she won’t be able to) and each time I get a response, I find it helps me regain calm and perspective. I have absolutely no doubt that my life is better today than it would have been if I had not spent the last 10 months messaging back and forth with Lisa. She has also always been available for me to do live sessions when I really need them.

As a side-note (and having nothing to do with Lisa directly), I think it is important for people to have the right expectations when it comes to getting the most out of BetterHelp. You are not going to be able to hash everything out in a few days (especially if you’re not doing live sessions) but message-by-message, slowly but consistently over time, you will get better. And I think Lisa Wyatt is the absolute ideal when it comes to having that long conversation. She has been that for me. :-)

Written by T.I. on Jun 20, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

Lisa is extremely helpful and is someone who takes what you say to heart. She responds very quickly and makes you feel comfortable right off off the bat. Thanks Lisa!

Written by N.I. on Apr 04, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family, and parenting

Lisa has been so understanding and helpful in processing my emotions and experiences. She responds extremely quickly and gives the right mix of commentary and advice! I would highly recommend speaking with Lisa.

Written by N.A. on Mar 07, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

My experience with Lisa as my counselor has been great. She is dedicated to providing the help and support I need. She checks in with me regularly and is attentive to helping me. Hard times feel easier with her support. Thanks Lisa! :)

Written by T.R. on Dec 23, 2017 after therapy with Lisa for 2 days on issues concerning depression, family, parenting, and self esteem

Lisa is very responsive, accommodating and extremely flexible with her schedule. She does not sugarcoat to make me feel better. That is the whole purpose of counseling to begin with. Very professional!

Written by L.I. on Sep 01, 2017 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

I asked for daily affirmations. Lisa Wyatt sent me two a day. I'm very lucky to have this help.

Written by J.A. on Jul 12, 2017 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lisa is THE best. She's thoughtful, caring, and incredibly supportive/good about checking in on you. She honestly changed my whole mindset and helped me be able to trust others....something I've never been able to do-which might sound crazy, but after lots of chaos growing up and abusive relationships, I needed to learn to trust others and LOVE myself. She's great.

Written by K.Y. on Jun 28, 2017 after therapy with Lisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Lisa is a great! She's receptive and offers great advice. I would highly recommend her!

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