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Dr. Lou Bordisso, LMFT

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About me

Lou A. Bordisso, Ed.D. has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1987. He graduated from California State University with a B.A. in social welfare, the University of San Francisco with an M.A. in marriage and family counseling, and Ed.D. in Educational Psychology and Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union with an M.Div.
His professional profile includes, but is not limited to, Employee Assistance Program Administrator for a government program; Outpatient Supervisor for insurance firms, Outpatient Supervisor for Forensic Mental Health for a government program; Hospice Spiritual and Pastoral Care; Substance Abuse, Process Addictions, and Co-dependency Counselor for various Inpatient and Outpatient treatment facilities; Social Service provider among populations underserved; LGBTQ (GAY MEN), Sexuality, and Sexual Orientation Behavioral Health in private practice.
Dr. Bordisso has a reputation for being a warm, compassionate, and empathetic provider with a listening ear and caring heart. His counseling and therapy modalities include, but are not limited to, supportive therapies; existential/philosophical life issues, client-centered counseling; spiritual and/or pastoral care concerns; LGBTQ (GAY MEN) and sexuality issues and concerns; work/employee-related issues and problem-solving utilizing an Employee Assistance Program modality; cognitive-behavioral orientation; Early-stage Alzheimer's, Mild Cognitive Impairment and related memory issues and caregiving concerns, all according to assessment and counseling modality needed, given preferences due to presenting issues.

Professional experience

34yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 22768


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lou Bordisso. 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.

My therapist is extremely kind and knowledgeable and listens well.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Lou for 1 year and 6 months

Dr. Bordisso helps me with my stress and my anxiety. He helps me with my thoughts so I can minimize the conflicts I have with others

Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Lou for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Bordisso was very informative and engaging.

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Lou for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr Lou is a very good therapist. He affirms my dignity and worth. Encourages honest communication and provides timely, accurate feedback. Good rapport and encourages independence and competence.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Lou for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

My first impression was blown away beyond all expectations. Can not wait to see how he helps me in the near future!

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Lou for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Lou is a thoughtful and reliable professional who makes going to therapy easy. Highly recommend to anyone starting their journey with therapy!

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Lou for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues