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Dr. Lou Bordisso, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, 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, Family Problems, 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

Services offered

Live Chat

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.

Dr. Bordisso is a compassionate, professional, knowledgeable therapist who has been an immense help to me. He not only listens intently but also gives balanced advice that has been followed up by beneficial articles. I have more peace of mind since I've been meeting with Dr. Bordisso, and that means a great deal!

Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Lou for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Very understanding , kind and positive .

Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Lou for 3 weeks

Dr. Bordisso has an incredibly philosophical and logical approach to therapy that is refreshing and incredibly helpful to someone who prefers a bit more of a scientific approach. He does a great job of helping navigate the rational space without forgetting about how emotions are affecting it. It's a rare balance I haven't had in most therapists, who tend to be further invested in the emotional processing side. In addition, he always shows care in what I'm saying and never makes me feel judged or dumb for anything I say or expressed. Absolutely incredibly therapist!

Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Lou for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Lou is great! So helpful, thoughtful and speaks my language!

Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Lou for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

Lou is amazing. Honestly understands how to talk through things with me. He can pivot quickly to metaphors that relate to me and knows when to push on issues and when to help me reflect on others. He’s the best therapist I’ve ever had. I’ve made more progress in the last few months than I have in years of therapy before this

Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Lou for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Dr. Bordisso is a very kind Doctor and listens well.

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Lou for 2 years and 2 months