New Book! Challenging the Fantasy Bond

This much-anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed and bestselling The Fantasy Bond tackles the complex question of why so many of us are compelled to repeat the pain of our past while avoiding positive experiences that could enrich our lives.


Addressing the Need for Effective Crisis Response and Treatments for Suicide: Childrens Institute in Los Angeles

Dr. Lisa Firestone has been invited to conduct online workshops on Effective Crisis Response and Treatments for Suicide since the pandemic. These 6-hour workshops provide licensed mental health professionals with the required 6 hour continuing education units and training required for license renewal.  Childrens Institute (CII) in Los Angeles is an agency that has invited…


Crisis in Children’s Mental Health

Since March 2020, we have all been trying to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. One unexpected outcome of the pandemic has been the devastating impact on the mental health of children, exacerbating the children’s mental health crisis.  While many experts suggest that youth were already facing a mental health crisis prior to the…


New Series on Attachment

Join Dr. Lisa Firestone for an in-depth dive into all patterns of attachment.


Strategies for Discussing Race, Racial Discrimination, & Racial Trauma with Youth

Join us for a free webinar with Drs. Nicole Cammack and Danielle Busby from Black Mental Wellness.


Free New Series: Experts at Home

Our new series welcomes leading experts on how to care for all aspects of our mental health at this time.


New Podcast: Why Do We Respond the Way We Do to a Pandemic?

Listen to anxiety specialist Dr. Daniel Zamir discuss caring for our mental health during a pandemic.


Watch a Free Webinar on Coping With Loneliness

Dr. Lisa Firestone talks about a way out of loneliness during this challenging time.


Dr. Lisa Firestone Honored with Legacy Award

Congratulations to Dr. Firestone for winning the Legacy Award for Scholarship from the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association!