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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

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Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012).

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Eight Ways to Actively Fight Depression

When you’re depressed, it often feels like nothing in the world can make you feel better. Depression is a devious disorder, because the symptoms it creates can discourage you from completing the very actions or seeking the help that would get rid of the affliction once and for all. Lack of energy, low self-esteem and dwindling excitement are some of the symptoms that make it hard to get out of a depressed state.

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How We Defend Against Love

Even though we all say we want love, there are many ways we protect ourselves by sabotaging our relationships. Dr. Lisa Firestone explores why and how we act out these destructive patterns with our partners.

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Why We Keep Making the Same Bad Choices

How often find do we find ourselves choosing the same type of partner or winding up in the same seemingly unworkable relationship? Dr. Lisa Firestone explains some of the reasons we make the choices we do, and how this impacts ...

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How We Learn to Relate

What causes us to act the way we do in our relationships? Why do the words that come out of our mouths sometimes feel foreign to us? Dr. Lisa Firestone explains the source of some of our behavior in our ...

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What are the Qualities of an Ideal Relationship?

There are certain characteristics people can bring to their relationships that will drastically improve the dynamics between them and their partners. Psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone explains some of the qualities people can aim for that will help them feel closer ...

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