Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
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). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

Blogs by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

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 the dynamics in our relationships. Are we choosing the wrong person, or are we sabotaging… Read more »

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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 closest relationships.

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The Importance of Independence, Understanding and Respect

Seeing each other realistically and respecting each other as separate individuals are key in maintaining an ideal intimate relationship. Dr. Lisa Firestone elaborates on the reasons independence and understanding are so important for a couple.

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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 and more fulfilled in their intimate relationships.

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Achieving Sexual Intimacy

How do our critical thoughts and self-conscious attitudes prevent us from getting close physically? Psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone talks about the thought processes that can get in the way of experiencing sexual intimacy and ways of overcoming these distancing patterns.

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