Couples & Marriage Counseling

Tired of feeling misunderstood, angry, or resentful of your partner or spouse?

I invite you to take charge and make positive changes in your life and relationships.

Perhaps your marriage is stuck in a rut or falling apart and you want to save, restore and even enhance your emotional connection.

If you’ve grown distant & discouraged in your relationship, emotionally focused couples therapy can help you & your partner become more emotionally engaged & responsive to each other.

Over the last decade, I’ve helped many distressed teens, adults, couples, and families heal emotional injuries, repair conflicts and create greater closeness and intimacy with their loved ones.

With graduate degrees in Mental Health Counseling AND Marriage & Family Therapy, I specialize in treating most mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD) and relationship problems (e.g., affairs, intimacy, trust issues; communication & parenting challenges).

I am also a trained and certified educator of Dr. John Gottman’s “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” curriculum.

In addition to my training in the the Gottman Method, I also have extensive post-graduate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Professional memberships include the American Counseling Association (ACA), The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEFT), the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), and the International Association of Marriage & Family Counselors (IAMFC).

Meet Lisa Bissett, M.Ed./Ed.S., LMHC
Founder of Lakewood Ranch Family Counseling

As owner and founder of Lakewood Ranch Family Counseling, Ms. Bissett specializes in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as marriage and family problems. Ms. Bissett provides pre-marital counseling, couples therapy, mental health counseling, blended family counseling, parenting support, life coaching and practical guidance for individuals, couples and families going through any of life’s transitions.

I have over a dozen years of post-graduate experience with clients of all ages, in settings ranging from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to outpatient mental health & substance abuse treatment centers. For the last five years in private practice, I’ve been providing counseling services to individuals, couples & families in Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch. As a licensed therapist trained in the art of psychotherapy, I have the educational and professional background to help you get unstuck, achieve your goals, and cultivate the life you desire.

“Lisa Bissett is amazing. She has been incredibly helpful in making me realize how to take responsibility for myself and my own happiness. She is helping me get through one of the hardest times in my life. Thank you Lisa, I think you saved my life. I now have hope that I will be ok.”

Katherine W.

“Lisa is an amazing therapist! My partner and I both felt there was no way to salvage our relationship, but after working with Lisa for several months we are actually happier than ever! THANK YOU LISA!”

Ethan T.

“Lisa has helped my husband and I communicate better and more fully. She provided us with insight that has helped us improve our relationship on so many levels. It was great to have her counsel us individually and jointly. Having her as an outlet and resource has already helped us tremendously!”

Elizabeth C.

“Working in collaboration with Lisa Bissett has set me on a new PATH: Positive, Affirming, Transforming, Healing. Her counseling training & style provide a safe, supporting & trusting environment. During the process, I was encouraged to examine known parts of myself, while discovering unknown aspects to live more fully & freely. Her guidance throughout my journey has allowed me to do what I could not alone.”

Joyce C.

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