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.

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