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Betsy Walli, MS, PhD, LMFT, EFT

Office: 2309 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 208
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Web Site: occounseling.net
Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Couples Counseling
Premarital Counseling
Family Therapy
Relationship Enhancement Workshops
Practice Description: EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS
It hurts to feel disconnected from your partner, parent, or child. And sometimes the harder you both try to close that distance, the farther apart and more lonely you both end up feeling. Yet you keep using the same ineffective relationship strategies, because you don’t know what else to do! Or maybe you just give up.

If yours is like most relationships, you’re already spending enough time and effort trying to make it work — you’re just spending it in the wrong way. I can help you redirect your efforts using an approach called emotionally focused therapy.

In published research studies, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) has been found to improve 90% of relationships — and these benefits usually endure long after completion of treatment, even for couples dealing with significant betrayals or lack of trust.

As an EFT therapist, I can help you reconnect with your loved one, break the repetitive negative cycles that block intimacy, make sense of your and your loved one’s emotions, better handle stress and conflict, forgive each other, and restore trust and safety in your relationship.

EFT is effective with couples, families, and individuals. For more information about EFT, please visit www.iceeft.com.

DISCERNMENT COUNSELING - FOR COUPLES ON THE BRINK
If one of you is considering divorce, Discernment Counseling can give you a chance to take a breath and look at your options. Through this structured process, in 1-5 sessions you can gain clarity about which direction to go, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for change. I can help you decide among three options: trying to renew your relationship, moving toward divorce, or waiting and deciding later. Our aim will be not to solve your relationship problems but to look at whether they are solvable. I will respect your reasons for divorce, and at the same time open the possibility of healing the relationship.

HOLD ME TIGHT RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOP
To ensure personal attention, the workshop is limited to 7 couples. In this workshop, you will learn how to change the negative cycles that get in the way of intimacy and romance, make sense of your own and your partner’s emotions, use stress and conflict to bring you closer together, and restore trust and security with your partner. You'll see videos of real couples and complete exercises in private with your partner. While you will not be required to talk in front of the group, you can gain encouragement from seeing others work through troubles similar to yours, and see your relationship more clearly by seeing the same patterns in other couples. Energy from the group will support you in difficult areas, and cheer your successes. The workshop is based on the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Dr. Sue Johnson. The workshop will be held in Redondo Beach, CA.

Some comments from previous participants in Betsy's workshop:

“Coming in I was super scared and uneasy of what would be expected from me. But after going through it, I absolutely recommend it. It opened me up and I learned a lot.”

“I was nervous to take HMT in such a small setting, but Betsy generously took a consultation call with me that reassured me that it could turn out better – it was!”

“I attended this workshop early in my present relationship, as a way to proactively protect and nurture my relationship. I found this very valuable, particularly identifying raw spots.”

“This was an amazing experience – incredible approach to strengthening a significant relationship. So glad I was able to attend with my fiancé. Gave us tools to use for a better life.”

“The workshop surpassed all my expectations. I was worried that bringing up feelings and issues might harm my relationship. But with the tools I learned to use, it felt very safe, and the conversations between my partner and me were well received on both sides and brought us closer together.”
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Infidelity
Distant Relationships
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Life Transitions
Self-esteem
Stress Management
Discernment Counselilng
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Adults
Elders
Session Formats: Individual
Couples
Family
Group
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic
Existential/Humanistic
Experiential
Family Systems
Gestalt
Integrative
Interpersonal
Object Relations
Person-Centered
Psychodynamic
Psychoeducational
Sandplay
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Attachment Therapy
Education: MS Counseling/Marriage & Family Therapy
California State University, Fullerton

PhD Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA Linguistics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of California, Irvine
License #: 85860
License State: California
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy by ICEEFT
Professional Affiliations:
Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Life Member, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Vice President, Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (LACEFT)
Board Member, Orange County Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (OCCEFT)
Fee Schedule: $180 per 50-minute session, or $270 per 80-minute session.
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Will provide superbill for out-of-network coverage for clients with PPO insurance.
Office Hours: Day and Evening appointments available.
 

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD, LMFT, EFT, Marriage and Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach

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Seal Beach, CA 90740

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Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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