Welcome to this beautiful mess we call life.
Life is both beautiful, and messy. If you feel you have lost your way, perhaps, you have truly just begun to find it. I have been there myself, many times.
I have 25 years of experience in providing psychotherapy and now telehealth to my clients. . This is is my life's work.
Whatever has led you to this moment, can, with deep attention, become a portal through which you are changed, deepened, healed. Healing means, to be made whole, not cured, perfected, or saved. This gift of healing may be wrapped in the misery of your circumstance, depression, anxiety, substance misuse, or family crisis. It may be making a mess of your life, keeping you up at night, or rampaging through your dreams. Such experiences, can cause great distress and upheaval.
Pain is an inevitable part of our journey, misery is not. Whatever brought you here to this moment, a symptom, a loss, a crisis: it is an invitation to look deeper.
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"You have the need and the right to spend part of your life, caring for your soul. It is not easy. To be a soulful person means to go against all of the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution."
- Jean Shinoda Bolen -
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Lisa Maurel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Orange County, CA, specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy that addresses the deeper roots of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, despair, relationship conflict and creating a life of meaning and wellbeing. Lisa specializes in Affirmative Therapy for LGBTQ clients. Lisa maintains a private practice in Costa Mesa, CA.
With over 25 years of clinical experience, Lisa draws on systems of thought which emphasize relational interdependence, gender equality, insight and integration of mind, body, and spirit.