The Relationship Expert

Licensed Psychologist in Newport Beach, Pismo Beach, & Los Osos


Clients who have asked me to work with them in therapy have entrusted me with a great responsibility. They have invited me to join them as a part of their team.

Because our working relationship is based on trust, I like to be open about my background and my approach. I want to make sure people have the information they need to make sure they find the right fit. Otherwise, the therapy just won’t work.

You’re welcome to contact me if you have a question…any question. And if it is something that falls outside my area of expertise, I’ll do my best to connect you with a counselor who has years of experience in that area. (I spend time getting to know about other therapists in the Orange and San Luis Obispo counties so I can be a resource.)


About Dr. Lisa

A bit of my background, my fascination with relationships, and my research on how we connect with each other.
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Approach to Psychotherapy

The approach I use is called Interpersonal Process. It allows me to use a variety of tools to help clients right where they are at.
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The Couples Counseling Difference

Supported by research, Emotionally Focused Therapy, allows us to discover the bid for connection that lies underneath our stated requests and desires.
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apple-ins-thumb200Rates and Insurance

I am on several insurance panels. Check with your insurance provider to make certain of your benefits.
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Hear from previous clients some of the benefits they received from our time together in counseling.

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Popular Questions

“What is the counseling process like?” and “Do you take insurance?” are some of the most popular questions I get from new clients.
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Dr. Lisa’s Promise

I promise that our counseling sessions will be a safe place free from judgment. Whether you need individual counseling or couples counseling, I will meet you where you are at. I am committed to helping you experience greater connectedness and happiness in your life.

Dr. Lisa Neuenschwander

My approach is to work with you as a team to get to the heart of what you’re facing. With insights based on research, I want you to have the tools to succeed now and for years to come.

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Clients Are Saying

“Going through the process and having her support changed the way I was thinking…I think everyone’s needs are different but I also think that Dr. Lisa is willing to meet people right where they are.” Read more…