The Relationship Expert

Licensed Psychologist in Arroyo Grande & Los Osos

Family Counseling

Families come to see me for a variety of reasons. Some families are trying to cope with the turmoil of separation or divorce. Others are adjusting to the growing pains that come with creating a blended family. Still others have experienced a terrible event, like a death in the family, an accident, trauma, or a disease. Even major blessings, like having a baby or adopting a child, can throw a family for a loop.

I work with adults, ages 15 and up.

Father and Son Piggy Back
Instead of focusing on one individual, family counseling looks at the complicated dynamics between family members. Each family is completely unique. It has its own personality. I work directly with the adults in a family to empower them to better understand the problematic dynamic that is robbing them of the peace they would like in their home.

family of four on floor

I work with parents, adult children, and adult siblings. Some family members aren’t ready to come to counseling, while others, for whatever reason, aren’t available. That’s okay. If you think that may be true for your family, don’t let that stop you from getting the help you need.

One thing to remember about your family is that it has its own strengths that are unique. When a counselor can help you discover those strengths and use them to begin building healthy relationships, that’s therapy at its best.


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.

Learn more about Dr. Lisa.


Clients Are Saying

“Dr. Lisa was by far the easiest person I have ever spoken with. She makes you feel extremely comfortable, and she doesn’t pressure or judge you in any way!…Dr. Lisa, thank you for being there…” Read more…