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Hi, I'm Lisa Conn-Akoni
Creative Counseling & Consulting

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Marriage & Family Therapist
Consultant & Trainer, Program Developer, & Clinical Supervisor
Santa Barbara California

Innovative solutions...positive results!

Learn More About Me

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As a THERAPIST, I specialize in:

  • Couples Therapy

  • Pre-Marriage Counseling

  • Infidelity

  • Relationship Issues

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Family Therapy

  • Teens & Adolescents

  • Individual Growth

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  • Trauma

  • Clinical Supervision for Interns

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As a CONSULTANT, I specialize in:

  • Clinical Program Development

  • Training & Education

  • Clinical Case & Program Consultation

  • Clinical Consultation and/or Supervision for Licensed Psychology & Social Work Professionals

  • Forensic Consultation & Expert Witness Testimony

  • Grants

  • Research & Data

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In a nutshell,

I am compassionate, open-minded, straightforward & genuine. My sense of humor and often nonconformist approach to life

lends to a unique and

effective therapeutic approach.

 

While I may not be for everyone…when our styles fit well together,

outcomes can be quite amazing!

 

NO JUDGEMENTS...

NO THERAPY JARGON...

NO SURPRISES...

NO BS!

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Even Better to Ask Yourself: 

WHY NOT NOW?

 

"Nothing changes...if nothing changes"

 

There is just no way around it...

if you want to improve your life, you must have the

COURAGE TO TAKE CALCULATED RISKS.

Take that first step now...

 

Create the life you want...

 

JUST CLICK BELOW

Creative Counseling & Therapy Services

Couples Therapy

&

Marriage Counseling

Romantic relationships are wonderful when you're feeling conncected & valued by your partner.

 

However, when there is 

Distance, Lack of Trust, Resentment, Anger, 

Unresolved Conflict, Infidelity or Addiction, 

relationships can be very painful.

 

Fortunately, Couples Counseling can help, even if both parties don't attend or wish to participate.

 

Studies show the earlier you start therapy, the better chance you have of improving your relationship!

Family Therapy

Families come in many shapes and sizes…and can be a wonderful source of support, stability & love.  However,

EVERY FAMILY FACES UNIQUE CHALLENGES

and painful experiences. 
 

Family Therapy can address a variety of concerns, including: Parenting, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Separation, Re-Marriage, Extended & Step Families, Conflict Between Family Members, Grief & Loss, & Teen Behavior Issues. 

 

It's important to know, when one member is struggling…the whole family is impacted. 
 

Family Therapy can help & may even make you stronger or bring you closer together!

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy focuses on exploring and developing a better understanding of your:

  • Thoughts

  • Feelings

  • Reactions

  • Relationships

  • Goals

  • Strengths & Needs

 

You will be able to discover what motivates you as well as identifying patterns that may be holding you back.

 

Although change can be difficult, growth requires taking risks...why not take a risk on yourself and see what you can create in your life?

 

If nothing changes.....nothing changes!

Online, Video

&

Virtual Therapy

In a 21st-century digital world, virtual therapy is becoming the "new normal" when it comes to counseling. The great thing about virtual therapy is that it allows for more flexible and in the moment scheduling options. If you are a visual learner you can schedule a video session or if you are more of an auditory learner you can schedule a phone session. Virtual therapy is an effective alternative mode of counseling.

 

If interested or curious, why not give it a try...you never know...it may be a great fit for you!

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Research & Training

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Lisa Conn Akoni, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist,

Clinical Program Developer & Consultant,

Trainer & Supervisor

(805) 714-4055     LisaConnAkoni@gmail.com

Santa Barbara CA

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Research, Development & Trainings

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Programs, Projects & Grants

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