Category Archives: Lesbian Counseling

5 Ways to Tell Your Family That You Are Gay! Counseling for Lesbian Issues, Glendora, CA

So you know who you are and you’ve decided its time to come out and tell your family that you are a Lesbian. Good for you! They already may suspect yet you haven’t had that open conversation yet. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Issues to Consider When in a Lesbian Relationship: 4 Ways Counseling Can Support You & Your Partner, Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, La Verne, CA

The every day activities and routines of any lesbian or same gender couple is no different then any heterosexual couple. However, living in communities and a society at large that does not support this kind of couple, forces these couples … Continue reading

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Do Your Disagreements Turn Into Big Fights? 5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fighting… Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, San Dimas, CA

Do you find that most times when you and your partner have a disagreement that the conversation turns into a “who can push your buttons more match”! Not effective at all, right? Yet you’re stuck in this negative pattern of … Continue reading

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Your Getting Divorced, No Wonder You’re Devastated! Written by Ilissa Banhazl, marriage and family therapy, Claremont, CA

Going through a divorce may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. You are severing a deep connection even though it may be flawed. You’re going to have to grieve the loss of your marriage as well as what … Continue reading

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5 Ways We Handle Difficult Topics in Therapy/Counseling; Would You Rather Discuss it in My Office? Ilissa Banhazl, La Verne

If you find that communicating with your partner about difficult topics at home, spirals into a fight; then discussing it my office might be helpful for you. Here’s what we will do: 1. Come prepared with a topic to discuss. … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Cutting? Are you Sure?

By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- Something new after the Baby Boomer Generation is young people cutting themselves. While working with many teens and younger children I have found that they are engaging in cutting behavior because they are in extreme pain … Continue reading

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Is Your Relationship On Its Last Leg? If So, Try Couple’s Therapy!

Are you unhappy in your relationship? Do you feel stuck like you don’t know how to fix the problem? Have you started separating emotionally in response to the problems? If so, you are not alone. There are many couples just … Continue reading

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