Elizabeth (Betsy) McBride


Elizabeth (Betsy) McBride


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - LMFT 85872
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $140 per 50-minute session
Free Initial Consultation


24050 Madison Street
Suite 100-G
Torrance, California 90505

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in dealing with CHANGE - whether it is helping people who want to make a change in their lives accomplish that goal, or supporting people who are having difficulty adjusting to a change. Change can be either internal or external, but my goal is to help people become happier with themselves and more fulfilled in their relationships.

More Info About My Practice

Do you want to improve your life by increasing your self-esteem, decreasing your depression and anxiety, and effectively reaching your goals?
Are you looking to improve your relationships with better communication, greater emotional connection and increased satisfaction of needs and desires?
I want to help you reach your goals by effectively using your strengths and minimizing your self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
Together, let's transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you!

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Couples Counseling:
Relationships can be difficult, particularly intimate ones. All couples have differences and disagreements, but happy couples know how to resolve differences and disagreements while remaining respectful to each other. I want to give you essential tools to create and maintain a satisfying and long-term relationship.
To create a relationship that works for you, I will help you:
- Identify and express your wants and needs
- Strengthen your communication skills
- Increase emotional connection and intimacy
- Learn to resolve conflicts respectfully
- Identify and manage areas of stress
- Understand and respect your personality differences
- Acknowledge and appreciate the strengths in your relationship

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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