Lisa Schmude


Lisa Schmude


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 78345
Billing and Insurance:
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


500 Silver Spur Road
Suite 204
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome. Do you want more out of your life and relationships, yet are unsure of how to make that happen? Do feelings of uncertainty, worry, doubt, or fear get in your way? Are you feeling alone or stuck, not sure as to the next step? People often come to therapy when they feel overwhelmed because nothing seems to work.

I enjoy working with individuals, helping them identify and overcome obstacles allowing them to learn healthier ways of communicating with others and overcoming low self esteem. I realize that taking the first step can be difficult, even scary. I believe that we all have the ability to foster positive change and sometimes all we need is a little help getting there. Let's get started!

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

I believe that my education, background as a social worker, and my unique life experiences have helped me gain a broad and empathic view of myself, others, and the world. I've always been passionate about helping others and interested in drawing out their strengths in order to empower them. I use an integrative approach to therapy because I feel each person is unique. Please call or email me today to make an appointment or to schedule a complimentary telephone consult.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

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