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Lisa Maurel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Orange County, CA,  specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and Affirmative Therapy for LGBTQ clients. Lisa maintains a private practice in Costa Mesa, CA.

With over 20 years of clinical experience, Lisa draws on  systems of thought which emphasize relational interdependance, gender equality, insight and integration of mind, body, and spirit. LIsa is a graduate of the UCI program in Social Ecology and the Marriage and Family Therapy Program of Fuller Theological Seminary.  
With training in  social ecology family systems theory, feminist family therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mulit-culturalism,  intersectionality, and mindfulness, Lisa enjoys working with a wide range of clients who are facing complex questions of identity, meaning, and relating.

In addition, Lisa Maurel has presented at National conferences, radio shows, film festivals, academic conferences and to general audiences on topics related to her expertise in these areas.
 

Lisa Maurel, MFT provides individual, couple and family therapy in Orange County, CA. She is a BBS approved CEU provider in California for MFT’s and LCSW’s. Lisa provides presentations about and writes about issues related to LGBT relationships, mental health, equality and LGBTQ affirmative therapy.

Affirmative Therapy is an approach to working with LGBT clients which affirms and supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Identity and Same Sex Relationships and incorporates education and support for LGBT clients in developing positive identity and self esteem while addressing the impact of discrimination, heterosexism and homo, lesbian, bi and trans phobias. Affirmative Therapy empowers LGBTQ clients and family systems to address conflicts of incorporating LGBTQ affirmation within the family system such as generational, cultural, or value based differences in order to support family adjustment and health.

 

 

Education
University of California, Irvine
1990 B.A. Social Ecology
Specialization in Psychology

1992 Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensed LMFT #32416 
State of CA 1995