About Me

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 25 years of clinical experience, Lisa draws on systems of thought which emphasize relational interdependence, 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. 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.

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