Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Betsy Walli View Specialties

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860
  • Carson, , 90745
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Hermosa Beach, 90254
      2309 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 208
      Hermosa Beach, California, 90254
      See additional office location: Seal Beach, 90740
      13001 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite 360
      Seal Beach, California, 90740
      See additional office location: Manhattan Beach, 90266
      Hermosa Beach office accessible to
      Manhattan Beach, California, 90266
      
  • Phone: 714-584-4447
  • www.occounseling.net

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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with offices in Hermosa Beach and Seal Beach. I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals, couples, and families. As an EFT therapist, I help clients break out of the destructive, negative cycles in which they are stuck; make sense of their own and others’ emotions; and create close, healthy relationships.


I conducted in-depth research on couples therapy and EFT while pursuing my Master’s degree in Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Fullerton. I have completed additional training in EFT through Alliant International University, LACEFT, NYCEFT, and OCCEFT, and I completed an internship under Tinaz Vevaina, LMFT and certified EFT therapist. I also hold a PhD in Linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
 
For couples in which one person is considering divorce, I also offer Discernment Counseling, giving both people a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at their options. This process can help both people gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of their relationship and its possibilities for the future. I help them decide whether to try to restore their relationship to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later. The goal is not to solve relationship problems but to see if they are solvable. Both people are treated with compassion and respect, no matter how they are feeling about the relationship at the moment. I respect their reasons for divorce while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the relationship to health. 
 


Betsy Walli Reaches

Hermosa Beach CA
Redondo Beach CA
Torrance CA
Manhattan Beach CA
Huntington Beach CA
Long Beach CA