Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

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  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860
  • 2309 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 208, Hermosa Beach, California, 90254
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Seal Beach, 90740
      13001 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite 360
      Seal Beach, 90740
      See additional office location: Rolling Hills Estates, 90274
      Hermosa Beach office near
      Rolling Hills Estates, 90274
      See additional office location: Carson, 90745
      Hermosa Beach office near
      Carson, 90745
      See additional office location: El Segundo, 90245
      Hermosa Beach office near
      El Segundo, 90245
  • Phone: (310) 504-1893
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  • Session Fees: $150 per session. I provide superbills to help clients who have PPO insurance pursue out-of-network reimbursement.

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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) with 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. 
  • Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    Externship in EFT – Alliant International University
    Core Skills Training in EFT – Alliant International University
    EFT Triage: Mastering the Bleed-outs in Couples Treatment – Alliant Intl Univ.
    EFT with Challenging Couples – Anatomy of Intimacy Couples Therapy Training
    Emotional Withdrawal – Learning to Lean In and Love Protected Partners in EFT – CCEFT
    Trauma, EFT for Couples, & the Therapist: Rebuilding Shattered Attachment Together – LACEFT
    Healing Broken Bonds: EFT and the Treatment of Infidelity – LACEFT
    Attachment Injury Resolution Model – OCCEFT
    Demystifying the Softening Event in EFT – LACEFT
    The Road to Deescalation – The EFT Lab
    Sex, Attachment, and Couple Therapy – LACEFT
    Staying in Touch: Helping Couples Connect Through Sex and Emotion – LACEFT
    Sex and Attachment Coming Together – NYCEFT
    Mastering First Sessions – LACEFT
    EFT with Individuals – OCCEFT
    Internship under Tinaz Vevaina, Certified EFT Therapist


Betsy Walli Reaches

Manhattan Beach CA
Seal Beach CA
Hermosa Beach CA
Redondo Beach CA
Torrance CA
Long Beach CA