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I'm Lianne Avila, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the founder of Lessons for Love. For close to 20 years I have worked with couples and individuals, helping them to thrive through life's challenges.

If you are dealing with an issue in your marriage like infidelity or worried that your relationship is in trouble, I can help you. As a Gottman trained therapist, I use many tools to help couples explore what's needed to fix or heal their partnership.

If you're a parent, the struggle to deal with kids is very real. From technology to peer pressure, stress, grades and more, being a modern parent takes a lot of support.

Finally, if you're navigating a transition in your life such as retirement, divorce, leaving a job or searching for deeper meaning in your life, I can help you.

I created Lessons for Love as a resource for couples and individuals to explore the best tips for how to heal and ultimately thrive through life's unpredictable challenges.

If you're in San Mateo, CA and in need of a therapist, please reach out. Otherwise, please sign up for my newsletter list to get my monthly Lessons For Love delivered to your inbox.

FAMILY

FAMILY

“Play is our favorite way of learning.” Diane Ackerman

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COUPLES

COUPLES

“Friendship fuels the flames of romance because it offers the best protection against feeling adversarial toward your spouse.” John M. Gottman

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THRIVING

THRIVING

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay

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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

When combining cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness clients saw significant improvement in anxiety and depression which was maintained for 2 years.
* PsychNet

Parents that take a genuine interest in their child's emotional intelligence feel closer and more connected with their child.
*Gottman Institute

Mindfulness Can Help Get You Through A Breakup

January 3, 2021

Your breakup doesn’t have to be the end of you. There is hope. You will get through it. A mindfulness practice will help change your mindset.

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7 Tips That Will Help You Reduce Stress And Get Ready for 2021

December 13, 2020

Studies have found that stress is the number one killer. It doesn’t have to be that way for you. Here are some tips you can start using to help decrease the stress in your life.

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7 Tips For Reducing Stress During During The Holiday’s

December 6, 2020

Don’t let the stress from the holiday’s take over. Go easy on yourself. You don’t have to please everyone.

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