Lirio Ohlson
Level 2 Trained

Lirio Ohlson

LMFT, LPCC

1040 Noel Drive, Suite #105 Menlo Park, CA  94025 United States

Provides online therapy

(650) 665-5970(650) 665-5970
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Languages

English

Availability

Fridays and via teletherapy Tuesday-Thursday

Insurance Accepted

Yes

Cigna Massachusetts

Payment Policies
Credit cards accepted

Sliding scale

Qualifications
  • Degree: Masters in Counseling Psychology
  • Field: Marriage Family Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2007
  • Practice since: 2008
  • License states: California, Massachusetts
About

With couples I am very engaged. I take a very proactive and directive approach with the goal of making lasting change that sticks. I work hard alongside my clients because I know the power that a caring and loving relationship has to impact client’s wellbeing. Good relationships defend against the stresses and frustrations of life and act as a springboard for greater growth and achievement of cherished life goals and also provide families a loving environment in which children can thrive. Because of this I approach my work with couples enthusiastically and systematically. Together we identify challenges internally and externally that are adding stress to the relationship, we work to reconcile differences and increase understanding so that each partner feels deeply listened to and heard, we focus on healing past ruptures that occurred from painful relationship dynamics and/or emotional/sexual infidelity and we learn new ways to communicate that prevent negative emotional sentiment from persisting after disagreements. Couples also explore how their family of origin experience may lead to emotional sensitivities and unresolved needs that when brought to light allow the couple to find greater compassion and healing. I assist my couple’s in crafting a satisfying physical intimacy regardless of their age, fitness or life stage and work toward a relationship agreement that both partners can endorse and feel motivated to work hard to achieve. The strength that the Gottman system provides are evidenced based methods to help clients achieve what the Gottman’s call “The sound relationship house” which not only includes skills in “fighting fairly” but also in learning how to rekindle “fondness and admiration” and nurture the friendship as well as each others “dreams and meaning making.”

Special populations

Gay allied, Couples in Recovery, Cultural/Ethnic diversity

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Coaching
  • Marathon Couples Therapy
  • Online Therapy
Specialties
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQ
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
Specialized Ages
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders