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A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step...

Betsy Walli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering psychotherapy services at the Center for Integrative Health and Healing. She specializes in helping people heal their relationships with spouses, partners, parents, children, or friends. She is soon to be certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which many see as the gold standard for working with relationships because of strong research and treatment outcomes.


Betsy came to want to help people through psychotherapy because she believes emotional and mental health are central to having a happy and successful life. This is usually very achievable, she says, albeit we may sometimes need a little help.

For Betsy, being trusted with people’s most precious relationships is a honor. What she loves about her work is witnessing individuals become closer, more trusting, and more peaceful through the work they do together.


Betsy has found that many people may initially avoid engaging in therapy for relationship out of fear that there is something wrong with one of them or that they may find they shouldn't be together. She finds that clients are usually happy to learn that neither of them is bad; in fact, they often find that the problems they experience are common to many relationships and very fixable. Even the best relationships occasionally need maintenance or course correction.




Later this year, Betsy will be offering a Hold Me Tight weekend relationship workshop. In this small, private weekend workshop, you will experience how to identify and change the negative cycles that get in the way of intimacy and romance, make sense of your own and your partner’s emotions, discover better ways of handling stress and conflict, and restore trust and safety in your relationship. You and your partner will have opportunities to try out what you learn in private conversations with each other, with help from the workshop leader if desired. Group participation is not required.

No matter how hopeless a person’s situation may appear, they can begin the journey back to connection and closeness in their relationship by taking the first step of reaching out for help.


The best ways to reach Betsy are by email at betsy@occounseling.net and by calling or texting her at (310) 504-1893.



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