Therapist Profile

Betsy Walli, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
2309 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 208 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 504-1893
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist License 85860

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS It hurts to feel disconnected from your partner, parent, or child. And sometimes the harder you both try to close that distance, the farther apart and more lonely you both end up feeling. Yet you keep using the same ineffective relationship strategies, because you don’t know what else to do! Or maybe you just give up. If yours is like most relationships, you’re already spending enough time and effort trying to make it work — you’re just spending it in the wrong way. I can help you redirect your efforts using an approach called emotionally focused therapy. In published research studies, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) has been found to significantly improve 70% of relationships — and these benefits usually endure long after completion of treatment, even for couples dealing with significant betrayals or lack of trust. As an EFT therapist, I can help you reconnect with your loved one, break the repetitive negative cycles that block intimacy, make sense of your and your loved one’s emotions, better handle stress and conflict, forgive each other, and restore trust and safety in your relationship. EFT is effective with couples, families, and individuals. For more information about EFT, please visit 'HOLD ME TIGHT' RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOPS Are you tired of spending too much time working on your relationship, and not enough time enjoying it? In a small group of couples, you will learn 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. Through videos of real couples, private couple exercises, and optional group participation, you’ll gain encouragement from seeing others work through troubles similar to yours,seeing your relationship more clearly by seeing the same patterns in other couples, and group energy supporting you in difficult areas, and cheering your successes. Based on the book by Dr. Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Emotionally Focused Therapy Couples Counseling Family Counseling Individual Counseling Relationship Enhancement Groups
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Externship, Core Skills, and other training in Emotionally Focused Therapy MS Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy California State University, Fullerton PhD Linguistics Massachusetts Institute of Technology BA Linguistics University of California, Irvine Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Interracial Couples
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Sand Tray Therapy


Theoretical Orientation
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Languages Spoken

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