Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

Couples Therapy, PreMarital & Marriage Counseling

Couples Therapy, Marriage & PreMarital Counseling

29 years experience helping Couples in the LA area

Santa Monica 90404                                            Woodland Hills 91364                                              West Los Angeles 90025    

310 281 3051

Destructive patterns

Occasionally a destructive pattern is beyond our best personal efforts to overcome. It's no ones fault but rather inherent in the complex nature of relationships.


Learning to communicate differently and solve problems together in a new way will help break most stalemates. The most efficient way to do this is in a safe, neutral environment with the support, guidance and objectivity of an experienced Couples Therapist.

I excel in the ability to help most couples learn new ways to resolve conflicts and drastically improve communication. These two improvements clear a path for more intimacy.

Freedom from resentment

In the areas of anger reduction I can help you release resentments, let go of past wounds and manage control issues.

Bring me your relationship challenges and I will help you sort things out. I am solution oriented. It will be my pleasure to help you have a better life together and find more joy in each other.

Email is the best way to reach me

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD


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As a Counselor I help same-sex couples communicate better

I have experience counseling same-sex relationships in the LA area since the mid-1990’s. It has been my pleasure to assist gay men and lesbian couples in resolving some of the inevitable issues that arise from falling in love and building a life together.  

The areas that I can assist you in are built around the challenging trifecta of communication, problem solving and anger reduction.

Same Sex Couples Therapy

$30 discount on video sessions during COVID  if needed

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