West Los Angeles


Santa Monica 90404

Woodland Hills


Couples Therapy, Marriage & PreMarital Counseling

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD, LMFT

Woodland Hills CA 91364     West Los Angeles CA 90025

Call: 1-310-281-3051

Helping Your Relationship

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Same-Sex Couples Therapy

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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Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

Couples Therapy, PreMarital and Marriage Counseling

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD therapistm Los Angeles 90036

As a Counselor I help same-sex couples resolve the conflicts that interfere with a satisfying level compatibility

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.