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Lisa Hanes Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife


Experienced in nursing and psychology, Lisa Hanes is a highly knowledgeable Licensed Therapist, with previous careers as a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife.  She is currently working as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice in Santa Monica and San Francisco, California. Therapeutic modalities are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, including: brief or long term individual, couple and family therapy as well as private home, video calls, office sessions and Partnering to Parenting and Bringing Baby Home workshops. At the present time, all sessions are now virtual/telehealth, utilizing a confidential client portal.


Santa Monica, CA 90403
San Francisco, CA 94115
(310) 795-8335

About Me


Hello and welcome!

My experience as a  licensed therapist, nurse and midwife, has provided me the unique perspective and understanding of the needs of the Whole Individual and how our thoughts, beliefs and experiences impact us emotionally, psychologically and physically.  My intention is to support and guide women and men as they explore and challenge what holds them back and to help them live a more fulfilling life with vision, hope, appreciation and acceptance. Together, we will work through feelings of confusion, doubt or fear that may interfere with living life fully. ​


My professional and personal life experiences have assured me that incredible transformations are possible during difficult times of transition.  I have supported and guided many women, men, couples and families as they met crossroads in their lives.  Many life decisions are challenged by indecision, anxiety and depression when one is confronted with significant life stressors including: career choices, financial burden, commitment or adjustment to relationships, marriage, parenting, divorce, as well as medical conditions including: cancer, grief and loss, aging, addiction, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum recovery.  I provide a safe, confidential office to work through these challenges as well as video calls, and home session options. At the present time, all sessions are virtual/telehealth through my confidential client portal. 

About Me
Individuals & Couples


Every individual is unique and so is the therapeutic modality and time frame, which can be brief or more extensive. 

Treatment Topics include:

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety 

  • Enhancing Self Esteem and Self Compassion

  • Personal, Relational and Career Decisions and Challenges

  • EMDR

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Education and Counseling 

  • Postpartum Adjustment, Anxiety and Depression

  • Parenting and Co-parenting

  • Separation and Divorce Guidance

  • Health-related Challenges

  • LGBT Related Therapy

  • Addiction Recovery

  • Grief and Loss

  • Mindfulness Based Therapies

  • All sessions are virtual/telehealth at the present time, utilizing my confidential client portal.


Whether you are  considering the decision to commit to a relationship or experiencing distance or conflict in your current relationship, guidance and support can help the couple gain insight into each other's expectations, life goals, beliefs regarding family, finances, religion and learn strategies that support friendship, respect, conflict discussion and resolution. 

Treatment Topics Include: 

  • Getting to Really Know Your Partner

  • Communication Guidance and Working through Disagreements and Persistent Conflicts

  • Verbalizing and Appreciating Needs and Concerns

  • Relational Fulfillment and Intimacy

  • Partnering to Parenting​: Adjusting to the Change in Your Relationship,  Role in the Family and Parenting Differences

  • Separation, Divorce & Co-Parenting Guidance

  • All sessions are virtual/telehealth at the present time, utilizing my confidential client portal.

P/P & WH

Pregnancy/Postpartum & Women's Health

I've dedicated my life's work to providing guidance to women and their partners and families.

My background in medicine, nursing and midwifery, coupled with my degree in psychology, and additional training as a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator and Certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, provides me with a broad understanding of the physical and psychological issues that women, men and families face during transitions, especially as new lives enter their world.  In Partnering to Parenting, I provide guidance and support through the entire experience from commiting to a relationship to decisions and challenges of starting a family.  Stress from infertility, pregnancy, birth and the postpartum adjustment are common experiences.  It is completely normal to question your new identity, role and responsibility when becoming a parent and to struggle with balancing personal, parental and professional needs and responsibilities. 

I offer office and home sessions for Childbirth Preparation and Postpartum Adjustment, as individual sessions or a series of 4 sessions: 2 before birth and 2 after birth, including: Childbirth Education, Preparation for Birth and Recovery, Transitioning Home with a New Baby, and Life Balance: Managing Personal, Professional and Parenting Expectations and Roles. Honoring the challenges of traveling to the office, I offer individualized teletherapy and home sessions. All sessions are virtual/telehealth at the present time, utilizing my confidential client portal.


Treatment topics include:

  • Infertility

  • Miscarriage and Perinatal Loss

  • Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum Education and Guidance

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression 

  • Birth Trauma

  • Parenting & Maintaining and Enhancing the Couple Relationship 

  • Women's Health, Medical Concerns, Cancer

  • Perimenopause and Menopause

  • Counseling for Grief and Loss

  • Adjustment to Aging

Contact Me

I look forward to hearing from you! I am committed to your privacy, therefore, please do not include confidential information in your email. This form is for general questions or messages. My voicemail is confidential and calls are returned within 24 hours. Telehealth/virtual sessions have replaced office sessions at this time.

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Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 795-8335

San Francisco, CA 94115
(310) 795-8335

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