Dr. LeslieBeth (LB)Wish, founder of www.lovevictory.com, is both a psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in women's issues about love, life and career. Both the National Association of Social Workers and MORE Magazine columnist and author have named her as one of the top fifty social workers and marriage counselors in the country, respectively. In addition, her website, www.lovevictory.com has been named as one of the top 101 websites to watch.
For her next books, she conducted a five-year research project about the love patterns and problems of today's career-minded women. Her research findings come from more than 1,000 women from around the world.
The main book, "Smart Relationships," will soon be published by New Horizon Press, 2013. The book addresses key issues such as: Why can't I recover from break ups and divorce? Why does my man seem so different now from how he was in the beginning? Why am I so anxious? What's wrong with "swearing off" men? What does my family childhood really have to do with my love life?
The companion book, "The Love Adventures of Almost Smart Cookie," is a collection of 52 cartoons, featuring her cartoon character Cookie. The reader follows a year in the love life of Cookie, a single attorney. Each cartoon is based on an important finding, and includes 3 tips.
For www.qualityhealth.com, a Top Ten Health site and affiliate with WebMD, Dr. Wish serves on the Advisory Board of and is an Expert and weekly columnist fort their Women's HealthNewsletter.
She is frequently cited in national publications such as "USA Today," "More Magazine," "US Weekly," "The Washington Post," "For the Bride," "Woman's Day" and websites such as www.cnn.com and www.msn.match.com and is an engaging sspeaker for non-profit, corporate and university organizations. LeslieBeth offers research-based relationship advice that you can trust, and help you can use.
Her work at the New England Institute of Family Relations, the first sexual dysfunction clinic in New England, and her first research-based book, Incest, Work and Women, earned her national recognition and honor as a pioneer in sexual dysfunction and women's love and career issues. Her book uncovered the connection between childhood abuse and women's career problems. That research sparked her next ground-breaking project (described above) on the relationship problems of successful women women, age 20-40+.
To contact her, please go to www.lovevictory.com
Education: Carnegie-Mellon U., B.A. History & English; Ohio U., M.A. English; Bryn Mawr, MSS. Social Work; U. Massachusetts, Ed.D. Adult Dev. Psychology and 3 yrs. post-graduate, Georgetown University, Family Center of the Medical School, under Dr. Murray Bowen.
Licensed: in Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland as an independent clinical social worker.
For over thirty years, I have worked to help women and families. It is never too late to make changes. Your past does not have to run your life. Respect the power that your family had--or still has--over you, but remember that most of their hurtful behavior, words and attitudes are more about them and their problems than they are about you.
You can re-train your thoughts, feelings, actions and brain-wiring so you can be happy, productive and wise. All it takes is some emotional bravery and a belief that you deserve good things.
In the next section, I have included popular articles from my weekly Relationship Realities column that I write for www.qualityhealth.com, a Top Ten Health site. Go to www.qualityhealth.com and sign up for the Relationships and Sexual Health newsletter. I will add more, so stay tuned.
Links to articles that might interest you. These come from my weekly column Relationship Realties for the Relationships and Sexual Health newsletter of www.qualityhealth.com.
How to Say No Instead of Yes in Your Relationship
Keep the Spark Alive in Your Relationship
Reading People Series # 2
How Do I Know My Friends are Really My Friends?
For more information about me, please feel free to visit my website at www.lovevictory.com, and read my articles or send me a question. I am now conducting research on strong, independent or high-powered women who are smart about their careers but not about love. If you are a capable woman who is disappointed in your relationships, my research project for my next book might interest you. For every hour of interview time you offer, I will provide a free hour of counseling. For now, lookat the following statements and see whether they apply to you.
1. I often choose men who are weaker or less effective than I am.
2. I sometimes find myself attracted to strong, high-powered men--who turn mean.
3. I'm afraid to let someone really know me.
4. Friends think I'm a control-freak.
5. I don't read men very well.
If these sentences sound like you, then become brave and learn how to change these patterns by joining the other women who have become research participants. You can find happiness in love. Please check my credentials and biography about me. I am a nationally recognized psychologist and social worker, dedicated to quality, integrity and care. I look forward to hearing from you.
Welcome! If I can help you with your questions or requests, submit them by visiting my website www.lovevictory.com and clicking on Contact. Or, if you wish to speak with me, please call my office at 941-363-0505. Thank you--and please be sure to include your name and phone number or e-mail.