Psychotherapist Uses Movies to Help Couples and Individuals Create Lasting Love

May ‎19, ‎2017: Lisa Locke, a renowned psychotherapist and a former media artist has released Part 1 of a four-part, nonfiction, series of books entitled “Blockbuster Love — Lessons from the Movies on How to Create Lasting Love.” In Part 1: Romance, the author discusses elements of romantic love and uses movies to illustrate important lessons.

Lisa Locke uses illustrations from popular and memorable movies to shine a spotlight on qualities of healthy relationships. Popular movies are something that readers can relate to, which hold attention. When used to illustrate aspects of the universal topic of love, movies help the message stick in a fun and exciting way. Lisa also uses exercises to further engage readers. Through these exercises she helps readers open their minds to the possibilities of love and unlock their deepest potential.

In one review, Blockbuster Love was described as “one thorough therapy session on love at a fraction of the cost of therapy.” The reviewer added that “Locke has written a book that uses the art of film to help open minds to the possibilities of not only love, but also life and our deepest potential as well.”

“Love is indeed an art. Blockbuster Love is a perfect illustration of art imitating life and life imitating art. I highly recommend!” said another reviewer while describing the book as “an eye-opener, a piece that offers valuable information and tips in a lively way that the reader can relate to and enjoy.” The reviewer also added that, “once you turn the first page, you will never stop, the book is just addictive. It is surely a text that will transform relationships,”

While explaining why she used movies to illustrate her concept of love, Lisa Locke said “I often use movies in therapy to help people visualize certain concepts they might find challenging. Movies can allow a safe distance to analyze issues and make it easier to discuss our own emotions.” She added, “And why not use something we love doing together, to help us learn how to be together better?”

The whole idea has been described as a clever concept, one of using a time-honored story telling device to help delve into the intricacies of love. Readers term it relatable, timely and helpful, describing Blockbuster Love as an engaging, informative and transformative book.

The book has also been hailed for the lessons it offers, one reader said that it helped her grow by loving better and building more respect in her relationships. She added that the lessons told through illustrations from memorable movies make the book a truly relatable experience.

The book is available at bookstores everywhere including Barnes and Noble and the Amazon Store; those who are interested in buying can use the following link

About Lisa Locke

Lisa Locke is an established author and a marriage and family therapist. She is also an artist and presenter as well as a wife and a mother. Lisa has an MS degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Graduate School. Lisa has a strong passion for film as well as a commitment to help couples, individuals and families build healthy relationships. It’s from this passion and strong commitment that she has created the Blockbuster Love series of books dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate confidently through their relationship journeys. She began her career in media arts and now works as a psychotherapist with a private practice in Burbank, California. She is currently accepting new patients and is available for speaking engagements and workshop presentations. For more information please visit her website

Contact Info: 
2625 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 514
Burbank, CA 91505