Couple's Therapy * Trauma Therapy * EMDR * Problems of Addition

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in Seal Beach, California.  I specialize in couples' therapy, trauma therapy, and problems of addiction.  I also see individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, life- and career-transitions and more.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMF 86229
Therapy for Couples, Individuals, Families
andrewstherapy@mindspring.com or 213-373-1162

Serving Long Beach, Orange County and the South Bay

Therapy can help you to become your best self. Our work together will expand your awareness of yourself, your identity and your world and we will remove obstacles to your growth and renewal, so you can be the person you want to be. You will explore--and by exploring transform--the pain of depression and anxiety, of "stuckness" in guilt or shame into a more aware, productive, satisfying life. If you suffer from PTSD I can help, using both EMDR and the Trauma Resilience Model methods. These brief, powerful protocols will help you reprocess and heal both the effects of trauma and the memories themselves.

If you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of anger and rage, together we can explore how your anger is provoked and how you can manage your anger productively.  Anger is a strong, useful emotion, but it has to be managed to make best use of its power.

Is your intimate relationship a minefield of frustration and suspicion, anger and fear? Do you yearn for a loving, gratifying relationship of mutual understanding and compassion, that makes plenty of room for growth and change? I have helped many couples find exactly that and I can help you find it too. 

I have worked in addiction treatment for some time and I understand the great difficulty you face when you commit to quit using substances that make your life unmanageable.  There is no judgement here, just my commitment to work with you to support you in resolving your substance habit, be it alcohol, opiates, benzos or amphetamines.  I can support you in your 12-step work, introduce you to--or help you maintain--mindfulness-based relapse-prevention skills, as well as the cognitive skills of SMART Recovery.

I can help you with major life-transitions, whatever they may be:  beginning a career or ending one; career change and loss; personal change and loss and grief.

If you're a high-creative, an actor, writer, artist, musician, performer of any kind, I can help you find the energy, confidence and hope to do your work. My past work in performance helps me to understand the particular problems you face.  

Convenient and freeway-close office location just off the 405 Seal Beach exit.  Call for a no-charge consultation 213-373-1162 or email me at andrewstherapy@mindspring.com