About Me

Hi! My name is Ian and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor in California and I am here for you. Do these sound familiar; "I have so much anxiety", "I'm not good enough", "I'll never find someone", "can our marriage be saved?". Anxiety and feelings of being alone are the worst! I would love to help you. You are not alone. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary in 2016. My experience includes working with adults and teens with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, self esteem, career challenges, and just the difficulties of everyday life. I have also worked with people who struggle with abandonment and divorce.

I approach people with respect, empathy, and from an attachment based perspective. Understanding how we attach and learning evidence-based skills in a compassionate environment can greatly help bring healing and happiness. I also bring an eclectic mix of therapeutic interventions because I recognize that what benefits and works for one person may not work for another person. I've found my clients really appreciate tailored interventions for their life. Sometimes it's CBT/DBT, other times a solution focused and narrative approach works best. Other times a more emotionally focused approach is needed. I always let my clients know what approach I am using.

I truly love being a therapist. I provide a warm, positive, and non-judgmental environment. Everyone deserves to have someone in their corner that they can easily talk to; I'd love to be that person for you. I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #116767 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by P.E. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Ian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far, Ian is doing a great job. We have only done an intake he already has me on assignment. No time to waste! I appreciate that about Ian! Thanks brother!