Ken Hazlewood

(LMFT)
Therapist Ken Hazlewood Photo

About Me

Greetings,
I want to thank you for choosing to receive guidance/counseling on whatever it is that brought you here.

I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist LMFT) in California, I also teach at my local community college. I began my counseling career in 2001 as drug and alcohol counselor, working in residential, outpatient detox, methadone clinic, jails, schools and since 2017, working with Native Americans. In 2009 I was encouraged by my supervisor, a psychiatrist, to go back to school and work with not just addiction, but people who have mental health disorders. A disorder or dis-order simply means a life or lives that are not in order. There is no shame and nothing to hide about mental health, by acknowledging it, it can be put back in order. After graduating California Lutheran University in 2011 and becoming licensed to practice psychotherapy under my MFT license, I chose to stay close to my roots of addiction, and treat co-occurring disorders. By choosing this path I gained valuable experience with just about every disorder ever known to humankind. Depression, mania, marriage and family problems, trauma, shame, guilt, personality disorders to name a few.

With over 35,000 hours of experience, and pre-covid ZOOM/online experience, I have the knowledge and capability to help a wide variety of people. I am considered an expert in Addiction, Co-Occurring, Anxiety, and Couples and Family therapy. In addition I have treated many other dis-orders with outcomes which managed or relieved symptoms altogether. I am highly skilled not just because of my academics and training, but because I have lived many of the disorders and regained order in my life. I have had hard-core addictions, divorce, family issues, a sibling death at age 7, parent with dementia, and an ongoing re-invention of self through my life-span.. Having the life experience provides me with insight and compassion that education does not teach.

I am from Southern California and currently live in far Northern California. I am married with three children, two who have served in the military (one still active duty). I have three large rescue dogs which keeps us active and busy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT83241 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Ken for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and coaching

Ken has been fantastic. He’s an attentive listener and very easy to talk to. He asks great questions to help you reflect, and he offers tools and resources to help you achieve your goals.

Written by Q.U. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Ken for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

In a world, where I feel like no one is on my side, I feel like Ken is on my side. Which is very important to me.

Written by C.L. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Ken for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Ken’s approach is pragmatic and he gives you tools and exercises to better manage whatever it is that you are going through . It’s only been a couple of weeks and what felt like a hurricane of suffocating anxiety that I was feeling has lessened with Ken’s guidance . My life is so much manageable thanks to Ken !

Written by A.S. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Ken for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ken is very understanding and truly offers the best way to help based on the situation.

Written by C.O. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Ken for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Warm, friendly and encouraging. Gave me concrete tools to help deal with my stress and anxiety.

Written by L.I. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Ken for 2 weeks

I enjoy talking with my counselor because he has options for me to use as life skills to improve my current situation . My counselor also gives me room to understand what I’m going through and approach my life in a matter that I normally wouldn’t , but one that has a more in depth positive outlook so I can learn and live a healthier life.