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Kenneth Gardner, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Sleeping disorders Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance in resolving a challenging situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

With 40 years of clinical experience, Ken Gardner is a California State Licensed Marriage Family Therapist specializing in interactive, solution-focused therapy with individuals, couples and families. He is also a California State Board Certified Hypnotherapist. When requested and appropriate, he will offer hypnotherapy as an evidence-based supportive treatment.

With compassion and understanding, Ken works with clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Each person and set of circumstances is different, so you can expect an integrated approach to counseling that is highly tailored to your specific needs.

Areas of specialization include; personality disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, panic, habit control, stress, professional and personal relationship growth, and impulse control counseling for children & youth.


Master's Degree in Psychology from California State University, Sonoma
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Utah

License, Certifications, and Credentials

California State Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
California State Board Certified Hypnotherapist (California State Board Of Behavioral Sciences)
California Community College Counseling Credential
California Community College Instructor Credential

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (American Council Of Hypnotist Examiners)

Professional Memberships

Clinical Member American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Psychotherapist with offices in Southern California, and I’d love to assist you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Since opening the doors of my practice 41 years ago, I have provided patients in California with a wide range of psychological services.

Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change. We will identify symptoms, decrease and eliminate them, and create a happy and fulfilled life.

Professional experience

43yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Trichotillomania

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 12624


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kenneth Gardner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and grief

Kenneth Gardner is a good therapist.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 months

My experience thus far has been good. My therapist has given me the tools to recognize negative thoughts and how to work through them. He is helping me with PTSD from a year of physical sickness and mental anguish. The worksheets and books he has recommended are helping me accept and move forward in a more positive manner, which will hopefully eventually eliminate the night terrors.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kenneth understands and provides great insight. He’s positive and motivational.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

It’s early but so far he has been a great help

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My therapist is incredible. He is so very understanding, and has so much expertise. I liked that Kenneth is teaching me to help myself and giving me tools and shares his personal resources. We also practice together so I can learn to use the taught techniques when I need them.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Kenneth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties