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Orin Conant, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello friends, my name is Orin and I am so grateful to be doing the work that I love. I am from Central California, born and raised, so I know the In-n-Out menu by heart, flip-flops are a wardrobe essential, and eating outdoors was the norm way before the pandemic. I am known for wearing colorful tie-dye shirts, because I love the symbolism of peace, love, and understanding. Those are the ideals that I try to embody.

I am driven by a desire to help others meet themselves with love and understanding, wherever they are in life. This is what gives me fulfillment. I accomplish this objective by collaboratively working with clients to establish a mindfulness lifestyle, focused on kindness, acceptance, respect for others, positive-states-of-mind, inner-peace, and love. In a world filled with constant distractions, demands, and stresses, it becomes clear that mindfulness provides needed focus, clarity, and (ultimately) fulfillment and happiness. Mental health services should be laser-focused on helping a client foster a way of life that can lead to greater peace, wisdom, and joy.

Life is full of so many challenges – everyone goes through some sort of difficulty over the course of their time on earth. There are important skills and concepts, which we can consistently apply to our everyday life, for improved personal insight and habits/behaviors. I teach my clients skills and concepts based on empirically proven forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). I have had special training in all these evidence-based modes of therapy.

Scientific studies have confirmed that practicing mindfulness regularly allows you to begin to change the way that you experience life. As a direct result your brain is less stressed, focuses better, is less prone to automatic responses, becomes more resilient to future challenges, and becomes more efficient in regulating emotions. Your body also becomes less tense and improved at fighting disease. These factors help to improve relationships and to become more engaged in work/school. You may very well experience greater levels of happiness and peace in your life by living with mindfulness.

My education has consistently been geared toward my goal of humbly understanding the human experience. My undergraduate (BA) degree in psychology was completed at California State University, Fresno. I gained my master's degree in Counseling Psychology at National University, Fresno Campus. I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, since 2011. My credentials and granted by the state of California.

I have worked, as a clinician, in addiction/recovery settings, in community-based family mental health programs, in foster-care services, in group-home clinical services, as a child therapist, and as a crisis co-responder/clinician going out with police to address crisis situations. Prior to licensure I held over 20+ years of human-service work experience. In all these capacities, I have been dedicated to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect and acceptance.

I am looking forward to working with you.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 50635


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Orin Conant. 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.

Orin is an excellent therapist. His focus on self talk, mindfulness, and being present help me understand the roles that stress and negative thoughts can play in my life.

I’ve been going through a new stage of my life professionally and Orin has helped me navigate the stormy seas of rediscovering my identity through out these different states.

Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Orin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've really appreciated having Orin as my therapist. He has offered very practical guidance and tools to manage my anxiety. In the relatively short time I've worked with him, I have made significant improvements in how I tolerate stressful situations and how I respond to my (unhelpful) inner voice. Orin has been very responsive when I needed extra support, which I greatly appreciated. Strongly recommend!

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Orin for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Orin has absolutely been the most effective, supportive, and genuinely caring therapists I have ever had.

It’s truly wonderful (and amazing ) that someone across the state, not across the room, could establish such a deep rapport AND bring his therapeutic skills to focus on helping others. Thank you so much for your platform and especially for Orin!

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Orin for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I love that Orin understands me and can guide me through this difficult time in my life with insightful kindness and thoughtful exercises. I am very grateful for the positive effect he has had on my thinking and my life.

Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Orin for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and adhd

Orin Conant has been working with me for a little over a year. He has provided valuable insights and help to me in working to resolve concerns I have had for many years.
Several of Orin's qualities stand out as having been particularly helpful to me:
Orin displays an ability to listing to my concerns and I have found him especially responsive to my needs. Some of my concerns are greater; sometimes my concerns are lesser. In all cases Orin responds with caring and concern for me.
Orin has provided me with good coping skills and he has provided effective advice and direction.
Orein has provided the means to self-love and self-compassion, and he has worked with me on my journey towards the goal of self-love and self-compassion.
I feel very fortunate to have been matched with Orin.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Orin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Orin is a compassionate man and very kind. He listens and regards everything you say with the utmost care and helps with the deepest struggles.

Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Orin for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd