Orin Conant

(LMFT)
Therapist Orin Conant Photo

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT 50635 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 11 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and career difficulties

I stayed with him for almost a whole year, and he's always given great insight. I'll definitely be able to use a lot of my therapy exercises he provided and use it into my daily life and self-work.

Written by P.H. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I connect with Orin very well. I feel like we've hit the ground running and immediately feel a sense of direction that I have been missing, where life before was much about wading through the chaos. The tools he offers and the response from emotion dumps are effective.

Written by L.Y. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Orin is compassionate and empathetic and genuinely cares about his clients. Highly reccomended.

Written by N.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 7 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and adhd

Orin Conant is a compassionate, thoughtful and creative counselor who is successfully helping me through a difficult grieving time as well as some long term challenges. Along with being patient and kind, he clearly has great counselor chops! He is making a big a big difference in my life.

Written by R.E. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Orin is the sweetest kindest person, he knows how to get to the heart of something and helps you pull through with methods that really get you to see your own self worth. He's compassionate and listens perfectly.

Written by K.A. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Orin is an amazing therapist. When I first came to him I was lost , couldn’t sleep, riddled with anxiety and was just barely getting through life. Now I’m doing better everyday and always on a path of healing. I have tools that help me get through the struggles of living this life. I was also from a family that doesn’t believe in therapy and have encouraged some of my siblings too attend therapy too. I truly believe Orin is helping break that cycle. I’m so grateful for therapists like Orin that really want to help their patients.

Written by J.E. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Orin is wonderful and compassionate. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Written by S.H. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I’ve been working with Orin to help me gain the confidence to build boundaries along with coping with anxiety & anger in my daily life. Being able to cope & reinforce my boundaries in my relationships has made me feel so much more confident & capable. I truly appreciate the work I’ve been doing with Orin.

Written by E.R. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Orin is very patient and understanding with me.

Written by B.E. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 1 month

Orin has been incredibly thoughtful and helpful with helping me navigate a period of family trauma. He has provided effective exercises and and truly cares to listen to what I have to say. I would definitely recommend Orin.

Written by A.L. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Orin is very helpful with a focus on mindfulness.

Written by D.E. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Orin has helped me understand myself in so many ways. I really enjoy his personality, and he's like a really good friend that you can tell anything to and not be judged. I feel free to say anything that's on my mind, and Orin is an excellent listener and understands where I'm coming from. Orin really wants to help. He's genuinely concerned and puts his heart in it. He has an excellent memory, and is real good at reminding me of things we've discussed in the past (I may forget things; he'll remind me). I've been doing sessions with Orin for quite some time (I've taken some breaks in between).

Written by B.R. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amazing experience such a top notch service

Written by R.Y. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

A great counselor with kindness and an ability to listen/respond thoughtfully. Overall a beneficial experience.

Written by J.U. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He really listens to your goals and considers what your needs are and meets you where you are to work collaboratively instead of telling you what to do

Written by E.S. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts

I had almost given up on finding a compatible counsellor till I met Orin. I am very grateful for having found him. His guidance was crucial in helping me with my family issues. He is also helping me with my personal issues. I feel like I am talking to a friend. I find it very helpful and comforting.

Written by E.M. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Orin has one of those personalities that immediately makes you feel at ease. He's provided me with a lot of tools for managing my anxiety, and I really appreciate his advocacy for meditation. Our sessions were always helpful, and he was great about sending little messages or links throughout the week about things he thought might be helpful for me. I feel much more confident in handling my own anxieties and issues, and am so thankful for being paired with him!

Written by M.E. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Orin is really good at helping to find the answers. I feel like he's giving me great insights and tools. I highly recommend him.

Written by M.E. on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

he really understands and makes you feel less alone. he’s amazing!

Written by N.A. on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Very understanding and informative. Never says anything negative and provides a lot of alternative solutions to my concerns. My favorite thing is he never speaks over me, and waits for me to finish talking before commenting.

Written by E.R. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Orin has been very helpful in getting to deeper issues and providing support and techniques for dealing with my issues.

Written by D.A. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Orin is a great listener and provides great advice.

Written by M.I. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Orin has been a calming presence and a dependable calibrator for the voice inside my head. He does an excellent job of asking open-ended and non-judgemental questions to find solutions to my underlying issues and keep me focused on what's important. He gives advice when needed, with plenty of compassion and understanding, and not before he's come to a working knowledge of the specific details of the problem I'm having. I'm grateful that I found Orin and I would recommend his counseling to anyone who needs someone to listen attentively

Written by H.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Orin is a great great listener and I am very happy I chose him as my current therapist. I feel like I can simply express myself and have him give me the right guidance with our sessions. Analogies are always on point and his expertise says a lot about the people he’s helped! 10/10 would recommend (:

Written by C.E. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Orin has been a wonderful resource in helping me receive the appropriate counseling and support that I need. He has such a calming presence and is very knowledgeable in providing you tools and tips for how to help you in your current life situations. He's non-judgmental and incredibly supportive. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for someone that you can trust and gain useful insight from.

Written by A.R. on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Orin is thoughtful and kind, he has helped but things into perspective for me.

Written by A.R. on Oct 09, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Orion was the best option of therapist I could have, he was understanding, patient, funny in appropriate situations and in general someone that made me comfortable to open up with. He helped me become a better version of myself.

Written by R.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Orin is very patient and understanding. I find the meditations and worksheets he sends me to be very helpful and I like that he checks in on me if I don't get back to him right away.

Written by S.C. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks

I found Orin to be a great therapist. For me, he guided me through the issues that I had with compassion and understanding, without judgement. His methods were spot on for what I needed.

The tools he gave me I will continue to use. I would highly recommend Orin to anyone else who needs help.

Written by J.A. on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 5 days

Orin is a wonderful counselor and I consider myself lucky to have been matched with him on the first go. From the short time we were able to connect, I am able to say that I would definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with anxiety and stress. Right off the bat, speaking to Orin is like speaking to an old friend. His voice is calming, he is very understanding and open, and makes it very easy to open up to him. I know the tools he has given me will immensely help my day to day life and mindset overall.

Written by A.L. on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thanks for all the support and kindness. You listen and you stay in touch. I hope you have someone like yourself in your life to talk to. Always thought therapy was not for me “who needs that stuff - you have a problem you fix it, it’s all in your head”. Thanks so much for the help Orin. I’ll get there yet, with your help.

Written by A.N. on Aug 29, 2020 after therapy with Orin for 2 weeks

Orin is very responsive, respectful and compassionate. He provides a lot of tools for me to try out.