Ellen Winkler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, art therapy, sand tray, guided meditation, and psychoeducation.
Ellen treats anxiety, depression, addiction and co-occurring disorders, relationship problems, stress-related symptoms, women's health issues, and adolescence issues. In session we take the time to let your soul catch up with you—so you can share what's on your mind, organize your thoughts, and listen to yourself. This is a gift you give yourself, stepping out of the demanding pace of our culture to turn inward. The ultimate goal is to access your “inner therapist” so that you can rely upon yourself and your own strengths. Change is possible!
(747) 285-7598
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Ventura, CA 93003
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, art therapy, sand tray, guided meditation, and psychoeducation.
Ellen treats anxiety, depression, addiction and co-occurring disorders, relationship problems, stress-related symptoms, women's health issues, and adolescence issues. In session we take the time to let your soul catch up with you—so you can share what's on your mind, organize your thoughts, and listen to yourself. This is a gift you give yourself, stepping out of the demanding pace of our culture to turn inward. The ultimate goal is to access your “inner therapist” so that you can rely upon yourself and your own strengths. Change is possible!
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Niloofar (Knee-Lou-Faar) Alishahi
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
Once upon a time in my life, I lost my ability to express myself fully and authentically. Then I found Art! Exploring my inner feelings and thoughts through art and metaphors empowered me and brought relief. I'm glad you are here. If you've come this far, it means that you are making a choice to take care of yourself and work to lead a healthy life. That is a brave and important decision, and I am here to provide assistance.
(805) 243-2062
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
Once upon a time in my life, I lost my ability to express myself fully and authentically. Then I found Art! Exploring my inner feelings and thoughts through art and metaphors empowered me and brought relief. I'm glad you are here. If you've come this far, it means that you are making a choice to take care of yourself and work to lead a healthy life. That is a brave and important decision, and I am here to provide assistance.
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Allisa M Giannini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I use play therapy and art therapy to help children express feelings, develop coping skills, and increase problem solving skills.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 15 yrs working with women, children and families. I work with new mothers or pregnant women who are struggling with changes in mood and functioning due to their changing bodies and hormones. I also work with school age children, young adults and women. I have a background in child development and enjoy working with little ones and their families to increase attachment, decrease behavioral issues and promote healthy development. I welcome parents to work with me around parenting concerns, life transitions, relationship difficulties and identity. Individual or family sessions available.
(805) 706-8940
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I use play therapy and art therapy to help children express feelings, develop coping skills, and increase problem solving skills.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 15 yrs working with women, children and families. I work with new mothers or pregnant women who are struggling with changes in mood and functioning due to their changing bodies and hormones. I also work with school age children, young adults and women. I have a background in child development and enjoy working with little ones and their families to increase attachment, decrease behavioral issues and promote healthy development. I welcome parents to work with me around parenting concerns, life transitions, relationship difficulties and identity. Individual or family sessions available.
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Jennifer Susan Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I have experience guiding clients through the "Open Studio Process" (created by author and art therapist Pat.
The purest form of joy in my life is connecting with others in a meaningful way. I care deeply about fulfilling my client’s needs for trust and empathy, and I am honored to hold the therapeutic space during our sessions. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, wife, nature-lover, and mother to two teen daughters. I work with clients to first clarify their long-term therapy goals, then together, co-create small, achievable goals (that serve as stepping stones along the way). We will celebrate successes together, and work to develop self-compassion to encourage "patience with the process."
(805) 232-7545
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I have experience guiding clients through the "Open Studio Process" (created by author and art therapist Pat.
The purest form of joy in my life is connecting with others in a meaningful way. I care deeply about fulfilling my client’s needs for trust and empathy, and I am honored to hold the therapeutic space during our sessions. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, wife, nature-lover, and mother to two teen daughters. I work with clients to first clarify their long-term therapy goals, then together, co-create small, achievable goals (that serve as stepping stones along the way). We will celebrate successes together, and work to develop self-compassion to encourage "patience with the process."
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Keith A Persico
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
I offer art and play therapy for children.
Sometimes people are stuck in an unhealthy pattern of interacting with themselves or with others. I help clients understand why they have that unhealthy pattern, and I help them create the changes they want. I help clients unlock the things that are keeping them stuck, and I help them move forward in life. I help children process and understand things that are happening in their life, especially if those things are overwhelming. I believe that sometimes a person needs to have some extra help in their life journey. I want to be your ally during this part of your life.
(805) 749-2380 x93003
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Ventura, CA 93003
I offer art and play therapy for children.
Sometimes people are stuck in an unhealthy pattern of interacting with themselves or with others. I help clients understand why they have that unhealthy pattern, and I help them create the changes they want. I help clients unlock the things that are keeping them stuck, and I help them move forward in life. I help children process and understand things that are happening in their life, especially if those things are overwhelming. I believe that sometimes a person needs to have some extra help in their life journey. I want to be your ally during this part of your life.
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Barbara C Freie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I am deeply interested in EMDR Playful Inner Child Creative Expressive Art Therapy Self Awareness Self Advocacy Identity Spirituality Mindfulness Traumatic Dissociation Flexible Life Transitions T'ai Chi Chih Healing Psyche Archetypes Soul Reintegration.
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you in search of a compassionate listener? Someone to support your journey? Let's see if we are a a good fit. I can help you retrieve lost parts of self resulting in a more rewarding life, and resolving emotional trauma that may be interfering with your present. Together, we might access dreams, expressive arts, EMDR, metaphor, movement, mindfulness and mythology, as we journey together through your process. My goal is to collaborate with you to set reachable goals, being with you in the process. I look forward to walking with you through the steps of your journey.
(805) 308-6346
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I am deeply interested in EMDR Playful Inner Child Creative Expressive Art Therapy Self Awareness Self Advocacy Identity Spirituality Mindfulness Traumatic Dissociation Flexible Life Transitions T'ai Chi Chih Healing Psyche Archetypes Soul Reintegration.
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you in search of a compassionate listener? Someone to support your journey? Let's see if we are a a good fit. I can help you retrieve lost parts of self resulting in a more rewarding life, and resolving emotional trauma that may be interfering with your present. Together, we might access dreams, expressive arts, EMDR, metaphor, movement, mindfulness and mythology, as we journey together through your process. My goal is to collaborate with you to set reachable goals, being with you in the process. I look forward to walking with you through the steps of your journey.
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Christine Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have found art, movement (gestalt therapy) help expand treatment choices leading to a unique healing.
My practice serves those who want to change negative life patterns and relationships. Also, those who want to reduce anxiety, depression and addictive self-destructive behaviors. My clients and I work to find solutions to create a peaceful satisfying life experience.
(805) 243-3582
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have found art, movement (gestalt therapy) help expand treatment choices leading to a unique healing.
My practice serves those who want to change negative life patterns and relationships. Also, those who want to reduce anxiety, depression and addictive self-destructive behaviors. My clients and I work to find solutions to create a peaceful satisfying life experience.
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Richard Alan Yusim
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, #110132 Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Mindfulness, art therapy, expressive arts therapies, CBT, solution focused therapy and narrative therapy can all be utilized with my clients.
A person seeking my psychotherapy services is looking to be accepted for who he or she is. To be able to express their thoughts and feelings freely without fear of being judged. Clients looking for ways to cope with anxiety, depression, stress on relationships or identity issues will find comfort in my company. Those that are creative and willing to try new things will appreciate my interest and passion for art and music. Anyone ever curious about Art Therapy will learn some basic skills and activities and have the benefit of my training and experience working a variety of populations in different settings. Now using teletherapy.
(805) 257-1098
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Mindfulness, art therapy, expressive arts therapies, CBT, solution focused therapy and narrative therapy can all be utilized with my clients.
A person seeking my psychotherapy services is looking to be accepted for who he or she is. To be able to express their thoughts and feelings freely without fear of being judged. Clients looking for ways to cope with anxiety, depression, stress on relationships or identity issues will find comfort in my company. Those that are creative and willing to try new things will appreciate my interest and passion for art and music. Anyone ever curious about Art Therapy will learn some basic skills and activities and have the benefit of my training and experience working a variety of populations in different settings. Now using teletherapy.
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Joshua Sage Kendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is helping people explore thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns between themselves, & our surroundings. Counseling will often be a guided process of how I can help clients utilize their coping skills & strength based tools that people may learn to employ immediately. Sessions are structured around evidence based techniques. I have extensive experience working with lgbtq+ issues surrounding gender identity & sexual orientation. I also have a background working with individuals, couples & families of loved ones dealing with various life changes, including depression, grief, addiction, & mental illnesses.
(805) 804-3650
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
My approach to therapy is helping people explore thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns between themselves, & our surroundings. Counseling will often be a guided process of how I can help clients utilize their coping skills & strength based tools that people may learn to employ immediately. Sessions are structured around evidence based techniques. I have extensive experience working with lgbtq+ issues surrounding gender identity & sexual orientation. I also have a background working with individuals, couples & families of loved ones dealing with various life changes, including depression, grief, addiction, & mental illnesses.
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Kristi T Grizard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
I provide a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment for my clients, with a focus on providing guidance, establishing safety and promoting self-empowerment. I have experience working with a range of children that encounter various challenges such as autism, developmental disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and selective mutism. My clinical experience includes providing counseling in the schools (k-12), working at a child development center, and working at a community based mental health outpatient facility. I look forward to helping you and your child on the therapeutic journey.
(805) 329-3543
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Ventura, CA 93003
I provide a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment for my clients, with a focus on providing guidance, establishing safety and promoting self-empowerment. I have experience working with a range of children that encounter various challenges such as autism, developmental disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and selective mutism. My clinical experience includes providing counseling in the schools (k-12), working at a child development center, and working at a community based mental health outpatient facility. I look forward to helping you and your child on the therapeutic journey.
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Tamara Nerdrum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Through play and music therapy, we can devise plans, which help one find their calm, and recognize worn patterns, allowing one to initiate positive change. Play and music therapy works whether you are young, transitional age, or a mature adult finding your way through changes in life. Music therapy has positive impacts reconnecting our mind, and emotions to our body through the discovery of underlying patterns and deeper psychology. These patterns sometimes cause negativity or depressive behaviors. Individuals who become aware of these patterns are better able to free their self from well-worn paths no longer serving positive ways.
(805) 256-1486
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Through play and music therapy, we can devise plans, which help one find their calm, and recognize worn patterns, allowing one to initiate positive change. Play and music therapy works whether you are young, transitional age, or a mature adult finding your way through changes in life. Music therapy has positive impacts reconnecting our mind, and emotions to our body through the discovery of underlying patterns and deeper psychology. These patterns sometimes cause negativity or depressive behaviors. Individuals who become aware of these patterns are better able to free their self from well-worn paths no longer serving positive ways.
Demi Shugrue
Counselor, PsyD, RN, BS, MA, LPCC, MFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The path to mental wellness is a journey through the challenges life has placed in our paths. One cannot live a well-connected life without care and attention to one's own mental wellness. Issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, family discord or marital stumbling blocks distract your mind and derail your lives, causing emotional turmoil and decreased quality to the living experience. Each of us is responsible to attend and maintain our Mental Wellness as to stay relationally healthy and emotionally engaged in the experience of living.
(805) 273-5336
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The path to mental wellness is a journey through the challenges life has placed in our paths. One cannot live a well-connected life without care and attention to one's own mental wellness. Issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, family discord or marital stumbling blocks distract your mind and derail your lives, causing emotional turmoil and decreased quality to the living experience. Each of us is responsible to attend and maintain our Mental Wellness as to stay relationally healthy and emotionally engaged in the experience of living.
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Athena G Naranjo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, CADC, II
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
If you or someone you know, misuses alcohol or other drugs, don't wait and call for help today. With so many different options for treatment, it can be overwhelming and for some, it can even be paralyzing. If for whatever reason, I am unable to accommodate services, I will help you find the person or place that can.
(805) 332-4734
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
If you or someone you know, misuses alcohol or other drugs, don't wait and call for help today. With so many different options for treatment, it can be overwhelming and for some, it can even be paralyzing. If for whatever reason, I am unable to accommodate services, I will help you find the person or place that can.
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Savannah Eden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Are you or someone you know a victim of trauma? Have you experienced a loss or are struggling with a difficult life transition? Do you feel disconnected and misunderstood? I specialize in addressing the conflicting emotions and self-doubt that accompany grief/loss, life transitions, and complex trauma. Whatever your story may be, I strive to support families and individuals as they address unresolved trauma, make sense of their past, and move forward to create a healthy, fulfilling life.
(805) 628-4889
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Ventura, CA 93001
Are you or someone you know a victim of trauma? Have you experienced a loss or are struggling with a difficult life transition? Do you feel disconnected and misunderstood? I specialize in addressing the conflicting emotions and self-doubt that accompany grief/loss, life transitions, and complex trauma. Whatever your story may be, I strive to support families and individuals as they address unresolved trauma, make sense of their past, and move forward to create a healthy, fulfilling life.
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Marcia Neville Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!
(805) 804-3850
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Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!
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Tomas Joseph Madrigal
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATC-I, CATC-II, L-13546 Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Struggling with addiction and feel rehab isn’t an option? Leaving your family, job, school and responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard--feelings of fear, failure, guilt, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle alone is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
(805) 232-3895
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Struggling with addiction and feel rehab isn’t an option? Leaving your family, job, school and responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard--feelings of fear, failure, guilt, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle alone is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
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Deborah E Cluff
PhD
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Is your life a reflection of your heart's desires? Do you have habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready for real, lasting change in your life? We've all felt stuck or lost at some point in our lives and getting true support can make the difference between staying there and growing through it. I help you recognize the intelligence of your emotions, clarify your thoughts so you can organize your mind, and connect to your inner wisdom, so you can be empowered in all areas of your precious life. We all have the power to break unhelpful, unconscious patterns and replace them with new models for success.
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Is your life a reflection of your heart's desires? Do you have habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready for real, lasting change in your life? We've all felt stuck or lost at some point in our lives and getting true support can make the difference between staying there and growing through it. I help you recognize the intelligence of your emotions, clarify your thoughts so you can organize your mind, and connect to your inner wisdom, so you can be empowered in all areas of your precious life. We all have the power to break unhelpful, unconscious patterns and replace them with new models for success.
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Jacqueline F Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The experiences we move through in life are complex; the balance of thought, emotion, and sensation is delicate. Life experiences create a pattern that we will unconsciously replay, often leading to symptoms and suffering. In order to break an unhealthy pattern, we must first become aware of the traumas, influences, and beliefs that create this paradigm. Through self-awareness, we gain insight into our true nature, develop the ability to self-regulate, and become empowered to create a new lifestyle. True recovery is attaining and maintaining a lifestyle that emphasizes a positive relationship with yourself.
(805) 237-5080
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The experiences we move through in life are complex; the balance of thought, emotion, and sensation is delicate. Life experiences create a pattern that we will unconsciously replay, often leading to symptoms and suffering. In order to break an unhealthy pattern, we must first become aware of the traumas, influences, and beliefs that create this paradigm. Through self-awareness, we gain insight into our true nature, develop the ability to self-regulate, and become empowered to create a new lifestyle. True recovery is attaining and maintaining a lifestyle that emphasizes a positive relationship with yourself.
Alice P. Arnold
MA, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
(805) 600-3945
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
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Kimberly A Fouche'
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…
(805) 742-4577
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…

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Art Therapy
It may look like a craft class, but art therapy in Ventura is a serious technique that uses the creative process to help improve the mental health of clients. Ventura Art therapy can be used on children and adults to treat a wide range of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship problems, abuse and domestic violence, and trauma and loss. Commonly found in hospitals and community centers, art therapy programs are based on the belief that the creative process is healing and life-enhancing. As they paint or draw, a skilled Ventura art therapist can use the client's works of art and their approach to the process as springboards to help them gain personal insight, improve their judgment, cope with stress, and work through traumatic experiences.