Darrin G Ford, MA, LMFT, CSAT, MBAT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach
The issues in life often leave us feeling alone, isolated, frustrated, and empty. By using mindfulness, I help you learn to cope and live a life that is centered and grounded in healthy choices; which, help mitigate these painful feelings. Make the call. Change your life. This is not an easy process, I agree, however, it is well worth it. Investing in your mental health is the single best choice you can make.
Here at Sano Center for Recovery we focus on assisting you with gaining improved mental health by utilizing various empirically proven therapeutic techniques. Meditative practices as well as Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic interventions have shown in many studies to improve quality of life as well as mental health.
Our understanding of the Gay and Lesbian community allows us to provide a compassion filled therapeutic environment. If you are struggling with the issue of Sexual Addiction we use proven interventions to help cope with shame and guilt. You do not have to sit alone. Call us.
Call or Email Darrin G Ford for a free phone consultation now - (562) 275-8905 x700


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: National University
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: 53733 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IITAP / Cert. Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Darrin G Ford's Groups

Sexual Addiction Recovery Group For Men

The hardest part of recovery is reaching out to other people for help. There are people that can understand, relate and help start you on the process of healing. Begin working with others in a safe and trusting therapeutic environment and begin the process of recovery from sexual addiction. Fees for this group are assessed on a per month basis

More about this group


  • Gay
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Addiction


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Gambling
  • Internet Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017
Darrin G Ford, MA, LMFT, CSAT, MBAT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach

Darrin G Ford

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT, MBAT-S