Stephanie S. McCulley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
McCulley, MA, LPCC, (she/hers), holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Studies, Literature, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
It is common to feel overwhelmed when experiencing unwanted, difficult thoughts and feelings. This can happen when adjusting to life changes and when issues go unresolved. These aspects of being human are actually ways we are all connected. Building trust and open communication are essential for those looking for new ways to approach and transform suffering. Even when caught in destructive behavior and patterns, a person can safely, and at their own pace, find a way through and out of what is causing them pain. This is the hope I strive to create with my clients as they develop skills to problem solve, express, process, and cope.
(805) 307-7808
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Ventura, CA 93003
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McCulley, MA, LPCC, (she/hers), holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Studies, Literature, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
It is common to feel overwhelmed when experiencing unwanted, difficult thoughts and feelings. This can happen when adjusting to life changes and when issues go unresolved. These aspects of being human are actually ways we are all connected. Building trust and open communication are essential for those looking for new ways to approach and transform suffering. Even when caught in destructive behavior and patterns, a person can safely, and at their own pace, find a way through and out of what is causing them pain. This is the hope I strive to create with my clients as they develop skills to problem solve, express, process, and cope.
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Jacqueline F Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the expressive arts as an alternative and support to talk 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
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the expressive arts as an alternative and support to talk 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.
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Kerry Ann Magner-Varela
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The Spirit Approach: Expressive arts and play therapy can be incorporated to help clients access the messages of their unconscious and process unresolved emotions in a safe and indirect way.
I work with people on a body, spirit, mind approach to mental wellness. For so long, it was believed that the mind came first, and we could talk or think our way into feeling better. My approach is looking at mental wellness from a different direction. The Body Approach: I use several somatic therapy interventions to help create safety within the body, so clients can manage their symptoms and make the changes they want in their lives. We work together to understand the states of the nervous system and apply calming techniques, such as mindfulness, movement, tapping, music, and breath.
(805) 232-7918
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
The Spirit Approach: Expressive arts and play therapy can be incorporated to help clients access the messages of their unconscious and process unresolved emotions in a safe and indirect way.
I work with people on a body, spirit, mind approach to mental wellness. For so long, it was believed that the mind came first, and we could talk or think our way into feeling better. My approach is looking at mental wellness from a different direction. The Body Approach: I use several somatic therapy interventions to help create safety within the body, so clients can manage their symptoms and make the changes they want in their lives. We work together to understand the states of the nervous system and apply calming techniques, such as mindfulness, movement, tapping, music, and breath.
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Barbara C Freie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
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
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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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
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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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Andrew Bassuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Powerful, Effective Therapy - If you are going through a really difficult situation let's get you feeling better quickly. I will help you understand some practical strategies you can use but equally important, I will help you develop powerful skills that will give you greater balance and calm even if you are in a seemingly impossible situation. And, you'll begin to feel results from our very first session. I know it takes courage to make that first call - take the leap and invest in your self and your greater happiness and well-being.
(805) 248-7344
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Powerful, Effective Therapy - If you are going through a really difficult situation let's get you feeling better quickly. I will help you understand some practical strategies you can use but equally important, I will help you develop powerful skills that will give you greater balance and calm even if you are in a seemingly impossible situation. And, you'll begin to feel results from our very first session. I know it takes courage to make that first call - take the leap and invest in your self and your greater happiness and well-being.
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Life is stressful. Anyone can be affected by life's surprises, and when that happens, it is okay to reach out for some extra help. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, grief, or low self-esteem, my goal is to support you in your healing journey. I believe that healing happens through relationships that are supportive and nurturing. In session, I will ensure that you feel safe and free to have open and honest connections. Together, we will identify strengths and resources in your life and work on developing healthy relationships with others.
(805) 243-3660
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Ventura, CA 93003
Life is stressful. Anyone can be affected by life's surprises, and when that happens, it is okay to reach out for some extra help. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, grief, or low self-esteem, my goal is to support you in your healing journey. I believe that healing happens through relationships that are supportive and nurturing. In session, I will ensure that you feel safe and free to have open and honest connections. Together, we will identify strengths and resources in your life and work on developing healthy relationships with others.
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Andrea Haffner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
(805) 507-7086
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
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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
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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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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
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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.
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Nancy Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
My approach is accepting, caring, confidential and non-judgmental, as well as practical and grounded. I help people to get clarity about their problems, and to connect with their own inner wisdom, creativity, self awareness, and healing. This allows for a natural emergence of positive choices, good solutions, and actions that are in alignment with their true selves and deepest desires. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and developing more trust and acceptance, which helps to improve closeness and positive feelings in relationships.
(805) 253-3976
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Ventura, CA 93003
My approach is accepting, caring, confidential and non-judgmental, as well as practical and grounded. I help people to get clarity about their problems, and to connect with their own inner wisdom, creativity, self awareness, and healing. This allows for a natural emergence of positive choices, good solutions, and actions that are in alignment with their true selves and deepest desires. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and developing more trust and acceptance, which helps to improve closeness and positive feelings in relationships.
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Kimberly Prendergast
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
(805) 419-2038
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
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Jennifer Susan Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
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
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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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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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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Charletta Erb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I love working with couples as well as individuals interested in hike or nature-based therapy. From our very first session you will take home practical tools for both communication and relaxation. In moments of stress, you will have less blaming ways to express what you need to keep things from escalating. For those times when you do lose your cool, you will know more about calming yourself down before saying something you regret. I'll help you learn to be kinder to yourself, to be aware of how you talk to yourself. For starters, don't believe everything you think!
(805) 288-6437
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I love working with couples as well as individuals interested in hike or nature-based therapy. From our very first session you will take home practical tools for both communication and relaxation. In moments of stress, you will have less blaming ways to express what you need to keep things from escalating. For those times when you do lose your cool, you will know more about calming yourself down before saying something you regret. I'll help you learn to be kinder to yourself, to be aware of how you talk to yourself. For starters, don't believe everything you think!
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Allisa M Giannini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
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
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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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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
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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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Tara A Burnley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Hello, thank you for finding me on Psychology Today. Much of my work is with children, adolescents, families (parenting) and adult individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, long term illness, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders. I view my clients in a holistic sense, taking into consideration their symptoms, life stressors, emotional/physical developmental changes/stages, past/recent trauma(s), family dynamics, parenting styles from childhood -past/present, as well as coping skills and interpersonal relationships and support systems.
(805) 669-9578
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Hello, thank you for finding me on Psychology Today. Much of my work is with children, adolescents, families (parenting) and adult individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, long term illness, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders. I view my clients in a holistic sense, taking into consideration their symptoms, life stressors, emotional/physical developmental changes/stages, past/recent trauma(s), family dynamics, parenting styles from childhood -past/present, as well as coping skills and interpersonal relationships and support systems.
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West Valley Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
West Valley Counseling Center offers a wide range of therapeutic interventions and services to bring affordable mental health services to the San Fernando Valley. Our qualified therapists work with individuals, relationships, traditional families, and non-traditional families to help ease life's burdens and to provide specialty services, such as marriage counseling, child custody mediation, and parenting education.
(805) 620-8046
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
West Valley Counseling Center offers a wide range of therapeutic interventions and services to bring affordable mental health services to the San Fernando Valley. Our qualified therapists work with individuals, relationships, traditional families, and non-traditional families to help ease life's burdens and to provide specialty services, such as marriage counseling, child custody mediation, and parenting education.

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Expressive arts therapy in Ventura is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy on the basis that people can heal through the use of imagination and creativity. Ventura Expressive arts therapy includes Therapists offering art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and writing therapy in Ventura.