Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(805) 232-7458
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
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Lisa Conn Akoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in COUPLES & MARRIAGE COUNSELING, INFIDELITY, DIVORCE, FAMILY THERAPY, DBT, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, TRAUMA, TEENS, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY.
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
(805) 719-7406
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in COUPLES & MARRIAGE COUNSELING, INFIDELITY, DIVORCE, FAMILY THERAPY, DBT, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, TRAUMA, TEENS, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY.
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
Glori R Zeltzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship.
(805) 214-8566
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship.
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Michelle Czegledi Gutierrez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I believe therapy has the potential to help align yourself more confidently to your own body, feelings, and spirit. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions until it is safe to return to in-person. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so we can chat and see if we feel like a good fit. Feeling unsupported along with lacking in confidence in your abilities can be heartbreaking. I believe it is essential to listen to the healthy part of you that knows there has to be something better than constant worry. There is! I deeply understand the hurt that comes with not being heard or seen.
(818) 369-3017
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I believe therapy has the potential to help align yourself more confidently to your own body, feelings, and spirit. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions until it is safe to return to in-person. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so we can chat and see if we feel like a good fit. Feeling unsupported along with lacking in confidence in your abilities can be heartbreaking. I believe it is essential to listen to the healthy part of you that knows there has to be something better than constant worry. There is! I deeply understand the hurt that comes with not being heard or seen.
Nicole Danielle Kanke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I vividly remember the first time I used this website to seek out a therapist. I was filled with despair, intense fear, shame and insecurity but had no consciousness into these emotions. I was so disconnected from my body and my spirit. My thoughts were racing and I was stuck in patterns of self-sabotage and harmful coping mechanisms. It took everything out of me to make eye contact with another person as I began to speak about this. I will never forget the compassion I experienced from my first therapist as she held sacred space for me to begin this process. I strive to embody the same deep compassion for each therapy client I see.
(805) 870-8817
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I vividly remember the first time I used this website to seek out a therapist. I was filled with despair, intense fear, shame and insecurity but had no consciousness into these emotions. I was so disconnected from my body and my spirit. My thoughts were racing and I was stuck in patterns of self-sabotage and harmful coping mechanisms. It took everything out of me to make eye contact with another person as I began to speak about this. I will never forget the compassion I experienced from my first therapist as she held sacred space for me to begin this process. I strive to embody the same deep compassion for each therapy client I see.
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Jessica Beving
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have been practicing as a Marriage Family Therapist for 13 years, providing unconditional positive regard and a "safe" confidential space for children, adolescents, young and older adults, couples, and families to explore their thoughts and feelings so that each person I work with can get one step closer to living the life he, she or they want; whether this means having more ease and less stress or anxiety, empowering oneself and each other within the family system or working things out in a positive and meaningful way for oneself and within one's relationships. I am here to help you have the life that you want to create.
(805) 819-5378
Verified

Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have been practicing as a Marriage Family Therapist for 13 years, providing unconditional positive regard and a "safe" confidential space for children, adolescents, young and older adults, couples, and families to explore their thoughts and feelings so that each person I work with can get one step closer to living the life he, she or they want; whether this means having more ease and less stress or anxiety, empowering oneself and each other within the family system or working things out in a positive and meaningful way for oneself and within one's relationships. I am here to help you have the life that you want to create.
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Maple Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Maple Counseling Center was created to meet the need for affordable, effective counseling and for those who have Beacon, Gold coast, Medi-cal insurance or are uninsured. We consist of Marriage and Family Therapy Associates and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist's. With 20 therapists to choose from we have someone to work with almost every need.
(805) 429-6205
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Maple Counseling Center was created to meet the need for affordable, effective counseling and for those who have Beacon, Gold coast, Medi-cal insurance or are uninsured. We consist of Marriage and Family Therapy Associates and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist's. With 20 therapists to choose from we have someone to work with almost every need.
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George Rosch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CCS Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
During my 30+ years of clinical practice I find myself working particularly effective with important life transition stages, i.e. adolescents, young adult, mid-life, later-life. I view issues of loss, marriage, divorce, identity, vocation and aging as doorways to a deeper and more actualized life. Out of intensive study, practice, and my own life experiences, I meet the client at their own unique crossroad. Together we engage in a journey of symptom-relief, discovery and new possibilities. I am an active and engaging therapist...learning from hundreds of private practice clients & families & additional hundreds of agency participants.
(805) 254-4896
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
During my 30+ years of clinical practice I find myself working particularly effective with important life transition stages, i.e. adolescents, young adult, mid-life, later-life. I view issues of loss, marriage, divorce, identity, vocation and aging as doorways to a deeper and more actualized life. Out of intensive study, practice, and my own life experiences, I meet the client at their own unique crossroad. Together we engage in a journey of symptom-relief, discovery and new possibilities. I am an active and engaging therapist...learning from hundreds of private practice clients & families & additional hundreds of agency participants.
Josh Manney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
(Accepting New Clients - Telehealth and In Person) I work with Individuals, Couples, Families, Children, and Adolescents. I work with people in a variety of areas, helping them with responding to stressors and anxiety, processing emotions & feelings, and working through relationship issues. We will work together on finding a way towards living a more fulfilling, enriching, and meaningful life. My work focuses on helping people to become more psychologically flexible, which means helping them find ways to cope with change, handle tough situations, and alter behaviors while staying in contact with the present moment.
(805) 232-7938
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
(Accepting New Clients - Telehealth and In Person) I work with Individuals, Couples, Families, Children, and Adolescents. I work with people in a variety of areas, helping them with responding to stressors and anxiety, processing emotions & feelings, and working through relationship issues. We will work together on finding a way towards living a more fulfilling, enriching, and meaningful life. My work focuses on helping people to become more psychologically flexible, which means helping them find ways to cope with change, handle tough situations, and alter behaviors while staying in contact with the present moment.
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Kristi Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
The wounds and scars of our childhood often cause us to repeat dysfunctional patterns in our attempt to heal. We don't repeat painful relationships out of masochism or familiarity; we repeat because we want a different outcome, one we believe will shift how we feel about ourselves and our past. As a psychoanalyst, I explore (not dwell on) early care-giving relationships, traumas, and other life events that shaped who you have become. As your emotional story is realized we use our therapy relationship, your current life, and ongoing awareness of your inner world to work through the stuck places and create a different future.
(805) 628-4325
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
The wounds and scars of our childhood often cause us to repeat dysfunctional patterns in our attempt to heal. We don't repeat painful relationships out of masochism or familiarity; we repeat because we want a different outcome, one we believe will shift how we feel about ourselves and our past. As a psychoanalyst, I explore (not dwell on) early care-giving relationships, traumas, and other life events that shaped who you have become. As your emotional story is realized we use our therapy relationship, your current life, and ongoing awareness of your inner world to work through the stuck places and create a different future.
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Patsy Wright
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
The path to living the life you want begins where courage and fear meet. When we are low in courage and high in fear we feel unsettled, busied, strained and eventually-void of hope. The thought that life will get better or that we will feel better becomes hijacked by the void. Our day to day begins to feel meaningless. This absence of meaning can be experienced as emptiness, sadness, loneliness, despair and misery. It can also be experienced as restlessness, irritability, avoidance, stomachaches, headaches and illness. These experiences drive our thoughts, beliefs, decisions and behaviors and can lead to mental and physical decline.
(805) 628-4483
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Ventura, CA 93001
The path to living the life you want begins where courage and fear meet. When we are low in courage and high in fear we feel unsettled, busied, strained and eventually-void of hope. The thought that life will get better or that we will feel better becomes hijacked by the void. Our day to day begins to feel meaningless. This absence of meaning can be experienced as emptiness, sadness, loneliness, despair and misery. It can also be experienced as restlessness, irritability, avoidance, stomachaches, headaches and illness. These experiences drive our thoughts, beliefs, decisions and behaviors and can lead to mental and physical decline.
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Emily Fleck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
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Center For Integrative Change
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
All of us are trying to get somewhere, to find meaning, love, and fulfillment, to make our hopes a reality. Yet sometimes no matter how hard we try, we can't change our lives in ways that we want. What we don't realize is that our very efforts to keep things together can actually keep us asleep to new horizons. Maybe this sounds familiar to you: You feel stuck in your drinking or drug use, your relationship, pornography, or other sexual behaviors that are causing problems you desperately want to wake up from.
(805) 243-3740
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
All of us are trying to get somewhere, to find meaning, love, and fulfillment, to make our hopes a reality. Yet sometimes no matter how hard we try, we can't change our lives in ways that we want. What we don't realize is that our very efforts to keep things together can actually keep us asleep to new horizons. Maybe this sounds familiar to you: You feel stuck in your drinking or drug use, your relationship, pornography, or other sexual behaviors that are causing problems you desperately want to wake up from.
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Darren Santos
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MA Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
*WEEKEND/EVENING AVAILABILITY* You feel stuck, like something is wrong with you and you are not enough. You’re struggling, and you want things to be better, but you don’t know how to get there. You think to yourself you should be able to handle this, and you shouldn’t be feeling this way. You don’t know how to put it into words, or you don’t feel like there’s anyone you can talk to about it with. You want to feel understood, and be listened to without worry of being judged.
(805) 301-9587
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
*WEEKEND/EVENING AVAILABILITY* You feel stuck, like something is wrong with you and you are not enough. You’re struggling, and you want things to be better, but you don’t know how to get there. You think to yourself you should be able to handle this, and you shouldn’t be feeling this way. You don’t know how to put it into words, or you don’t feel like there’s anyone you can talk to about it with. You want to feel understood, and be listened to without worry of being judged.
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Acorn Counseling Group of California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
This has truly been a crazy time! If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely, sad, traumatized or any other normal, healthy reaction to crazy times, we totally get it. It's hard to get traction and make sense of things when nothing makes sense. You are not alone. We feel you, we're here for you, we want to help you. We've got amazing therapists here at Acorn who happen to be amazing humans also. We are all walking through this together. You don't have to do it alone. Please let us find you the right person to connect you with and get the support you need.
(805) 250-8097
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
This has truly been a crazy time! If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely, sad, traumatized or any other normal, healthy reaction to crazy times, we totally get it. It's hard to get traction and make sense of things when nothing makes sense. You are not alone. We feel you, we're here for you, we want to help you. We've got amazing therapists here at Acorn who happen to be amazing humans also. We are all walking through this together. You don't have to do it alone. Please let us find you the right person to connect you with and get the support you need.
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Sue Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Does your relationship feel terribly one-sided, with you constantly making sacrifices for someone without getting much in return? Often, when you wrap your life around someone else, accepting unacceptable circumstances to keep the relationship together, it can be emotionally exhausting and profoundly destructive. So, how do you change things when life is so challenging and you're alone in your efforts to fix it; when you feel completely responsible for the well-being of others at the cost of your peace of mind? Therapy is the best next step when your own efforts haven't worked out.
(424) 329-5601
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Does your relationship feel terribly one-sided, with you constantly making sacrifices for someone without getting much in return? Often, when you wrap your life around someone else, accepting unacceptable circumstances to keep the relationship together, it can be emotionally exhausting and profoundly destructive. So, how do you change things when life is so challenging and you're alone in your efforts to fix it; when you feel completely responsible for the well-being of others at the cost of your peace of mind? Therapy is the best next step when your own efforts haven't worked out.
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Sascha Goldhor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
Our work together will deepen your awareness of your self by looking beneath the surface of your pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious, un-lived aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and cultural perspectives. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, and LGBTQIA inclusive values.
(818) 722-9021
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
Our work together will deepen your awareness of your self by looking beneath the surface of your pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious, un-lived aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and cultural perspectives. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, and LGBTQIA inclusive values.
Tara Gilmaher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA, CHT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung. Do you feel overwhelmed, have pain, grief, anxiety, depression, or unseen shadows that prevent you from healing or from choosing better decisions, relationships, and allowing yourself to matter in your own life? My experience and education can help people hungering for more purpose, fulfillment, and nurturing relationships instead of dissonance, exhaustion, and sacrifice, those who know what you were aiming for, but discovered you’re at the top of the wrong ladder. If you feel like you’re different or unseen, then I may be the psychotherapist you’ve sought.
(805) 303-5321
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung. Do you feel overwhelmed, have pain, grief, anxiety, depression, or unseen shadows that prevent you from healing or from choosing better decisions, relationships, and allowing yourself to matter in your own life? My experience and education can help people hungering for more purpose, fulfillment, and nurturing relationships instead of dissonance, exhaustion, and sacrifice, those who know what you were aiming for, but discovered you’re at the top of the wrong ladder. If you feel like you’re different or unseen, then I may be the psychotherapist you’ve sought.
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Katelyn P. Scanlon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
When life is overwhelming or you feel stuck, I can help you move toward self-management, joy and purpose. In a comfortable, positive and safe environment, I help couples learn to communicate gently and openly so that they can enjoy a deeply connected relationship. I help parents and teens to adjust, team-up and learn to talk to one another through life's biggest hurdles. Let's create a plan and execute it, moving from self-doubt to confidence, from anger to understanding and freedom, and from anxiety to peace of mind.
(408) 645-6944
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Ventura, CA 93003
When life is overwhelming or you feel stuck, I can help you move toward self-management, joy and purpose. In a comfortable, positive and safe environment, I help couples learn to communicate gently and openly so that they can enjoy a deeply connected relationship. I help parents and teens to adjust, team-up and learn to talk to one another through life's biggest hurdles. Let's create a plan and execute it, moving from self-doubt to confidence, from anger to understanding and freedom, and from anxiety to peace of mind.
Ivet Castañeda Ruiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
***Now Accepting New Clients***Hola and Welcome. My name is Ivet Castañeda Ruiz, I have been a practicing therapist for the last 6 years. Throughout the course of my career I have gained an amplitude of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals and families. I know taking the first step and seeking help may be challenging for some, for that reason I believe in the essence of meeting people where they are. Life is constantly changing around us, the fluidities of life may cause life challenges and obstacles that may result in anxiety, depression, conflict within relationships and/or living inauthentically.
(805) 360-3793
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
***Now Accepting New Clients***Hola and Welcome. My name is Ivet Castañeda Ruiz, I have been a practicing therapist for the last 6 years. Throughout the course of my career I have gained an amplitude of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals and families. I know taking the first step and seeking help may be challenging for some, for that reason I believe in the essence of meeting people where they are. Life is constantly changing around us, the fluidities of life may cause life challenges and obstacles that may result in anxiety, depression, conflict within relationships and/or living inauthentically.

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Infidelity Therapists
"My partner has cheated on me". It's a refrain Therapists in Ventura hear often from clients. Infidelity is breaking a promise to remain faithful to a sexual partner. Affairs, lying, extramarital relationships, cheating and betrayal are all forms of infidelity. Should you stay? Can trust be rebuilt? Can you and should you forgive and move on?

If you're looking for someone to talk to about a partner who has cheated on you, or for a Ventura infidelity therapist who can help you recover from an affair and overcome the lying and betrayal, these infidelity therapists in Ventura can help with infidelity issues.