have been a licensed psychotherapist for over twenty five years. I
have devoted my life to practicing what I preach. Over the course of
a successful professional career, and raising a daughter and a son to
adulthood, I have had to battle the demons of anger, self-doubt and
personal inadequacy that plague my clients. I have learned from my
many mistakes, not just from theory, how to feel and act like an
adult, how to forgive myself and others, and most importantly, how
not to take every little thing personally.
Life is only a little bit about us. If we make it all about us we
lose the ability to see things in a larger, more balanced way.
Effective psychotherapy is the most available antidote to the
feelings of depression and lifelessness that constrict our ability to
live fully. Much of our time and energy has been devoted to the
management of the negative feelings of anger and anxiety.
Unfortunately, most of what we do to relieve some of these symptoms
of distress only have a temporary success. They seldom if ever,
address the issues at the source of the injury, and soon the symptoms
reappear. My therapeutic approach is designed to address the issues
that lie just outside one's personal awareness that lead to
repetitive, dissatisfaction with oneself and others.
happens when we address four areas of life: Responsibility, Honesty,
Courage and Balance. Matching up with the right therapist is a
critical part of successful treatment. A simple introductory phone
call can establish whether you are comfortable in going forward. I
look forward to hearing from you.
am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who received my
Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from International University
in Santa Monica, CA. My Professional Credentials include:
Marriage and Family Therapist #MFC 22341
Golden Valley Behavioral Institute, MN
Trained in Prepare, Enrich
& Mate, Marital and Premarital Inventories
Lifetime Member of
the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
of the American Association of Christian Counselors
John Mayfield ReachesFullerton CA