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John Ackerman, LMFT

Therapist

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Welcome!

My goal is to help you feel better so you can live a happier, more fulfilling life. Due to everybody’s uniqueness, I believe therapy should be tailored to each individual, couple or family I work with. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities to identify strengths that best support you and your growth in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Men's Issues
  • Family Therapy

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

Good Will Hunting

The Gottman Institute

"Fire in the Belly" by Sam Keen

"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman

Psychotherapy Networker

BIO

John has been helping individuals and families for over 20 years in southern California in a variety of settings from community-based agencies to hospitals. He has extensive experience in working with a diverse range of individuals and families including teens, adults, and parenting issues including blended and military families. He specializes in helping couples and families repair relationships, improve communication, resolve conflicts and increase emotional connection.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

John has been helping individuals and families for over 20 years in southern California in a variety of settings from community-based agencies to hospitals.

Education

  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy - Alliant International University
  • BA, Psychology - University of California, Irvine
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Awards

  • Children in Crisis
  • Batterer's Intervention Program Certification
  • Certified Mediator
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Affiliations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Orange County Probation Department Facilitator
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences