Patrick Cleveland, L.M.F.T.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #80907 specializing in providing psychotherapy, counseling, and mental health services for adolescents, teens, individuals, couples, and families at my Long Beach private practice office. I have over 13 years of experience working in the social service and mental health fields with a wide variety of issues, populations, and cultures. I am the clinical director at Daybreak Counseling Center. I supervise the work of the excellent therapists who work at the center and guide them in their application of theory and technique. I have presented clinical and academic work both locally and internationally, have taught psychology and philosophy at various colleges, and am currently teaching psychology at Long Beach City College. For more information about me please click here.
Ariel Black, M.F.T.I.
My experience as a therapist has enabled me to help make positive changes in people’s lives and I am privileged to be a part of that journey. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families and counseled them on a variety of different issues including: anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief and loss, sexual abuse, anger management, and family relationships. I provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment that helps them grow and heal from the challenges that they are facing.
As a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #91700 I have significant experience and training in the field of psychotherapy. I first began my studies at Brandman University where I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology. Inspired with a thirst to learn more and improve my clinical skills I went on to continue my education at California State University, Northridge where earned my Masters in Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
In the past I have had the pleasure to work for several non-profit agencies located in the Los Angeles and Orange County surrounding area. I have experience with various populations including at risk youth, substance abuse, and children with developmental disabilities. My goal is to help clients increase healthy coping skills, effective communication skills and positive self-talk.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including: psychodynamic, family systems, attachment theory, solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Gestalt therapy. I work with my clients to develop a collaborative and personalized approach to meet their needs. To inquire about scheduling an appointment you may call or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 263-4851
Cassandra Hutchinson, M.F.T.I.
I have had an interest in the field of psychology since high school. I graduated with a B.A. in psychology from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and later with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College.
I am a regristed marriange and family therapist intern #96454. I have been volunteering at Didi Hirsch's Crisis Hotline since August of 2012. I have worked with many people of different backgrounds and ages. The people I listen to and work with each week allow me to develop my skills in working with someone who is experiencing trauma. I continue to grow in my professional abilities by taking on the lines and helping those in need of help.
I have gained unique clinical experience working with high school students as a counselor through Outreach Concern. I worked with the students on emotional, behavioral, social, and educational issues.
Through my training and years of study I have found an interest in helping people from the Lacanian perspective. I have gone to G.I.F.R.I.C in Quebec, Canada for two years in order to further my knowledge in the Lacanian perspective of therapy. Lacan greatly expanded on the work of Sigmund Freud, who founded psychoanalysis and created the fundamentals of psychotherapy. The Lacanian psychoanalytic approach helps a person to uncover the unconscious emotions and thoughts related to issues they are trying work through by paying close attention to the language, dreams, behavior, and symptoms they present with. I sought this style of therapy due to my own issues in life and wanted to understand my unconscious. I have always had a curiosity in the unconscious and the broad scope of Freud’s theories. I have found that there are often underlying reasons for the issues we struggle with in life that can be rooted in the unconscious. By uncovering the unconscious emotions and thoughts in psychotherapy, a hidden logic for a presenting problem can be exposed and understood by the person. This will help the person gain insight in order to make a more conscious decisions as to how to address the problem at hand as well as give that person a better understanding of his or her overall sense of self. To inquire about scheduling an appointment you may call or email me at: email@example.com (562) 546-5184