Associated Therapists, Inc.
Providing administrative support to a group of independent Mental Health private practitioners located in Southern California

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Elaine Ehret, M.A., MFT
Voice Mail: (657) 215-0126
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works at: Huntington Beach





STATEMENT          To promote personal growth and facilitate improvement in the quality of life for individuals and their families through professional and compassionate psychotherapy services


SPECIALTY             EMDR, Cognitive therapy: Depression, panic and anxiety, stress management, women’s issues, brief therapy, relationships.


EXPERIENCE           PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATE WITH ASSOCIATED THERAPISTS, INC. Huntington Beach, CA                                                      2/2017 to Present

                                    Treatment of individuals, couples, gay and lesbian issues.


                                    IRVINE/NEWPORT PSYCHOLOGICAL                 3/1990 to 10/2010 

                                    GROUP, Irvine CA

                                    Marriage, Family, Child Counselor

                                    Private practice focusing on treatment of individuals, couples and families. 
                        Weekly Women’s Groups.


                                    YMCA COMMUNITY COUNSELING                        4/1995 to 6/1997

                                    SERVICES, Irvine, CA

                                    Intern Supervisor

                                    Supervision of three interns and conducting in-service training on a

                                    volunteer basis.


                                    FAMILY SERVICES OF ORANGE COUNTY,          1/1990 to 1/1991

                                    Tustin, CA

                                    MFCC Intern

                                    Family, couples, individuals and group counseling in Parents United Program. 
Counseled adults molested as children, perpetrators of incest and
child molestation and non-offending parents of incest victims.                             


                                    SOUTH COAST MEDICAL CENTER,                      5/1989 to 10/1989

                                    South Laguna Beach, CA

                                    Graduate intern 

                                     Individual and group counseling at an in-patient stress unit of a medical center. Client dysfunctions ranged from adjustment disorder to to psychotic behavior. Group facilitator working with clients in out-patient re-orientation program. Team staffing for patient assessment diagnosis



AFFILIATIONS       American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists


                                    California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists




EDUCATION           B.A., National University, Irvine, CA - Behavioral Sciences             6/1988

                                   M.A., National University, Irvine, CA - Counseling Psychology       1/1990 



CONTINUING EDUCATION                    

                                    Cognitive Therapy of Multiple Personality Disorders

                                    Christine Padesky, Ph.D., Newport Beach, CA


                                    Making Safe Places 

                                    Peter Alsop, Ph.D., Irvine, CA


                                    Is It a Sexual Problem?  Is It a Marital Problem? 

                                    Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., Peter Pearson, Ph.D., Irvine CA


                                    Cognitive Therapy of Depression 

                                    Karen Simon, Ph.D., Newport Beach, CA


                                    Fighting for Your Marriage: The PREP Approach

                                    Howard Markman, Ph.D., Anaheim, CA


                                    Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: An Update

                                    Ira M. Lesser, M.D., Torrance, CA


                                    Menopause: Hormones, Emotions and Sexuality

                                    Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D.


                                    Multiple Personality Disorders

                                    Richard Lowenstein, M.D., Anaheim, CA


                                    Divorce Therapy Workshop 

                                    James Framo, Ph.D., Dana Point, CA


                                    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 

                                    Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.                     


                                    The Use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

                                    James R. Walt, M.A.


                                    Feeling Good: Fast and Effective Treatments for Depression,  

                                    Anxiety and Therapeutic Resistance

                                    David D. Burns, M.D., Anaheim, CA           


                                    Personality, Health and Motivation

                                    William H. Polonsky, Ph.D., Anaheim, CA


                                    Couples Therapy Conference on Sexuality and Intimacy 

                                    David Schnarch, Ph.D., San Francisco, CA  


                                    Bipolar: An Updated Slant On The Disorder                                    

                                    Jay Carter, PsyD, DABPS     



New clients, please call office number. Do not call therapist.
Administrative information needs to be gathered before scheduling.
Page last updated: 8/6/17