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

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Mary Louise (M.L.) Bennett, M.A, M.F.T.
Voice Mail: (714) 801-4623
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works in: Huntington Beach

Education:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, October 1994
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Pepperdine University, Irvine, 1990

My Purpose:
Relationship issues are one of the most important elements upon which we can focus to encourage our
growth. With compassion, I welcome the opportunity to provide help to individuals and couples in making changes for more satisfying relationships and life styles, both social and work related.
Using a variety of modalities from Cognitive Behavioral to Brief Therapy, sessions are conducted to fit the individual’s issues including stress, depression, anxiety and grief.

Professional Experience:
Aspiranet Wellness & Education/Family Service, Bellflower. Licensed therapist counseling individuals, couples and families. (October 2012-July 2000)

Family Service of Long Beach, Licensed therapist providing counseling for individuals, couples and families. (October 1994-October 2012)

Family Service of Long Beach, Intern, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. (October 1992-1994)

Family Service of Orange County, Tustin. Intern, counseling individuals and couples; Group leader for sexual abuse program, Parents United. (September 1990-October 1992)

Turning Point Family Service, Garden Grove. Intern providing therapy in both a youth shelter and a juvenile diversion project for “at risk” youth.(October 1989-July 1990)

Other Relevant Professional Experiences:
Seminar class instructor in Personal Growth Department, Learning Tree University (1990)
Facilitator, small group therapy for women experiencing Mother-Loss, providing healing for this profound loss. (1991-2012)

Workshop leader, Mothers & Adolescent Daughters: to help negotiate this complex relationship. (1995)

Workshop leader, Before You Say “I Do”. Premarital counseling for the committed couple. (1995)

Additional Training:
Prepare/Enrich leadership training program of inventories designed to improve relationships of couples in different stages of life . Life Innovations, Minneapolis, MN

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Didi Hirsch Institute

Successful Parenting. Coalition for Children, Adolescents & Parents, Orange, CA

Professional Membership:
CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

New clients, please call office number. Do not call therapist.
Administrative information needs to be gathered before scheduling.
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