About

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 9 years experience helping individuals, couples and families. Currently I have offices in both Long Beach and Orange County California.  I have training/experience in a variety of different therapeutic approaches: complex trauma therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), meditation/mindfulness, shame resilience, and positive psychology practices. This eclectic background allows me to integrate various therapeutic strategies based on the needs of each individual person I work with.

I believe strongly in the relationship between the therapist and client. The alliance between us is more important than any specific technique or philosophy. I strive to be warm and approachable, with an interactive style, which hopefully allows you feel comfortable and understood. In this dynamic, healing can happen. 

Amanda Chinchilla, MS, LMFT, CSAT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #52752

CSAT-Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

 

Collaborations

Over the years I have learned that it can take a village to help an individual or family system recover from truama, addictions, and other struggles. I work closely with other therapists and coaches to help support you as you heal. 

Adam Shilling 

Positive Psychology Coach and Recovery Coach

Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

Sometimes individual therapy is not enough. I will work with you to identify your needs and help you determine if higher levels of care would also be in your best interest.

More Info About My Practice

I am an out of network provider who is able to provide insurance billing as a courtesy. Many plans provide partial fee reimbursement for counseling services. We can check your network benefits before you begin counseling. You may utilize your HSA (Health Savings Account) to cover counseling costs as well.

 

Please feel free to call with any questions you may have.

I have worked with individuals and couples and seen them overcome severe traumas, infidelity, and addictions. My passion is helping people heal from their traumas, identify their needs, and live the life they deserve to live.

Education and Certifications

In 2002, I completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from UCLA and in 2007, a Master's of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Long Beach. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I have also completed the Certified Sex Addiction Treatment (CSAT) certification with IITAP, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Therapists. 

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