Therapist Profile

Name:
Briana N. Messerschmidt
Professional Title:
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Email:
Email
Location:
5212 Katella Ave #103-B Los Alamitos, CA 90720 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(805) 538-2711
Intern Number
AMFT91883
Practicing Since:
2013
Additional Licenses:
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #2807
Supervised By:
Mary M. Read, Ph.D., LMFT, LMFT Licence #25112
Place of Employment:
Institute of Advanced Studies

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe the way we live our lives is similar to an author writing a story. These stories can be filled with fun and exciting tales of adventure, love, friendship, success, mistakes, and the coming of age. Occasionally, our stories get off-track from where we would like them to be due to things outside our control, difficult life events, or decisions we later come to regret. As a therapist, my role is to help you find a way to keep writing and get your story back to one you enjoy living. I do this by helping you gain self-awareness, develop motivation to make decisions, ease psychological pain, diminish mental blocks/barriers getting in your way, and facilitate growth as a human being. I believe each of our unique cultures, spiritualities, and sets of values gives us the strength to overcome any hurdle; sometimes we just need a little extra help along the way.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Wednesdays and Fridays
Services
Individual: Children, Adolescents, Teenagers, Transitional Age Youths, Adults Couples: New relationships, Long-term relationships, Marriages, Same-sex & heteronormative, Intimate relations Family: Immediate, extended, blended and step families
Insurance
,No insurance taken at this time
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Master of Science degree in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton Bachlor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, San Diego Exotic Animal Training and Management Certificate

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Children
Childhood Trauma
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Creativity
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Expressive Art Therapies
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Other
Phobias
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Certifications
EMDR Trained through HAP SafeTALK Trained Non-violent Crisis Intervention Trained Animal-Assisted Therapy Trained Therapy Pet Unlimited Evaluater
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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