My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Specializing in couples and sex therapy, my goal is.. to enhance each individual's life to then enhance our lives with our partners.
Rachel Leigh Gibbs, M.A. is a supervised MFT Intern #74443, currently working out of the Norooz Clinic in Irvine, CA. She received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marital and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program at Argosy University. During her Master's Degree training internship, she worked as a MFT Trainee at Western Youth Services, run by the Department of Mental Health in Orange County, providing therapy to children and their families. Rachel's focus in her research and practice is couples and sex therapy, but also really enjoys working with individuals, families and groups as well. She has been trained to work with addiction and substance abuse and victims of domestic violence. She works from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective, but also integrates other theories dependent upon the case, such as: Imago Therapy, Gottman's techniques, Gestalt Therapy, Existential-Humantistic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Bowen Family Systems. Rachel has also gone through various training in working with the LGBT community and is senstitive regarding various sexual lifestyles.
Rachel is also a certified facilitator of the PREPARE and ENRICH relationship inventory.
Rachel is very excited to be currently working alongside Dr. Ehsan Gharadjedaghi at the Norooz Clinic. He has extensive training and is a Certified Couples and Sex Therapist through AACAST. She is currently being supervised by Dr. Shirin Khanideh, Psy.D. (Lic# PSY22528).
You can find Rachel on these social networking resources:
Psychology Today: therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/141134
Google BrandYourself Verification: rachelgibbs.brandyourself.com/
Rachel is a member of the following Professional Associations:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST)
Orange County Division of Marriage and Family Therapists (OC-CAMFT)
American Psychological Association (APA)
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