“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finding the right counselor is most important. This is a counselor who is qualified to offer you the best treatment to get the results you want.

Here are some tips when looking for the right counselor. When you are looking for a counselor/therapist, make sure that the individual is licensed by the state in which they practice, as well as checking to see how much experience they have. You can find the appropriate state licensing board in the state to verify a license. Then you can contact the individual, and ask for the information you want to know. If you feel comfortable after making this contact, you can arrange a consultation to discuss more about your situation. At the consultation,you will be able to decide whether or not this individual is a good match for you, and whether or not you feel comfortable, which is important to the success of your treatment. There is no guarantee with choosing the right therapist. However, if you feel comfortable in their office, and have verified the prospective therapist’s credentials, you will be able to make a more informed choice.

What brings an individual into counseling or therapy?

I believe that most individuals seek counseling with a desire to be happier, and improve the quality of their lives.

What happens in counseling or therapy?

Counseling is a conversation between you and the counselor working together to explore and resolve issues which are getting in the way of you being happier in your life.

Why should I see a Marriage and Family Therapist rather than
someone else?

A Marriage and Family Therapist specializes in relationships. Many people still refer to MFT’s as Marriage Counselors, and that is true, however, these professionals are also licensed to work with individuals, children, pre-marital couples,and families. For further information about Marriage and Family Therapists, click on the link: CAMFT.

If you have questioned yourself about any issue that is in the way of you living and enjoying life to the fullest, you will benefit from Irvine Counseling and Hypnosis. We will provide a safe place to assist you in exploring options and finding the one that fits you best.

Irvine Counseling and Hypnosis 714-418-7454 or email