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Ventura Clinicians

The therapists listed below offer both in-person and telehealth (video) psychotherapy at Positive Change Counseling Center

Angela Forster, AMFT

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Angela Forster is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who holds master’s degrees in Counseling (from Palo Alto University) and Human Rights (from the University of Manchester in England). Angela is committed to offering empathetic and compassionate care to individuals, families, adolescents, and children. Angela has experience in working with persons experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and those who have experienced trauma.

 

Angela is committed to providing clients with a safe, accepting, and supportive environment in which they can explore their thoughts and feelings, as well as process past trauma. Angela believes in employing a client centered approach which prioritizes the well-being, needs, and goals of the client. Angela is experienced in utilizing several treatment approaches including; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Somatic, Mindfulness, and Attachment based interventions.

Registered AMFT #137362 (Supervised by Rocio Garcia, MFT #122704)

 

Jennifer Maravola, LPCC

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Jen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who earned her clinical mental health degree from Loyola Marymount University, LA, in 2017. Jen chose that specific program for its emphasis on cultural humility and the importance of integrating this into the therapeutic alliance, working toward healthy outcomes for the client. 

Jen is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and started her clinical journey working with Veterans who struggle with substance abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Additionally, for five years, she worked with Ventura County Foster Youth and their caregivers providing counseling and psychoeducation through Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trust-Based Relational Interventions, focusing on healthy attachment. Jen also works with the college student population within the California State University system, and she is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, Veterans, and first-generation college students. 

Jen utilizes several modalities when working with clients, a few of which are: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness practices. When safe and applicable to the therapeutic goals, Jen advocates integrating outdoor recreational activities to improve overall well-being.

LPCC #11198

 

Rocio Garcia, MFT, Clinical Supervisor

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Rocio is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides services in both English and Spanish. She is dedicated to supporting individuals, adolescents, and families in their journey to healing. Rocio has experience in treating presenting issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, strained parent-child relationship, developing coping skills to manage negative emotions, and life stressors and transitions.

 

Rocio prides herself in being a culturally informed clinician and in supporting first generation young adults with navigating the life challenges that come from their familial generational gaps. She incorporates interventions from theories such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Structural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Rocio earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. 

MFT #122704

 

Stressed Woman

Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

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