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Therapists in Ventura

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

Daniel Nieto Lopez, AMFT

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Daniel is a bilingual Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and provides treatment in
English and Spanish. He is passionate about supporting individuals, families, and
couples through challenging moments in their lives. Daniel values the importance of the
therapeutic alliance and is dedicated to ensuring a safe space and positive experience
for all his clients. He is committed to meeting each of his client’s individual needs to
support personal growth and healing. In leisure time, Daniel has interests in fashion,
cooking, self-discovery, and self-development. He is also proud of his Queer identity
and Latinx culture.

Daniel has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
His experience includes supporting clients through depression, anxiety, trauma, and life-
transitions. Additional experiences include but are not limited to first-generation
American issues, body dysmorphic disorder, gender dysphoria, and parenting/family
issues. Daniel adopts an integrative and holistic approach to therapy and implements
evidence-based practices such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
and Structural Family Therapy.

Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University,
Channel Islands in 2016. He later pursued and earned his master’s degree in
counseling psychology with an emphasis in Marriage in Family Therapy from California
Lutheran University in 2021.

Registered AMFT #129774 (Supervised by Rocio Garcia, MFT #122704)


Rocio Garcia, MFT
Clinical Supervisor, Lead Clinician


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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