About 2017-03-09T22:41:32+00:00

Meet Gina Cole, MFT

My professional orientation is rooted in developmental psychology, as well as somatic and mindfulness practices.  My approach combines traditional and alternative techniques such as somatic focused EMDR, that are focused in the “here and now” and at times are experiential, taking into account the various ways people express themselves.

Additionally, my time is spent as an Adjunct Professor at California Lutheran University in the Graduate Psychology Program Marriage and Family Therapy programs. I have been teaching courses on Child Therapy Couples Counseling and Domestic Violence and Abuse am also a Clinical Supervisor for California Lutheran University, Counseling Center. This position allows me to stay up to date on the latest research findings regarding the effectiveness of mental health treatments and strategies.
As a therapist, I am a perceptive, active listener who provides a warm, safe atmosphere where clients can express their inner life at their own pace.
With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build upon their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

I hold a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from California University, Northridge.  I earned by her B.A in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara. 
I am currently Adjunct facility with California Lutheran University, Graduate Psychology department, lecturing on Child Therapy Principles and Techniques and Couple Therapy.

License, Certifications & Awards

Certified in EMDR, Life Crisis, Grief Counseling, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence, Master Teacher in Early Childhood Education

Additional Training

I attend ongoing EMDR supervisor on a monthly basis with various EMDRIA approved Consultants/Supervisors.

Professional Activities and Memberships

I am an active member with CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), The Ventura County chapter of CAMFT, EMDRIA and Central Coast Play Therapy Association.