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About Me

Welcome and thank you for visiting! 

This is it. This is the section on my website where I am suppose to sell myself. I am suppose to tell you just how awesome I am with the intent to connect with you. Well, anyone who knows me will tell you, I do not like selling myself. It is not my strength. It is however a challenge that I have embraced and am constantly working on. What I will say is - I love what I do!  I would love the opportunity to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters.  When I am able to see you "do the hard stuff." When you are able to acknowledge and accept what is no longer working in your life and you are able to embrace the challenges that often come with change it is transformational. 

That is my passion. Seeing you transform. 

As for the formal introduction, I am Carla Friend, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving all of California. I have been working in the field of psychology since 2013. Prior to that I was fortunate enough to spend nine years working alongside children with special needs in the public school system. It was during that time I realized how much I loved helping people reach their goals. I approach my clients in a practical, strength based, and solution focused way. My specialty is helping individuals, adolescence, teens, and families work through difficult times such as separation and divorce, newly blending families, building self-esteem, anxiety, effective communication, setting healthy boundaries, and navigating through the difficulties of daily life. I have also expanded my education to include co-parenting, reunification counseling, confidential mediation, Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (PCCRC), and 3111 Custody evaluations. 

For additional information check out my trainings and credentials attached below.