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About Me

Welcome, and thank you for visiting! 

 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, a 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. 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, adolescents, teens, and families work through difficult times such as separation and divorce, newly blending families, building self-esteem, and anxiety, effective communication, setting healthy boundaries, and navigating through the difficulties of daily life. I have also expanded my education to include co-parenting, confidential mediation, Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (PCCRC), and 3111 Custody evaluations. 

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