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John Mark Kane, LMFT #134414

Therapy is in my blood; its the way I can help and love people. Since I was young, I witnessed human suffering all around me. These experiences have shaped my life, challenging me to explore the human experience and how to help people live healthy, fulfilled, and godly lives. I have a diversity of interests in counseling, psychology, philosophy, wilderness therapy, theology, and experiential living that contribute to my unique approach to coaching. One cool fact about me is that prior to becoming a relationships oriented Therapist, I was a wilderness adventures facilitator.

Relationships are one of the most important aspects of my life. I treasure my relationship with God, with my wife, and my kids. I've come to realize that challenges in relationships are at the center of most of our problems, whether it be anxiety, depression, family conflicts, marriage conflicts etc. I am passionate about helping people to have the relationships that they long for because I believe that we are relational beings that can be made whole when we have healthy connection to others.

I believe that therapy is a safe place for people to be whoever they are right now, no matter how bad they feel about themselves or their lives. It is in this place of vulnerability that we can admit our struggles, face our true selves, and then grow to become all that we are meant to be! I believe in the inherent value of human life. No matter what your struggle, background, belief system, or things you have done, you are inherently valuable, and with me you will find a safe place to work on yourself or your family.

Experience

I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. I am available to provide individual, couples, family, child and adolescent therapy, and parent coaching. Prior to obtaining my Master’s degree, I had been working in the Mental Health field as a Coach for over 10 years. I also have the unique experience of obtaining an undergraduate degree in Recreation and specializing in Wilderness Therapy and Adventure Programming. I lived outside in the woods for two years, working with emotionally disturbed boys.

I experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. I am passionate about empowering healthy relationships between friends, lovers, and families. I take a practical and integrated approach to therapy, using skill building interventions and techniques from science, psychology, and the Christian faith. I believe in addressing the needs of  the whole person and that requires blending different viewpoints and creating a unique approach to therapy for each individual, couple, family, or parent.

I spent my formative years living in countries in Southeast Asia, which gave me the first hand experience of living in different cultures, and going through transitions and adjustments between cultures and nations. I have a personal understanding of the needs of expatriates, missionaries, and third culture kids (TCKs).

I specialize in working with Individuals, Couples, Parents,  families, Teenagers, Cross Cultural Workers, TCK's, and Christians but I can work with you without any difficulty if you come from a different faith or belief system. Many of the skills I use in coaching have universal application and you too can experience improvements and significant growth in your relationships and life!

 
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Aidee Durham, AMFT 109413 

I came to the United States with one dream; to become a psychotherapist. Growing up I always admired those
who dedicated their time at the service of others and their community. To me, that was the ultimate expression
of love. After pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University I
dedicated my time to volunteering and serving people in my community: helping children in vulnerable situations, at-risk youth and their families, and older adults battling illness and dementia. These opportunities corroborated the
burning desire in my heart: to dedicate my time to the service of others as an expression of love by providing
therapeutic services. So I went and obtained my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at
Western Seminary.

 

Therapeutic Approach:
My focus in my clinical work is doing integrative work and utilizing Evidence-Based Practices. Equally important,
I strive to develop a deep and genuine therapeutic alliance to help people identify their strengths, find their
inner voice and empower them to improve their overall mental health. To accomplish this, I use interventions
from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Solution-Focused Therapy,
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Mindfulness. These evidenced-based practice models combine an
empathic support and structure to help you track and reach your goals. Currently, I work with at-risk youth and
their families who are struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, phobias and trauma. I am also fluent in Spanish 

Education
2009 – San Diego State University – Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
2018 – Western Seminary – Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Aidee Durham, AMFT 109413

 

Sobre Mí


Vine a los Estados Unidos con un sueño; convertirme en una psicoterapeuta. Al crecer, siempre admiré a
quienes dedicaban su tiempo al servicio de los demás y de su comunidad. Para mí, esa era la máxima
expresión de amor. Teniendo esto en cuenta y después de obtener una licenciatura en psicología de la
Universidad Estatal de San Diego, dediqué mi tiempo como voluntaria sirviendo a las personas de mi
comunidad: niños en situaciones vulnerables, jóvenes en riesgo y sus familias, y adultos mayores que luchan
contra enfermedades y demencia. Estas oportunidades corroboraron el deseo ardiente de mi corazón: dedicar
mi tiempo al servicio de los demás como una expresión de amor brindando servicios terapéuticos. Por lo tanto,
decidí obtener una maestría en Terapia Matrimonial y Familiar en Western Seminary.

Mi enfoque en mi trabajo clínico es hacer un trabajo integrador y utilizar prácticas basadas en evidencia. De la
misma manera, me esfuerzo por desarrollar una alianza terapéutica profunda y genuina para ayudar a las
personas a identificar sus fortalezas, encontrar su voz interior y capacitarlas para mejorar su salud mental en
general. Para lograr esto, utilizo intervenciones de la Terapia Cognitiva Conductual (TCC), el Modelo de
Resiliencia al Trauma (TRM), la Terapia Centrada en Soluciones, y Terapia Centrada en Emociones, y la
Atención Plena. Estos modelos de práctica basados ​​en evidencia combinan un apoyo empático y una
estructura para ayudarle a rastrear y alcanzar sus objetivos. Actualmente, trabajo con jóvenes en riesgo y sus
familias que luchan contra la ansiedad, el TDAH, la depresión, las fobias y el trauma.

Educación

2009 – San Diego State University – Licenciatura en Psicología
2018 – Western Seminary – Maestría en Terapia de Matrimonio y Familia