Bet Malarkey, MA, MS, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Counselor, Life Coach

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety and Stress 
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss
  • Couples relational problems
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Personal Growth
  • Psycho-spiritual development

Shahin Carrigan, PhD LMFT

Neurocognitive psychotherapy, Testing

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Couples Issues

"My approach to counseling and therapy is integrative.  With knowledge of the psychological aspects of our challenges and problematic behaviors, I work with you to help you recognize and tap your innate resources to help bring about your potential for optimal growth and functioning. I help you develop skills of mindfulness, behavioral coping skills, cognitive, communication and social skills that lead to well-being and better self-esteem.  We will address your challenges and goals on many levels, from developing self-awareness, deeper self-knowledge and  understanding  to interpersonal skills. Our sessions provide structure, support, insights and practical strategies that will be most effective to bring about your success in reaching your goals."

Ms. Malarkey has an MA in Communications, an MS in Counseling Psychology, and was a PhD student in Media Psychology. She is a  Marriage and Family therapist who brings to her work a wealth of experience and professional discipline working with varied communication and psychological issues. She is an adjunct professor of Communications at various universities.

 

Please contact me if interested in Teletherapy though phone or video sessions.  714.420.9005/thegoodtalk.psych@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"What distinguishes me as a psychotherapist is that I use a multi-modal approach to treatment of specific neurological-based disorders such as ADD/ADHD, bipolar, and other disorders to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. My treatment orientation considers the neurological and psychological underpinnings of behavior of my clients so I use a combination of psychoeducation, cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive remediation, and functional skills training as supplement or alternative to medication. This treatment has been proven to bring about the optimum improvement in functioning for clients. I am also well versed with the use of medications, working closely with psychiatrists in monitoring progress and effects. I offer testing with diagnostic accuracy to specifically pinpoint areas of deficits that need improvement."

Dr. Carrigan has a PhD in Educational Psychology from UCLA and MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has over 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She is formerly a professor of psychology at the University of California in Irvine (UCI), Chapman University and California State University for 20 years.