Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA

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Gretchen Hudson, LMFT

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Better Is Possible
We all want the best out of life. Sometimes we need a little help getting there, whether its stress, depression, anxiety, children, or a myriad of things that has you feeling as if you aren't who you want to be-it does not matter. What matters is that you are seeking out better...and better is possible. Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth, well-being and new life.

My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that you are proud to be a part of. Taking time for your own therapy isn't selfish, its a gift that everyone benefits from. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges that currently keep you from moving forward. Let's take a look at your life and figure out why situations may not be working out for you and we will gently implement change so that you can have the life you desire.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to help you make change.

Every person is different, no one fits into any specific mold-nor do I believe they should, so your experience in therapy with me may be different than any prior experiences, I do not have a cookie cutter approach-your therapy will be individualized and designed for you. I utilize a variety of therapy methods, ranging from talk therapy to exercise incorporation with the hope of increased motivation and overall quality of life and decreased depression, anxiety, and life ailments.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples, behaviorism, or family therapy consultation today.
In addition to therapy I have served as an eating disorder consultant for Western Youth Services and provide collateral therapy for families of eating disordered individuals, run groups, and give awareness seminars.

I'm a "meet you where you are at" pracitioner. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored specifically to you. I want to work with you to help you recognize and build upon your strengths so that you can make the the changes you want.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Eating Disorders
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Relationship Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Stress Management
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Women's Issues
 Couples Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (in progress)

Additional Training:
Domestic Violence: Prevention and Treatment
Emotion Focused Therapy
Infidelity: Beyond Trauma to Transformation
Building Turst, Love, and Loyalty in Relationships

Bullying Prevention and Child Empowerment
Child-Parent Neurosensory Play Interactions in Attachment and Child Development
Child Abuse and Trauma
Functional Family Therapy
Family Systems
Reaching Children Through Play
Theories of Learning (Behavior Modification)

-Eating Disorders:
Eating Disorders and Treatment
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
Goodbye Eating Disorder, Hello Me
Translating Cutting Edge Eating Disorder Research Into Innovative Treatment Approaches
Weight Stigma and Eating Disorders

CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
Core Beliefs and CBT
Women Leading Change
DBT and Integration for the Everyday Client
Practice Based Intensive DBT Training
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
American Psychological Association
California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
PSI CHI, The National Honors Society in Psychology
Payments Accepted
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License:LMFT 85350
5020 Campus Dr
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