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Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA

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Luz Bayer, MFT

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Ms. Bayer is a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience in the field. She works mostly with adults whether individually or in couples. Her specialty, based on her own background as a Latin married to an Anglo, includes working with mixed marriage couples, as well as parenting in a different culture. People who move away from their country of origin experience a series of adjustment issues that may result in specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, confusion, hurt over loss of identity, family and friends.
Besides dealing with those issues, Ms. Bayer finds it very rewarding to help people who are experiencing difficulties at work, whether in terms of performance, dealing with a difficult boss, developing leadership or emotional intelligence, or wanting a transition.
She is an active participant in your therapy, and uses cognitive therapy as well as family systems thinking in terms of her approach. Her coaching training suits her well to deal with problem resolution, and helping you move forward in your life.
Bio
Born in Bogota, Colombia, where she studied Psychology. Moved to Spain where she completed a Diploma in Personnel Management. In 1985 moved to California where she completed her Masters and got licensed.
Moved to England for one year where she worked with the National Healh System, adding to her multicultural competences.
Married for 28 years, mother of 2 young adults, Ms. Bayer has a diverse background as she has practiced in different clinical settings: public agencies, private school, police department diversion centers, and private practice.
She is also a trainer in diverse subjects, a coach, and does Critical Incident Stress Debriefings as well as translations into Spanish.
She has an active lifestyle enjoying tennis, hiking, walking and other physical activities. She is also a nature lover, and an avid reader.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Bicultural Difficulties  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 EMDR Therapy  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Women's Issues
 Life Transitions  Work and Career Issues
 Loneliness
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
B.A. In Psychology
M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child therapy
Licensed in California since Jan. 1990 as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Certified Coach. CISD
Memberships
Clinical Member of CAMFT
Other Languages
Spanish/ English
Payments Accepted
Cash, checks
License:CA MFC25321
Location
24800 Chrisanta Dr. Suite 220
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