Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA
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James Swaniger, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapy & Counseling Services
Adult Individuals & Couples
4000 MacArthur Blvd   
East Tower Suite 600   
Newport BeachCA 92660
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Practice Information
A former mechanical engineer for 20 yrs, I changed carreers to psychotherapy in 1996 and have been in private clinical practice since 2000.
I am experienced in adult individual and couple psychotherapy, with an emphasis on problem solution and healing emotional pain.
My primary treatment modality is psychodynamic psychotherapy. This approach focusing on healing emotional pain, understand why bad relationship patterns continue and how to change. I also incorporate other therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused, and Brief Therapy. Grief counseling is falso available
In therapy, I speak to men in ways that they understand, and teach them how to listen so women feel heard and respected, and at the same time how to get their needs met.
Women learn how to get emotional needs met and how to talk to a man so that they will pay attention and cooperate.
Premarital counseling helps couples resolve unfinished emotional matters in the relationship, identify potential future conflicts and teaches ways to cope with conflict so that there is minimal emotional pain.
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Psychotherapy (MA)
License Info
LMFT 36314
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
University of New Haven, New Haven CT 1977

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University 1996
Jim Swaniger, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CA License LMFT 36314
4000 MacArthur Blvd, East Tower Suite 600, Newport Beach, CA 92660

2000-Present Better Relationships, Newport Beach, CA.
Sole Proprietor
Private psychotherapy practice; treating adult individuals and couples

2002-2016 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise, Irvine CA
Personal Counselor/Coordinator of Personal Counselors
Coordinate Counseling Depts. At Irvine, San Diego, Los Angles and San Francisco campuses

1999-2002 College Hospital, Costa Mesa, CA
Therapist Intern/Staff Therapist/Case Manager
Case manager/group therapist; acute psychiatric population

1999-2000 Aspen Day Treatment, Orange, CA
Therapist intern
Individual/group therapist; severely emotionally disturbed children

1998-2000 Barbara Dawson Education Center, La Mirada, CA
Therapist Intern
Individual/group therapist; severely emotionally disturbed children

1997-1998 Psychiatric Management Resources, Irvine CA
Therapist Intern
Out-patient group therapist; acute psychiatric population

1995-2000 Center for Hope and Healing, Irvine, CA
Therapist Intern
Adult, child, family, couples psychotherapy services

Books: Author, ‘Building Better Relationships – A Guidebook for Men
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit/debit card. Insurance is not accepted. A receipt is provided upon request which you can submit directly to your insurance. Any reimbursement is sent directly to you.
M - F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat: 8:00 - 1:00 pm
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Family Conflict
 Grief and Loss
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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