Karla Ventura

Karla Ventura

Supervised by Tim Sandstrom, LMFT 47858

M.A. Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy ( In- progress), Azusa Pacific University
B.A. Sociology, California State University, Long Beach
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I


We each deserve an opportunity to heal, re-connect with our desires, passions and inner-self. As a bilingual therapist, I strive to empower, to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and affirming space.

I have experience with working with human trafficking survivors, trauma survivors. I have a passion for helping those in marginalized communities, individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, infertility, grief and loss.

Additionally, I have a passion for the integration of faith, religion and mental health, helping individuals dismantle embedded shame.

I believe therapy is a collaborative process based on empathy, compassion, and an authentic connection. I would be honored to walk alongside your healing journey.

Outside of the office, I enjoy movie nights with my husband, our little girl and multipoo named Luna. In an effort to practice what I preach, for self-care I enjoy: Yoga, crafting and finding that special vintage piece at my local thrift store.

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Pre-Marital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

  • Adult

  • Costa Mesa

  • Female

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