Chambliss & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc.
Hermosa Beach and Orange County, California

Cathy Chambliss

Cathy Chambliss

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
License #MFC39875

Cathy has been working with couples as a licensed therapist for over 18 years. She specializes in helping couples improve their relationships by helping them understand their patterns that contribute to unhealthy interactions and then teaches how to manage these situations in a healthier way. While working with Cathy you will learn to communicate and listen effectively, manage conflict without fighting, how to reconnect both emotionally and physically, learn your partner’s love language, how to negotiate and compromise when you don’t agree on a solution, and all the essentials for having a happier more connected marriage/relationships. Cathy has been married for 18 years and has two children.

Cathy has also helped many couples work through the pain of infidelity to get their relationships back on track. She helps couples improve communication, learn how to let go of past resentments, and rebuild trust that has been broken. She supports couples in keeping their marriages harmonious so that they both feel happier.

She also works with women and men individually dealing with work stress, self-esteem issues, parenting, divorce, grief, money issues, illness, depression and anxiety. Give Cathy a call for a free consultation if you have questions about counseling and how it may help you.

Cathy’s Philosophy

Cathy creates a safe and comfortable atmosphere for couples and individuals to explore dynamics that are impacting their lives in a negative way. She uses humor, empathy, and honesty with her clients to help them reach their goals in counseling. She works collaboratively with her clients in approaching the problems with both understanding and compassion.

Cathy is trained in research-based couple’s counseling techniques by John Gottman, Ph.D. She uses various interventions from his research to help couples achieve a higher level of emotional intimacy and love in their relationship. Cathy also uses some of her training from Harville Hendrix Imago workshops when she teaches couples how to improve their communication and romance in their relationships.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused therapy is used with both individuals and couples to help them reduce anxiety and depression that may be affecting their lives negatively.

Cathy also has extensive background working with teens and adolescents. She was a previous middle school counselor for many years locally and has a clear understanding of the challenges that adolescents can have on both a family and teens. She enjoys creating a “safe” place for teens to explore their feelings and decisions during the roller coaster time in life.

Meet My Associates

Cathy also employs and supervises Marriage Family Therapy Associates. They all take telehealth appointments to make counseling more accessible to clients all over California. They offer a wide range of services from couple’s counseling, individual, and teen counseling. Please contact them directly to learn about the services they offer.
Jennifer Hamrock

Jennifer Hammrock

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Prelicense #128523

We listen, act, and transform.

You have come here seeking help and that takes courage, strength and a willingness to look at yourself. Whether it has been the last 2 years or a long time coming, I am here authentically to support you as you unpack the stories of your life that have brought you to this point.

I am a caring compassionate professional dedicated to helping you grow and thrive. I know that our journey through life’s experiences and struggles make us the unique individuals we are. My own life’s journey has led me to my career as a Marriage and Family Therapist, which allows me the opportunity, honor and privilege to work together with my clients to realize their strengths and achieve their goals.

Together we can find the blocks preventing you from having the relationships and life you imagine having.

Jennifer Hamrock is supervised by Cathy Chambliss MFC39875

Brenda Perry AMFT

Brenda Perry

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Prelicense #105764
Phone:  (424) 301-8996
Email: bperrytherapy@gmail.com

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) working in Hermosa Beach, California. I completed my B.A in Psychology at Boston University and have a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School for Professional Psychology. I am currently finishing a Doctor of Psychology program (PsyD) also at the California School for Professional Psychology.

I have lived in five different countries in Europe and Latin America and have experience working with a diverse range of people. I am bilingual in Spanish and have trained extensively in developing cultural competence and awareness. I am LGBT affirming and have worked with clients from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds.

Due to my diverse background and extensive training, I can provide a different perspective on life’s problems. My approach to therapy is based on developing a deep emotional connection with the people in our lives, improving self-esteem, accessing inner resources to cope with difficulties, and learning to have compassion for ourselves and others. Although therapy can be very helpful when we are going through a difficult time in our lives, it is an important self-care practice. Just like we attend yoga or the gym to take care of our bodies, taking care of our emotional and mental health is just as important. For me, wellness needs to be holistic, both body and mind need to be treated to truly live peaceful and fulfilling lives.

In addition to being a strong advocate for mind-body wellness, I have experience working with a wide range of issues: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relational problems, addiction, financial problems, postnatal depression and anxiety, child life/ parenting, infertility, loss and life transitions.

Brenda Perry is supervised by Cathy Chambliss MFC39875

Erica Valdivia

Erica Valdivia

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Prelicense #119934
Phone: (424) 488-6306
Email: ericavaldiviamft@gmail.com

I am an Associate Marriage and Family therapist with an M.A in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I have worked in the mental health field for the past 8 years, working in a variety of settings and backgrounds which has helped me become a well-rounded clinician. I support individuals and couples to live their life and relationships in alignment with their values, beliefs and goals. I work with clients to address the challenges that create barriers and negative patterns that rob them of joy and create emotional discomfort.

We all want to feel whole and live a life of meaning and purpose, but we’re not always taught the tools to get there. You don’t have to figure it all out alone, I can help.

I specialize in CBT, Solution -Focused therapy and utilize Emotional Focus and Gottman principles for couples. I’m all about being practical, so we will work towards actionable steps you can implement right away towards your goals. I also provide Christian integrative therapy for those that wish to have a faith-based perspective.
If you’re looking for someone to walk with you on this journey towards achieving more joy, hope and wholeness in your life and relationships, I’m only a call or email away.

I currently only offer virtual therapy to CA residents. Let’s schedule a free 15 min consultation to get you started.

Erica Valdivia is supervised by Cathy Chambliss MFC39875

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