Associate Marriage Family Therapist #119006.
Supervised by Dr Cheri McDonald LMFT #27359
Gina Ortiz enjoys working with people from all walks of life as they face the transitions that we are all inevitably presented with. Her passion is helping you believe in yourself and know that with the right tools and guidance anything is possible for you. Whether it is a divorce, the loss of a loved one, a career change, struggling with sexual identity, or becoming empty nesters; we are often challenged to move from one phase of life to the next. Gina believes that with the right coping skills these transitions and many of life’s challenges can become enriching transformations of mind, body and spirit.
Deeply intuitive, Gina’s keen insight and awareness complement her integrative therapeutic style. Her direct, yet sensitive approach guides clients to identify blind spots, adjust internal dialogue, gain new perspectives, and hone in on their soul’s GPS. Using an eclectic approach that includes mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), storytelling, and Solution-Focused therapy, Gina helps clients to heal trauma, face depression, overcome anxiety and ultimately reimagine a gratifying future with meaningful relationships.
Gina received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts and Political Science from California Lutheran University. She later went on to study organizational management and earned an MBA. Throughout her work as a manager and a leader in business, she found that her true talents and calling were guiding teams and individuals through transitions. This shaped her decision to return to school some years later earning a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Her life’s journey has made her skilled and highly effective at helping people transform their lives in all of the small ways that make a big difference.