Motivation:

I strive to discover and embrace your

motivation for change and partner with you 

to attain your desired goals.


Optimism:

I believe you can enjoy a meaningful

and effective life, and have the capacity

for change and progress.


Stillness:

I emphasize the importance of

stillness in achieving clarity and balance.


Awareness:
I welcome the experiences of all

individuals and their unique perspectives

within their families and society.


Integration:
I am dedicated to the integration of

various therapeutic approaches

with the desire to help you discover wholeness.


Courage:
I recognize that courage is not the absence

of fear, but strength in the presence of fear.

I aim to help you face challenges courageously.


 


about me

Mandi Oliphant​​

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFT #85949

& Registered Art Therapist ATR #13-129

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I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University. 

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist, I aim to creatively guide clients through the healing process. I strive to help individuals enhance peace and wellness by providing an empathic and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Working primarily from a Person-Centered and Systems approach, I assist clients in better understanding, accepting, and coping with life's challenges. 

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Bowen Family Systems approach (as well as others).

In addition to individual and family therapy, I have facilitated Art Therapy trainings for mental health professionals and lead therapy groups focused on creative self-care and mindfulness.

Much of my career has entailed working with children and families with a variety of presenting problems, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, family system dysfunction, school challenges, and behavioral concerns. I have gained my experience by working in group homes for severely emotionally disturbed children and developmentally disabled adult women, as well as in community-based non-profit counseling agencies for children and families with low-incomes.