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Tanya Samuelian

Tanya Samuelian is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFC# 93868) currently completing her hours for licensure.  She received her B.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University. During her graduate studies at CLU, Tanya provided psychotherapy at CLU’s Community Counseling Center, which enabled her to interact with and assist children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family, and couple’s therapy. She has provided psychotherapy to a wide range of demographics varying from but not limited to, depression and anxiety to interpersonal relationship difficulties and family dynamics. In addition, Tanya also received specialized guidance in Family Mediation, providing her with additional tools and a deeper understanding to assist children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

Tanya’s diverse experience includes working with clients from all different cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. She uses an integrative theoretical approach combining various elements of different theories into practice. Her approach is warm and genuine while still honoring and respecting every client’s boundaries. She believes the key is to individualize the techniques and tools to best fit each client personally.

Feel free to contact her for complimentary session – 818.652.3495 or

TanyaSamuelianmft@yahoo.com

Maxcy Dancy


Maxcy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Channel Islands California State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.

Maxcy’s previous experience includes being a psychotherapist for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence at an agency in Ventura County where she provided individual, couples, family and group therapy, and was a member of the 24/7 on-call rape crisis emergency response team, providing crisis intervention to children, teens and adult survivors of sexual assault and to their family members as well.

Maxcy has also worked in residential and inpatient treatment centers specializing in recovery from eating disorders, substance abuse and mood disorders. While there, Maxcy facilitated psychoeducation groups, including dialectic behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness stress reduction, and sensorimotor psychotherapy, as well as support groups and process groups.

Maxcy has extensive experience working with individuals who suffer from PTSD, rape trauma syndrome, substance-abuse, eating disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

Maxcy is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, attachment theory and emotion-focused couples therapy.

Maxcy is a big proponent of a holistic approach to treatment which incorporates mind, body and spirit in a bio-psychosocial model of healing. Additionally, she has training in mindful meditation and equine assisted therapy.

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