Lark Holden, LMFT

 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA) #LMFT 51910 

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Ms. Holden received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in 2006.  She has over 13 years of experience as a therapist providing empathic support and guidance to clients with depression, anxiety, adjustment to life cycle changes, marital discord, bereavement, coping with illness, and drug or alcohol abuse.  Ms. Holden has had professional training in a variety of clinical settings, including a comprehensive, one year internship at Catholic Charities outpatient clinic, advanced training and clinical work for 6 years at the New Vistas Crisis House treating clients with emotional and substance use problems, and 2 ½ years of inpatient work at Scripps Mercy Behavioral Health Unit with a variety of psychiatric disorders. She has intensely focused on developing expertise in CBT over the past 3 years through training and experience as a therapist at CTI.


Ms Holden also has completed training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and integrates mindfulness concepts and skills in her practice.  She has successfully helped individuals, couples and families in alleviating painful symptoms and reaching personal goals by guiding and collaborating with them to regain hope, strength, and confidence through learning new skills and more helpful ways of thinking about themselves, their capabilities and the challenges they face in life.  Ms. Holden provides individual therapy, and she also specializes in CBT-based couples therapy at The Cognitive Therapy Institute.​​ 


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, Chapter CA