What is a Marriage & Family Therapist?
Marriage and Family Therapists are relationship
specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal
relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose and
treat individuals, couples, families and groups to
achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive
marriage, family and social adjustment. The practice
includes premarital counseling, adolescent counseling,
divorce or separation counseling, grief and loss,
depression, and anxiety along with other relationship
Joanne Koegl M.A.,LMFT
245 S. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101
Marriage Family Therapist, License #MFC 45854
WeIcome to my website. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of individuals
couples, and families experiencing a wide variety of psychological, behavioral,and relational problems. In my
Pasadena office, I strive to create a safe, caring and supportive environment combined with a seasoned clinical
approach. Many of my clients come from Pasadena, Arcadia, Alhambra, Glendale, La Canada, Montrose, La
Crescenta and surrounding areas of Los Angeles.
counseling. Marriage and Family Therapists are mental Health Practitioners licensed by the State of California.
Requirements for licensure include a related master's degree, completion of at least 3,000 hours of supervised
experience, and passage of comprehensive State examinations.
Why Seek a Marriage & Family Therapist?
Seeking a Marriage and Family Therapist to assist with life's difficulties is a sign of courage and a step in the right
direction. Always ask about the therapist's special areas of expertise (e.g. Adolescents, grief counseling,
relationship counseling) before you engage them to ensure it's a right fit for you. All Marriage & Family Therapists
are educated in all areas of mental health such as depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, etc., but many choose to
specialize in areas one feels more passionate about and also have taken extended classes in certain treatments.
Competent therapist do not offer or take sides. They help clients work out solutions according to individual values
How I can help you
My goal is to help my clients use their special, unique qualities to find solutions to problems, enhance their
relationships, build confidence, and build a healthy sense of self. We identify what your challenges are, when they
developed, and when they are the most troublesome to you. I offer helpful techniques based on your particular
needs to help identify, cope and understand your problem. With insight we go into the root of the problem and how
we can heal past and present issues to help you resolve the reason you sought therapy. Every client is unique and
the length of therapy is individual depending on your situation and how motivated you are.
I work successfully and confidentially with my clients in a safe and comfortable environment. We all face challenges
in our lives and I feel so privileged to witness people obtain their goals through our work together and with skills I
provide for you to use. I take pride that I went to a college where multi- cultural awareness and sensitivity are major
considerations when working with clients. We are not cookie-cutter replicas of each other and my clients feel
understood and heard since I take into consideration and treatment how our family of origin and story has affected
our way of thinking, feeling, and behavior.
I have clients that come from Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Alhambra, La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, Studio City,
Burbank, and many surrounding areas of Los Angeles. My hours are flexible to help you with your schedule.