Karla Ventura

Karla Ventura

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 138887
Supervised by Ross Fortier, LMFT 106915

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
B.A. Sociology, California State University, Long Beach
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I
EMDR Trained


We each deserve an opportunity to heal, re-connect with our desires, passions and inner-self. As a bilingual therapist, I strive to empower, to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and affirming space.

I have experience working with human trafficking survivors and trauma survivors. I have a passion for helping those in marginalized communities, and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, infertility, grief and loss.

Additionally, I have a passion for the integration of faith, religion and mental health, helping individuals dismantle embedded shame.

I believe therapy is a collaborative process based on empathy, compassion, and an authentic connection. I would be honored to walk alongside your healing journey.

In an effort to practice what I preach, for self-care I enjoy: Yoga, crafting and finding that special vintage piece at my local thrift store.

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Pre-Marital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

  • Child (6 to 10)
  • Preteen / Tween (11 to 13)
  • Adolescent / Teenager (14 to 19)
  • Adult
  • Elder (65+)

  • Santa Ana

  • Female

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