Supportive Teen Therapy

Weekly therapy for families who are looking for a lower level of commitment, but still want to create a positive impact on their teen’s life. 96% of teens and families we’ve worked with have said that it improved their life and their family connection for the better.

Growing up in today’s world is a different experience as a teen than it once was. With the benefits that technology brings, it also creates a new set of problems and impacts that we at SoCal Adolescent Wellness understand can be challenging for families to manage on their own. Let us help you today.

We at SoCal Adolescent Wellness strive to normalize the support weekly therapy can bring, and we know it’s no longer just for adults.

Adam Swanson

Adam Swanson

MS LMFT
Clinical Supervisor

I obtained my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University of Long Beach, a program known for fostering creative and clinically sound approaches to mental health treatment. Since then I have gained clinical experience in a variety of settings, starting first in the non-profit sector working primarily with children and their families, before transitioning into the field of addiction recovery for adults, as well as obtaining postgraduate training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Throughout my career I have remained passionate about being a force for positive change both for my clients, as well as for the clinical teams I have led as a Program Coordinator and Clinical Director. I have played a primary role in the development of specialized treatment programs such as an outpatient program for first responders suffering from addiction, and I continue to work closely with school psychologists in the Huntington Beach Unified School District in their efforts to provide early intervention for students at risk for addiction.

Today, I am utilizing my experience in working with adolescents and their families, combined with insights gained from years in the addiction recovery field to create a unique approach to helping individuals navigate the difficult terrain of dysfunctional, co-dependent relationships. After years of treating the “problem” child or partner in a relationship, it became clear to me that just as much attention, if not more attention needed to be given to the family member who found themselves entangled in the problems of someone they loved. With this change in perspective and focus, I have found success in taking an individualized approach to solving relationship problems. This is not to discount couples or family therapy, as there is proven efficacy to these modalities. It is just to bring heightened focus to the individual who’s suffering often flies under the radar, and to help them gain the self awareness, self confidence and fortitude to make the positive changes they deserve to see in their lives.

Sunny Mau

Sunny Mau

MA, LMFT

Sunny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who resigned from a Corporate career of 15 years to fulfill her passion for working with teens. She received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University and is trained in EMDR and TF-CBT. She worked in school and private practice settings to help teens make sense of why they feel the way they do. Her work focuses on helping teens heal from past hurts, learn healthy coping skills, identify strengths, and learn to build meaningful relationships. By creating a safe and supportive environment, Sunny’s goal is to help teens lead resilient, fulfilling, and purposeful lives.

Andre Evans

André Evans

André Evans, has been registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences since 2012. Andre has worked in multiple school districts, dual diagnosis (Substance Use and Mental Health) facilities and in/outpatient clinical settings, throughout the State of California. He has fully experienced a range of diagnosis from mild to severe and age ranges from child to geriatrics. 

André areas of specialty are in anxiety, depression, developmental and learning disabilities, PTSD, and Substance Abuse. He also has clinical certifications in Family Trauma, psycho-diagnostic evaluations, and scientific researched-based modality (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ‘CBT’).

In his free time, André enjoys watching and playing (pretty much) all sports, exercising such as: working out, hiking, yoga, and spending time with his family and friends.

Dani Sorrentino

Dani Sorrentino

MA, AMFT

“Throughout my life, I have displayed gifts of empathy, compassion, and a deep insight into others. Through obtaining my Masters of Clinical Psychology degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University I have been able to hone my skills to an even greater degree and achieve a greater platform to be able to help people, while gaining experience and insight into different demographics including adolescents, college students, adults, families, and couples. I have over ten years of experience working in various fields, helping, coaching, and developing people, and more than three years of experience as a marriage and family therapist. I believe in the empowerment and self-determination of every individual. I am compassionate, caring, and empathetic as I partner with my clients to meet their needs for healing and growth, providing the safe space necessary for them to explore their specific areas of difficulty. Healing and growth take place as clients are free to share their experiences, thoughts, concerns, and ideas while in an accepting, encouraging environment.

Focusing on Attachment and CBT theories, I journey with my clients, giving them the tools they need to be able to dig deep into themselves and further explore life patterns, experiences, and hurts. I utilize mindfulness teachings, goal setting, and visualization exercises in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma, helping clients learn and grow, empowering them towards self-actualization and healing. I have a passion for adolescents and families, joining them in a time of discord, coming alongside them as we work together to find the hope they need to succeed, developing coping skills to be resilient individuals, and rebuilding the bridge between them and their parents, which is truly an honor to be a part of. Helping clients develop healthy relationships while creating the connection we all long for is my passion. I want to share that passion with you, so that together we can find the lasting peace and joy that results in complete wholeness.”

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Questions about our Program?

Our program is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of your teen. Contact us directly to learn more.
info@socaladolescentwellness.com Tel: 714-465-2305