Sunday, February 18, 2018

James Sanders, LMFT


Coming to our Ladera Ranch office on May 1, 2017 is James Sanders, LMFT. James is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in care to children, teens, couples and adults. With over 30 years in the field, James’ vast experience includes:

  • Childhood and teens, anxieties, fears
  • Parenting issues and creating a parenting plan
  • Marriages and family relationships
  • Mental and emotional disorders
  • OCD, tics and related disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • School-related issues, bullying and social media
  • Teen launching issues
  • Addictions and poor habit issues
  • Anxiety, phobias
  • Depressive disorders
  • Co-parenting and divorce recovery
  • Trauma, abuse and healing from betrayal
  • Life coaching
  • Bereavement and grief

James’ approach is to provide a private, confidential, emotionally safe and peaceful place for you and/or family members to heal, learn and grow at your own pace and path. He adheres to the morals and values of parents in dealing with their children and uses client and family-centered solution oriented approaches to meet your wants and needs, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), coaching, family systems therapy, mindful relaxation techniques and imagery. He is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma and abuse.

Knowing that therapy/counseling/coaching can unlock vast potential, James enjoys helping his clients realize and recognize the goodness that is already within them just by the very nature of being a human being. As he likes to say, “a goal without a plan is a wish”.

In 1985, James received a masters degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska. For over 30 years he has been a licensed therapist, coach, professor, author, public speaker and expert witness in court. He is a past president of the State of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). He is also a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

We look forward to having James in our Ladera Ranch location. You can learn more about him by visiting his website at

James Sanders, LMFT
License #40061 California LMFT
(949) 636-7529
777 Corporate Drive
Suite 250
Ladera Ranch, CA  92694