Saturday, February 17, 2018

James Sanders, LMFT


We are pleased to have James Sanders, LMFT, providing care in our Ladera Ranch office. 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’ 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

Approach: James’ office is 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. James 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 techinques and imagery.  He is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  (EMDR) for trauma and abuse.

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

James is married with five adult children.

Background:  In 1985, James received a masters degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska. For over 30 years James 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. You can see more on his website at

Appointments:  Call James on his confidential cell phone at (949) 636-7529. He will discuss your situation and privately make an appointment if you wish. You may also e-mail him at

Payment:  Cash, check or Visa/Mastercard. 50 minute sessions are billed at $150. Those who wish to seek reimbursement by their insurance company will be provided with a superbill. Aetna PPO/EPO is accepted, but not their HMO.

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