Agatha Wise

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

License or Registration #

AMFT # 139827

Degrees/Schools Attended

• B.S. Wichita State University – Criminal Justice – Psychology
• M.A. Brandman University –Psychology – emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Supervisor

Elle Hennessee, LMFT #126090


Email

agathaw@insightfulmatters.com

Languages Spoken

  • English

Age Range

  • Childhood [3-11]
  • Adolescence [12-20]
  • Young Adult [21-35]
  • Adulthood [35-50]
  • Midlife [50-80]
  • Senior [80+]

Gender

  • Female
  • Male
  • Transgender
  • Cisgender
  • Non-Binary
  • Other
  • Any

Location(s)

  • Virtual (telehealth)
  • Huntington Beach

Population Focus

My name is Agatha Wise. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. It is my intention to work collaboratively with adolescents, adults, couples and families to overcome challenges that have impacted their daily functioning and to find strength, healing and growth to live life to the fullest. I enjoy working collaboratively as a team with clients to achieve their therapy goals while supporting long-term healthy growth and change.

My background is working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. I have also worked with older adults with mental health and the challenges they face. I have a long history of working in community mental health, serving families, and adults who are affected by chronic mental illness, substance abuse issues, and those experiencing domestic violence. I also have worked with individuals that have been involved in the criminal justice system. I want to help clients experiencing crisis situations, grief, and trauma due to working with individuals with severe mental illness.

I use a blend of different approaches to therapy, including Narrative therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Seeking Safety and Family Systems Therapy. I have completed the training for the level 1 Gottman method. My goal is to help individuals recognize their strengths so they can have the tools to overcome their daily stressors. I enjoy mindfulness activities, spending time with my family, including my dog, running and training for marathons as part of my self-care

Issues Treated

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse/Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career Change
  • Caregiver Issues
  • Child Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Class/Socio-Economic Issues
  • Codependency
  • Communication/Conflict
  • Coping Skills
  • Couple/Marital Issues
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Disability Issues
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial/Money Issues
  • Friendship Problems
  • Grief & Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital Issues
  • Parent/Adult Child
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pre-Marital
  • PTSD
  • Remarriage/Stepfamily
  • Schizophrenia
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sibling Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Teen Issues
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work Issues

Therapeutic Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Harm Reduction
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychoeducation
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Solution-Focused


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