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About Me

Dr. Edwards is a psychotherapist and a U.S. Army Reserves Chaplain. He maintains a private practice in both Santa Fe Springs and La Mirada, California.

Working with a broad spectrum of clients, he specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy. Among his areas of expertise are:

1.   Individual, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy;
2.   Marriage Enrichment Seminar;
3.   Pre-Marital Counseling;
4.   Post-Divorce/Blended Family Counseling;
5.   Geriatric Counseling;
6.   Grief and Loss Counseling;
7.   Pastoral/Christian Counseling;
8.   Stress Management;
9.   Critical Incident Stress Management;
10. Anger Management;
11. Suicide Prevention and Intervention;
12. Life Coaching;
13. Parenting and Teenage Issues;
14. Disorders that affect relationships: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Generalized Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence.

In addition, Dr. Edwards has presented to general audiences speaking on the topics of anxiety and relationships.

Dr. Edwards is an interactive, solution-focused therapist.  His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.  With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
PhD in Education, University of Illinois
Master of Social Work, Loma Linda University
Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Liberty University, summa cum laude
Master of Arts in English as a Second Language (ESL), University of Hawaii 
Bachelor of Music Education, Evangel College, summa cum laude  
Diploma in Music Internship, Heritage School of Evang. & Comm. 
Diploma in Ministerial Course, East Texas Bible College

Military Education
Chaplain Captain Career Course
Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course
US Army Sergeant Major Academy Resident Course
Korean Linguist Diploma

Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course
Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course
Primary Leadership Development Course
Combat Medical Ministry Course
Spiritual Reintegration Resiliency Training
Medical Ministry Substance Abuse
Master Resiliency Trainer

Certifications
Choice Theory/Reality Therapy 
Family Wellness 
Divorce Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 
Family Readiness and Marriage Enrichment 
Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge (PICK)
Marriage LINKS Program 
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Myers-Briggs Inventory
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Provisional Trainer

Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

 

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