Troy Vander Zwart MA, MFT
Troy Vander Zwart obtained his Master's Degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and has over 18 years of experience. Prior to beginning in his private practice Troy worked in a variety of clinical settings. These settings include the Minirith-Meier New Life Clinics at Hampstead Hospital, a short-term residential treatment program, a community mental health center, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) where he provided crisis counseling. He also developed groups for oppositional teens and lead a juvenile diversion program for court involved teenagers through the District Attorney's office.
Troy works with clients to help them find their strengths -- improving their self confidence. With this new confidence, clients are able to boldly explore solutions to underlying problems and take steps to face those problems in an effort to rebuild their lives. Troy's specialty is counseling individuals with symptoms of depression and anxiety and who have experienced trauma. He also has a passion for couples counseling, marriage and pre-marriage counseling, and family therapy. He collaborates with his client's to improve communication skills and intimacy, identify dysfunctional cycles that need to change, and develop healthy boundaries. He has a comprehensive treatment approach. He believes every person is unique and therapy goals should be customized based on a client's values, beliefs, culture, and personal relationships.
Vicki Vander Zwart MS, MFT
Vicki Vander Zwart obtained her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University with a focus on Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Vicki has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of issues and has extensive experience with trauma, addictions, and grief. She has helped clients improve communication and intimacy in their relationships, obtain and maintain sobriety, and cope with loss and trauma. Vicki's goals is to help her clients gain insight, wisdom, and practical coping skills to deal with personal issues with more confidence.
Prior to beginning private practice in 2007, Vicki worked in a community mental health center as a Staff Therapist and a Regional Director overseeing two mental health clinics and a children's day treatment program. She has also worked as an Account Manager for a national Employee Assistance Program where she provided corporate consultation, crisis response, and training services to businesses throughout Southern California.