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I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families, but especially the child within all. I have guided numerous clients through safe psychological passage as they have allowed me to accompany them on their journey toward good mental health. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 8 years, and I absolutely love my job. In fact, I am energized when I can aid someone in their path towards fulfillment.

I received my initial training at Teacher's College, Columbia University in New York City where I received a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling. After working with severely emotionally disturbed individuals, I relocated to the Los Angeles area in order to continue my education. I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Santa Barbara area where my research focused upon treating soul in the psychology setting.

I have experience with and am knowledgeable in the treatment of anxiety, depression, anger management, relaxation techniques, PTSD, ADHD, stress management, marital dischord, family therapy, end of life issues, grief and loss, life transitions, sexual identity issues, spiritual issues (relating to life circumstances), body/mind connectedness, and body image difficulties. As a former performer, I am also sensitive to performance anxiety and barriers to emotional connectedness.

I utilize a sliding scale fee in my practice, on an as-needed basis, and will also provide a super bill for your PPO insurance should you desire third party reimbursement for mental health services. I am also currently on the Blue Cross HMO panel as well as Oasis Healthcare. My effort as a therapist is to try and provide services in a manner that might be affordable for you and your family. If you have any questions or require more information, please feel free to call or email me at any time. I can be reached on my confidential office phone at (661) 803-6093. I can also be contacted via email at

A. Craig Rush, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CA MFC 41744