Carol McCallister, MS, LMFT, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, brings a grounded and integrated therapeutic approach to her work with individuals, couples and children. Built on a foundation of personal and professional experience, Carol uniquely provides a climate of trust and connection from which to pursue insight and lasting change. Using cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories within a framework of the Christian faith, Carol passionately challenges her clients to identify destructive attitudes and behavior patterns, regulate emotion, and build personal coping mechanisms, resulting in an authentic connection with God, self and others. Understanding one’s present challenges as an opportunity for enduring strength and hope brings a positive and exciting element to the therapeutic process.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Carol is a wife and mother of four. She is active in the Christian community, passionately encouraging others and engaging in her church family. With a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual, Carol is a speaker on various topics such as temperament, emotional intelligence, love languages and principles of a successful marriage. Formerly an educator for elementary aged children, Carol has a developed an understanding of children and their needs within the family unit and the inherent challenges for parents. In addition to her work with clients, Carol guides mothers of young children (two and under) in “Mommy and Me” classes offered in 10-week sessions throughout the year. Outside of work and family time, you will find Carol hiking the Santa Monica Mountains, playing tennis or (on a really good day) reading a book under an umbrella at the beach.