about me

Bonnie Ray Kennan, PsyD, MFT, CGP

bonnies_picI have a full complement of therapeutic methods at my disposal. However, instead of a cookie cutter approach to therapy, I customize treatments to meet the needs of clients. Therapy is not about being told what to do or how to think, but about becoming empowered and skilled to solve your own problems.

 

I help couples, families, groups, and individuals.

Training, Education, and Certification:
▪ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 38442)
▪ Master Certified Relational Life Therapist
▪ Extensive Training and Experience in Couple’s Therapy

 

Couple’s Therapy

Boston’s Relational Life Institute
Mentored directly by master trainer Terrence Real, author of The New Rules of Marriage. Based on Real’s work, Relational Life Therapy, or RLT (Relationallife.com) is at once deeply insightful, provocative, and empathic- and few other approaches positively transform the dynamic of a relationship as quickly.

 

Influenced by Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), whose fundamental message is simple: you improve your relationship by creating a real emotional connection and becoming attuned and responsive to your partner.

 

Marriage Education: Certified PAIRS Therapist
This innovative work is an in-depth, hands-on, educational approach that empowers proactive couples to build and maintain a strong foundation.

 

Individual and Group Therapy

Individual Therapy:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT, for short. ACT is a proven therapy that combines a fresh understanding of the human condition with exciting new tools and strategies. It is an action-oriented therapy. If you struggle with painful thoughts and feelings and are ready to develop a healthier approach to them, ACT is right for you. Advanced training in co-dependence, love addiction/avoidance, relational trauma, and family systems from The Meadows Treatment Center.

 

Group Therapy:
Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)
Training at American Group Psychotherapy Association and at Louis Ormont’s The Center for Group Studies in New York.
Member of Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society and past president of Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California.
Have led psychotherapy groups for fifteen years.

 

Education:
▪ Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from California Graduate Institute
▪ Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute
▪ B.A. from Brigham Young University in Theatre Arts and Speech Education.

 

I help clients in my private practice in Torrance.
Call me at (310) 265-6644 and take the first step towards transforming your relationship.