Patricia McTague-Loft, MS, LMFT, FAPA, SAP
California Psychotherapeutic Resources, Inc.
Marriage and Family Therapist
License MFC 47763
To endeavor to be a valuable provider of mental heath services to help children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families with a wide range of clinical issues.
To utilize real world treatment plans and a wide array of resources and referrals to ensure that clients receive realistic results. Psychotherapeutic treatment goals include helping clients gain self-awareness so that they may improve interpersonal relationships and resolve problems and life crisis situations in an effective, time sensitive manner.
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy, California Lutheran University – Member of Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology.
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership – Highest Honors Biola University
California Psychotherapeutic Resources, Inc. was founded by Marriage and Family Therapist Patricia McTague-Loft. Patricia’s educational background includes a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marital and family therapy from California Lutheran University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Biola University. In addition to holding memberships in several honor societies and professional organizations, Patricia obtains ongoing psychological training, specializations and certifications.
Patricia uses her excellent client rapport and clinical expertise to help clients overcome their struggles. Her professional counseling experience includes work with children, adolescents, couples, individuals and families with a wide range of clinical issues. She implements psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused theoretical frameworks to her diverse client case-load.
Please contact Patricia for a complimentary telephone consultation at (805) 241-6700.
Professional Marriage and Family Therapist Experience
Treating children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of clinical issues including adjustment, depressive, mood, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, post-traumatic stress, psychotic, and personality/eating disorders.
Experience also includes working with divorce, life transition, domestic violence, crisis interventions, suicide risk, sexual and substance abuse issues.
Counseling school children and adolescents in Ventura County public schools in individual and group settings. Psychotherapeutic experience includes work with variety of clinical issues including adjustment, depressive, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, asperger’s autistic, impulse-control, conduct, substance-related, mood, and psychotic disorders. In addition, collaborative work includes interaction with parents and school personnel, as well as participation in Individualized Educational Program meetings and other planning meetings for the students.
Counseling Military Personnel by providing short-term counseling to service members and their families to augment existing military support programs. Support is provided for a wide range of issues, including cycle of development, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational, relationship, and family issues. Psycho-educational presentations on reunion/reintegration, stress/coping, grief/loss, and deployment.
Training and Certifications
Clinical Fellow – Issued by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The AAMFT Clinical Fellow Designation indicates a therapist has completed the rigorous training standards for independent practice of marriage & family therapy and are held to the highest ethical standards. Clinical Fellow Designees demonstrate specific education, clinical training, and supervision in systemic marriage & family therapy. AAMFT Clinical Fellow Designation is recognized by the US state licensure boards and worldwide as the standard for education and training in systemic therapy.
ADOPTS Training – ADOPTS is a training program based on the acclaimed A.R.C. (attachment, regulation, and competency) informed treatment approach developed by the Justice Resource Center of Boston, Massachusetts and the Bessel van der Kolk group. This approach is focused on diminishing trauma symptoms in order to allow for healthy development and increased relationship capacity. This evidenced based model shows children how to express their emotions in a healthy way, understand the effects of past trauma, form healthy attachments, and build personal strengths.
Brain Spect Course – Included education on how to implement a brain system approach to diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
EMDR Institute – Included education on a specialized, complex approach to psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to upsetting past traumatic events and present life conditions. Education also addressed working with patients evidencing a considerable range of presenting complaints including: loss of loved one, rape, sexual molestation, combat and natural disaster.
Gottman Institute – Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1, 2 & 3
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy Program provided research-based strategies and tools to help couples form a friendship system which becomes the foundation for intimacy, passion and good sex. Training included learning skills and methods to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values. Additional training focused on learning techniques to help couples process fights, soothe physiological flooding, heal their hurts, and prevent relapse.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
Crisis Interventions – Included learning a multi-component approach to critical incidence response in communities, schools, churches, and workplaces. Education in the physiological, spiritual, and psychological impacts of traumatic events, OSHA Post Incident Response Guidelines, and traumatic event debriefing and defusing were integral parts of this course.
Prepare Enrich – This training included education on premarital and marital counseling/education along with learning how to administer and interpret the Prepare Enrich Assessment.
Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator – This training included how to administer and interpret the Symbis (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Assessment.
U.S. Department of Transportation-Substance Abuse Training and National Examination
This training and national examination meet the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requirement to certify as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Course work included learning how to evaluate employees who have violated a Department of Transportation drug and alcohol regulation and make recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.
U.S. Journal Training and The Institute for Integral Development – Included education addressing the issues of behavioral health and addictions using an integrated approach which considers the complex emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of each individual. Trauma, brain research and therapy, prescription drug abuse, process addictions, dual disorders, sexuality, depression, mindfulness and spirituality, medical issues, humor in recovery, and family therapy were explored.
American Psychotherapy Association — Board Certified PTSD Clinician.
Gottman Institute – Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Program is focused on showing couples how to strengthen their relationship with research-based tools and techniques. The program presents a guide for couples to nurture their friendship, maintain a positive perspective in their relationship, deal with relationship issues and manage conflict, help make one another’s life dreams come true, create shared meaning, and build a sense of shared purpose.
Gottman Institute – Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator – The Bringing Baby Home Program is a research-based and research-tested psycho-educational intervention. The program is focused on helping expectant couples and parents of infants and toddlers to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to cope constructively with the changes brought about by the birth of a child. The Bringing Baby Home Program teaches couples how to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy, and regulate conflict. Couples learn about child development, learn how to co-parent with their partner, and discover ways to keep both partners involved. This program teaches sensitive and responsive parenting. It promotes the development of healthier infants and assists children in their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.
GIVE AN HOUR:
Includes providing mental health counseling services to military personnel and families in a private practice setting.
Patricia has been assigned a consultancy upon completion of the program Student Veterans of America at California State University of Channel Islands.
Included work with staff, missionaries, individuals, and couples with a wide range of clinical issues, including depressive, mood, anxiety, adjustment, psychotic, and personality disorders. Counseling experience also includes work with faith crisis, domestic violence, anger management, and sexual and substance abuse issues.
Biola University Research Paper on Domestic Violence & Self Esteem
Examined the interrelationship between certain self-esteem principles and domestic violence.
- American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress – National Center for Crisis Management
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Science
- American Association of Christian Counselors, Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor
- American Psychotherapy Association, Certified Professional Counselor
- American Psychotherapy Association, Fellow
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)
- Employee Assistance Professionals Association
- ICISF (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.)
- NAADAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals