I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, and Counselor-in-Residence at The Relational Center in Los Angeles. I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and groups from a broad range of backgrounds. My work is focused in the areas of sexuality, gender, sex & intimacy, couples/intimate partners, and woman surviving sexual abuse/assault.
I decided to become a therapist after experiencing a great deal of healing and personal growth in my own therapy work. I realized that what I received in my therapeutic experience was something that I wanted to learn how to provide for others. I went back to school shortly thereafter to put my feet on the path toward becoming an licensed therapist.
My work is also informed in part by my experiences volunteering abroad, where I have had unique opportunities to better understand the breadth of human experience. In 2010, I spent time working with the NGO WoMen Against Rape - the only rape crisis center in Botswana - to develop and implement a training for local counselors and social workers around the issues of alcoholism in their communities. And in 2013, I traveled to Haiti to support the post-earthquake rebuilding effort. I spent time there learning about trauma resiliency in a community context.
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA), with a concentration in Applied Community Psychology. I also received my B.A. in Psychology with a focus in LGBT studies from AULA, and prior to that, completed the course work for the substance abuse counseling certification program at California State Dominguez Hills University.
Working on getting it together in 1982.
Heather Huff, AMFT
Still getting it together in 2017.