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I am a psychotherapist, licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) by the State of California.  The MFT license is recognized nationally.

In my practice I do individual and couples therapy, specializing in three areas:  relationships, arts and entertainment, and addictions recovery. 

I have extensive experience helping people recover from “love addiction,” and avoidance of intimacy.

You can see more information about my practice at:

www.joycehouser.com

As a published author, I have offered many lectures and workshops, and written articles on a variety of topics.

Prior to opening my practice I was a Family Therapist in both outpatient and inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation facilities in Los Angeles, California.

I studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from The University of California, San Diego.  I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University, California.

I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

I have been a working artist throughout my life, and have had numerous exhibitions of my paintings and photographs.