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Psychotherapist and Author

Helping men achieve meaningful relationships.

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Psychotherapeutic Consultation

Helping you gain a broader, deeper perspective.

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MARRIAGE AND COUPLES COUNSELING

Build confidence through mutual empathy and understanding

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INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING AND THERAPY

Understand your emotions; get help with personal problems.

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GRIEF AND LOSS COUNSELING

Developing a meaningful life after your loss.

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James Swaniger, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
CA License MFC 36314

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Welcome to Better Relationships

You’re here because something in your life isn’t working. Maybe asking your family or friends for help or struggling alone aren’t your best options. Maybe you just want someone who will listen without judging.

Whether you’re an individual or a couple, therapy will help you to understand your emotions and help you with your relationships and personal problems.

Using my (15) years of experience, I’ll identify what’s causing your problems in one or two sessions. Then I can talk about your choices and help you consider what’s best for you.

If you have a specific problem, in a few sessions I’ll teach you the skills you’ll need to manage it on your own.

If you want help with deeper psychological issues, I’ll use psychodynamic psychotherapy to help you understand how your unconscious mind affects the ways you think, behave, feel, react and relate. You’ll understand how problems can happen and what you can do.

You’ll view your past and present with a more mature perspective; gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world you live in, and enjoy better relationships.

Please call me at 949-760-7171 with any questions or use the contact form below.

Jim-Swaniger

Meet Jim Swaniger, MA, LMFT

Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked as a mechanical engineer for (20) years. So I understand the impact of work and career can have on relationships and personal fulfillment. I am the author of “Building Better Relationships – A Guidebook for Men” and several published articles.  I am a native of Connecticut, a U.S. Army Veteran and have been in private clinical practice in Orange County CA since 2000.

Our Services

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

The first step in therapy is information gathering. I’ll ask you...

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Marriage-and-Couples-Counseling

Marriage and Couples Counseling

Couples therapy can be hard work, but each time you try using a new sk...

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Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling

Do your wedding plans include emotionally preparing for the future? In...

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hypnosis

Hypnosis

Hypnosis Examples from Daily Life When you watch a good movie, you can...

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Anxiety

Grief and Loss Counseling

My role is to provide you with emotional support; help you prepare for...

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Psychotherapeutic Consultation

Psychotherapeutic Consultation

This consultation service is a two session program supplemented with s...

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What got you to this point
is your own story.

“Building Better Relationships: A Guidebook for Men”
– James Swainger, Author

Personal Mission Statement

Emphatically sharing in the personal and spiritual concerns of individuals in the community, I am committed to assisting others achieve satisfying and productive interpersonal relationships, based on their needs, values and lifestyles. This commitment is founded on my belief that satisfying relationships are essential to all human endeavor, and is supported by my wisdom, insight and strength of character.

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