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Psychotherapist and Author

Helping men achieve meaningful relationships.

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Build confidence through mutual empathy and understanding

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Understand your emotions; get help with personal problems.

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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 probably here to find out how to deal with something in your life that isn’t working. Maybe you have tried asking your family or friends for help or you have been struggling alone, and now you’re realizing that these aren’t your best options. Maybe you were in therapy before and want to continue, or perhaps an old problem has resurfaced. Maybe you’re looking for someone who will listen to you without judging.

Whether you are an individual or you are looking for couples counseling, therapy can help you to understand your emotions and  help you with your relationships and personal problems.

Using my (17) years of experience, I can identify what’s causing your problems in one or two sessions. Then if you chose to start therapy we would develop a treatment plan based on your goals, choices and what we agree is 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 or you want to resolve family of origin issues or you want an enriched and more meaningful life, psychotherapy can help you understand how your unconscious mind affects the ways you think, behave, feel, react and relate.

You will also learn how problems can happen without you knowing why and what to do if this happens. You will see 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 or text 949-244-8572 with any questions or use the contact form below.

Meet Jim Swaniger, MA, LMFT

Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked as a mechanical engineer. 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.

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Our Services

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling


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Premarital Counseling

Marriage and Couples Counseling


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Grief Counseling


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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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