About Me

Jim-SwanigerBefore becoming a therapist I worked as a mechanical engineer and technical manager. I understand the impact that work and career can have on relationships, personal fulfillment and overall happiness. 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.


  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Haven, CT

License & Certifications:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • License # MFC 36314

Additional Training:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Former Licensing Examiner for the California Board of Behavioral Science.

Professional Memberships:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)