Biography

  Professional

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Marcia Hoffmann has, for the past 30 years, been providing guidance to private clients as well as hospital patients and their families through various challenging and confusing life events. 

 

She graduated in 1988 with dual degrees in Psychology and German Literature from the University of California, Irvine. Shortly after, Marcia started her counseling career in the field of Domestic Violence while pursuing a Graduate Degree in Women's Studies & Psychology at California State University, Long Beach.

 

Recognizing a passion for client advocacy and a desire to support a person's abilities and strengths, Marcia continued her education by earning a Masters Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

 

She quickly moved into a number of medical settings, concentrating on assisting patients and their families through the devastating impacts and traumatic aspects of a medical crisis.

 

In 1992 she joined Associated Therapists in Huntington Beach where she expanded her expertise by assisting clients experiencing depression, anxiety, as well as substance abuse and chemical dependence, emotional and physical abuse, sexual identity conflicts and other emotional challenges.

 

Marcia opened her own practice in 2000, further refining her focus through extensive training and certification in EMDR, working with PTSD, Dissociative D/O, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression.

Skills

Social Worker

 

Therapist

 

EMDR Specialist

 

Specialties

Trauma / PTSD

Domestic Violence

 

Client Advocacy

 

Medical Crisis

 

Depression

 

Anxiety

 

Substance Abuse

 

Chemical Dependency

 

Emotional Abuse

 

Sexual Identity Challenges

 

Mental Challenges

 

 

 Education
1992 - Masters in Social Welfare

University of California, Los Angeles

 

2011 - EMDRIA Approved Certification in EMDR

 

1988 - Bachelors of Science in Psychology

University of California, Irvine

 

Languages

English

 

German

1988 - Bachelor of Arts in German Literature

University of California, Irvine