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About Me

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Studies.  I also taught at the University level for 15 years. And I’m a Certified Hypnotherapist.

But, I’ve also experienced my own grief and loss.

I went through the heartache of a bad marriage and divorce. With a lot of love and support, I recovered and went on to meet my now husband, whom I love dearly.

But, during the divorce I got my little dog, Mia, to help me make it through. So it hit me really hard when I lost her (see Puppy Love). I know it sounds silly, but it was the biggest loss I had experienced at that time.

Puppy Love And a few years ago I lost my mom. She was disabled and had a very hard life. I grieved for all she had to go through. And I grieved when I lost her. I still miss her and think about her almost every day.

But I reached out for support through each of these losses and found incredible love and healing.

And I would like to extend my hand to you — to offer you love and support as you walk through your difficult time. 


On a lighter note…

Some Fun Facts About Your Therapist Vondie 

1. My husband and I moved to Ventura in 2015. We wanted to get out of the Los Angeles cray-cray and have a better quality of life. We absolutely love it here. We can see why locals call it “Maybury By the Sea.”

2. I met my husband swing-dancing. And I’ve been known to do a bit of country dancing.

3.  I grew up in the SFO Bay Area. As a teenager, it was great to hang out in The City and do all the touristy stuff for free.

4. I love animals. As a kid, I once had over 60 pets at the same time.  My sister and I had quite the collection of turtles, chameleons, rabbits, hamsters, fish, seahorses, a dog, a cat, and even a pony.

5. I’ve done 2 “Ropes” courses — where you climb up a tree and walk across a rope or jump off a telephone pole 25 feet above the ground. (I was quite the scaredy-cat at first. So afterward, I felt like I could do anything!)

6. My favorite TV shows are Better Call Saul, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and now we’re watching Heartland. And when those aren’t available we watch reality TV — Survivor, Million Dollar Listing L.A. and New York, Gold Rush …  (We watched A LOT of TV during the pandemic. ;)

7.  Water is my happy place. I love swimming and snorkeling.  :))

8.  I love hypnosis and how your unconscious/inner wisdom knows exactly how to help you heal.

9.  My own spiritual journey continues to evolve. But, I’m beginning to understand — LOVE is  all that really matters.

10. My favorite saying is “Live, Laugh, Love.” <3


Vonda (“Vondie”) Lozano, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist. She’s been featured in Cosmopolitan, the Wall Street Journal and on KABC Talk Radio. Vondie offers hypnosis, counseling, and workshops in Ventura. Nearby cities include Camarillo, Ojai and Oxnard.