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How can counseling help me find love?

Counseling can help you figure out what’s keeping you from finding love. You can look at your relationship patterns and heal issues from your childhood/family that might be getting in your way. Once you heal those issues, there are very specific things you can do to find the kind of relationship you really want.

How can couples counseling help me in my relationship?

Counseling can help you explore how your family-of-origin issues might be affecting your relationship. When you can get past the surface issues to what’s really going on, you discover how to get what you need and be there for your partner.

How can hypnotherapy help me?

Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use hypnosis. It’s a way to access your unconscious or inner wisdom so you can discover what’s keeping you from having the kind of relationship you really want. Hypnotherapy usually works much more quickly than just talk therapy alone.

What is the significance of — Ph.D., LMFT?

LMFT means I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’ve been licensed since 1991. Ph.D. means I also have a doctorate. My doctorate is in Marriage & Family Studies. I wanted to learn more about relationships and I wanted to teach at the University level.

What kind of University Teaching do you do?

I was Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University for 9 years. And I taught Marriage and Family Therapy students in the Masters Counseling Program at University of La Verne for 7 years. I loved teaching my students about relationships. And I especially loved helping them learn how to have good relationships for themselves. For more about my university teaching, just click here.

What does it mean that you’re a — Certified Hypnotherapist?

I became certified as a hypnotherapist in 2012. This means I completed Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced training. I’ve since completed additional training.

Will I remember what happens during hypnotherapy?

Yes, you are completely aware of everything that is happening. You’re just really relaxed.

How long are your sessions?

My talk sessions are 50-minutes. Hypnotherapy sessions are 50-60-minutes.

What happens during our first session?

Our first session is a talk therapy session so we can get to know each other. It also helps me learn what you want to get out of counseling and/or hypnotherapy and how I can help you.

How often will we meet? 

We usually meet once a week.

How much counseling will I need?

At times, counseling can be brief, maybe a few months. If you want to explore how you can make real changes in yourself and your dating/relationships, it usually takes longer.

If I want hypnotherapy, how many sessions will I need?

A minimum of 4-6 sessions is recommended for a specific issue. If you want to explore how you can make real changes in yourself and your dating/relationships, it usually takes longer. The best approach often combines talk and hypnosis sessions.

Where is your office located?

My new Ventura office is located at 260 Maple Court, Suite 127, Ventura, CA 93003.

How do we get started?

Great! I’d love to talk with you about what’s happening and how I can help.

You can also reach me at (805) 585-0838 for a free phone consultation. Or email me if you have any questions. Just click here.

I’ll look forward to talking to you soon.


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.