About

Roger SCHwarz, JD, LMFT

Roger Schwarz, JD, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the State of California via telehealth.

About

Roger Schwarz, JD, LMFT

Roger Schwarz, JD, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the State of California via telehealth.

About Roger

You know you’ve found the right therapist when you feel heard and understood.

The path to achieve that is to work with Roger to heal your relationship with your Self. That, in turn, leads to the kind of relationships with others that we all yearn for.

 

History

The Benefits of Prior Experience

BACKGROUND

The first half of Roger’s career was spent preparing for his current practice. He started out believing his only career choices were law, accounting and financial advising. So he became a lawyer (JD), accountant (CPA) and financial advisor (RIA). He had the brains for it, but not the heart. 

psychotherapy

His own journey with psychotherapy began in his thirties. From doing work on himself, he realized that being an accountant or an attorney reflected his parents ideals, not his own. He needed to find himself, and in so doing, found the calling that now lights him up. 

This inner work also freed Roger to build a full personal life including marriage, deep friendships and community involvement as well as parenting of two wonderful children.

 

past and present

Degrees, Certifications
& Professional Affiliations

CAMFT

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

an independent professional organization of approximately 34,000 members representing the interests of licensed marriage and family therapists

Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California

Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California

a Los Angeles-based organization that provides a place to learn the significance and efficacy of group therapy, while actively and intentionally creating a welcoming and inclusive space for group therapists of all backgrounds and stages of professional development

CAMFT

Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

local chapter of the larger state organization, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

CAMFT

MA, Clinical Psychology

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program is known for successful preparation of compassionate, highly trained, multiculturally competent therapists

CAMFT

San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

a thriving professional organization of successful Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and pre-licensed peers who generously share their experience and expertise to support each other’s growth and professional development.

CAMFT

LLM, Taxation - NYU Law

NYU Law’s Graduate Tax Program boasts leading voices in tax policy, many of whom bring their experience from the highest levels of government to the classroom

CAMFT

JD, Law - Georgetown University Law

JDs are prepared to excel in fields touching on all aspects of domestic and international law — opening a future of limitless opportunities in public service and private practice

CAMFT

BS Accounting - Penn State

Penn State accountant graduates must synthesize both numerical and qualitative information, and communicate it clearly. Accountants develop and interpret historical and prospective financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders

Testimonial

“I can’t believe it took me this long to start therapy. So happy that I did.”

current patient

How Roger does psychotherapy differently

Psychotherapy is not just about how you feel. Relieving suffering is a major objective of course. It is also about a realistic search into who you are and who you want to be. It is about developing solutions and practicing them regularly in a safe environment.

Roger evolved an approach that avoids judging and blaming. It combines compassion and truth-telling in an active collaboration with clients. They come to make sense of thinking, feeling and behaving in ways that resulted in suffering, of themselves and often, those they love.

He shows them how to deal with the world as it is – having to do for example with interpersonal business and personal relationships around money, sex, politics or religion. He invites them to wake up to the parts of them selves they don’t like and then how to repair and cherish them. The words them and selves are words he uses separately to emphasize that the key to psychotherapy is knowing one’s self, and how that self ticks, so that one can know others and how they tick.

Clients learn about reactive experiences that aren’t an authentic expression of who they are. They learn how to regulate their body-mind systems to manage reactivity and relieve suffering. They learn to read themselves and their mates and then employ communication and other skills to avoid conflict or distancing and instead, foster compassion and understanding. They access wisdom they never knew they had.

Outcomes

Soon enough clients notice how much better the results are than when they forget and return to old patterns. The empowerment involved affords many opportunities to pause and reflect with gratitude on the hard work they did to retrieve their authentic selves.

 

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