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Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montana State University. He has clinical experience with clients from a variety of different backgrounds, ages, experiences, and reasons for seeking help.
Curt earned his Marriage & Family Therapist License in 2009. During the process of earning his license, he has worked in clinical, school, and community mental health settings. Curt’s background work includes work with children, adults, couples, families, and groups. He recognizes that each client is unique and requires an individualized approach for the best possible treatment outcome. Curt is also the co-founder of CANDDI, a clinic specializing in assessing and providing psychotherapy to individuals affected by special needs. He is certified in EMDR, which is a specialized approach to working with clients who have undergone trauma.
Curt joined the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) in 2006 and has been an active member ever since. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer and as a Member at Large on the CAMFT State Board of Directors and as the Past President of the San Fernando Valley chapter. Curt is a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, and he has received numerous awards for his work within the therapeutic community at both the local and state levels. He also is currently a member of the CAMFT Ethics Committee.
Outside of the therapy office, Curt is an avid runner. He is a USA Track & Field Level 2 Endurance Coach and has completed more than a dozen marathons, and many more half marathons and shorter races. Curt has coached several athletes to personal records, including qualifying for and competing in the famed Boston Marathon.
Curt employs a variety of techniques in his therapy practice to help you achieve your goals. In general, once therapy begins, Curt helps you to build on the strengths that already exist in your life. This approach helps you to recognize how you can overcome obstacles in your life and to solve problems in the future.