As you can tell by the new website, Relationships For Better is growing! Justin Little joined the practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern a month ago, and we couldn’t be happier!
In the years that I have known Justin, he has been a model of care and compassion – two qualities I believe are essential in an effective Therapist. If you are someone who has considered seeking healing through relational Therapy, I encourage you to consider Justin as a potential Therapist for you and your loved ones.
But first, allow him to introduce himself:
My name is Justin, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern being trained in the Restoration Model. I believe that family and community play a crucial role in shaping how we see our identity and our safety in close relationships.
I work to empower clients to name and regulate painful emotions regarding identity and safety, and work towards building love and trustworthiness towards themselves and others. This often means breaking generational cycles of pain and destructive behavior, which is why therapy can be so beneficial. I can help you see these patterns more clearly, and learn to do something different today.
Whether you are seeking to work on issues related to friendships, dating, engagement, marriage, parenting, caring for aging parents, divorce, work or school environments, or other relational concerns, I will work to help you understand and change the underlying emotional force behind the problematic behaviors that hinder your chances for growth. As love and trustworthiness are restored, clients experience an increasing sense of peace in themselves and their relationships.
I am particularly interested in the problems families face when one or more family members abuses or is addicted to drugs or alcohol, and I have experience working with adolescents, adults and families in recovery. If you or a friend or family member struggles with addiction, help is available, and I can connect you with the resources you and your loved ones need, as well as work with you to process your experiences and find hope.
I received my Masters of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller School of Psychology in 2013.
I have also completed levels I and II training in Restoration Therapy. I have been a Monrovia resident since 2008, and live here with my wife and daughter. My interests include hiking in the canyon, fantasy novels, running, writing songs on my guitar, freshly roasted coffee, making my wife laugh, baking, camping and going to see good action movies at the theater.
Justin Little, MFTI