Beckie Riggs, M.A., IMF #91994, PCCI #2760
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Professional Clinical Counselor Intern Under the Supervision of Nicole Bessire-Taylor, M.A., LMFT #46572
Beckie received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Beckie is under the direct supervision of Nicole Bessire-Taylor, M.A., LMFT #46572. Beckie's background as a therapist in community mental health, lay counseling, and as a medical social worker has provided her with the opportunity to work with clients of all ages and stages of life.
Beckie has a passion for helping families navigate the challenges of divorce and co-parenting. Her work after completing Level 1 Training to strengthen couples incorporates Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She has led groups for partners dealing with their spouse's sexual betrayal. Beckie is a trained facilitator in Parenting with Love and Logic® and offers Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting ® by The Gottman Institute. As a medical social worker, she has had diverse experience in helping families deal with the changes in functioning and loss of independence in older or medically compromised patients.
Beckie's theoretical orientation can be described as eclectic using multiple perspectives in order to customize a client's therapy experience to meet stated goals. Beckie uses orientations such as attachment theory, psychodynamic, insight oriented therapy, family systems, cognitive behavioral techniques, and Gottman techniques.
Nicole Bessire-Taylor, M.A., LMFT #46572
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Supervisor
Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, child, and family therapy. Having received an education from Azusa Pacific University, Nicole has an extensive background in spiritual integration and strongly believes that health is comprised of all parts of oneself.
Nicole's clinical background has included providing therapeutic care in many diverse settings such as in-patient hospitalization, community counseling centers, and within multiple school districts providing on campus counseling to youths. Additionally, Nicole has supervised Graduate level psychology students and is a speaker/presenter at workshops.
Nicole has had the privilege of working with many different types of clinical issues and has the training and background to treat diverse client populations, Nicole has a special interest in young adults, Christian therapy, and supporting individuals and couples in difficult life transition stages. Other areas of interest and focus include: depression, infidelity, eating disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, trauma, and many other presenting issues.
Nicole's eclectic therapeutic orientation allows her to draw upon various aspects of psychodynamic, object relations, and cognitive behavioral methods to assist in meeting intended therapeutic goals. With over fifteen years of clinical practice, she has come to appreciate components of each theoretical style. Just like individuals are uniquely created, Nicole believes that therapy needs to be uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs and goals presented in therapy by each client.