Peggy Bolcoa, LMFT, PhD specializes in relationship psychotherapy (with individuals, couples and families) and maintains a private practice in Costa Mesa, California.
With 23 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of Wake Forest University and Chapman University, I specialize in relationship therapy, whether I’m working with one of the partners, both partners, or both spouses (I don’t always say “spouses” because many couples are dating and/or thinking about getting married). In other words, we can work on the relationship whether you come in together or alone. (Please see the blog I wrote on this subject: What if your spouse doesn’t want to go to therapy?).
When people come in for relationship therapy, we are often (additionally) dealing with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, adultery/betrayal, stage of life issues, addiction and many other issues that can have a direct bearing on your relationship. Sometimes it may seem like “the perfect storm” of problems, however, rest assured we will deal with all of them. Please be encouraged when I say that I’ve seen seemingly impossible situations become relationships that are loving, safe, and intimate.
The treatment model I have found to be most helpful is the Emotionally Focused Treatment (EFT) approach. In using this approach, I am practical, interactive, and nonjudgmental. Using EFT I will provide support and guidance to help you resolve current cycles and long standing patterns. This model allows me to treat every client or couple very specifically and the people I work with come to love this EFT therapy.
In the interest of transparency, I want to say that while I’m licensed by the State of California and adhere to its guidelines, I have been a Christian since I was 10 years old.
That said, I do not impose my beliefs on anyone and I only include spirituality as clients request. I have embraced, worked with and cared for people of all faiths and walks of life.
Professional Activities & Memberships:
- License, MFT 28920
- The Stan Peterson Award
- Clinical Director of The South Coast Center for Personal and Psychological Growth
- A member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for 20 years (in good standing).
- National Honor Society in Psychology (the Psi Chi Chapter at Chapmen College)