Cheri Ota,MA, AMFT, APCC

Cheri Ota,MA, AMFT, APCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Kathrin Winkler, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 129146
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Fees: $130 for individuals and couples
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Costa Mesa, California 92626

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My Approach to Helping

Hi, and thank you for reading a snapshot of my work. After completing my undergraduate studies in psychology, I detoured into high-stress corporate fields of advertising and finance. Those years of experience and my own therapy kept me close to my interest in mental health. It led me to earning an MA in psychology to become a therapist. While at a nonprofit, I gained experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I had a diverse client base and treated a range of concerns including relationship issues, infertility-postpartum struggles, supporting first responders and high pressure-performance professionals, chronic illness, immigration and acculturation, trauma, anxiety, and depression.

In this work, it is important for me that you feel seen, heard, and your voice upheld as a guidepost. Coming from a diverse family, I appreciate the complexities of building your self identity and having sense of self.

My current work often focuses on working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, couplesrelationship issues, and infertility. I also have experience with clients working in mental health, first responder, mediaentertainment, and high performance fields.

Supporting others in their walks of life is something I have always tried to practice. As a therapist, it is a privilege to help clients deepen their connections with themselves and others, move with more ease and choose the lives they want to live. I am happy to connect and see if we would be a good fit for great work together.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    High Pressure and Performance Career
    MedicalMental HealthFirst Responder

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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