Joe Saavedra, Marriage & Family Therapy in Pasadena, California, 91106

Joe Saavedra

Joe Saavedra
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Joe Saavedra

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 102803
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 44668
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
Pasadena, California 91106
  • Accessible Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Office 2
Tustin, California 92780
  • Accessible Parking

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $125 per session

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Evening Availability

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I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and currently earning certification as a sexual addiction treatment provider (SATP). I am passionate about assisting people with sexual addiction and sexual integrity issues. I work with individuals and their partners using modalities such as couples therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy.

Partners of people with sex addiction often experience relational trauma. I help couples to work through shameful past experiences and move forward. My goal is to uncover the reason for compulsive or addictive behaviors and help individuals in treatment to reduce shame. My counseling style is compassionate, gentle, and respectful.

Email or Call Joe Saavedra at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 44668

More Info About My Practice

I am trained in both Attachment and Trauma-based modalities and am part of the LifeSTAR network, specifically created for treating sexual addicts and their partners. I am in currently in the process of completing the only Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider certificate program offered by an accredited University (Mid-America Nazarene University). Through individual, couples, and group work, clients begin to find healing from negative trauma experiences via corrective emotional connections.

My Therapy Focus

I have more than 20 years of experience in the rail transportation industry. This background helps me to better understand the trauma experienced by first responders after an accident. If you are experiencing posttraumatic stress or other trauma-related issues, I can help you find the lasting relief you seek.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

As a leading Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider in Southern CA, I hold clinical expertise in helping those affected by compulsive sexual behavior. I understand the steps necessary to experience long-term recovery having gone through my own recovery journey for sexual and pornography addiction.

Services I Provide

  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Sex and Pornography Addicts, Partners of Sex Addicts

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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