About AJ Rich
Alfredo J Fernandez Rich, MA, AMFT (he/him/his) is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #119970 with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the state of California & graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Southern University with a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. AJ conducted his clinical training at Valley Community Counseling Clinic in North Hollywood & is a member of CAMFT, a professional organization for Marriage & Family Therapists in California. In addition to private practice, AJ is also a volunteer therapist at a teen crisis line that services teenagers in need throughout the country. AJ is employed & supervised by Marina Talley Chatterton, LCSW License #26126. AJ is also a doctoral student at California Southern University in pursuit of his Doctor of Psychology degree.
Before becoming a therapist, AJ spent nearly two decades climbing the corporate ladder before taking the leap and leaving to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a counselor. This unique perspective and changing course mid-way through life offers clients an outlook that is full of compassion and respect for each person’s individual journey that is unique to them. AJ thinks that is important for his clients to know that he has done, and is still doing, his own personal work in therapy after processing significant personal hurdles and challenges.
AJ has experience working with adults, couples, & teenagers that struggle with anxiety, depression, communication, trauma, loss, chronic illness, and perhaps have reached an impasse with moving forward within a career, relationship, or other life events. Individuality and diversity are paramount and AJ welcomes those that might be described as outside the box. Clients describe AJ as direct yet warm, empathetic, and understanding as you navigate together with him how to process the blocks that can obstruct your view and ability to move forward. AJ’s clients can expect to explore life events from the past as patterns of behavior emerge in the here-and-now. As this self-awareness begins to develop, clients can often lead more joyful and connected lives. AJ caters each session according to that unique individual (or couple/family) using real-life examples and the material you provide to deepen your own understanding of YOU.