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  • Craig Bessermin, MA, LMFT

    Staff Psychotherapist | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120120

    Craig is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a concentration in depth psychotherapy. He is a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria and holds therapeutic space for depression, anxiety, mania and other psychological disorders. Craig is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Vista del Mar Hospital where he works closely with clinical depression, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, symptomatic behaviors, substance abuse, physical and verbal aggression, and high acute personality disorders. His knowledge and experience with crisis stabilization and depth psychotherapy helps to manage mental health care at all levels of attunement. His therapeutic approach is client-centered, and he is proficient at working with people from a humanistic perspective.


    • MA Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
    • MA International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies at Middlebury
    • BS Mathematics, Gonzaga University
    • BA French Cultural Studies, Gonzaga University


    • Psychotherapist, California Counseling Clinics
    • Director of Clinical Services, Vista del Mar Hospital
    • Unit Lead Therapist, Vista del Mar Hospital
    • Crisis Counseling Program Therapist, California Hope
    • ABA Therapist, Center for Social Dynamics
    • Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, SKY Center of New Mexico, Suicide Prevention Institute
    • Therapist Trainee, Vista del Mar Hospital


    Areas of Interest
    Men’s Wellbeing, Career Development, Development of the Psyche, Marriage and Family Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Crisis Stabilization