John Ackerman (LMFT)

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Focus Area: Marriage And Family Therapist

Licensed in: California

My goal is to help you feel better so you can live a happier, more fulfilling life. Due to everybody’s uniqueness, I believe therapy should be tailored to each individual, couple or family I work with. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities to identify strengths that best support you and your growth in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

About Me

John has been helping individuals and families for over 20 years in southern California in a variety of settings from community-based agencies to hospitals. He has extensive experience in working with a diverse range of individuals and families including teens, adults, and parenting issues including blended and military families. He specializes in helping couples and families repair relationships, improve communication, resolve conflicts and increase emotional connection.


University of California Irvine '89 BS
Alliant International University - Clinical Pshychology '96 MA


Drumming, Hiking, Beach Volleyball, Camping with family, Watching my kids play sports

Therapeutic Expertise

Marriage And Family Therapist


ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Conduct Disorder, Cyclothymic Disorder, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dysthymic Disorder, Grief, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Substance Use Issues, Trauma


Black, Indigenous, And People Of Color (BIPOC), Couples, Family Therapy, Latino Community, Military And Veterans Issues, Parenting Issues



Insurances accepted by John Ackerman

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Of California Managed Health Network (MHN) Noridian Medicare Sana Benefits

We’re in-network with most major providers. Covered members pay an average co-pay of $30.


Affordable and accessible

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More than 50% of Americans struggle with mental health.

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