Celia Quinlivan, LMFT
Celia Quinlivan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California specializing in mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising through the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts school at Chapman University, and later earned a Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California State University of Long Beach.
Celia began working in the mental health field as a student success coach, where she supported hundreds of students transitioning to college. She provided emotional support and customized organizational plans to complete courses effectively and efficiently, while helping reduce stress and anxiety. While in a coaching role she developed an interest in mental health and pursued a career as a marriage and family therapist.
While in her graduate program, Celia focused her training on trauma related work, where she supported victims of crime and human trafficking by working on various areas of mental health. Celia transitioned to working in eating disorder recovery and then moved into the role of working with children, adolescents and transitional aged youth in foster care and/or experienced adoption. During this time, she provided individual and family therapy, co-facilitated an attachment-based trauma informed parenting class and supported the clinic with administrative duties as a lead clinician. In addition to her work in the community she also worked in her private practice supporting adults.
Celia is passionate about mental health and supporting those who are focused on improving their overall quality of life and functioning. She has trained in evidence-based practices including EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), TFCBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), along with other modalities to treat various areas of mental health.