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About Al Potash

Director and Founder of The Effective Therapy Group, Al Potash is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the South Bay Area. 

"I have over 30 years of experience as a Marriage and Family therapist working with individuals, couples and families. In addition to Cognitive Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy,  I have provided medical hypnosis for pain and trauma. Recently I have added Mind/Body integration work, which provides an integral approach to therapeutic interventions. I also have extensive experience in chemical and non-chemical addictions such as substance abuse, gambling, internet pornography and excessive spending".



  • Education MA Psychology Antioch University 1980


  • Member of CAMFT and certified as a Substance Abuse Professional
  • Additional Training Hypnosis certification
  • Certified Integrated Mind Pyschotherapy Therapist
  • Professional Activities and Memberships Long Beach/ South Bay Chapter of CAMFT




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