(805) 203 6808
Edward Fales, MA, AMFT, APCC
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #137131
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #13091
Supervised by Justin Sundgot-Smith, LMFT #112952
Jack May LMFT #94423
Karima Shamma LMFT #88034
Edward is an integrative therapist that blends techniques from various evidence-based
healing modalities to alleviate distress and support well-being. His work draws from
attachment theory, interpersonal theory, somatic psychology, and contemplative
psychology. He is committed to integrating various psychotherapeutic approaches in a
mindfulness-informed, person-centered, and trauma-informed manner. Edward’s goal is
to help individuals, couples, and families better understand themselves and their
challenges and to heal. Moreover, he’s committed to providing a space where people
can experience alternative ways of being in a relationship with themselves and others
that are conducive to well-being.
Edward believes therapy is a partnership, and that his job is to be genuinely calm,
accepting, and supportive while working with clients. He believes that deep healing
happens best in relationships that embody openness, honesty, acceptance, gentleness,
and compassion. Edward’s primary objectives are to discover how clients integrate
relationships, important life events, body symptoms, and personal history. He uses this
information to understand clients’ problems, strengths, and how to set a course for a
more wholesome way to walk through the world.
Edward works easily with clients of all ages and demographics around a variety of
issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal distress, trauma, and grief. He has
experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups of various
backgrounds in schools and outpatient settings.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University (2022)
B.A. in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University (2020
Edward began his clinical training as a school-based therapist for MindBloom Wellness,
which supported the socio-emotional needs of students in various schools throughout
the Santa Ynez Valley. He then served as a Family Facilitator for Casa Pacifica’s
Wraparound program. Throughout both of these experiences, Edward worked with
depression, anxiety, interpersonal distress, and trauma.
Edward loves skateboarding, snowboarding, playing guitar, spending time in nature,
reading, practicing yoga and meditation, and spending time with friends and family.