Lois V. Nightingale

Lois V. Nightingale
16960 E. Bastanchury Rd., Suite J Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Lois V. Nightingale

Dr. Nightingale endorses Brief Therapy Focused on lasting results.You may listen to her philosophy about counseling at: http://bit.ly/1OdWAX3
There are over 60 of her articles available at: http://bit.ly/2gXSSWd

Her goal is to empower you to solve the challenges disrupting your life now. She is focused on the solution, not the problem. Because the therapy she uses is results oriented, the majority of her clients are in treatment between 6 and 12 sessions, usually beginning with weekly therapy sessions and then progressing to every other week appointments. When she meets with you she doesn't just sit there, listen and nod. She provides step-by-step strategies to help you feel more in control of your life.

After compassionately helping you define your personal areas of challenge, she then works with you to develop a specific practical, individualized plan. This includes:

Up to date information and/or research about your problem.
Focus on behavioral changes that lead to feeling better.
New exciting skill-building techniques including better communication skills.
Outline of your options and choices.
Creative exploration and re-choosing of coping skills that no longer work.
Referrals to self-help resources, such as books, tapes and groups to help you realize your dreams.
Homework assignments between sessions to expedite results.
Our dedication to confidentiality and your privacy.
Psychological testing and evaluation when required.
Enthusiastic support and encouragement as you put your plan into action!

Dr. Lois Nightingale is one of the very few psychotherapists licensed both as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage, Family Therapist. This means she holds both a masters degree and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, has completed internship requirements for each therapeutic specialty and passed both the written and oral exams in California for these two therapy licenses. She has been trained in EMD-R and is an active member of International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). She has extensive experience working with families, couples, adolescents, children and adults. She is also a member of The California Psychological Association and The California Association of Marriage Family Child Therapists.

Dr. Nightingale has received additional post graduate training in many modes of psychotherapy including Behavior Modification, Short Term, Relationship, and Family Therapies, Chemical Dependency, hypnosis, Cognitive-Behavioral, Jungian and Transpersonal psychotherapies. Because it is a high priority of hers to bring clients the most current and up-to-date treatment, she spends over 200 hours a year in continuing education and specialized training.

She specializes in family communications; behavioral contracting and helping families in conflict and crisis find practical tools that work. She primarily uses solution-based therapies with a focus on short-term problem solving orientations, along with humor and a strong emphasis on the positive.

Since 1980 her experience in the mental health field has also included being a faculty member of the Holmes Institute School of Ministry, forensic evaluations, court testimony, and program director of two psychiatric hospital units. One an innovative Mother/Infant unit she pioneered to treat women suffering from Postpartum Depression, the other a Chemical Dependency unit for Charter Behavioral Health.

Her humor and effervescence and engaging style make her a popular national professional speaker. As the mother of two, her lectures come from a personal as well as professional point of view. If you have Medicare Part B your therapy costs may be covered.

Some recent audience reactions have been:

“Easy to understand. She is great at analyzing problem situations.”
“Very practical and spontaneous.”
“Methods that actually work, taught by someone who knows.”
“Loved her positive attitude and humor.”
“Lots of energy!”
“Well explained, clear, concise, well organized and practical.”

She also makes numerous television, radio and Internet appearances each year as a talk show guest, psychological authority and adviser. Because of her pragmatic perspective she is also frequently quoted in written media as an expert in her field.
Years In Practice 35
Primary Specialty


Affiliations California Psychological Association
California Association of Marriage Family Therapist
Payment Options I am only contracted with Medicare. I do provide super bills for clients with PPO insurance carriers who wish to submit a claim for reimbursement for "Out of Network" services.
Services It is important to Dr. Nightingale that clients feel heard and respected. She believes that everyone does the best he or she is able to do, based on what he or she sees as available to them at the time. An audio introduction by Dr. Nightingale can be found at: http://bit.ly/1OdWAX3

Dr. Nightingale’s latest book: "It’s a Bedroom not a Boardroom" is conflict management book for ambitious couples who want to create more emotional closeness in their relationship. It can be found on Amazon: http://amzn.to/lYizvV3 and Kindle: http://amzn.to/2eL2li9 It also has a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/drloisn and an Instagram page at: www.instagram.com/drloisn

Her children’s book, "My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced" is an interactive story/workbook for children and parents facing divorce. It can be found on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1YizvV3 It also has a Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/MyParentsStillLoveMe

She has also authored many professional journal and self-help articles, therapeutic stories and audiobooks, and is an award winning poet.
"Overcoming Postpartum Depression, a Doctor's Own Story" can be heard at: http://bit.ly/1OhwlPk
"A Quiet Time for New Mothers, Ways to Relax and Rejuvenate for New Moms" can be heard at: http://bit.ly/1Yg8Gka
A sample of her relaxation techniques to lower anxiety can be found at: http://bit.ly/1Up1j4J
Her Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/Dr.LoisNightingale

Her aim is to help people in emotional need find resources, regain hope and purpose and return to productive fulfilling lives.

Please call her office at 714-993-5343 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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