Lynn Aguilar

Lynn Aguilar, M.A. – IMF #79245
Marriage and Family Therapist, Intern

When an individual or couple comes to see me, I work with them to map out and understand their family of origin experience and to recognize how the patterns created by those early experiences and traumas are influencing their current relationships and can lead to depression, addictions, eating disorders, and many other problems.

I use a model called Post Induction Therapy (PIT) which was developed by Pia Mellody, an internationally recognized authority on codependence, to treat developmental immaturity (also called codependence).  It is both an educational and an experiential process.

The PIT model creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions, and behavior and provides an effective approach to recovery.  There are five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, problems with self-esteem, boundaries, reality issues, dependency, and moderation. These problems can usually be traced to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual trauma that occurred in childhood. 

Central to her approach is the concept that the codependent person requires healing from trauma inflicted in childhood.  Recovery from codependence, involves both cleaning up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences, as well as learning how to intervene in one’s own adult symptoms of codependence.

Education, Training, Professional Affiliations
    • PIT training with Pia Mellody at the Meadows
    • Workshop: Spirituality in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
    • Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology, Chapman University
    • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC 1 and CDAAC)
    • Registered Addiction Specialist Intern (RASi) Breining Institute
    • Completed the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, a 12-week course focusing on DBT for family caregivers of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
    • California Board of Behavioral Science Number  IMF79245
    • Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
    • Member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Areas of Special Clinical Interest
  • Individual and Couples
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Addiction
  • Self Esteem
  • Boundaries
  • Codependence
  • Personal Growth
  • Christian Counseling
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Fees & Availability:

A sliding-scale fee is based on household income.  Fees are set prior to first session.

Available to see clients in the Rancho Cucamonga office.