Life is change.   Growth is optional.   Choose wisely.   Karen Kaiser Clark

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. Karen Kaiser Clark

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Craftsmanship, and articulation of it, empowers us to apply our knowledge manipulating physical matter to non-physical systems.
— Michael Hendrix
For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
— Winston Churchill

About Lynne Azpeitia

"Create the satisfying life you deserve."

Lynne Azpeitia's Specialty:
Encouraging, supporting and guiding gifted adults to achieve their goals and realize their dreams 

Lynne Azpeitia, MA, LMFT helps multi-talented, creative adults, entrepreneurs and business owners live life more fully through understanding themselves, their gifts, and  the world. Under Lynne's guidance they achieve personal, professional and creative success by learning how to make the most of their talents, interests and abilities.

Intelligence is the difference between a copier and a solution.

Since her licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Lynne has been in independent practice working with gifted, talented and creative people doing individual, couple and family therapy alongside her coaching and consulting practice. 

Lynne has taught in the master’s programs of five universities and served on the staff of two counseling centers. An AAMFT Approved Supervisor for more than a decade, Lynne has supervised and trained many therapists and supervisors.

For more than a decade Lynne has also provided business, personal and creative coaching to individuals and consulting and in-service training to businesses, companies and organizations.

When people work with Lynne they come to know, understand and appreciate who they are on a much deeper, more profound level, and begin to see new opportunities and choices in the way they respond, relate and react.

Use Your Talents & Abilities for Your Own Advantage

Lynne is a pioneer in working with Gifted, Talented & Creative Adults.  Lynne's gifted coaching and psychotherapy clients learn useful and practical skills which allow them to effectively manage stress, complex priorities and challenging people as well as other key mental, emotional, relational and creative opportunities and obstacles that they face in their life, love and work.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.                                               Bob Dylan

Lynne specializes in the challenges, development and psychology of gifted, talented and creative adults across the life span.  She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor as well as a coach and consultant. 

Lynne provides individual, couple and family therapy in her Santa Monica office. She does coaching, consulting, and groups virtually (By Phone, Face Time & Skype) as well as in her office. 

Lynne’s areas of expertise include personal, professional and creative development, couple counseling, challenging family and relationship situations, work related stress, professional self care, conflict resolution, and midlife transitions. Lynne has worked with many creative people who are writers, filmmakers, composers, producers, musicians, actors, painters, poets, photographers, film editors, directors, editors, graphic designers, creative directors, agents, managers, and many more.

Working with the right therapist is the key to producing the best results and the most satisfying therapy experience. Her many credentials include American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member; former professor, faculty member and Director of Training at Phillips Graduate Institute (California Family Study Center); former adjunct faculty in MFT Programs at  Alliant University, Pepperdine University, National University, University of Phoenix, and Phillips Graduate Institute.

An active participant and clinical member of AAMFT and of AAMFT California, Lynne is the Founder and Co-Chair of AAMFT California Division's Santa Monica-West LA Networking District.  She was also a founding member of AAMFT-CA's San Fernano Valley Networking District and served on their board for two years.

Lynne is a clinical member of CAMFT and has been on the board of LA-CAMFT since 2009, serving as the Programming Chair.

A friend and colleague of Virginia Satir, Lynne was mentored by her and is an internationally recognized Satir trainer known for her extensive knowledge of The Satir System and her skillful, innovative training. She has been on the faculty of (AVANTA) The Virginia Satir Global Network and is one of the founding members of Satir Family Camp, having served as it's President and Clinical Director.

In her coaching practice, through virtual and face-to-face individual and group coaching, classes and seminars, multi-talented people all over the world work with Lynne toward goals related to

  • work/life integration and balance
  • business development 
  • career design and strategy
  • professional self care
  • conflict resolution 
  • effective communication.
  • starting & maintaining your own business
  • expanding your business & influence

A native Southern Californian, Lynne lives with her two sons and loves having her office in Santa Monica so close to the beach.

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
3025 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Coaching, Psychotherapy & Consultation 

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Coaching, Counseling & Consulting Services Also Available by Phone & Skype   

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Lynne Azpeitia 
The Gifted Adult Therapist & Coach

My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.
— Diane Arbus
I’ve worked out of a series of no’s. No to exquisite light, no to apparent compositions, no to the seduction of poses or narrative. And all these no’s force me to the “yes.” I have a white background. I have the person I’m interested in and the thing that happens between us.
— Richard Avedon
  You must be the change you wish to see in the world.    Mahatma Gandhi

 You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Feeling Better vs. Getting Better
Ellen Bader, Ph. D.    
Do you focus on helping your clients feel better or get better?  A huge problem with highly distressed partners is that we can’t give them what they want right away.  What distressed partners really want when they come to therapy is to feel better. They understandably want immediate relief from pain.....More

The Inappropriately Excluded
Michael W. Ferguson

So, if your IQ is 140 something, the above should serve as a warning that you may be facing related career challenges.  If your IQ is over 150, it is a clarion call; without direct intervention, your career prospects are very poor.  If you are the parent of a child with a D15IQ over 150, immediate and dramatic action is required.  At present, realistic options for individual remediation are severely limited.
To provide perspective for readers, one in 261 people have IQs over 140 and one in 2,331 have IQs over 150.  While the high IQ exclusion does not directly affect a large percentage of the population, the people it does affect, it affects profoundly.  Because of the large population of western civiliztion, the absolute number in this group is not small.  There are approximately 6.5 million people with an IQ over 140 and 729,000 people with an IQ over 150....More


Creativity in Later Life
Jeanne Nakamura and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Every biography of a creative person tries to explain the achievements of its subject in light of a more or less implicit dynamic theory of life-span development. The interest, curiosity, and enduring engagement of the artist or scientist is seen to follow from a series of meaningfully connected experiences stretching from childhood to maturity and old age … More


Creativity, the Arts, and Madness 
Maureen Neihart

The creative process is a mystery. We can know about pieces of it, but we are unlikely to unravel all of it. Many questions remain unanswered. If there is a significant correlation between creative genius and mental disorders, how do we explain it? ... More

The Empty Promise
Grady M. Towers

If IQs above 140 have little importance for personal achievement, what then is left for us? Jensen says, "The evidence is overwhelming that scholastic achievement increases linearly as a function of IQ throughout the entire range of the IQ scale..." (Bias in Mental Testing, p. 319). In other words, what's left for us is knowledge. We are the ones who learn, who understand, who discover, and who invent. That should be ample challenge for any of us......More