JIM ANDERSON, MFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
AA Music Education: Fullerton College
BS Human Services: Cal State University Fullerton
MS Counseling: Cal State University Fullerton
LMFT: BBSE 2000 / MFT #36690
I have always had a love and motivation for learning. For me this started with my love for music, studying drums in elementary, middle school and high school. In the early 80’s I taught professional drum lessons to hundreds of private students at Fullerton Music in Orange County CA.
At the age of 23, I toured Japan playing drums with members of Robert Palmer's Band. At 26, I toured all of Western Europe as a professional drummer living in the Netherlands for two years, performing with Candy Dulfer and Jan Ackerman. Upon returning to the states I married, started a family and returned back to college in the field of psychology and counseling.
I attended California State University Fullerton, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Human services in 1993 and my Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1996, graduating with honors. My Thesis, “The Psychophysiological Implications of Rhythm in Human Behavior” ties together my love for music, rhythm and psychology. I continue to pay bass, keyboards and drums, utilizing songwriting and the creative arts in my private practice to this day.
I have written funded grants at the city, state and federal levels, provided clinical and music based services in group homes, residential treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals, and been a family therapist in private practice for over 25 years. I offer a specialized service that has been developed over many years, helping kids, teens and families connect thru creativity and find a common path back to love and healing.
I enjoy performing, songwriting, and as the past founder of Factory Metal Percussion - I have patented, marketed and sold drum products internationally worldwide. I have been married to my wife Kristen for 30 years and still love to go riding motocross with my son Matt, when he is available!