Sam Wasfi


WELCOME!!! My name is Sam Wasfi and I am a Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist with over 10-years experience in the field.

Counselor in Irvine, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

Do you feel guilty and helpless as a result of a family member struggling with addiction. Do you struggle to discern between love and enabling? When one family member struggles with addiction, it brings heartache and suffering for those who love the suffering person, hence the term "co-sufferer." Having the right help from a clinician who is ethical and competent can empower you to act lovingly while feeling confident that the choices you are making are not enabling the addict.

My Background and Approach

In the last decade, I have helped parents, spouses, and adult children of addicts effectively cope with the pain that results form addiction while also helping the addict reclaim their life, self-worth, and relationships. The overwhelming majority of addicts have untreated trauma related to emotional attachment, which many treatment centers never address and help clients to cope with. An understanding of the neurobiology of addiction and the need for attachment are the key to recovery. I have a particular investment in helping people understand their attachment needs, so that the meaningful relationships, connection, and community support enables them to transcend the urge to escape pain by being lost in oblivion.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we are born to attach, our survival depends on it when we are infants and our success depends on it when we are adults. When people at any age and in any given circumstance are able to develop relationships where they feel loved, accepted, and have a responsibility toward the group and themselves, they thrive. I encourage my new clients to participate in a 12 -step program because it's efficacy as reported by research and past clients.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Mormonism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English


949-954-0756 Email Sam
19712 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92612

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