Dr. Vennus Zand is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapy in Irvine with over 8 years of practice experience. She has successfully helped many individuals, couples, families and adolescents throughout Orange County cope with a variety of mental health problems. She provides family therapy, couples therapy, individual therapy, adolescent therapy, adult therapy and more.
Her experience working at youth shelters has provided her the opportunity to effectively work with youth experiencing issues including; bullying, disruption during class, ADHD, social anxiety, drugs & alcohol, sibling relational issues, blended families, LBGT (lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender), and much more.
Through her work at Counsel on Aging Dr. Zand helped address the social and psychological challenges faced by elder adults. She has effectively treated elder adults with issues related to bereavement, chronic illness, isolation, depression, life transitions, anxiety, loss of a pet and sexual identity. Through Orange County Family Therapy, Dr. Zand helps her clients work through various challenges and helps foster personal growth.
Dr. Zand has experience working with patients and families experiencing hardships related to personality disorders, schizophrenia and mood disorders. Her work at non-profit centers presented her with the opportunity to provide therapy to help adolescents and adults that experienced trauma, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
In her work at West Anaheim Medical Center's inpatient psychiatric unit, Dr. Zand collaborated with a team of psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers to provide intensive care to patients with schizoeffective disorder, borderline personality, schizophrenia, and other psychosis related diagnosis.
Through Orange County Family Therapy, Dr. Zand provides relationship therapy to couples. She understands that marriages and romantic relationships can suffer from communication problems, power struggles, sexual dissatisfaction and infidelity among other sources of discontent. Dr. Zand works with couples to help restore respect, improve communication and rekindle romance.
In 2016 Dr. Vennus Zand received her Doctorate in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Irvine. In 2017 she published her research on the coming out process.