Marla Maynard, M.S., LMFT, BCPCC
Marla is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has been practicing in the Inland Empire for over 15 years. She has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. in Marketing. She has spent the last 20 years blending her business consulting skills with her extensive training in Family Systems therapy to bring a common sense approach to her practice. Her heart is to bring freedom and wholeness to individuals and family units. As an Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University, she teaches various psychology and behavioral science courses in the Online Professional Studies department.
In the past two years, her passion has shifted toward helping returning military personnel and veterans recover from the trauma of deployment. In October of 2013, Marla discovered much of her father's World War II experience when she was united with Louis Ledanoix, in a small village in France. He had rescued Marla's father after his B-17 was shot down over occupied France during the Normandy invasion. His family sheltered her father until France was liberated 3 months later. Because seven of the crew members managed to evade and were sheltered by this small village, 40 of the townspeople were systematically executed by the Germans in an effort to pressure the townspeople into giving up the American airmen. None did, but the trauma was deep. When Marla heard some of the stories about that time that her father had never spoken of, she understood her father much better. The horrors of war can never be underestimated. In those days, her dad's condition was called "Shell Shock". Today it is called PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His courage, friends and strong work ethic allowed him to move forward, but he died far too soon at age 62 from the effects of years of heavy alcohol use and cigarette smoking. He self medicated his compromised nervous system. Marla believed the veterans deserve to be treated with the best therapies available upon their return, and is striving to provide that care with Return with Freedom, Inc.
Marla uses the Trauma Resiliency Model with certification from the Trauma Resource Institute. With this type of therapy, those who experience traumatic events can emerge stronger and more resilient.
Contact Marla at 888.634.6999 ext. 1 or [email protected]
Ramona Taylor, M.A., MFTI
Ramona Taylor brings her experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern specializing in Trauma Therapies and Post Modern Approaches to the treatment team at Return with Freedom. Ramona uses an integrative approach which includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Gestalt/Experiential therapy. Her experience has been that using these approaches allows clients to get more out of therapy than they might with traditional talk therapy approaches. Most importantly she finds these approaches acknowledge and respect the unique experiences, resiliency, wisdom and strengths of each individual client.
Contact Ramona at 888.634.6999 ext. 16 or [email protected]