Surf Therapy Lens

A blog by Kevin Sousa, the Program Director of JMMF. Kevin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Hermosa Beach, the Clinical Director at The Promises Foundation’s Miriam’s House and runs groups for Clear Recovery’s Individual Outpatient Program. He is a Doctoral Candidate in The Depth Psychotherapy Program at Pacifica. His work in the community has included teaching and coaching the Mira Costa Surf Team, Program Director at Beachsports and he continues to be a professional musician mentoring and performing with aspiring, young local talent. Kevin is an avid waterman and his love for the ocean combined with his passion for assisting people through trauma, loss and a litany of psychological challenges has coalesced in the opportunity to serve our community as a Program Director for JMMF.

This blog is a collection of observations of Ocean and Surf Therapy as well as pieces on coping mechanisms used at times out of the water. For questions or inquiries, Kevin can be reached at

Be Grateful & Fulfilled

Be Grateful & Fulfilled

Name 5 things you are grateful for right now, I will wait… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How did that feel? What did your body do? I am willing to bet that whatever stresses or worries you had feel different now, if they are even present. That your body is more at ease, there may be...

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