Neil Pafford, AMFT

Oak Health Center Welcomes Neal Pafford, AMFT, to the Team

Mr. Pafford will serve patients out of the Laguna Hills and Fullerton offices.

Lguna Hills, California – May 20, 2024  –

Oak Health Center, the leading provider of comprehensive mental health outpatient care in Southern California, is pleased to announce the addition of Neal Pafford, AMFT, to its team of dedicated clinicians. Mr. Pafford is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, bringing his expertise and passion for helping individuals and families navigate life’s challenges.

“Neal Pafford is a pre-licensed marriage and family therapist (CA, Associate #AMFT137787) currently being supervised by Aubrey Pink, LMFT (CA License #LMFT124777) for all sessions at Oak Health Center,” says Andrew Brewer, Practice Manager at Oak Health Center.

Mr. Pafford earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University and has years of experience in assisting individuals from diverse backgrounds. His professional journey includes starting addictions programs, working with teens, and counseling married couples, where he helped them overcome relational challenges.

“I decided to pursue clinical psychotherapy later in life after seeing the immense and great need for people to live in the freedom that they were destined and designed to live,” says Mr. Pafford. “It is an honor to join up with people and help contribute to seeing them navigate through difficult obstacles that sometimes cause unwanted fear and anxiety. It is a joy to help others achieve their goals and experience the truth that can make them free.”

Mr. Pafford utilizes various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Structural Family Therapy, to tailor treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each client.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Mr. Pafford enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife of 24 years, attending concerts with his daughter, golfing with his son, and indulging his passions for playing guitar and tennis.

To schedule an appointment with Mr. Pafford, please call the Oak Health Center Laguna Hills office at 949-258-3741 or send an email to [email protected]. More information about the expanding Oak Health team is available at

Andrew Brewer
[email protected]