Nancy Iben has been appointed clinical director of the Airport Marina Counseling Service in Westchester.

In 1998, she joined Airport Marina Counseling Service as a supervisor and was promoted to assistant clinical director.

Iben said she became a therapist because, “I felt it was my calling; helping people is something I was meant to do with my life.”

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with a Master of Science in counseling from California State University at Northridge. She has lived in California since 1977, and is a longtime Westide resident.

She is married and has two children, 12 and 14, years old, two pug dogs and three cats.

Airport Marina Counseling Service has offered treatment for a wide range of mental health issues in Westchester since 1941.

Iben says that ongoing treatment can be useful in resolution of difficulties, and that affordable and continuous mental health treatment must be made available for everyone and must be easily accessible.

“Unlike Medicare or Medi-Cal, where coverage often stops after eight to ten sessions, Airport Marina Counseling Service offers ongoing long-term therapy, giving clients the option to continue sessions with a therapist,” she says.

Information and scheduling, Airport Marina Counseling Service, (310) 670-1410.

The clinic is open seven days a week and is at 7891 La Tijera Blvd., Westchester.