Whether you're dealing with a life-changing event, adolescent challenges, or ongoing issues such as depression, anxiety, or addiction, I am here to support you.
My priority is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment so that you feel comfortable and are able to create change at your pace. I believe it is important to understand you as a person - not only who you are today, but also learn your unique life story.
Old patterns of thinking and core misbeliefs can impact behaviors. With a commitment and investment in your mental health, change can happen in your life like a domino effect! Having someone committed to supporting you during your mental health transition can be invaluable. License #113415
It is not always easy to recognize that there can be a solution for the emotional pain or discomfort you are experiencing.
I have many years of experience helping individuals to overcome major life stress, anxiety, depression or unresolved past traumas. I know that no matter how distressed you feel right now, there is hope. I specialize in helping you to identify the root of the problem and reach the other side, finding the path to create the life you envision for yourself. I work with both adults and adolescents to address a variety of issues. License #PSY26672
Psychotherapy is a place for people to experience an objective perspective and to receive support and guidance for various mental health conditions and life transitions. Across all types of presenting concerns, psychotherapy is also a place for you and myself to explore various intersections of your cultural diversity (everyone has a unique cultural background) to learn more about the nature of your experience. Ideally, throughout the process of psychotherapy, you will gain further insight and develop a sense of self-efficacy in supporting all aspects of your mental health.
I place value in evaluating and treating a whole person through an integrated and eclectic approach based in viewing each individual from a bio-psycho-social perspective.
I am a graduate clinical Psychological Assistant (PSB94025685) currently working under the direct supervision of licensed psychologist Bobbie McDonald, Psy.D., Q.M.E. (PSY26672)
Life is tough and despite our best efforts, sometimes things just go wrong: anxiety, loss, divorce, medical issues, depression, trauma, a global pandemic! are just some of life’s challenging experiences. Change and healing is neither easy nor quick. Therapy is a gradual, reflective process, and a place for individuals to process their feelings and organize their thoughts.
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA community and BIPOC with relationship issues, identity issues, anxiety, loss/grief, depression and trauma. I acknowledge oppressive systems that contribute to our distress and self-harming beliefs. Healing and showing up for yourself is an act of love --I am honored to support you through this difficult and even scary time in your life.
Often in life, we experience difficult situations, transitions, or changes that can make us feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. Therapy should be a process where you have the right to fully express your true authentic self while rising to your fullest potential. I work primarily from a Feminist, humanistic, trauma-informed, and strengths-based lens that will center your own lived experience.
Most of my clinical training has been with college students, young adults, and LGBTQIA communities, but I have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I specialize in helping clients navigate coming out experiences, anxiety, depression, trauma, and bereavement. I also recognize the ways societal oppression impacts marginalized voices. In therapy, I value creating a safe, warm, trusting environment where you will develop new insight into your life and cultivate new strategies to meet your goals. You are not meant to do this alone and I would be honored to help you along your journey!
I am a Registered Associate MFT (#116791), Registered Associate LPCC (#7153), and also teach counseling courses at California State University Fullerton. I am currently working under the direct supervision of licensed clinical social work supervisor Daniel Brezenoff (#23543)
I honor your first step in seeking the support and guidance you might be needing right now. With my experience working in mental health, I understand the anxiety that can arise from starting therapy for the first time, or meeting a possible new provider. A safe, validating, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance, and can give you the space you need to explore novel avenues of healing and growth. From my perspective, my role is to help you make new discoveries about yourself, develop greater mental flexibility, and explore valuable tools for handling whatever life throws your way. I favor taking a strengths-based approach, empowering my clients to use their unique, innate gifts as a springboard to improved mental health.
I am a registered associate MFT, and I’ve worked with adults, transition-aged youth, adolescents, and children. Most of my experience has been with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use/dual diagnosis, self-harm, and grief and loss issues. I am currently working under the supervision of licensed Clinical Social Worker Daniel Brezenoff (#23543).
I believe in the power of everyone’s stories. My goal is to assist clients in taking agency in their lives through self-exploration and developing their narratives. However, the process of therapy can be daunting. I respect the vulnerability that you have shown in searching for help.
In my work, I use humor and warmth to develop a working relationship with clients. I believe in providing empathic and genuine interactions, so that clients may navigate the thoughts and emotions that have limited them from connecting to their desired selves. I am a keen observer of common threads within clients’ narratives and work collaboratively with you to unravel their meanings. As a Mexican-American bilingual therapist, I value the impact of culture on clients’ narratives and provide a safe space for you to express yourself fully.
I use interventions based on emotion-focused, narrative, multicultural, and cognitive behavioral theories and therapy. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life span issues, family conflict, and trauma-related issues. I have worked with clients ranging from toddlers to adults in individual, couple, and family therapy. The majority of my experience has been within the Latinx community y tambien se ofrece servicios en español.
I hope to help you embrace the person you have been and are becoming. Your story is worthy of being heard and understood.
I am a registered associate MFT (#112492) currently working under the supervision of licensed Clinical Social Worker Daniel Brezenoff (#23543).
As a therapist and clinical counselor, I help to hold the weight of anxiety, trauma, depression, and relational conflict. There is beauty in showing up for yourself, and bravery in turning towards struggle. When we deny our struggle, we deny a part of us that is longing to be seen. Many of us were never taught to embrace our flaws and imperfections. What if we could see the broken pieces of ourselves and view them with compassion? What if we saw our scars as marks of courage and resiliency? The journey towards wholeness includes accepting each part of ourselves--the part that is joyful, the part that laughs, the part that hurts, the part that feels empty. My work is based on the hope that we can step into our authentic selves, to feel without shame, accept our darkness, live mindfully in our own light, and recognize that who we are is enough.
I provide a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment, promoting authenticity and instilling hope for both individuals and couples. If you are ready to take these courageous steps, I would be honored to be a part of your light. I specialize in working with both male and female populations, along with the LGBTQI+ Community.
“I am not learning to escape my darkness. I am learning to love myself there” –Rune Lazuli
I am a Registered Associate MFT (#118564) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#9470) currently working under the supervision of licensed Clinical Social Worker Daniel Brezenoff (#23543).
As a therapist and supervisor, my goal is to support the therapeutic process with empathy, evidence-based interventions, and an environment that encourages authentic exploration of the self and the outside world, revealing the strengths, desires and needs of clients. With a strong social justice perspective, I assist clients in identifying and challenging assumptions and beliefs that don't serve their true nature. Through a collaborative conversation, mindfulness practices, and self-reflection, we together create a new, more honest and more helpful way of understanding what it means to be human, and the possibilities that exist for feeling happy, fulfilled, and at peace.
My experience includes work in private practice since 2006, serving as a therapist and supervisor in community mental health settings, teaching at the undergraduate level, and policy work. License #23543