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It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, especially when we are in pain. When working with clients, I do my best to co-create a safe containing environment that allows us to explore, integrate, change, and accept difficult aspects of our lived experience. This is accomplished through the exploration of how the past comes into the present moment and by working in the relational space between therapist and client. Therapy is an ongoing process that helps us build our reflective capacity, emotional intelligence, and innate resiliency.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children that have experienced repetitive and developmental trauma. I also specialize in the treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse which often co-occur with trauma. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with adult ADHD. I deeply understand the challenges of care-taking and being a member of the sandwich generation. I have a strong affinity for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, their families and the challenges that come with those chosen professions. I am also LGBTQIA friendly.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and how I work. I look forward to meeting with you!
Hi there! Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck? Life can be a journey with unexpected circumstances that can often leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. Whatever you have experienced, or are experiencing right now, know that you have the right to find peace and tranquility. YOU are valuable and worthy of living a peaceful life with meaning. It would be an honor to sit with you and guide you through this time of healing.
I graduated from Alliant International University in Irvine where I earned my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Then, I attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I earned my Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my studies, I was able to gain an in-depth awareness and understanding about family dynamics, family roles, relationships, trauma, and how these different factors impact our being at an individual level. My research also focused on exploring the impact that adults experience after they had discovered a parents’ extramarital affair. I recognize that this experience can be devastating and very confusing. I invite you to reach out to me if this is an area that you would like to explore, or if this is one that has come up for you recently.
My therapeutic approach naturally takes on a combination of the following orientations: Psychodynamic, Attachment-Based, Existential/Experiential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and being in-tune with the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Overall, my clinical approach is mostly centered on your distinct needs as person. I believe that individuals need a warm, safe, and sacred space to begin the healing process. Your experience is important to me and my hope is to maintain a sacred healing space to help you explore challenges and find some understanding. My role is to be your anchor as we walk through difficult experiences that may be the source of your depression, or anxiety. My goal is to be your guide and provide you with an open, safe, non-judgmental space to find clarity. I strongly believe that every person has natural strengths that make them resilient and my hope is to find these within you.
I have experience working in community clinics, outpatient programs, intensive inpatient treatment programs, and private practice. I am also proficient in Spanish and would be more than happy to help if you need a Spanish-speaker, or if you know someone who needs a Spanish-speaking therapist.
Treatment Approaches: Psychodynamic, Attachment Based, Experiential/Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Culturally Sensitive, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, Mind, Body and Spirit connection, Aromatherapy
Modalities: Individuals, Teens, Family, Adults
Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Phase of Life Problems/Changes, Spirituality, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, Betrayal, Substance Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, Stress Management, Anger Management, Self Care
I am a therapist who is very caring, with several years of experience working with children who have autism, learning disorders and intellectual disability in the school district as well as private companies. I have applied the treatment of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the school district, as well as, in the counseling field with both children and adults. I also have experience with play therapy with children, as well as, applying Gestalt techniques, such as Empty chair and role reversal and structural techniques with families. I am a Christian based therapist who is willing to help guide those in need of comfort and stability.
Children (4 to 12)
Christian Values & Ethics
Familiar with Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Model
Solution Focused Therapy
Emotional Abuse of a minor
Drug Use of a Minor
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Sexual Abuse of a minor
Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
Hello, my name is Tiffany De La Riva and I am a bilingual Spanish Speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker #103481. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Riverside, and obtained my Master of Social Work degree from Cal State Fullerton. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, Transitional Age Youth, and their families who are involved with the foster care system and Department of Probation. I have experience working with individuals suffering from a multitude of mental health issues including: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Oppositional Defiance, Bipolar Disorder, and Substance Use. As a clinician, my goal is to provide a safe space where individuals are able to reflect on their experiences, while providing the support necessary for them to heal and grow. I provide cultural sensitivity and remind others that they are the expert in their own lives and I am here to listen, provide empathy, and help build a tool box for coping with life.
Specializes in: Childhood Trauma PTSD Child Abuse including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. Domestic Violence Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Relationship Issues Substance Abuse Adjustment Issues Grief and Loss Anxiety Related Disorders Depressive and Mood Disorders Oppositional Defiance
Trained in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trauma Focused CBT Motivational Interviewing Grief Counselin
Hello. My name is Noreen Kopaczewski MSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #16864) and have been working with children, adolescents, and their families for the past 30 years. I have experience working with kids who are struggling with depression, behavioral issues, and/or traumatic events. I engage them by meeting them “where they are at”, in order to develop trust and a nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. I utilize Play Therapy to help them express their feelings and work through their struggles. I also include caregivers in therapy to better understand their child’s behaviors and explore how past experiences are influencing them now. Together we can work on changing unwanted behaviors and establish new patterns for a more balanced and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you!
Modality: Dyadic and Play therapy with Children, Adolescents, Caregiver(s) and Family – individually – family – group Treatment Approaches: – Psychodynamic Therapy – Evidenced Based Practices – Culturally sensitive Specialities: – Depression – Oppositional Defiant Behaviors – Anger Management – ADHD/ADD – Academic Issues – Trauma – Parenting
My name is Evelia Claudia Saucedo and I am a Bilingual Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Phoenix. I received a Bachelor of science in Human Development from University of Phoenix.
My experience consists of working with diverse populations; I have worked with HIV+ infected and affected individuals who have experienced depressive and anxiety symptoms, and low self-esteem. I have also worked with children and youth who have experienced depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, stress and oppositional defiant behaviors.
I strongly believe that individuals benefit from a therapist’s guidance toward self-empowerment, thus allowing individuals to develop and learn self-perception to manage difficulties.
Welcome, I am so happy you are here. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey. This is a great first step toward growth, development, and healing. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who obtained her Master’s degree in May of 2021 from Hope International University. AMFT# 128716. I obtained a B.A in Psychology and Religion in 2018 from Carthage College in Wisconsin.
I use multiple treatment approaches that fit the specific needs of each individual client. I work with my clients to discover more of who they are and how their relationships have shaped their life today. My clients and I will dive deeply into their relationships to learn what may be causing the struggles they are facing today. I also view psychoeducation for my clients as an important part of the therapeutic process.
I have interned in various clinical settings such as homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and women and children centers. I also have many years of experience helping children ages 0 to 18 through therapy. Additionally, I have experience working with foster and probation youth as a counselor and was an elementary school therapist trainee. Along with my years of experience, I am also trained in several specialty areas such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Informed Care, Group Therapy and Children’s Play Therapy to better help serve my clients in their growth and healing process.
I really enjoy helping my clients reach their fullest potential through collaborate work. Together, we will develop a therapeutic plan that best serves the needs of the client. One of my goals for my clients is to create a safe, supporting, and comfortable space to help my clients grow, develop, and heal during this process. I vow to walk beside you each step of the way during this intimate process. I look forward to working with you!
Areas of Focus and Specialties:
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, families, and new mothers struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have spent extensive time with families to overcome obstacles and to develop healthy relationships between one another. When working with adolescents, I look for opportunities to learn about their experiences. I believe the highest benefit of therapy is gained once I am able to meet them where they are. I enjoy treating adults through individual therapy to help navigate life transitions and life stressors. In the therapeutic relationship, you will gain tools to further your strengths and gain perspective of obstacles and how to best overcome them. I use an approach that is understanding, compassionate, and without judgement, to guide your journey to healing.
I graduated from Alliant International University with an MA degree in Couples and Family Therapy. My bachelor’s degree is in Child Development and Family Studies. I have worked in a multitude of settings, including outpatient, in-home treatment, and school setting. I am committed to supporting individuals in meeting their higher potential while overcoming barriers to live their best lives.
– cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
– culturally sensitive
– family systems
– managing and adapting practices (MAP)
– adjustment difficulties
– communication skills
– family conflict
– life transitions
– parenting issues
– personal growth
– relationship issues
Ages: 12 and up: adolescents, individuals, groups, couples