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I am Mrs. Nancy- thank you for taking the time in reading a little more about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience as a Clinical Therapist. I completed my Master Degree in Social Work from California State University of Long Beach. I can use a variety of theories to conceptualize & help guide me throughout treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus and Crisis Intervention.
It takes a lot of courage and bravery to share your story. Often times people process a lot of hurt and disappointment as the root of the cause for “problem”. Therefore, the therapeutic process can be very challenging and difficult. As your therapist I will go at your pace and really get a sense of what is needed to achieve your goals. I will create a safe space where kindness & compassion is felt, through my presence, body language, tone of voice and genuine energy for empathy. My goal is for you to be transparent, feel validated and connect what needs to happen in order for healing to occur.
My experience includes working with the following populations:
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read a bit of me. I take it that because you have come across my page, you may require some mental or emotional support. By using my experience, knowledge, and training as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my role will be to guide you through your journey of healing, growth, and meeting your own personal mental health goals. If you feel like you are ready to take that next step in your journey, I will be able to work alongside you by working at your pace to understand your experiences and needs while providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. I have experience working with a wide range of clients and families, all with different needs and presenting problems including trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral/emotional disturbance, family conflict, life transitions, among many others. If you are interested in starting this process with me, I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey together.
I have been working in the field of mental health for 11 years and I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues and trauma. I also have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community as well as clients belonging to “alternative” religions. My approach combines client-centered, psychodynamic therapy, depth psychology and cognitive behavioral therapies.
My therapeutic style is warm, interactive, and non-directive. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Working together we can identify beliefs and behavior patterns that contribute to distress and work toward reducing that distress in both the short and long term.
It takes strength to reach out for help and it can be hard to move toward change, but you have taken that first brave step. I look forward to working with you.
Irma Fragoso is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#127103) that views therapy as a collaborative, trusting, and safe space where a person can come and feel heard, understood, and open to growing into their best of version of themselves. She received her Masters from Azusa Pacific University in 2017 where she learned how important it is to be culturally and spiritually sensitive to her clientele. I am a clinician that will support, encourage, and challenge you in seeing the hope within yourself to empower yourself to be the change you need. My goal is for you to feel validated and willing to create the changes you need to better your relationships with others. When working with children, I look for ways to be invited into their world and use play therapy as a way to understand their “language” to work through their struggles. I also invite parents, when appropriate, into the session to better their relationship with their children and understand how they view their world. Working with young adults, I seek to create a trusting and nonjudgmental space where they can feel validated while fostering resiliency, emotional regulation, and growth. I also work with adults in creating an environment that fosters growth, empowerment, and insight so that they have the skills they need to face any challenges. My hope is that we continue working together to create the narrative that suits your needs, improves your well-being, and empowers you to advocate for the services you need
Hello! I am Clarice Stout, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sometimes the stress & anxieties of life in personal, relational, work, or school issues can become overbearing. My approach to therapy is honest & empathetic while working with individuals, couples, adolescents, children, teens, and families. My aim is to explore different options that can help all clients with any of their stresses in life.I provide a reflective focus that is caring and understanding to help remove emotional blocks in order to lead clients to feel unstuck and reach their goals. My goal is to support all clients to move toward enduring growth.
I specialize in treating stress management, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, trauma, adjustments, life transitions, addictive behaviors, & more. I have experience in helping clients of all ages, even those who are in the population group of transitional age youth, which is considered young adulthood.
I enjoy working with clients in any stage of life and I love helping people find their own power within themselves. My aim is for all clients to feel comfortable and supported during their time of healing and growth in therapy.
Treatment Approaches · Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)· Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy · Play/Sand Therapy· Emotionally Focused· Family / Marital· Internal Family Systems (IFS)· Jungian· Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)· Motivational Interviewing· Narrative· Positive Psychology· Psychodynamic· Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Ages-Children (5-11)-Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)-Young Adults -Adults
Specialties · Life transitions· Anxiety· Depression· Self-esteem · School/Behavioral issues· Personal growth· Coping Skills· Trauma
Alcohol Abuse· Anger Management· Behavioral Issues· Family Conflict· Grief/Loss· Education· Internet Addiction· Marital and Premarital· Divorce· Peer Relationships· Relationship Issues· Sexual Addiction· Sleep or Insomnia· Spirituality· Stress· Trauma and PTSD· Communication· Fears· Sense of Self· Sexuality· Women’s Issues
Prepare and Enrich: Certified (Premarital Counseling) · Gottman Level 1 Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy· Trauma Focused-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Training · SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment): Trained (Alcohol & Drug Screening)
Hope International University- Marriage and Family Therapy M.A.Whittier College- Child Development B.A.
Prioritizing your mental health
Throughout time, mental health has been two stigmatized words that all of us are familiar with. Take a moment for yourself to think what concerns or thoughts came to your head when you first thought about seeking mental health services. I am guessing there are a few people with positive experiences while on the other hand, there are a couple handful of people who have felt weird, abnormal or crazy. Believe me when I say you are not alone.
I am here to help change the way you see, receive, and feel about your mental health services. I have always held the belief that all of us throughout our life will experience some mental health episode. For some people this could look like a change in a work opportunity, self-medicating, everyday life stressors, losing a family member, or dealing with feelings of anxiety or depression. Our mental well-being deserves the same importance, recognition, and validation as our physical health concerns do.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the core foundations of my work focus on empowering and motivating you as the client to work towards your goals. We all have inherent strengths and traits that are great tools to highlight in times of struggle or uncertainty. Through a holistic framework, we will embark together on a therapeutic journey looking at the whole picture to address your specific mental health needs and concerns. All I ask is you be open to the process and trust in yourself. I look forward to meeting you soon.
My name is Phu Luu. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (#96859). I’ve received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, followed by a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne. As a psychotherapist, I assist people to rediscover their True Self and to move closer to becoming whole again. Whether your challenges involve experiences of shame, anger, fear, confusion, guilt, or numbness; or whether you’ve been trying to hold it together from the wounding of life experiences and unfinished business, I offer a safe and supportive space to facilitate growth and healing. My clinical experience has afforded me the privilege to work with a variety of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, existential concerns, blocked creativity, relational problems, life transitions, growing pains, personal development, and transpersonal/spiritual experiences. Whether your concerns revolve around control or trust issues, low self-esteem, difficulty giving and receiving love, or you’ve been neglecting your own needs, my goal as a therapist is to help you align with who you are, cultivate and strengthen self-esteem, discover/rediscover your true potential, increase self-awareness and insight, and improve harmony of your inner and outer worlds.
Are you looking to reignite that spark in your eyes that you felt was lost a long time ago? Could you be feeling lost and seeking a way to find your sense of direction? Do you feel that your relationship has not been the same as it was years ago and you may need guidance on what to do with your partner? By working with me, you may not have to face these challenges on your own. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has dedicated my professional life supporting clients on their journey of healing, growth, and empowerment. I had the pleasure to work with an array of different populations including domestic violence survivors, undocumented immigrants, individuals struggling with major depression and anxiety, and couples. Other areas of interest include helping individuals heal from codependency and breakups, providing support for culturally sensitive-issues impacting the Asian American community, and providing solidarity as an LGBTQ+ ally. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read my profile. I hope we can work together to help you with meeting your goals! Modality: Teens (15+) Individual Adults Couples Treatment Approaches: Client Centered Eclectic Multicultural CBT Strengths-based Solutions-focused Feminist-based Specialties: EMDR EFT Gottman-method Havening Technique
Hello, my name is Lisa Catanzaro. Through empathy and support, I am here to help you through challenges you are facing. It can be hard dealing with so many different stressors and issues, and trying to navigate through it all may feel overwhelming. It is important to note that you are here, trying today, to begin to feel better and I am here to help you through whatever that path may look like.
I work collaboratively with children, teens, and adults with a variety of different issues. I meet clients where they are at and I spend time creating a safe, non-judgmental, comfortable environment. I use play therapy and expressive arts with children, as this helps them communicate what they may be going through in a more relaxed setting. I also provide dyadic work with parents and children. This can assist parents in understanding their child’s experience and it may help parenting be a bit less stressful. With teens, I focus on providing support by learning about their interests and creating a space where they feel heard and understood. In working with adults, I use a collaborative process to create an individualized approach. Through the therapy process, I incorporate valuable skills and strategies so it may feel more manageable to handle what life throws our way.
Through this process of working on ourselves, it isn’t always easy or clear. I can help provide some support, relief, and resources as you are on this path to helping yourself. I look forward to meeting and connecting with you!
I received my Masters degree in Social Work with a concentration on Integrated Health at California State University, Long Beach.
It is my mission to support and empower individuals and families through humility, compassion and collaboration; I have experience working with children, teens and adults in various social service agencies such as: Progressive Resources, Respite Cordova, Premiere Health Care Services, YMCA, Whittier Union High School District and Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Through these agencies I have gained knowledge in working with children, teens and adults both self-referred and court mandated reporting symptoms. such as but not limited to anxiety, depression, bereavement, bi-polar, anger, substance abuse, homelessness, marital issues, life adjustments and various forms of trauma.
In addition, I have gained a strong interest in working with parents and families affected by complex conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special needs. I have both professional and personal experiences in supporting parents and siblings in social support group settings. I also have past experiences as a social support/community integration staff member for children, teens and adults diagnosed with ASD.Overall, I am devoted to supporting and empowering the well-being of all individuals and families. Through a collaborative and humble approach, we can develop a plan for growth, enrichment and improved self-compassion.
Thank you for taking the time to meet me.
I treat adolescents who struggle with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transition related issues. I also specialize in Adult populations who have survived and have been impacted by trauma. As well as going through life stressors and transitions impacting their daily living.
When working with adolescents and adults, I meet them where they are and help get to know their inner world and story of life experiences that have created them as individuals. Family systems theory is used as a way to understand their story of who they are from their own lens. I use narrative therapy and individual cognitive therapy with the goal to help them gain insight into the connection of their past experiences and present actions, in efforts to help them gain confidence in understanding themselves and managing any emotional distress on their own.
My role with adolescents and adults is to be a non-judgmental witness to their life story and assist in their growth as an individual. As well as a guide to foster improved functioning, resiliency, and increased insight into themselves. My foundation is strength based and my ultimate goal is to help you gain not only an increased insight, but also an increased confidence to cope with life’s tribulations.
Adolescents (from age 14)
Individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Trauma and Stress Related Experiences including childhood trauma, survivors of trauma, inti-mate partner violence.
Co-morbidity with substance use related disorders
My name is Raquel Martinez and I am a bilingual Registered Associate Social Worker. I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from the University of Southern California. I also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal State University Northridge.
I am passionate in my belief that mental health is as or more important than physical health.I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey to deep self-discovery. This journey is a collaboration between the client and therapist, and it will require honest caring without judgment.Therapy is not a “one size fits all” which is why I dedicate to learning from my clients lives and current situations in order to create a tailored strength based approach that is holistic and guided by the individual needs of the client.
I have had the opportunity to work with different populations to include: teens, adults, older adults, homeless, and veterans. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with patients with diagnoses ranging from ADHD, PTSD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Substance Use Disorders, and Developmental Disorders. My personal and diverse professional experience in the field of mental health enables me with being comfortable counseling diverse groups of individuals.
I am guided by commitment, passion, and dedication. Thank you for reading about me and I look forward to working with you!
My name is Diana Ibarra, M.A. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127753 Navigating life and relationships can be hard and stressful. As your therapist, I work to provide a safe, and comfortable environment where we can work together to process those difficult moments, without judgement.I will walk with you on this journey of healing, learning, and growth with respect, compassion, and authenticity. My goal is to teach clients how to handle/cope in difficult times, pass on my skills, and for clients to gain the confidence they need. In the therapeutic process, we will work together to get to the core of the problem. I work with individuals, couples, children, and families. I treat individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, trauma, work/school stress, self-esteem issues, and addictions. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is developing rapport based on trust and respect for the client while working together towards their goals and overcoming challenges in their life.
Languages: -English -Spanish
Modality: -Individual -Children -Adolescents (13-17 yrs old) -Adults (18-50 yr olds.) -Older Adults (65+ yr olds) -Families -Couples -Groups
Treatment Approaches: -Psychodynamic Therapy including Attachment Based Approach, Relational Therapy, and Interpersonal Process Therapy -CBT -EMDR -Relational -Mindfulness -Play Therapy
Specialties: -Depression -Anxiety -Grief -Parenting -Relational Issues -Body Image -Personal Growth -Life Transitions -Family Conflicts -Infidelity -Coping Skills -Behavioral Issues -Stress
Hi my name is Veronica Salcido Rodriguez and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and received my Master’s from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
I am a bilingual therapist who has experiencing working with children and their families. I have experience with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, and relationship issues. I do my best to create a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment as we work on our therapeutic relationship and explore the concerns and stressors that are brought into each session.
I use a variety of techniques and treatment approaches when working with clients because I believe that I must meet my clients where they are at and no client is the same so I must adapt the theoretical orientations to meet their needs. Through a collaborative approach I help clients identify the obstacles and help remove them while providing empathy and support. I am passionate about helping others, I am hardworking, and always think of what is in the best interest of the client. Thank you for taking the time to meet me and I look forward to working with you!
My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. After completing my B.A., I attended Alliant International University where I earned a Doctorate of Psychology in Couple and Family Therapy.
My clinical experiences include working with children, adolescents, and adults from culturally diverse backgrounds. I also have experience working as a therapist in school-based counseling programs for K-12th grade students.
In addition to therapy, I am also passionate about teaching. I have worked as an adjunct professor and co-teacher for various Master’s level courses at Alliant International University including MFT Theories & Techniques Lab, Diversity and the Family, and Group Therapy.
I strongly believe that each individual has their own special strengths. My goal as a therapist is to ensure that my clients are aware of their strengths and are feeling empowered despite the challenges life may bring.
Thank you for visiting my page. I look forward to meeting with you.
Modality: Individual, family, group
Age: Children (6-10), Pre-Teens/Tweens (11-13), Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults.
Treatment approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral, Art therapy, Play therapy, Mindfulness
Specialties: Life transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Family conflict, Parenting skills, School/Behavioral issues, Personal growth
Alternative Languages: Armenian and Turkish