Do you find yourself longing for something more in life? Are you surviving, just getting by, but feeling disconnected from your heart? I am here to support you! I offer a warm, empathic presence, as well as a safe space to process your emotions and work toward greater emotional health and wholeness. My goal for every client is to foster a deeper sense of peace, hope, and personal freedom. I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in a clinical setting to address a variety of interpersonal and emotional concerns.
I believe that one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Beginning in therapy can be a way for you to start to put together the pieces of your life and who you are. And ultimately, you deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. If you're someone that struggles with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, LGBTQIA issues, and past trauma, I'd love to help you work through those challenges. I want to be the therapist that helps you along that journey.
Life can be an overwhelming journey at times. Everyday we can be faced with new challenges that makes us question choices we have made in the past and wonder if the lessons learned can be used to approach what we are facing today. I am here to provide the support and guidance you are looking for to get you through the complications of life. Often times our past can negatively influence today. Until the past is resolved, the future seems so far away. I want to help you resolve past emotions so your ideal present and the future become a reality.
Life can bring us challenges that feel overwhelming. As a result, you may find yourself feeling anxious, or angry, or maybe even struggling in your personal relationships. If you're looking to make some changes in your life, then therapy is the perfect place to start. As an integrative client centered therapist, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of my client. You are unique and so is your journey toward healing. My job is to be flexible to your needs as we work collaboratively to help you reach your goals.
We have been providing TENDER HELP FOR TOUGH PROBLEMS throughout Southern California since 1983. We have both licensed Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Registered Associates to serve you. We offer a sliding scale for those seeking financial assistance. Please visit our website at www.TurningPointCounseling.org for more information on our therapists.
High school and college are especially difficult waters to navigate right now. I have the unique perspective of being a psychologist who sees clients and also teaches college students, so I understand the college/university landscape. My role as a therapist is to participate in healing wounds, restoring hope, and nurturing growth. This process unfolds collaboratively as we walk through the valleys and mountains of life together. Although we focus in therapy on current symptoms or problems, my therapeutic style also sparks clients' growth and transformation at a deeper level.
I enjoy working with college aged students, couples, as well as adolescents who are dealing with adjustment, identity, anxiety, depression and relational issues. I also enjoy working with pregnant women and new moms as they embark on their new journey of parenthood.
: : CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS : : I believe that seeking out support for your current difficulties shows strength and courage. As a therapist, I provide a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm environment to explore life's challenges. My aim is to provide a space of safety, genuineness, and compassion to work collaboratively towards the goals you envision for yourself. I believe you are the expert in your own life. I use a strengths-based approach to identify your concerns and create a constructive plan for your healing and forward movement.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma? Do you experience difficulties managing family and relationship issues? I believe that healing happens when we pay attention to all the parts that make us whole—our mind, body, and soul. The subconscious mind controls most of our reality and choices, so building awareness and active presence can improve the quality of daily living and assist in not only surviving but thriving through life. As an intuitive & holistic therapist, I will assist you in strengthening your inner psyche and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
I believe therapy fits into so many different seasons of life, and can be incredibly beneficial in navigating some of life’s toughest transitions. Many clients I work with are learning to manage everyday life stressors, relationships with family, friends, and coworkers, as well as their own relationship with themselves, food, and body image.
As a school psychologist, special education administrator, and LEP, I have worked with hundreds of children and young adults in the public and private settings, over the past 18 years. I possess an in-depth understanding of disabilities as defined by The Individual with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA), and local districts’ processes and procedures for supporting students requiring specialized education and related services. I offer comprehensive educational evaluations with differential diagnosis, interventions, consultation, and individual, group and family therapy to support youth in navigating life's many challenges.
If you are finding it difficult to find happiness or pleasure in what you do, or if insecurities about your worth and capability hold you back, then you have come to the right place seeking therapy. It is normal to feel uncomfortable with thoughts and feelings that lead us to feel like we are viewing life through a cracked lens and have no idea on how to put the pieces back together. Becoming aware of the need to piece ourselves together is only the start of the journey.
Do you feel like you're not living your life to its fullest? The decision to seek therapy often comes after a painful process of self-evaluation. The realization that your life may be lacking in vitality can be upsetting but may provide the opening for something new and more hopeful to emerge. I believe that when we choose to experience our suffering willingly and openly, we create the opportunity for personal transformation. I can facilitate this process of change to help you find greater meaning in your life.
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
“There are times where our lives and our experiences make us forget how wonderful we are as human beings.” You might have deep wounds that you carry on your shoulders. You might have certain beliefs about yourself- how you make sense in the world in which we live, and are troubled by them. You might be struggling with everyday life and need support in how to navigate it. Wherever you are in this Journey of life; I welcome you with an open heart and offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and grow.
The journey of life can be a challenging one. We are often faced with situations and events that challenge us. Sometimes we feel alone, confused, uncertain, or afraid. We seek comfort and understanding. We want change, but are not sure how or what steps to take. We seek safety, security, and purpose. I will help you navigate through life challenges and help you gently face your deepest struggles.
I have over 25 years experience working with individuals and families and am specially drawn to issues of parenting and adolescents. I treat depression, anxieties, phobias, trauma (including victims of crime and sexual molestation), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using the most current therapies to help clients overcome the symptoms and related issues. I am also experienced in working with anxiety and depression in children, adolescents as well as adults. My goal is to assist clients to discover their "best self" as the most effective pathway to happiness, wholeness and a future filled with success..
Are you struggling to find connection, not only with others, but with yourself? Do you doubt yourself, ever wonder if you’re enough? Are life’s uncertainties too difficult to navigate? Hi, I’m Kat. I want to acknowledge this moment you are taking in support of your self-care. Thank you for prioritizing your mental health and I hope to help you along this journey.
My focus is to help my clients achieve a sense of purpose and fulfillment in their lives, whatever that may look like for that individual or that couple.. Whether you are struggling with an uncomfortable emotional state, experiencing anxiety and fears that are preventing you from obtaining your highest potential, or feeling defeated by your past experiences, I believe therapy is an opportunity to gain insight as to what is or has been holding you back.
How on earth do you choose from all these therapists? We must all start to sound alike! I recommend you call at least 3-5 of us, or email even more, and trust your gut feeling. It's important to help you feel emotionally safe with me, in order to share your struggles, so that you don't have to carry them alone anymore. I strive to help you get to the root of your pain, in order to heal it, rather than put a band aid on it. Many people seem to believe that they will have to carry the effects of prior trauma forever. I want you to know that is not the case. You CAN heal.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fullerton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Fullerton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Fullerton, or Child Psychologists in Fullerton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Fullerton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Fullerton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.