"You can't change what's going on around you, until you start changing what's going on within you." My theoretical approach is eclectic and blends various therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution focused and motivational interviewing. By focusing on the importance of the therapeutic relationship, I strive to provide a supportive, interactive environment in which growth and change can occur
In counseling, I will listen and support you throughout the depths of your personal winter and will help you find the invincible summer that lies within. There are times in life when we all struggle, but working together we can turn your struggles into transition points for personal growth. My approach is eclectic and always designed to meet my client's individual needs. With children I employ both play therapy and a family systems approach.
Helping people break free from the past. Mind-body Anxiety and Trauma Therapy and Energy Psychology. Are you struggling to let go of a past trauma or to get your anxiety under control? Do patterns from your past keep repeating over and over again? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I can help!
Do you ever think, "why is it so hard to get along?" Do you wonder why love doesn't seem to be enough to stop the fighting? Do you end up fighting and arguing when you're just trying to discuss things? Do you ever wonder why you just can't seem to understand each other? Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking, "I can't do this anymore! I hate this! Why is this relationship so hard?!? There must be a better way!"
All of a sudden you remember that you have to do this. That thing that is so important to get to, that you have yet to do. The thing that you don’t really want to do. If only you could put it off your head. So now you’re keeping yourself busy to avoid doing it. But the more you avoid doing it the worst you feel. Why can’t you just make yourself do it! And just like that you’re on edge again. The uneasiness will follow all day long now. Then the negative thoughts come. “Everyone will know” “I cannot fail” “What is wrong with me”. The more you think about it, the worst it gets, the worst you feel. You used to handle it on your own.
We do not seek a therapist because we are crazy, sick or broken; we seek help when our challenges outstrip our ability to cope. You may want to change, but feel locked into old behaviors and patterns. In therapy, you take a journey into yourself. I serve as a guide, pointing out areas of interest; highlighting new perspectives and helping you make your own choices along the way. I help carry the burden until you are strong enough to carry it yourself or discover that there is no burden left.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
"We all have our stuff." I heard a wise woman say this years ago. We might feel overwhelmed by all the expectations of life - of adulthood. We might be carrying the weight of something terrible that has happened in our lives. We might feel deeply alone - even when we are around other people. Maybe we feel out of control or lacking discipline, struggling to break habits that we know are bad for us. Whatever the case may be, you are not alone. Lots of people come to therapy. Lots of people feel much better after trying it.
I provide uniquely tailored psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing difficulty adapting to our ever-evolving world. I understand that we encounter obstacles in life that unfortunately prevent us from operating at our greatest potential and divine self. I use integrative theoretical orientations, and my life’s experiences to accompany my clients on their healing and wellness journey.
I have been practicing for over 10 years treating individuals with Anger, Trauma, Addiction, Adolescent Issues, Gender & Sexuality Issues, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Self-Esteem, and Peer Relationships. My training includes extensive work in a Hospital Based Intensive Outpatient Program, a Non-Profit Family Counseling Center, a Non-Public Behavioral School for students with chronic mental illness, and Private Practice. I am versed in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Jungian Therapy, and Multicultural Therapy.
Are you sick and tired of obsessing over what you did or did not eat? Does looking in the mirror make you cringe because you cannot stand what you see? Do you weigh yourself daily fixating on every pound? Struggling with an Eating Disorder can be overwhelming and exhausting. Change is possible and you don't have to do it alone.
My background includes working with individuals who needed support when faced with depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, trauma, addictive behaviors, codependency, domestic violence, grief & loss, life transitions, and interpersonal relationship issues. In addition to my being a clinical Psychotherapist, I am providing Life Coaching support. Life coaches help the clients they work with focus on identifying and moving towards personal and, at times, professional goals. Through focused coaching support, clients can learn healthy and helpful ways of navigating through challenges in creating a life they feel excited about.
Depressed? Anxious? Drowning in pain? Family problems? Relationship issues? Low self-esteem? Melting away trauma, wounds, agony, and sufferings in life is a slow and delicate process. Factors that influence a person's development, personality, relationships, and the way that person is in the world could be influenced by personal historical background, family, friends, culture and environment .
Choosing a therapist can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. You only have to call if you are interested in starting therapy with me. I have a number of specializations: from Drug Addiction issues to Depression/Anxiety: from sessions while hiking to group therapy for anxiety, dyslexia, depression, gender transitional, gender fluid individuals and lastly cutters/self Harm. I particularly do well with teenagers: angry, lost, without focus, and those teens that are perpetually sad/distracted. House Calls, Hiking and Biking therapy sessions are an option if you would like.
I am here for you: Let me help you process what your life needs. I have over 20 years experience and I am ready, willing and very eager to hear what you have to say. Please allow me the time and access to find the new path for the rest of your life. I really love helping and I really like my job and I hope to meet you soon and help you find the comfort, solace, and direction to improve your life and enhance your life experiences. Imagine therapy while walking outside, or having a session hiking under a canopy of trees or finding solutions while riding bikes or paddling in the ocean: I offer all of this for YOU.
Seeking for emotional support can be intimidating. It may especially be difficult if you are coming from a culture where addressing mental illness is still stigmatized and can be perceived as “bringing shame to the family”. As a Filipino American, I want to help transform the view of psychotherapy in my community (as well as in other communities). I want to be able to assure individuals that it is alright to reach out to a professional to share what they are going through. To encourage the utilization of such resources in able to feel more empowered.
I work with adults treating a variety of life issues, barriers, feelings, and obstacles, such as: anxiety, depression, life changes or challenges, parenting, relationship issues, problems at work, first time mom, changes in career, divorce, life transitions, achieving goals, and finding motivation.
Hello there! If you’re feeling stuck in the same patterns of anxiety, hopelessness and frustration; you’re not alone! Or perhaps your relationship with your spouse or children feels strained and joyless. I believe healing and restoration happen in the context of authentic relationships. My experience working with people from all walks of life has reinforced my belief that there is hope and healing for everyone. As a Christian Integrative Therapist, I believe the Word of God has given us everything pertaining to life and that the presence of a caring Christian therapist can be a catalyst for profound healing and transformation.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Has your anxiety powered up to level infinity? Are you a Highly Sensitive Person and having extra trouble processing all of the turmoil and change in our world? Are your regular coping skills not working? Are you feeling out of control? Do you feel like you’re barely holding it together?
We all know humans are not born with manuals, instead, we have to learn as we grow! Living should be easy, but it is inevitable that we will encounter instances in our lives when we feel stuck, confused, angry and sad. It is during this time we often seek professional help to find change, direction, awareness and support. Together, we can navigate through the current struggles, as well as, the good days to find coping skills and solutions that are useful to daily living.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Granada Hills 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 Granada Hills 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 Granada Hills, or Child Psychologists in Granada Hills.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Granada Hills 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 Granada Hills 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.