As an African American male, I am well aware of the reluctance in our community to express personal feelings of pain, distress, and overall discomfort around the things troubling us. African and Latin Americans specifically but people of color in general, share the same mental health issues as the rest of society, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, oppression and economic disparities. Work, family responsibilities, and other commitments often take priority over the need for therapy/counseling, which can be viewed as a luxury item instead of necessary self-care.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, committed to helping your voice feel heard. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation. Utilizing cognitive-behavioral modalities, client-centered therapies, and the building of coping skills, I will support your work to decrease unwanted behaviors and thoughts, and engage in appropriate communication with people in your life.
When we are struggling to decide what direction to take in our lives, talking to a professional could help us to clarify our ideas. I have been working with couples, individuals, children, adolescents and families for 7 years. I have been treating anxiety, depression, trauma, infidelity, relational problems, etc. I use client centered models and I am trained in EMDR for trauma. My work is based on my clients goals, supporting them on the way to achieve those goals in a gentle manner. Connection is very important between clients and therapist as an any relationship this will facilitate communication and trust.
My name is Raquel Acosta, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use a therapeutic approach that is warm, supportive, engaging and collaborative. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental space where you can work through any life challenges you are experiencing. Throughout my years in practice, I have provided individual therapy to a diverse adult clientele diagnosed with or experiencing, Social Phobia, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Stress, Abuse, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Workplace Challenges, Court Mandated Cases, and other issues.
Hello, I am a long term licensed psychotherapist (LMFT) and a Chopra certified meditation instructor. Educationally, I have a B.A. from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Past psychotherapy experience includes being an online provider for web based therapy platforms, traditional private practice, Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Department provider, Hospice bereavement therapist, outpatient clinician at two Family Service clinics, individual and group therapy in various school settings and contract senior clinician in inpatient medical detox.
Sometimes, things happen in life that cause us significant pain, whether this stems from early life experiences, life transitions, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties or unexpected crisis. Navigating through these experiences in a therapeutic setting can make the difference between tolerating the pain (or even resorting to methods of easing the pain that create more problems) and coming through it more resilient with the ability to live a life with meaning.
Hello, My name is Kyrah Dickens, LMFT, and owner/CEO of Clear Thoughts Therapy & Beyond. I provide virtual psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for residents in California. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in Southern California. I've worked with diverse backgrounds including children, teens, adults, families and groups in community mental health, forensic psychology, victims of crime, outpatient clinic, and private practice since 2013.
I work with Individuals, Couples, adolescents, and persons identifying as LGBTQI, who feel as if they need assistance figuring out their personal barriers to success and happiness. I provide assistance to those who may need to overcome generational stigmas or traumas that have left them with negative self thoughts, mood issues, thinking and behaviors. In todays society we face a daily onslaught of emotional and physical triggers, just by reading the news or figuring out sheltering in place during a pandemic, with the kids home! I get it, and I can help balance your emotions, priorities and self-care, in the midst of all the chaos.
Trauma leaves us feeling broken, damaged, and disconnected from our true selves. You may be fed up with the constant triggers in every day situations, feeling distant from family or friends, or overwhelmed with frustration with that nagging little voice that tells you that you can never be enough. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to enjoy your day to day without the constant mind chatter. You’re ready to find deep intimacy in your relationships without your past getting in the way. Most of all, you’re ready to finally find peace.
I am a non-judgmental compassionate licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working with children, families, teens, and adults. I am sensitive to cultural, multiethnic, and racial issues. I have experience with conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and crisis de-escalation.
Hi, I’m Jamaal and my goal, as a therapist, is to empower you as my client. I will do this by creating a safe space with you, to encouraging you during your process of exploration, and to providing reflection and guidance where it may be helpful. I am dedicated to fostering this inclusive and respectful space for all. Therapy can be a powerful tool to help build an understanding of yourself, gain confidence, and develop more fulfilling ways to move through life. I am motivated by helping people find the hope that change is possible, even when it feels nearly impossible.
Therapy is a sacred space to talk, create, play and reflect on your past, present and future. I believe everyone has the innate need for agency and connection and given our lived experiences, we can get stuck at different points in life. My name is Jacqueline Leong-Abad and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have been providing therapy since 2009. I have worked with clinical areas of focus, such as: depression; anxiety; ADHD; trauma; abuse; psychosis; suicide and self-harm; grief & loss; stage of life transitions; communication skills ; stress; and family issues.
I’m seeing clients in person and via zoom. Do you need to be heard with out judgement? In my office I provide a safe, compassionate environment where all can be who they want to be. Crisis, trauma, anxiety, self esteem, grief... we all struggle and need a place to be heard.
I have a genuine desire to be of service to others and help people define and pursue their goals. In both my personal and professional life, I strive to have integrity, honesty and compassion. I believe life is a gift and therapy can provide a means of nurturing and exploring the vastness of the mind-body potential.
If you've every felt like you were in a "space of stuck" you are not alone. Many individuals struggle to pinpoint the barriers to living an enhanced life that optimizes their potential. Trauma, and historical experiences can contribute to this state of suspension. You have the opportunity and capability to change direction, no matter how long you've felt like you were heading to "destination nowhere". It is never too late for personal development. The addition of therapeutic services, support, and healthy coping skills can be the catalyst for positive momentum.
At A to Z Psychotherapy each of our clinicians has a unique approach to meeting the needs of their individual clients. We specialize in treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and PTSD, working with individuals, families and couples. We regard the experience of each person that we meet, offering compassion, empathy, and honesty while providing a safe and nurturing space to heal and grow. We believe the therapeutic relationship is key and approach each client with that in mind as we begin to build rapport and collaboratively develop goals.
I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I work with families with both teenage (ages 15+) and adult children. When working with teens, I take a family therapy approach and involve both the adolescent and the parents. With individuals, I work with adults on issues such as anxiety, past trauma, stress, relationship issues, boundary setting, assertiveness, self-criticism, and overall enhancement of their wellbeing, happiness, and life satisfaction. With couples, I primarily utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy but also pull from other couples therapy modalities such as Gottman.
A Sober Choice is the best choice, for developing tools for change. Founded in 2009, our mission is to provide compassionate, supportive, and professional mental and behavioral health services for adults. At A Sober Choice, we provide Anger Management, individual and group psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, mental health consultations, and behavioral coaching.
Hello. I love working with motivated clients who want to improve communication skills, learn new coping strategies, and find ways to improve their quality of life. Is that you? I consider it an honor and privilege to be let into the lives of my clients and try to have fun and bring a fresh interactive style to my therapy that I find many clients appreciate. So if you are interested in a consult, contact me and we can see if we are a match!