Are life’s struggles causing you to feel overwhelmed, confused, distressed, dissatisfied, or alone? I can help you find hope and healing, and a way forward. I truly believe the connection between therapist and client is essential to successful therapy and connecting with my clients - is my greatest asset. I do this by providing a caring, non-judgmental, supportive presence and a listening ear. In this safe place, I come alongside adult individuals dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Co-dependency, Elder and Caregiving Issues, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Faith Issues and help them move forward.
Welcome and happy day! As we all know, this world is sad, chaotic and demeaning-which is why connecting with a positive therapist is crucial. Every individual deserves a therapist who is understanding, non-judgmental, compassionate, honest, culturally sensitive, dedicated, fair, and hopeful. As your therapist, my priority is to keep you safe and to instill confidence and hope during stressful times. As a therapist for over 5 years, I ensure that my clients' needs and goals are prioritized through self-determination in an effort to build and sustain a positive therapeutic relationship.
Imagine the following: you have been using the same paint palette for a while. You never clean the palette, so all the paint from the past years have dried on top of each other. One day, you feel uneasy with the top color so you decide to rip it off. It isn't until you turn it over that you see all the colors and realize they cannot be separated from each other. I focus on the clients as a whole and I believe that whatever brings you to therapy is deeply rooted in your cumulative life experiences, not in isolation.
Are you feeling stuck? You may be feeling frustrated, afraid, or overwhelmed. 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 feel more at ease. You’re ready to figure this out. Most of all, you’re ready to break free from these uncomfortable feelings.
It takes courage and humility to seek help for oneself. I strive to create an empathic, collaborative atmosphere to help you address and diminish pain and conflict in your life. My approach is eclectic drawing from two decades of experience treating a wide range of emotional issues. There is no need for you to suffer any longer. I offer guidance and tools for you to reduce distress in your life.
Dana works with children, youth, and families. She helps her clients learn to cope and heal from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harming, suicidal ideation, PTSD, trauma, and abuse (sexual/psychological/emotional/physical). She also enjoys working with adult children of alcoholics, grief and loss, and caregiver stress. Dana’s goal is to help her clients feel empowered and provide hope they can heal from any painful past or present experiences in their lives.
I believe that developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is essential. My training and experience have created the fostering of the origins of trauma and how it can affect all areas of functioning. I use trauma-informed approaches and am both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist. These modalities are instrumental in reducing the effects that long term and chronic tension, trauma, and anxiety can create in our daily lives.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience providing psychotherapy and consultation. I have helped children, teens and adults work through a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, and peer/relational issues. I also have extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum, as well as consulting with their parents who are navigating the difficult path of raising neuro-divergent children. On a personal level, I believe my down to earth, optimistic, and authentic nature offers comfort and hope for change.
I am eager to work with clients whom want to heal past wounds whether in childhood or recent relationships and step into their authentic selves! It is my joy to work with you to uncover blockages in your life that are preventing you from being your best self! If you find yourself struggling with negative self-talk, emotional, reactive around family, easily triggered, difficulty setting boundaries, have feelings of unworthiness or not belonging, I would love to work with you to tease out barriers, provide neuroscience info and hold space for you to s"elf heal" past wounds and step into your most confident highest version of yourself.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW(C) , CADCIII, ICADCII, SUDCIII
FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES AND ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I have over 30 years of experience in the field of counseling and addiction treatment. I know I can help you and your family in developing an effective approach to get the treatment necessary and change the course of your lives as well as gain freedom from the grip of addiction. " Book Knowledge " helps but I also have 32 years of personal recovery from addiction to draw from to make effective assessments and help the entire family deal with the crisis. Professional help increases the likelihood of success by 400%. My specialties are addictions, co-dependency and anger management
Although we come from many different walks of life, your story matters. I am here to assure you that your journey does not have to be navigated through alone. My goal is to work together with you in discovering who you once were, who you are now, & who & where you want to be. I believe we can learn to control our thoughts & emotions in order to heal, discover peace, & find empowerment. In this journey of self-discovery, I hope to provide you with a non-judgmental & supportive, safe space while focusing on developing genuine trust & connection.
I consider it an honor to develop a relationship with you and walk beside you on your journey to exploring your darkest corners and bringing some light into your shadows. For 14 years, I have been in the field of recovery and addiction. I have personal and professional experience with addiction and I am familiar with most types of recovery. Inpatient treatment can be expensive and is not appropriate for everyone. I can support you in making an informed decision in how to best treat your addiction without the sales pitch and get you and your family the help you need.
Some of us have been taught that asking for help can be burdensome or even unnecessary, yet all of us experience challenges that often feel too difficult to handle alone. I believe in a person’s ability to grow, and therapy can be the first step in facilitating this growth. I’m best matched with clients who benefit from a holistic approach that values life’s complexities. If you bring your lived experience, I will bring my professional training and my passion to unlock your potential growth. As your therapist, I’m here to hold space for your most difficult situations.
Priscilla is the founder and licensed clinical psychotherapist of PAC Services. She has worked in social services and mental health since 2012 and provides compassionate evidence based therapy for adults and adolescents. Priscilla is dedicated to recognizing each client’s unique experiences, personalities, strengths, and needs to help them find their own respective path to healing. She is passionate about social justice/systemic inequality issues and considers it an honor and privilege to come alongside her clients in their journey of healing and resilience.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CADC-I
No matter what you’re seeking, whether it’s overcoming worries, desiring more out of life, reducing stress in relationships, or becoming a more refined version of yourself, it’s helpful to have an ally throughout the journey. I believe that people have within them the creativity, strengths, and solutions to become who and what they want to be. My style is integrative which aims to address each person’s unique experience through a wide variety of psychotherapies and tools.
Whether you are a teenager or an adult, existential moments present themselves. Sometimes it takes the help of someone compassionate, yet straightforward, who is outside of the problem to help you find solutions. There is not always a clear cut answer to life's complex problems, but together we can prioritize and sort them out in order to achieve our goals. I work with both adolescents and adults in areas such as: trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
I am here to help an individual in their journey to being more centered, happier, and filled with tools and skills to handle what life throws at us on our way. Are you tired of not feeling like you're not striving in life, barely hanging? Depressed, anxious, confused, feeling like you don't matter, unclear of your purpose? Do you want to feel better about yourself, more confident, and smile more? I'm no magician and can't make all these wishes come true. But I can provide a safe and unconditionally accepting place for you to explore the inner workings of your heart and soul and rid of old ways no longer serving you.
Money, vacations and good food can make us happy, but how long does this feeling last? Sustainable happiness comes from within, unobstructed by past injuries and external influences. When we operate disconnected from our inner wellbeing, we feel lost, unsatisfied, depressed, anxious...the list goes on. As your therapist, our purpose is to nurture and witness your journey back to your true essence and to facilitate a process that will lead you to a life of wellness and authenticity. Integrating many philosophies and theories, we specialize in taking a holistic standpoint to promote healing.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Is the journey to motherhood not what you expected? Becoming a mom can be overwhelming, exhausting and leave you feeling anxious, depressed, isolated and even disconnected from your partner. When the rest of the world expects us to be basking in the glow of motherhood and reminds us to cherish every moment it can be especially hard to admit we're having a difficult time staying afloat. You are not alone. Twenty percent of new moms experience significant mood disturbance and 67% of couples report a significant decrease is martial satisfaction after the birth of a child.
Sometimes it's time to make a change and deepen our understanding of ourselves and others. Therapy can be quite helpful in this process through providing a safe, non-judgmental relationship from which to grow. I look forward to meeting you. I've been in private practice since 1986. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, 16 years old and up. It's important for you to know that you are not alone in this journey of growth and healing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in The Plaza, Long Beach 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 The Plaza, Long Beach 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.
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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 The Plaza, Long Beach 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.
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