My name is Emily White and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Visalia, CA. For nearly a decade I have had the extreme pleasure of helping hundreds of clients and families struggling with a wide range of difficulties from anxiety and depression to relationship issues and behavioral challenges. I enjoy working with individuals across a wide range of ages and stages of life through a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator, and Christian Counselor. I have 12 years of experience working for county, private practice, and non-profit agencies. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I will help you examine your interpersonal relationships for the purpose of achieving more satisfying and productive connections. My goal is to help you with the best care through compassionate, non-judgmental, and skilled therapy practices. Let's talk!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience working with individuals, families, and couples from ethnically and culturally diverse populations. The individuals I work with are overcoming various life transitions that range from mental health issues, interpersonal relationships, career and academic challenges, substance use, grief and loss, and trauma. Having a strong support system, whether it is from friends, family, and/or community members, can help bridge the gap between feeling helpless and alone and feeling supported and understood.
I have been a practicing Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years. I've worked with very diverse populations in terms of ethnicity, socioeconomics, and ages - from teens to adults of all ages. I have also worked extensively with families and couples. My methods are solution-oriented and I look at each client as a partner in their therapy. Because you are unique, I see you as the expert on your own life and we will work together on all stages of your therapy. My objective in working with you is to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.
I am a highly qualified therapist with over twenty-five years of experience, I am a dedicated professional who works with people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures. I work with children (10 and older), adolescents, adults, and seniors. The scope of my work includes Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, Women's Issues, Couples and Families, Grief and Loss, Stress Management, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, LGBTQ, and Victims of Trauma and Abuse. I've been told by clients that I am easy to talk to and that they make strides in just our first few sessions.
There are times in life when one needs a safe and nonjudgmental space to work on issues and challenges that may arise. I strive to provide an accepting environment where one can be yourself and work towards identified goals. I provide a strength-based approach when helping individuals, couples and families overcome obstacles they may be facing and start on a path of healing.
Hello, my name is Laura Vogel, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My deep-seated belief that the client has all the answers they need within themselves dictates how I practice therapy. The majority of humans are doing the best they can with what they have and sometimes try to find peace and safety in self-destructive ways. Positive intentions to protect oneself from pain with negative consequences It is my role as your therapist to help you connect with your true self, find solutions to your problems, and walk through hardships gracefully by asking you the right questions and equipping you with the necessary tools.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress about having to accomplish daily tasks that used to generate a sense of accomplishment? Are you anxious about meeting personal expectations or fear disappointing others? My intention is provide you a safe space where you are supported and encouraged to address these challenges that may be showing up in your daily life in the form of excessive worries, stress, or deep sadness and effecting the way you relate with others around you.
Welcome! I am a licensed therapist providing individual therapy to adults. Like many therapists, my approach is eclectic, based on my education, training, and experience. My education leaned toward psychoanalytic, while my work history includes many years of working with mothers/infants, children and youth in foster care, adoptive families, incarcerated individuals, and the severely mentally ill. I have specialized education in attachment theory, early childhood mental health, adoption-related issues, and CBT. I currently facilitate CBT groups for depression. My approach is non-judgmental, supportive, and active.
We seek therapy because at some level we imagine that life could be better. We all suffer in different ways and suffering is universal, but it is precisely that suffering that leads us into a process of discovering how our deepest selves want to be expressed in the world and then to find the inner resources to live that out. In its truest sense, psychotherapy – which means “tending to the soul” – is not only concerned with alleviating symptoms, resolving issues, or adapting to life’s demands (though these are important), but ultimately with living lives that are more joyful, creative and free.
My approach is humanistic, client-centered, and framed by compassion. My focus is on fostering an open, supportive therapeutic environment that welcomes curiosity, and encourages clients to try on new patterns of thinking and behavior. Making even gentle changes takes effort and practice; no one wants to feel discouraged or stuck in a painful place, and I like to honor that wish to decrease distress and find greater contentment.
As a sports psychologist, I have a unique practice in that I specialize in working with athletes who have the desire to take their game to the next level. Being a competitive athlete helps me relate to other competitive people in sports or business. My primary focus is on confidence building and the elimination of performance anxiety. I use a 3 tiered approach to training: Perspective Training, Mental Skills Training, and Applied Settings (if applicable at a sporting location). I am the only professional to offer that kind of travel service. We also offer Coaching Certification Programs for those who are interested in teaching.
Searching for a therapist and asking for help is a brave act of self-love. In our work together your goals, issues and dreams are at the center. This is your time to explore, to heal, and to grow. Old patterns may be difficult to change. A trained therapist can help you to make the changes you need in order to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Choosing someone to help your child from all these pictures and words may seem overwhelming when you are worried about your child - especially in this difficult time in the world. Here is a short cut. Call me. A simple phone call could be your first step towards getting help for your child and feeling better. I provide for you and your child a non-judgmental, developmentally appropriate, supportive environment where together we can work to help your family and allow your child to be all that you know he or she can be.
I like to help people find and claim their own voices and contribute in ways that fit their unique talents and natural ways of being. I also believe that difficult periods in life facilitate psychological and spiritual growth, particularly if they are held with warmth, self-compassion and care. I enjoy working with college age people through older adults. I directed the Shyness Clinic Phil Zimbardo founded at Stanford for 25 years, where I developed the Social Fitness Model of treatment which focuses on effort and practice, the same way that people attain an adaptive, rewarding state of physical fitness.
What is it to be you? To have a body? To exist? I aim to create a clear and safe relational space where you can explore yourself, your patterns, your movements, your goals, and your boundaries, and where you can heal any wounds, grieve what you need to grieve, and get comfortable being yourself and navigating in the direction you want to go in.
Welcome! If you're looking for therapy for yourself, your child, or a loved one, know that you are taking a brave step towards building a support system for yourself and others. As a Silicon Valley native, I know raising children and living in this area comes with unique challenges. I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and parents. I am most passionate about supporting parents who are experiencing their own mental health symptoms or stress related to parenting, particularly for those parenting pre-teens who are going through mental health issues.
Trauma, like most things, exists on a spectrum. The key to overcoming it is to identify where you are on that spectrum and identify your individual challenges to happiness. That’s where I come in. I am here to help you in the ways you need and deserve.
Whether it’s anxiety, depression, past trauma, or even just difficulty working through a tough time that lead you here, I'm glad that you decided to reach out today. Asking for help takes tremendous courage and I’m proud that you are taking the steps to improve your life and well being. At my practice, Tailwinds Therapy, we believe that great therapy starts with feeling safe, understood, and accepted regardless of circumstance, and that having the right match between therapist and client is important for success. Together we can explore what's getting in the way of your happiness and help you find ways to move forward in your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Los Banos 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 Los Banos 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 Los Banos, or Child Psychologists in Los Banos.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Los Banos 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 Los Banos 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.