Have you been feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and disconnected from others? Do you tend to self-doubt, or have you previously been called a “people pleaser”? These problems are far too common when we experience difficulty with boundaries and challenges with our self-esteem. Are you ready to improve your connection with yourself and others.
My ability to connect with and assist individuals is an accumulation of my professional education, life experiences and interest in people. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as licensed as a Marriage, Family Therapist. I spent 22 years as a Physician Assistant in Family Practice and Industrial Medicine giving me a well rounded medical and psychological approach to therapy. I find that my clients solve their problems, heal their wounds and find direction under my care, which has given me a great sense of satisfaction over the last 20+ years.
Hello! I’m Asuka and I am here to help you create the life that you’ve always wanted for yourself. I grew up in an environment where mental health struggles were part of the daily environment, and this allows me to lend a unique compassion and empathy for each of my clients. We will work together to create a safe and healthy environment that allows you to process your emotions and feelings in a way that feels most comfortable for you. If you are looking for a therapist who can help you overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression, reach out to me for a free 15 minutes consultation.
Are you looking for a Professional Christian Therapist? If you are looking for a Professional Christian Therapist, I'd be glad to help you with your concerns about anxiety, depression, relationships, or your Faith. I am a Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist and have been practicing in my same office in Manhattan Beach for over 20 years. For more information please feel free to call me. I'd be happy to talk with you!
Sometimes, life holds nothing back. We’re totally overwhelmed. It’s all too much. Too much busy-ness, too much hurry, and too much stress. While you’re a master of taking care of everything and everyone around you, taking care of YOU is often forgotten. And your regular pattern of “go, go, go…” leads to anxiety, burnout, or trauma. And so, you’re just…exhausted. You know something has to change. You know life has more to offer. But you’re not sure where to start.
Hi, I’m Dr. Irma. I am a bilingual, Spanish/English, licensed clinical psychologist with more than 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Since 2006, I have been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I specialize in the psychological treatment of the total person: mind, body and spirit; in children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, inner conflict, stress and LGBTQ+ issues. I offer a personable approach to therapy in a supportive and nonjudgmental client-centered environment.
One of the most important aspects in therapy is for patients to feel heard, respected, and understood. Given that each individual is unique, and no one issue is ever the same among different people, my approach is integrative and tailored to meet the needs of the person, not the "problem". I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgemental environment for patients to learn, grow, explore, challenge, and to live the life they want to be living. I specialize in working with adults - individual, couples, and family - with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and LGBTQ issues.
I am an Asian-American therapist seeking to create a healing and culturally affirming environment for Children, Teens, and Young Adults. Life as a POC can be confusing to navigate as we can have traditions, values, and obligations that oppose our American cultural upbringing. This therapeutic space will be a safe container for those looking to explore their identity, purpose, and authenticity.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing for over 17 years. Specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families from primarily a solution-focused, cognitive behavioral approach, I offer a variety of interventions best matched to fit my client's individual needs. Adept in working with childhood disorders, trauma experiences, grief and loss, anger management, and parenting issues, I strive to look at the "whole picture" and incorporate collaterals and family members, as needed.
I believe that if we turn within, we can find the resources to deal with any problem and we can create a life of satisfaction, love and joy. My ideal client wants a safe, caring relationship in which to open up, share and be authentic. The journey to being oneself is very exciting and for me, therapy is about accepting oneself, expressing oneself and being honest. Doing this inner work with a guide naturally opens doors to connection and resolution of relationship and family problems and creates enthusiasm and a sense of satisfaction and purpose in one's life.
I specialize in working with parents, children, and teens on a variety of presenting issues ranging from anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, crisis management and general relational issues. I prescribe to the belief that in most cases involving children, therapy should be brief and time limited. I have provided counseling services in various settings including local schools, a community mental health center, and now in my private practice. I work from a family systems and humanistic lens to meet the individual needs of my clients. I also utilize evidence-based treatments such as CBT.
Hello. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, couples and families. I can help you find relief. Together we can face the challenges in your life in a way that will empower you and open the doors to greater possibilities. My private practice offers a safe and open atmosphere, free of judgement, and grounded in authenticity. Here you can experience heightened self-awareness and understanding, self-acceptance, enhanced mind-body health, personal growth, and freedom.
Do you want to live a more satisfied life, and develop deeper and more meaningful relationships? I seek to help clients develop goals for their growth and structured sessions in accomplishing small gains that will eventually lead to great progress. I have over 15 years’ experience in the clinical field with children, couples, parenting, and individuals specializing in domestic violence, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. I use a variety of modalities including dialectical behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy.
Therapy is a collaborative experience where I genuinely believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and personal experiences. My role is to help them become more self-aware, integrate both mind and body, and identify and implement their strengths on a daily basis. Throughout the therapy process, I help empower my clients so that they can create both emotional and behavioral changes that will help them lead a happier and more fulfilling life. The therapeutic techniques that I utilize in sessions include client-centered, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
The STRESS is never ending. Pushed to the edge of every limit, belief that there is no solution. Feeling stuck, and not knowing the next direction you want to take whether it be careers or other life transitions. The overwhelming pressure to make decisions that would best benefit you and your family. Having difficulty finding balance in any aspect of life between work, family and time for yourself. Frustrated that everything else you have tried up to this point has made no improvements or significant changes. The crushing reality of transitions into different stages of life is overwhelming. Almost impossible knowing where to start.
I have success working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. I help clients adjust to life transitions such as, divorce, re-marriage, grief and loss, and other major life changes. I am a USC trained therapist, practicing therapy in Los Angeles since 2000 and I am an adjunct professor in the master's of social work program at USC.
Seeing your child struggle is such a helpless feeling. You wish you could find the right words that would fix it all, but nothing that you say, and no amount of logic that you use seems to help. Perhaps you have even tried therapy before, with little progress or success, and you're not sure if this is even a fixable problem. Your child's struggles have become the focus of the entire family. You just want your happy little boy or girl back and to have normalcy restored at home.
In psychotherapy, my hope is to help you learn to manage your life with less stress, anxiety & depression; learn to relax & discover your own unique transformation; quiet your mind & learn to enjoy each day of your life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & a mindfulness based approach, I work with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples addressing depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar, substance abuse, divorce & major life transitions.
My experience includes working in an adult & family clinic, a substance abuse clinic, as a clinical manager in a Fresno based adult/child clinic and in my private practice. I have completed Gottman Couples Training Levels I, II and III.
Often individuals or couples will feel depressed or anxious and they are not able to pinpoint what is making them feel that way. Things might be status quo or there may be a turn in a relationship but feelings don't feel the same. This is when you want to figure out what is going on the inside and work on the unresolved issues.
Are you looking for a therapist who can help your child? I know it can be overwhelming when you see that your child needs support and you're not sure what to do. I trust you have done everything you can and I am here to help make sure your family thrives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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.
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 Manhattan Beach, or Child Psychologists in Manhattan Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Manhattan Beach 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 Manhattan 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.
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.