My clients usually express experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for empathic, flexible, and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance. My clients have challenges with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, self/body image, interpersonal relationships (family, platonic, romantic), work-life balance, life transitions, racial trauma, racial identity, challenges with boundary setting, and assertive communication. I provide them with a empathetic and supportive environment to explore these challenges, and develop goals and interventions to grow and heal.
One of my passions has always been helping others. Experiencing unhappiness, sorrow, struggles and difficult issues are part of life. My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are at and provide a safe space to explore and share emotions, thoughts, needs and wants free from judgement. Aligning with you, and seeing the world through your eyes, I can help you to develop healthy perceptions of self, strengthen relationships, and meet goals to have improved quality of life and health. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process and through therapy, I can offer tools and interventions that can help you get to your desired destination.
Maybe you've been in therapy in the past but the changes you were looking for never really happened. You haven't been able to think your way out of your past traumatic experiences and now life seems to be adding new problems to the old ones. I am Katy (she/her) an LMFT and a somatic therapist working in mental health for more than a decade. Somatic Experiencing therapy is a gentle method of working with and resolving chronic stress and trauma that may have resulted in problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, and problematic substance use.
I lived in 3 different countries throughout my formative years which has inspired in me a love for multiculturalism, open-heartedness, resilience, and a passion for helping people heal. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Additionally, I am genuinely respectful and considerate of all different sexual and gender identities, cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. I draw from my interest, knowledge, and experience with depth psychotherapy, mythology, and eco-therapy to assist my clients.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, college counseling centers, hospital clinics, and HMO clinics. Therefore, I have experience working with a diverse range of patient populations and presenting issues. My predoctoral training helped me to assist clients with depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. My postdoctoral training focused on trauma work, including sexual assault and child abuse. I welcome a complimentary phone consultation.
Se habla Español. Are you going through changes (i.e. a traumatic experience or a life transition) that is causing conflict, low energy, anxiety or stress? Is the lack of communication or support at home not helping you get through the tough times. If yes, we are here to help you. Lamas Counseling’s mission is to help individuals and families improve communication in the home, stress/ anxiety management, heal any pain from the past or present, gain insight on behavioral patterns, and work towards a healthier life and family environment.
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
My clients come to me for help with developing healthy self-care habits for optimal wellness. They have difficulty finding peace and calm in the midst of daily life activities (especially parents), and therefore may suffer various symptoms from stress and overwhelm (and possibly other mental health concerns). They come to me because they are intent on developing and maintaining healthy habits, and they know that using behavior science (Applied Behavior Analysis and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) is effective in achieving behavior goals. They want to do this because self-care leads to more effective overall performance (life, work)
As a Latina/mother/daughter/wife, I understand the difficulty of making time to prioritize my wellness. As people of color we often hear " we have gone through worse and didn't need therapy" "our people don't need therapy, thats a white thing" "tu no estas loca." These expressions are meant to celebrate the resiliency of our people but beneath the surface they are damaging. By denying our humanity, we downplay the effects mental illness can have on us, our family and our community. We ignore our own pain and suffering, in an effort to show our "strength."
I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and I received my Master's Degree in Clinical psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to joining Path Mental Health, I worked at Orange County Health Care Agency, providing individual psychotherapy, brief family therapy, and case management to a diverse, multicultural clientele with severe and persistent mental health disorders, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, as well as a broad assortment of Personality Disorders.
Hello, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Coronavirus has triggered pervasive anxiety and is transforming how we work, live, consider our health, and engage in social interactions. I specialize in providing culturally-sensitive and empowering online video therapy with the goal of positive change. Therapy is an active platform for growth. I hope to help you process the stress and anxiety of shelter-in-place, working from home, social isolation, and the uncertainty that looms ahead while helping you to stay connected to a positive attitude.
Do you often feel sad, worried or affected by past trauma? Are you struggling with your self-esteem or adjusting to new events in your life? You came to the right person. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have experience working in the area of Mental Health. With me you will find a safe place to express your feelings and find different avenues to cope with these different emotions. I provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space through telehealth. I can guide you in developing different strategies to assist in improving your daily functioning whether it be at home, school, work or out in the community.
Being a first generation born Asian American can be an alienating experience. Having someone who can understand your experience can make all the difference. When someone really "gets" you, will work alongside you through the challenges you face, then you can have a different experience in a relationship that helps you to do what you didn't think you could before. I will listen to you, support you, help you understand yourself better, and help you learn new skills.
I would like you to know that you are in a safe place. My name is Kathleen Maldonado, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am here to walk with you on your journey to self-awareness, cognitive challenging, and healing. I have worked in the mental health field for 4 years, specializing in Trauma studies, implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist clients overcome and heal.
I am licensed in California with 9 years of therapy experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process. I bring a unique approach as I embrace the Afrocentric perspective and am able to provide culturally sensitive therapy to minorities through education from a HBCU as well
I specialize in depression, anxiety, family issues, trauma, emerging adulthood struggles, life transitions, or cross-cultural adjustment issues. I believe that by providing a relationship of acceptance and empathy along with problem-solving skills, you will feel seen, heard, safe, and valued. If this sounds like you, I would love to accompany you on your journey of growth, healing, and thriving.
I view therapy as a collaborative process that stems from a safe, caring and authentic relationship which allows you to explore your feelings and thoughts without feeling judged. My patience, flexibility, sense of humor and ability to relate to clients draw from my experience in working with clients with various needs and challenges. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression/pre- and postpartum, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am bilingual in English and Cantonese and I am sensitive to multicultural issues.
My work has ignited my passion to work with people who live life through the lens of multiple cultures: the culture you might be born into and your ever evolving one. If you find yourself in a different country or environment, whether its creating a better opportunity for your family, education, or professionally based. Experiencing confusion and feelings of not belonging, isn’t uncommon.Being in an interracial or intercultural relationship adds its own layer of obstacles and difficulties. You might notice that your experiences through the world differ, and even your life expectations.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and member of the American Counseling Association and CALPCC. My areas of experience and specialty include working with depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior, phase of life adjustment, trauma, grief and loss, teens and adults. Clients seeking to learn new coping and relaxation skills, insight building, task management strategies, mindfulness, positive psychology, and to improve interpersonal and communication skills would be best suited for the treatment I provide. I have been working in the mental health field since 2008, with over 6 years of professional counseling experience.
Dr. Karen Quek, an Experienced Mental Healthcare Professional with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University, is a dual-licensed couple and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. My professional goal is to help you empower self and to move on in new directions from your hurtful past and to create enriching relationships. I work from a family systemic perspective. I provide therapy personalized to your unique relational needs. Collaboratively, we will look to the current and past relational, familial and cultural contexts of your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Monterey Park 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 Monterey Park 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 Monterey Park, or Child Psychologists in Monterey Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Monterey Park 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 Monterey Park 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.