Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTS-I, C-DBT
Being a woman today can mean living with a lot of insecurity and anxiety. You want to appear successful and put together, but deep down you are struggling to figure out who you are, cope with the chaos in your life, and work through a difficult past. The pressures of everyday life fill you with constant overwhelm, relationships feel distant and stressful, and your energy reserves have been depleted. You can hold it together and make it through the day, but by the time you get home you are exhausted. Cooking, dinner, socialization, and parenting seem like impossible tasks.
I am dedicated to helping individuals find resources and tools needed to overcome stress of everyday life and life's unexpected challenges. It is my goal to help others discover their self-worth, courage, and strength. I enjoy seeing progress and positive change in people's behaviors, thoughts, and life. I believe our quality of life is directly related to quality of relationships, ability to maintain relationships, life experiences, and knowledge we gain from our experiences. I have over 8 years of experience in the mental health field working in a nonprofit agency, youth residential treatment, and one-on-one in home ABA services.
EMDR and trauma specialist, depression, anxiety. I am passionate about what I do and feel lucky to be a part of your journey. Do you feel stuck in your current situation? Do you feel alone or not being heard? Are you not sure where to begin? Oftentimes, finding help or initiating that first step can be scary and daunting. I would like to be there for you when you take that first step and continue on in your journey.
As a therapist, I help to hold that weight of anxiety, trauma, depression, relational conflict, and encourage self acceptance. Everyday we walk through life with all the aspirations and hope of what we want to achieve. We walk down this path, and are faced with many kinds of obstacles that make themselves known only after we least expect them. This can dim our internal light, and create waves of sadness, anger, fear/anxiety, trauma, and depression. Taking the first step by calling a therapist can be a hard step to accomplish, but one of the most rewarding.
Are you struggling to get through the day? Feeling stressed, anxious, or unhappy? There comes a time when our struggles and worries become overbearing and even impact our daily lives and relationships. Living with anxiety and stress can feel isolating, but you don’t have to go through it alone! I will work with you to gain understanding and the steps necessary to start your journey to healing. You’re mental and emotional wellness matters. I specialize in treating Anxiety, Stress, and Life Transitions. I am here to help you crush anxiety and stress to achieve emotional wellness so that you can live your best life!
Thank you for your interest; I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed since 2010. I work with the adult population ranging from 18 years and up. I provide individual therapy as well as couples therapy. One of my goals is that when you are in session, you will feel heard and feel empathy is being offered to you. I have worked in a number of different capacities, ranging from forensic psychology to working with people with PTSD and/or Trauma and Stressor Related disorders, as well as Anxiety Spectrums, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
I am a therapist who is best suited in working with individuals couples and families who are experiencing life/parenting and or grief and loss issues. I also work well with the child/adolescent/teen population of today's generation. One of my specialties includes domestic violence issues. Other specialties include women's issues as well as couples transitioning into retirement stages in life. I do enjoy running self-esteem groups as well as children's art therapy groups
I believe that everybody possess the skills to change, live authentically, and become the person they want to be. It is my goal to partner alongside individuals and help empower them to reach their goal of becoming their most authentic selves. I strive to provide a safe and compassionate environment to my clients. I am challenging, yet supportive. I have extensive experience with a variety of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, attachment issues, personality disorders, psychosis, and relational issues.
Have you or a family member been struggling with anxiety of depression? Trauma or grief? If so, I am here to support you. Throughout my years of experience I have worked with teens, young adults, adults, families and couples. I have an emphasis on working with foster youth and families, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. I have a desire to walk alongside each of my client’s, providing encouragement and a non-judgmental space, so that clients can navigate through various areas of their life. I look forward to connecting and assisting you in achieving your goals.
I am a retired licensed clinical social worker who decided to resume a private practice upon recognizing the mental health impact of the Covid 19 crisis. With over 22 years of providing counseling I have the clinical knowledge and expertise to help alleviate the pain and isolation that many of us are feeling during this transition back to ordinary life. My areas of expertise include helping clients reduce stress and anxiety, cope with grief and loss, manage anger and other difficult emotions and learn how to lessen the effects of trauma and abuse. My approach incorporates mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing and trauma
Are you or a family member struggling with navigating life's overall stressors? Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? I am here to support you! I am a firm believer in providing empathy and unconditional support to my clients through life's challenges. While my passion lies in trauma informed care, I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of capacities, which in some cases include inpatient and outpatient programs. I have experience with depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality and substance use disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, and more.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC , LPC, LMHC
My ideal client is the one who is currently stuck and needs professional assistance in order to move forward. At times this can be experiencing emotional distress, depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), mood swings, grief & loss, or difficulties adjusting to a change of life. I can help you explore and discover a sense of peace and tranquillity by establishing coping skills, empowerment, and the development of treatment goals! You are just a few steps away towards your transformation and living out your best version of self!
Mrs. Cecilia Mathews, is our Clinical Director at CMM Mental Health & Family Therapy, Inc. " "In order to be an effective clinician I work collaboratively with my clients by ameliorating the issues that made them seek help. Individuals and Families are empowered with essential tools learned in therapy by providing a non-judgmental, and empathic environment so they can feel relieved and are able to be empowered to deal with the day to day challenges" Mrs. Mathews also is Bilingual in English and Spanish so she is able to provide therapy in to Spanish speaking individuals.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, CPT
Currently accepting new clients. Congratulations on taking that first step in seeking counseling. I fully recognize your strength and also appreciate everything that has led you to pursuing counseling. Sometimes we may become so frozen by all of the “what if” scenarios, caught thinking about the future. We may get stuck dwelling on the past and the things we wished we “should” have done. Other times there may be instances of life-changing events or traumas that may still haunt you. You are an individual with a unique set of identities, experiences, with a story to tell. I’m here to help you own and address your story.
Life can be messy, transitions can be daunting, stress can be overwhelming, and barriers can block our personal breakthroughs. I am passionate about patiently and empathetically walking individuals through the ups and down of life with customized paths of healing, recovery, and self-discovery. Feeling “stuck” is not a weakness, but rather an opportunity for self-exploration to gain the insight needed to live life authentically and to it’s fullest. I bring warmth and acceptance to every session and am committed to building trust with each individual who takes that brave step to engage in a transformative process.
We often have to operate our bodies to navigate and perform in a world that does not reflect or sometimes support our inner realities/preferences. This can result in relational struggles, stress, anxiety, depression and more.
Are you feeling misunderstood? Confused? Judged? Are you a teenager needing a voice? Any sexual or gender identity concerns? Are you a parent needing a few more tools to better manage the family? Do you need support communicating with your child/family? Individual or family therapy is an effective avenue in which to explore such issues openly without judgment. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with much experience working with children, adults and their families. I am comfortable exploring touchy subjects with an open mind and no judgments!
I believe that healing can be the most transformative when we have a better understanding of the various parts of ourselves that make us who we are. I want to get to know you and your story and how it's impacted your sense of wholeness. My goal is to work with you in building a warm, strength based and supportive environment to gain a better understanding of the worry or fear that holds you back from achieving your goals. Together we will explore experiences from your past and present which provides an opportunity where you can get support and learn new ways of coping by implementing solutions that can be used in your everyday life.
Are you experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, feeling stuck in a dark place of depression or addiction? Maybe you are experiencing challenges with feeling too needy in relationships or having difficulty connecting emotionally. Perhaps, you are wanting to be more assertive, have less stress in social situations, and have more confidence at work. Past experiences can strongly influence the way you feel about yourself and the world. Past events can be anything from experiencing emotional/physical/sexual abuse, bullying, emotional neglect, experiencing racial trauma, or not feeling accepted for being LGBTQ+.
***PLEASE NOTE: I am not accepting new clients at this time. I will change this message when new spots are available. No waitlist.*** I help individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and spiritual issues. Many seek me out because I integrate Christian faith into the therapy experience. I am casual and highly relational. Many of my clients are artists, small business owners, educators, and moms. I enjoy working with high-functioning professionals to help prevent emotional baggage from interfering with performance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Murrieta 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 Murrieta 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 Murrieta 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?
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