Trauma Focused Therapists in Palm Desert, CA

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Araceli Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I’m Araceli Martinez, bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have had the opportunity to help clients of all ages in working with a wide range on concerns such as trauma, depression, and anxiety by utilizing evidenced based practices of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, seeking safety, as well as traditional therapy interventions.
(760) 273-3195
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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The Refinery Integrated Wellness Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel dissatisfied with life as you are currently living it? Have past attempts in therapy failed? The therapists at The Refinery can help! The Refinery is a group therapy located in the El Paseo Shopping District of Palm Desert. At The Refinery, we understand that although you may be doing the best you can at this moment, you may need additional support to work through troubling issues and reach your goals. Our therapists are passionate about using their specialized skills and training to help you create a life worth living.
(760) 840-2658
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Paulina Ospina-Mallarino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
I enjoy supporting you through difficult periods in your life, my practice centers on facilitating a path where you can find your own voice and discover your ability to face challenges, heal from trauma, grow beyond the obstacles and develop empowering narratives from your experience. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced issues related to "toxic" relationships and past trauma resulting in depression and anxiety. I can help you cope with life-transitions and choices that are demanding and stressful. I strongly believe that each of us comes into the world with the ability to heal and grow.
(760) 994-4255
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Maddi Schmelz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Right now you’re probably struggling to keep up with everything on your plate & fighting those thoughts telling you you’re not doing enough. (Spoiler alert, you ARE enough). If you’re ready to learn ways to avoid getting caught up in the downward spiral and focus on who you want to be as a person, get some major stuff handled, sleep and reset, and actually enjoy your life, then you’ve come to the right place! My goal is for you to find who you are as a person; away from the misconceived perceptions that the world has placed upon you, and create alignment in your goals, self-image and overall you! I'll see you soon, byeee!
(916) 507-0758
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Stacy Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CADC II
Verified
Verified
Do you feel that you can't be yourself or worry about authentically expressing who you are and what your needs are for fear of rejection? Therapy can be a safe and secure way to express yourself and explore ways to transform and increase well being. As a partner, we can identify the tools and solutions that will work best for you. I believe while life’s challenges provide us an opportunity to persevere in situations, behaviors may result as a way to meet that need or situation. I work with you, as a partner to help you identify the solutions that will meet your unique and personal needs.
(760) 428-1490
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Alicia Caruthers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The therapeutic process has been found to be challenging but what is harder to live with is less than a good quality of life. My commitment to assist my client’s can make that therapeutic process less challenging. The commitment and the client’s willingness for change can be a powerful tool to assist with the struggles of mental health. All an individual needs is enough courage to take the first step and reach out to a professional for guidance through the healing process.
(760) 392-2211
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Darcy Aviles
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame? Do you feel like you keep sabotaging all of your relationships? Wish you could feel more in control of your life? Porn addiction and other compulsive behaviors in adolescence and adulthood can turn lives upside down. Feeling anxious and alone can damage our relationships with ourselves and others.
(760) 970-8201
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Caryn L Kruse
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, PPS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we feel lost, get stuck, and don’t know how to move forward. I offer personalized therapy tailored to where you are and where you want to go. EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative are a few of the modalities we will use to help you understand yourself, heal, and move towards your goals instead of away from them. I am passionate about helping individuals on their journey toward wellbeing through healing traumas, learning new skills, and making healthier choices. If you are ready to make changes and want a safe place to get started, let’s talk.
(760) 919-4664
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Tess R Hightower
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In private practice in Los Angeles for 25 years. I am a seasoned therapist, with a Doctorate in Psychology and taught Psychology for 15 years. I have written a workbook for couples, and work with several populations, including same sex couples. While relationships are my primary focus, I am also trained in trauma, addictions and gerontology (specializing with clients over the age of 50). You will find my office environment warm and friendly, a safe place to talk about very difficult topics. You may request a resume or Google me: Dr. Tess Hightower, or visit my website at Drtesshightower.com. 310-625-9996
(310) 620-1736
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Alison Busher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Starting therapy takes bravery. My work is focused on recognizing that bravery the moment you walk through my door and anyone courageous enough to do so deserves respect and support. I hope to guide and empower you, first as a caring human being, and then as a professional, to give you skills to help bring healing on your journey that brings you here. With a complimentary education in the areas of fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness, I take an integrative and holistic approach to my work to help create an overall positive lifestyle change for all my clients.
(760) 820-2866
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Hiba Kehdy Lai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, TFCBT, RPT
Verified
Verified
Hello and Welcome to my website! I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship that promotes unification of body, mind, and soul, and promotes improvements in one's quality of life. In my private practice, I provided support for individuals and families from over 15 different cultural backgrounds. From the United States, the MiddleEast, and Latin America.
(760) 849-8402
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Christina Granillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking therapy is not always easy, but if you're here, you've taken the first step. If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed, tired of doing the same things without getting different results, come give therapy a try. With the help of different therapeutic disciplines we can work through depression, anxiety, anger, relational problems, and so much more.
(442) 275-8968
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Windows of Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Palm Desert individual, couples and family counseling offered in a warm and comfortable environment! We help individuals and couples work through difficult life processes in a nurturing and loving way. We assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult situations. We specialize with mental health counseling in Palm Desert and Long Beach dealing with infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. We look forward to hearing from you.
(310) 928-2319
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dawn Therese Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Individual, couples and family counseling is offered in a warm and comfortable environment! I help individuals and couples work through difficult life experiences in a nurturing and loving way, and assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult life situations. I specialize in infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during the healing process.
(760) 334-5580
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Private Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Four 75 Minute Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 4 to 6 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(760) 654-6534
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Jeff Walker
Psychologist, MDiv, MA, DMin, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you ready for help with personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming or hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you toward a healthier and brighter future? ANGER MANAGEMENT; SEX ADDICTION; CYBERSEX Addiction; Emotional Intelligence; Depression; Mid-Life Crisis; Marital Conflict & Communication; Intimacy Impairment; Childhood Trauma; Adult Children of Alcoholic challenges and Control Issues are my areas of specialization. In a comfortable, compassionate and supportive environment, I will assist you in evaluating core beliefs, feelings and behaviors. Together, we will develop effective and efficient solutions to problems you are facing. You can move forward!
(760) 237-8951
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Mere Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are there parts of yourself you want to work on? Do you find yourself facing anxiety, overthinking/questioning things, feeling misunderstood, or repeating old patterns? By processing feelings, gaining insight, and developing new skills, we can break unhealthy cycles, approach situations, and manage emotions and behavior with greater awareness and ease. I work collaboratively to help clients make sense of the past and progress toward their future goals while building compassion for themselves and others. I strive to see and understand not only who my clients are now, but what they've experienced, and who they are becoming.
(510) 648-3338
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Palm Desert, CA 92261
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Not accepting new clients
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Amanda Baker-Vande Brake
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Working from a depth psychological perspective, Amanda helps couples and individuals explore and navigate their everyday lives in a conscious relationship with their inner selves.
(760) 472-5026
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Erika Crowell Altobelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become. I specialize in treating adults who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety utilizing an empathic but effective approach to strengthening the healthy inner core.
(760) 258-4366
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Sage Recovery Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, ICADC, MSCP, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Is your life out of control? Do you need to recover, relieve stress, and have coping skills to deal with life? For 26 years, I have been attending to the needs of my clients. I am very passionate about working with individuals who want to improve themselves, live a productive and happier, peaceful life. I will help you to find the right skills and tools to utilize in your recovery.
(760) 307-1195
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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What type of Palm Desert mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Palm Desert?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.