Dr. Amelia Lugo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with the California Board of Psychology. Dr. Lugo has extensive experience in relationship issues, self-esteem issues, negative core beliefs, addiction, Mind Map be the cause system, and other mental health issues. Dr. Lugo believes that seeking or attending consultation or therapy is not a sign of weakness or vulnerability but rather, an action of strength. Dr. Lugo believes that admitting that you have a desire to change, but are unsure how to do that, is the first step to being a better version of yourself. Let Dr. Lugo help you discover the keys to unlock your locks.
Online EMDR for California residents! As a survivor of Childhood Trauma, I’ve been committed to removing the mystery from the self-healing process - both for myself & for my clients - since I first graduated as a therapist in 1997. During my study of how to heal, I developed a proprietary 6 Step System that is based on principles found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Embodiment Principles, Mindfulness and Emotion Focused Therapy principles. Turns out, there’s a way to heal trauma triggers - both “Big T triggers” and “little t triggers.”
Have you ever experienced trauma that holds you back from living life? No matter how hard you try to suppress it, those negative memories and feelings seem to resurface. Feeling a loss of control can be debilitating and I’m here to help you. I have experience working with children, families, adults, and elderly from diverse backgrounds. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma that are caused by childhood attachments/experiences, life transitions, or family/relationship issues.
The first step to healing is the step you are taking now. Searching for the ‘right’ therapist can feel daunting. I believe the right match is so important to building the trust needed to have a successful therapeutic experience. I have been in practice since 2005 helping adults, adolescents and families.
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
I enjoy working with the client's present day experience while bringing in relevant aspects of one's personal history. I work collaboratively with my clients on re-creating a life of healing and fullness. Therapy might mean working through depression and anxiety, significant events in the past, exploring spiritual meanings, all the while exploring the here-and-now. Having had extensive international experiences, I also actively engage in an intercultural frame and approach in therapy, exploring cultural values and intergenerational issues. Wellness is actively defined by the forces and people that has shaped and continues to shape us.
You are not the problems you are dealing with. The fundamental belief that guides my practice as a psychotherapist is that all of us are worthy, lovable and creative beings capable of thriving and sustaining meaningful relationships. But there are times when we may lose sight of that. Perhaps you have been functioning well for years, but something has happened to upset your equilibrium or temporarily overwhelm your ability to cope. Perhaps you have been harboring feelings of inadequacy your whole life. In either instance, I can help reacquaint you with your strength and purpose, and innate worthiness.
I work with individuals, couples, and families. Therapy is an effective way to identify emotional and psychological 'blind spots'. Discovery of blind spots enables clients to make real their vision of happiness and healthy living. Depression, addiction, trauma, relationship problems, and more may often be explained in terms of maladaptive responses to suffering. I work with clients to explore their relationships, developmental history, and willingness to change. Psychological, emotional, and physical engagement in the world are strongly encouraged.
Are you caught in a cycle of stretching towards your highest achievements only to plummet again into anxiety, depression, or grief? Are your moods susceptible to external circumstances, ebbing with highs and lows as do the tides? Trauma, currently or in the past, remembered or lost to consciousness, is stored in our bodies and neural networks and is often the silent culprit behind relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, feelings of shame, inadequacy, suicidality and self-harm. Let's reconnect the pathway to the Self you are meant be.
The therapists at Relate Therapy Center specialize in relationships. If you are struggling in your marriage, with your kids, with your significant other, with your friends, or if you're struggling with maintaining relationships at all, we are here to help. Oftentimes, the relationship struggles that people face can lead to significant distress--depression, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, addiction, and more. If you are experiencing these, or other kinds of struggles, know that you don't have to face them alone. We are here to help!
Dr. Leslie Loubier is a highly skilled and experienced Mindfulness trainer, as well as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, executive and personal coach, university lecturer and key-note speaker. Trained in Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society, Dr. Loubier teaches Mindfulness to individuals and groups nationally. She also works with executives, performers, artists, writers and athletes on peak-performance, self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem. Leslie has a regular yoga practice and has practiced Insight Meditation since 1997.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MS, MA
I believe that humans heal through connecting with others. In therapy I aim to make that connection with you. My approach also takes into account the larger forces that we have to deal with on a day to day basis in order to help therapy be more effective and lasting. I work from a Psychodynamic and Systemic framework, but my authenticity and honesty is offered above all else.
When you're hurting emotionally - sad, anxious, overstressed, or experiencing pain or loss in a relationship - you want help from someone who is competent, kind, and trustworthy. It is my commitment to provide a safe and supportive place for you to freely share your struggles, challenges, needs, and desires. I work actively and collaboratively to help you develop and use your strengths and resources to successfully face the important problems in your life. My ultimate goal through this process is to support you in discovering new levels of emotional freedom that allow you to live well and love well.
In all phases of life, we face constant change and unexpected circumstances. Even for those who are strongly independent and resilient, life can be overwhelming at times. Therapy can be a space to explore the parts of life that feel uncertain and unmanageable, and identify where you want to go from here. Building the foundation for growth in therapy starts by creating a safe, genuine space where people can feel heard, understood, and valued for the person they are. I believe that people can foster long-term growth through understanding their journey, connecting with their true emotions, and empowering choice with authenticity.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFA, AMFT
Personal change and growth come from an encouraging, supportive, safe, compassionate, and empathetic environment where an individual can discover oneself and grow. Are you finding those coping mechanisms which once worked for you no longer are? Do you struggle to find a connection to yourself or others? Are you finding yourself still struggling with things that happened long ago and you don't understand why? Having the courage to work on one’s relationship to self and others can be powerful, deeply healing, and perhaps one of the most loving actions one can do.
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take the initial step. You may be feeling like you are depressed and anxious due to your trauma. I aim to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills, and adapt to new changes. We can work together to identify your goals and needs and address the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience.
My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Florida and California. My goal as a therapist is to help you learn and figure out who you are through education and through building insight. I specialize in working with young and middle-aged adults struggling with identity, addiction, interpersonal relationships, personality disorders, attachment issues, depression and anxiety. I truly believe that each and every one of us has the strength to overcome any issue; sometimes we just need a little help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in South, Pasadena 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 South, Pasadena 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.
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