I work primarily with adults who are looking to manage symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I will be with you on the journey of healing to discovery, recovery, and connection to your true self. I approach therapy with a person-centered mindset to create as comfortable and welcoming an environment as I can. I believe the trust built between you and a therapist is one of the more powerful tools we as clinicians can offer, and I hope to garner that trust in my own practice.
Struggling with addiction and feel rehab isn’t an option? Leaving your family, job, school and responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard-feelings of fear, failure, guilt, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle alone is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
My specialty is empowering adults to find inner peace and to achieve their personal goals. My work is compassionate, person centered and trauma sensitive. Your active participation is requested. I assist you through cognitive behavioral reflection, task centered goal setting, accountability, motivational clarification, values prioritization, habit change strategies, coping skills enhancement, trauma healing and emotional and spiritual support. I offer EMDR among other healing modalities. I incorporate holistic health coaching into my practice. Uncovering your sense of purpose underlies our work together.
I believe therapy can provide a safe space for creating a more fulfilled life. There are times where we may experience traumas, feel stuck and emotionally disconnected, and have difficulty coping. My approach to therapy includes a humanistic centered style, where we establish a collaborative and trusting relationship to allow for vulnerability and personal growth to occur. I am committed to providing compassionate and empathetic care to support you in your journey towards self-discovery, where we can explore and identify your strengths, build confidence, and self- esteem.
If you are experiencing emotional pain or suffering and daily stress, I am here to support you. I will take the time to understand your unique situation. With reflective listening in our weekly conversations, we will address maladaptive patterns that stem from past experiences and underlie presenting symptoms, while working on practical solutions to immediate problems.
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
Perhaps the answer to life’s questions is not to make sense of it all but rather make sense of ourselves. Together we can work towards identifying attachment injuries, reframing unhelpful thinking, and healing your unconscious wounds. My therapeutic process offers a safe and non-judgmental space where your thoughts and emotions have the freedom to not only exist but also be challenged towards new, helpful, and secure styles.
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
Emotive Knowledge Psychology (EKP). As EKP educators, consultants, and clinicians, we consider the following statement as foundational to effectively providing our services: Relating with others through sincere interest and in a caring way has been shown to improve quality of life, while mindfully maintaining and managing the energy to do so is a bridge we often cross in that direction. - M.W. Summerlin, Ph.D (Dual Origins of Personality).
Hello and welcome! I am a lived experience licensed marriage and family therapist who is also a post doctorate Ph.D. researcher in clinical psychology and integral health biophysics (life physics). I am a mom, a daughter and a survivor of trauma who understands the lived experiences of adversity and its impact on the whole person. For that reason, I chose to become a researcher in clinical psychology and biophysics, and to incorporate this knowledge into my practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Paula Inge Linchim, M.A., has been affiliated with A Change In Direction since 1992. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Arizona and National University in 1990, and her M.A. in clinical psychology from National University in 1992. She went directly into private practice, working side by side with her father. A Change In Direction, formerly known as Cope Center, was started by her father in 1976.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
When we are exposed to trauma at an early age, it can seriously impact how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others. Trauma can also profoundly affect whether we feel this is a safe world and can contribute to depression, anxiety, and relational/familial issues. My practice is from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective with a non-judgmental framework. I aim to understand clients’ internal responses and to provide more options for emotional regulation and problem-solving.
Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASW working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally to the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex positive.
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
Hello, welcome, I’m glad you are here taking this step on your journey! I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I enjoy working with people of all ages and life stages. My hope is to be warm and compassionate as a therapist, and set up a safe and comfortable space to collaborate and address life’s challenges. It is my intent to build a trusting working relationship, to hear and validate your feelings, and help you reach your personal goals.
I work with individuals, couples and families. It is my desire and goal to help you and your family to be heard and gain insight into why communications have broken down. I want to help you individually or you and your family to regain the hope you may have lost in the midst of life's struggles. I can help you change your thoughts, your feelings, your behavior and your future.