Everyone needs a safe space to process whatever is troubling them in life. I want to assure you that this is a place where your authentic self is welcomed and celebrated. Life can offer us many challenges, whether that is trauma, depression, anxiety, if we're struggling with life management, executive function, our relationship(s) or friendships. We all deserve help making our life into one that is easier, more enjoyable, and happier.
I received my Bachelors in History from Jefferson and Washington College. I then received my Master's of Social Work from the University of California in Fresno. I have continued my growth and education with numerous workshops and trainings including biofeedback and stress management. I began my career as a Psychiatric Social Worker in the USAF and left with the rank of Captain. I worked with active duty, military families, and retirees. I continued my growth and work in the area of mental health. I worked most recently at Kaiser, Solano County and The California Dept. of Mental Health.
I’m here to help you on your journey to find your essence, build meaningful connections, and guide you on your path in life. We receive so many messages on the “right” way to do things, but most of the time we feel unsure and overwhelmed. I use a collaborative approach to understand your values, develop your own way of living and figure out how to use your strengths and imperfections to your advantage. Finding a therapist that clicks can be a tiresome task. My approachable nature, clinical knowledge, and experience with diverse populations allows me to easily connect with people at different stages in life.
It is my passion and privilege to assist my clients in feeling alive, connected and at peace in their relationships and within themselves. Every day I hear clients say that our work has truly transformed their lives - that they are no longer triggered by old patterns, that their confidence and happiness is greater than they have ever experienced. Changes such as these are possible through a collaborative exploration of past and present issues in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and respect - respect for the individual and respect for the mind's ability to heal.
I specialize in helping people from all walks of life examine where they are headed, why they are headed that way, and how to change their direction for the better. Whether you need an unbiased ear to hear your concerns or you’d like to work through past traumas to reach a happier, healthier future, I am here to assist you. Are you searching for ways to advocate for yourself in high-pressure settings? Need assistance in building your self esteem? Searching for support as the parent of a special needs child? Or looking for a Christian therapist for support for your spiritual growth? I can help Call or Text 805-285-3313
Everyone should be able to get the help they need !!. Reduced rates are available depending on your income. Tired of not speaking up for what you want, are you sick and tired of quarantine, relatives, over eating, bills, work, and relationships? Sick of feeling anxious? Tired of people disapproving of your life? Anxiety, Mediation, Coaching, Family Conflict, Depression, Romance, Infidelity, ADHD, Biracial/Interracial alternative lifestyles & premarital counseling. Metaphysical issues, Reiki, Past Life Regression. If you want to reach me it's best to use email. My time zone varies frequently.
You are looking to ease the pain. You have been through so much that it's hard to continue to be strong in this moment. You long to feel understood, have your relationships feel peaceful and easy and to leave toxic people and behaviors behind. It would be so nice to feel whole again... to smile and feel like you are living your truth. You want to have meaning in your life and respectful relationships and let go of all that is holding you back. It is possible to have the life you desire, complete with healthy communication, self care and the happiness and empowerment that you deserve.
You don't even recognize the person sleeping next to you. You feel so desperate and alone. All you want is to feel the way you felt on your wedding day. You want to know that you have a partner by your side that you can actually rely on. It feels like you are so far away from where you really want to be that you just don't know what to do next. You can't remember the last time you had a real kiss. Not one of those pecks on the lips but a real kiss. Sex and intimacy feels so distant from you. It's so hard to feel like wanting to touch him let alone have sex.
Dr. Mitch & Lisa Specialize in Private Couples/Marriage Workshops. We have been Co-Leading our Workshops for over 25 Yrs, Providing a Male/Female Perspective of Your Challenges. Our Focus is Restoring your Communication & Dealing with, Anger & Control, Co-Dependency, Infidelity & Intimacy, Narcissism & Bi-Polar Disorders, Parenting Skills, Alcohol/Addictions, Every Relationship must have Honesty & Transparency, in order to have a Trusting Relationship that can stand the Test of Time. Having a Deep Love is Based on Having Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion for your Partners Emotional Pain, which Creates Real Opportunities for Changes.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been in private practice in Simi Valley for 15 years. I mostly work with children and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, school-related difficulties and problematic behaviors. My belief is that the most essential factor when doing this type of work is to establish a sense of trust along with providing a therapeutic environment which is safe, secure, accepting and nonjudgmental. This conveys to the individual that they are respected for who they are which can lead to an increase in self-respect and respect for others.
You may be feeling confused or lost, and are searching for answers and ways to manage what you are experiencing right now. You are hoping to find someone that can create a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings. Someone that may help you feel less alone and accompany you in your journey towards finding answers. The sadness, worries, fears, and hopelessness may seem so daunting and you feel like there is no end in sight. You are here because you are ready to address these and the impact they have on your relationship with yourself, partner, child, or family.
Is your child struggling in school, anxious, can't focus or seems depressed? Dr. Shiro Torquato specializes in PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS and EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATIONS for children and teens. If your child is getting poor grades, having difficulty paying attention, or can't make friends, a psychological assessment could reveal the source of these issues. The results of this assessment will suggest interventions to help your child be happier and more successful. Dr. Torquato performs a comprehensive evaluation of your child's learning, cognitive abilities, social/emotional functioning and behavior to determine the core problems and make recommendations to help your child succeed at home and school.
Welcome! Can you envision a life where you have the confidence, tools, and hope you need to heal, connect, and flourish without shame, blame, or doubt? Yes! All is possible when you take a chance and seek the support you need.
You are struggling, but no one seems to understands what you're going through. Life threw you a curveball and trying your best just doesn't prove enough. Everyday tasks can feel impossible when you're suffering. Sometimes things are simply too hard because you are hurting or worried. You wonder if you're a good enough parent when your child argues with you. You are so frustrated with your partner not hearing your worries and sorrows. You long for healthy relationships and being understood since you know what you're capable of if only you had sufficient support and love. You are seeking help because you desire real change.
Healing requires a safe and accepting place to express fully all of the feelings, thoughts, and experiences that make us who we are. As we sort out our experiences, we begin to understand ourselves better and can learn new ways to respond to the twists and turns that life has to offer. Development of new skills, an understanding of basic mental heath practices, and re-creating a new way to do life are all goals many of my clients have achieved. I enjoy witnessing my clients change their lives and become more engaged in living the life they desire.
OVERWHELMED? In this Post-pandemic world it is the "new normal" to feel anxious, depressed, fearful and at times, hopeless. Are depression, anxiety, worry, fear getting in your way of being the best that you know you can be? Have you tried everything you can think of and still distressed! I CAN HELP!! My 25+ years of professional experience, enhanced by my personal life experiences including multiple losses, as well as recent significant loss During the pandemic, I worked successfully with numerous families, couples and individuals to help stabilize and cope ; I continue to help with current life transitions.
If you are feeling unfulfilled, stuck, anxious, sad or resentful, or if you find yourself continuing to react to external events in a pattern which does not bring you (or those around you) peace and harmony, the practice of Mindfulness can help reduce your habitual patterns of reactivity and guide you to a more harmonious and peaceful life. We will examine your present needs and personal goals, and together we will determine the best course of action. I highly respect your integrity and belief system, and we will work together to uncover the wisdom that lies within you.
Hi I'm Courtney! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who can assist you in learning how to manage symptoms of anxiety, recover from interpersonal trauma and abuse, and create your ideal life through a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe that no matter your present circumstances or your past history, through developing self-awareness and collaboratively engaging in consistent hard work and the therapy process, you can achieve your personal and professional goals. I offer one-on-one 60-minute, individual, couples', and family clinical therapy sessions by way of telemedicine.
I enjoy working with my clients by partnering up and walking their path with them. I have a holistic approach which begins with compassion and acceptance. I am well versed in many theoretical orientations, and I have a strength in helping clients find meaning in their symptoms and overcoming what feels impossible.
Hello, Feeling stuck, frozen or just unable to get out of your own way just doesn't feel good. If you are experiencing sadness, worry, angry feelings, have trouble changing unhealthy behaviors (including many kinds of addictions), we can work together to identify changes you want to make, clean up communication skills and put into practice new and healthy behaviors. I provide a warm, safe and responsive environment which can help you in relationships, become more grounded, sift through uncomfortable and intrusive thinking as well as learn and integrate real skills for maintaining the life you want to live.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley, or Child Psychologists in Simi Valley.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley 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.