Trauma Focused Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Better Days Integrated Programs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 8 years in trauma focused treatment and cognitive behavioral intervention.
My ideal client is a person who is having a hard time processing or coping with a trauma or a person who has had a few difficulties in their life that has made it hard for them to continue with life how they know it. They want to be able to get back to normal life, but they can't figure it out on their own and they need support and guidance from another. Their goal would be to get back to life as they know it and continue with reaching their personal goals.
(310) 861-6854
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Irma Cueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been trained specifically in trauma focused treatment, Triple P parenting techniques, unresolved grief and issues related to self esteem.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” -Wayne Dyer. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with children, adolescents and their families for over 15 years. I have also worked with adults through individual therapy sessions. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relational issues, divorce, anger management and parenting support. I am fluent in English and Spanish and can lead sessions in your preferred language.
(310) 634-0640
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Shannon M Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and FOCUS for families overcoming traumatic experiences.
Hi, I'm Shannon! I’ve been in the mental health field since 2014 and have a range of training and experience focusing on treating teens, adults, and families. I love working with high-achieving young professionals in intensive careers who are struggling to find work/life balance, manage expectations and perfectionism, and battle imposter syndrome. I work frequently with folks whose identity is tied to what they do. I often work together with healthcare workers, salespeople, and entrepreneurs. I also teach parenting classes and enjoy facilitating parents and teens improve their relationships and problem-solve together.
(424) 328-6645
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Adrienne Less
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My background includes intensive training in adolescent therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and other skills based therapies.
I provide a supportive and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe it is important to teach clients strategies to use throughout their life, so that when they leave therapy, clients feel more confident to cope with future difficulties in a positive way. Learning skills along with self exploration can lead to progress in a shorter amount of time. Clients of all ages can benefit from this approach.
(310) 874-8671
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Melissa Magallanes
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus is to help you heal from your past experiences so that you can be the best version of yourself. You may notice your past lingers in your day and impacts your mood, health, and relationships? It can also manifest into symptoms and impact the way you are as a partner, parent, child, friend, and employer. Your journey towards growth and healing will help increase your self-awareness of how your past experiences have shaped and impacted your life today – conscious and unconscious. On this journey your will also learn how to identify ways to process, cope, and manage your symptoms using effective trauma-informed treatments.
(626) 269-6692
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Yesenia Flores Anxiety, Depression, Trauma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified
Verified
Hola... It’s time for you to experience authentic peace and joy in your life and relationships. I’m an ASW and I specialize in working with PTSD (military and childhood trauma including sexual abuse and neglect), GAD, social anxiety, and difficult life transitions. I also have experience as an Active Duty Marine with a deployment to Iraq in 2008. I’ve worked with adults and children who’ve experienced different forms of trauma and abuse. I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help discover your strengths and functional and/or dysfunctional behavior and thinking patterns
(310) 919-0836
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Tania S Dow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that every person is unique and has their own story. I am honored that I have been chosen to share their story and to be a part of their healing journey. With compassion, kindness, non-judgment, and support I help my clients make sense of their major life events in order for them to take the next steps in their lives. It is a great privilege to see my clients gain insight into their lives, managing their difficulties more effectively, make positive changes, increase awareness and improve themselves. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your healing experience.
(323) 458-5149 x786
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Nicole Woolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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.
(310) 504-7306
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Tyies Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Brown is trained in CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic work, Mindfulness, Desensitization, & believes in a strength-based, positive psychology, empowering, yet evidence-based approach to mental wellness.
Has life been challenging or difficult to navigate. Has past trauma, recent stressors or unexpected life changes caused emotional discord or familial conflict(s). With professional help, change is obtainable. If you are ready to see change and do the work required to break free from these past experiences, recent life events, or even to shake the impact of 2020... NOW is the time. You deserve freedom from the cycles of those unhealthy relationships, an improved sense of self, and an opportunity to journey forward in a way that is congruent with your perception of happiness! Invest in yourself today through positive psychology.
(424) 233-1053
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Sheila Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in serving transitional age young adult clients however am very comfortable with teens through mid-life. My clients struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, intense relationships, codependency and substance use. I am certified in EMDR therapy and have completed Level 3 of Gottman Method couple's therapy. My passion is to assist people discover their core selves while maintaining acceptance, intimacy, and connection in relationships.
(424) 364-2421
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Daisy Jiwon Back
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The journey to your inner world is one worth being accompanied. There are many moments in life that need our intentional care and attention. Do you have trouble navigating through the trauma wounds of your past? Do you have relationship issues that hinder the way you want to deeply connect with others? Do you have trouble achieving and accomplishing your dreams due to low self-esteem? I provide a safe and warm place for you to explore and enter into the restorative process that therapy offers. I aim to provide presence, warmth, and insight to the many unraveling moments of your life on your path to healing.
(714) 276-8691
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Aiming Forward Counseling Services Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT, MSW
Verified
Verified
I have over ten years of experience providing individual, family, and couples therapeutic services in English and Spanish. I work with all age groups, ranging from toddlers to seniors, from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, including homeless people, veterans, homemakers, students, members of the LBGTQ community, and blue- and white-collar workers. I have hands-on experience working with various diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar).
(310) 889-0513
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Jennifer Chokemesil
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
In addition to my private practice, I use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with children and adolescents from diverse ethnic and cultural groups.
I believe all of us must face different challenges in life. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can express your true feelings and learn more about yourself. Having a safe place to explore and express your confusion or despair can be the first step to healing and growth. I can assist you in resolving your past pain in an effort to promote insight and healing. In an environment of warmth and genuineness, I will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them.
(310) 997-0192
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Lisa J Stevens
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If an event/s in your past or present is making it difficult for you to enjoy life, then EMDR, Developmental Needs Meeting or another trauma focused therapy may be for you.
Clients that come with a sense of curiosity and desire for change are ideal. But this curiosity and desire for change can be engendered through relationship, so the perfect client is the client that comes in to therapy!
(424) 388-2538
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Dorit Saberi - Thrive Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT diplomate) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Prolonged Exposure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (certified CTSA trainer) mindfulness based therapies, and trauma focused modalities as well as implementing interventions from positive psychology and embodiment therapies.
I have extensive experience working with various evidence-based modalities as well as alternative and somatic therapies. I currently work at Harbor UCLA as a Clinical Director of a Trauma service and as Associate Professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. I am Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Areas of specialization: Mood disorders; anxiety disorders; post traumatic stress disorder; life transition and adjustment issues; bereavement and loss; couple and relationship therapy; Family therapy; Parenting strategies; work related stress. I am also available for lectures, and trainings and certifications (Prolonged Exposure)
(424) 374-1433
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Torrance, CA 90502
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Amy M Cornwall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are dealing with trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help you. I've served with children, teens, and families for several years and walked with adults and couples through their healing process. You can expect an empathetic therapist that desires to help you through your therapeutic journey. I can help by providing a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings.
(310) 439-5430
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Aya Tateishi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling in your current relationships or at your workplace due to known or unaware triggers from your past trauma, I'm here to help. If you are looking for true happiness and a purpose in life, but you feel emotionally or mentally stuck, I want to support and guide you in your life journey to find that. Everyone deserves to be happy, and I want that for all my clients. I am a trauma-focused mental health therapist, specialized in working with adolescents, transitional aged youth, and adults.
(626) 389-2467
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Char'lee Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Oregon, and Washington. I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health, Child Parent Psychotherapy and Trauma-Focused CBT, and I have completed specialized training in ERP. I am offering in-person services in the state of California and telehealth services in California, Oregon, and Washington.
(424) 369-7377
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Dana N Nassau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
Emotional turmoil can feel like an oppressive weight. If you feel stuck or like things aren’t working in your life, there is hope. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. Therapy is no longer a radical concept, but a growing part of self-care. It can help you dig through the layers of protection that you have developed over your lifetime and allow you to heal your wounds, discover your true and authentic self, and find freedom from emotional bondage. Together we can identify and process the source of your troubles, and discover a unique path toward healing and growth.
(424) 344-5386
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Samantha Halverson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help you get what you need out of therapy. The journey of self-discovery can feel daunting and overwhelming, but I strive to make therapy supportive, safe, and comfortable. People see me because they want to find fulfillment, improve their moods, or have better relationships.
(424) 322-4493
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Torrance, CA 90501
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