I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups. I have a broad range of clinical experience including working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders.I am a trained and experienced therapist who specializes in CBT, Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy. My specialties include stress management, anxiety, abuse, anger management, and depression. I am also experienced in addition, relationship issues, building self-esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, fatigue, and abandonment issues.
Daily stress, life transitions, and unexpected events can cause a strain on our emotional well-being. So often I meet those that “need to just push through,” or said “I thought this was normal.” It can feel scary to talk to a stranger about our problems and the vulnerable emotions that sit beneath the surface. It takes strength to take that first step and say “I need help and I do not want to do this alone.” Therapy is an investment that can increase our personal growth, improve management of stress, and support emotional stability. Make the call to find the right therapist for you.
The pressure of life’s obstacles may leave us feeling anxious, stressed, sad, overwhelmed, and/or simply uncomfortable with our decisions. It’s okay to reach out for help. I am here to help you overcome some of these obstacles. I have worked with many clients helping them improve challenges they have faced. We will work together to help reach your goals. I can help you learn to better manage grief and loss, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues.
I am the Founder and Director of Counseling Associates with over 40 years experience helping people with problems like yours. I was awarded a BA in Psychology, MRE in Education, a MA in Psychology. I also have a Marriage, Family and Child Counseling license, Teaching and Administrative Credentials from the State of California. Counseling Associates is housed in the facilities of Family Medical Group and Same Day Care at 911 E. Tuolumne Road, Turlock, CA. I am available for evening appointments. I have been joyfully married for 53 years to my wonderful wife and we have 4 wonderful grandchildren.
I have ten years of experience as a Social Worker, working with clients whom have experienced extreme cases of abuse and neglect, family separation, addiction, domestic violence, pre-natal drug exposure, poverty and mental health issues. I have seen clients gain relief from oppression, while experiencing healing mentally, emotionally and physically. I have also seen families get free from addiction, reunite and able to communicate to one another in a healthy manner.
Have you been struggling lately with not feeling like yourself? You may be noticing you are feeling on edge or even stuck. You are now ready for a change to happen. Counseling is a means towards helping you through the process that provides support and offers positive ways that can lead you to making the necessary changes for getting unstuck. It can provide significant relief from worry, stressful relationships, and past hurts and events. I am committed to supporting individuals through relational challenges and I enjoy working with teens, young adults and individuals through the process of healing and wholeness.
Natasha’s educational background consists of an Associates Degree in Child Development, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (consisting of psychology, sociology and gender studies), and a Master’s Degree in Science for Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapies, and Behavioral Analysis from California State University, Stanislaus. Natasha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) with an 10-year background in behavioral analysis. Natasha’s clinical experience includes individual therapy for children, adults, couples and family therapy,
You are taking an important step towards shaping your life. I provide a safe and confidential environment in which you can take an active role in deepening your self-awareness and self-understanding. My approach to working with you is infused with creativity, humor, and non-judgement. Our therapeutic relationship will be focused on you and your goals. Everyone faces difficult issues and choices throughout their lifetime. It is my hope that our alliance will empower you to navigate present and future life challenges.
Gina Lima-Vieira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health therapy services, marital counseling, depression/anxiety, bereavement and children/teen issues. Gina Lima-Vieira has been working in Mental Health Services for over 10 years, participating in a variety of settings from Hospital Medical Centers, Non-profit Counseling Centers and Medical Integrated Services. Gina received her bachelor's degree in Child Development Psychology and Master's Degree in Social Work from the Stanislaus State University.
Counseling focuses on resolving internal conflict, improving personal insight, developing more effective coping skills, and improving the quality of relationships with both one's self and others . Counseling can help to stimulate positive change, while developing healthier communication and conflict resolution skills. Are you individually struggling with depression, anxiety or anger? Counseling provides a safe therapeutic environment for clients to explore emotional triggers, thoughts, and feelings associated with those negative emotions, while also teaching effective coping skills to manage the emotional dysregulation.
Opiate use disorder, Alcoholism, Meth, Cocaine, internet Addiction. Relapse prevention, Drug, and Alcohol Education and Training for school districts, medical centers, and first responders. Making A life change can seem overwhelming, but I have learned it only takes a little action and a little help and guidance and your life can change.
To be heard and understood is one of our most basic, fundamental human needs. Losses, life transitions, relationships, and even extended periods of stress can cause us to feel confused, overwhelmed, and even hopeless. You are not alone if you have found yourself struggling in any of these areas. My primary goal is to welcome you into a safe and collaborative space where personal growth can be fostered, and hope can begin.
Therapy is a process that can lead to positive changes in a person's life. It is planting a seed for growth that may take hold during the weeks of active therapy, it may continue to germinate later in life. Abalance Counseling has a team of professionals that provide exceptional Behavioral Health Care to lower income individuals in the Central Valley. Our office provides a safe, comfortable, and professional setting and treat mild-to-moderate cases. We are ACCEPTING new clients at our offices. As a provider, I have experience with the LGBTQ community and am available to discuss your unique life issues.
Rabbi Shemuel ben Nachmani once said, "We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are." During our sessions, we will work together to increase self-awareness surrounding long-standing cognitions in order to nurture congruence between your intrapersonal world and outward actions. My approach is influenced by existentialist, psychodynamic, and attachment theories, as well as mentalization based treatment. In other words, I work through several combined approaches in order to help you identify how your past experiences have shaped the way you view the world today.
As a psychotherapist, I listen without rushing in a relationship of mutual respect and trust. In psychotherapy, the therapist and the client take the time we need to listen to you and your inner healing process whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, sobriety, or faith concerns. (Please note that I do not respond by email to individuals seeking psychotherapy. I return calls with messages left at 209-669-8538.)
Do you feel stuck, stressed out, and anxious about relationship issues, career issues, or the direction your life is headed? You are not alone. Many young adults feel the same way. I'm Jerry Ochoa. As a CBT-Certified psychotherapist with 10 years of counseling experience, I help adolescents and young adults, just like you, move past struggles, learn new skills, live life confidently, and achieve goals. Because no two individuals are the same, I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. Together we will navigate through whatever you are facing and equip you with skills and tools to help you move forward.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a safe and calm environment to examine beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that tend to get in the way of the life we want to live. I have experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, trauma, psychosis, addiction, and relational issues.
We all have moments in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or simply in need of extra support in reaching a balanced life. I am here to work with you in overcoming some of life’s biggest challenges. My experience has been with a focus on improving your overall quality of life. Collaboratively, I work with my clients to help them heal from the effects of trauma, work through grief and loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, parenting struggles or relationship issues. I also have experience in helping parents and children who are managing early childhood development or ADHD concerns.
Most folks seek professional help in a time of crisis. My initial goal is to help to manage your overwhelming feelings regarding the situation you find yourself in. In many cases, helping you to recognize you may already have the skills to cope and showing you how to access those skills may be enough. Other times, after the crisis has subsided, you may become aware of recurrent patterns resulting in upsetting feelings. I am available to work with those looking for short term interventions, as well as those who want to address problems they have struggled with most of there lives.
With more than 15 years of counseling experience, I have seen the toughest trials and the greatest triumphs. I’ve seen hopelessness change to confidence, fear turn to peace, and sadness into joy. And, while therapy isn’t always easy, the results are worth the effort. I personally utilize CBT treatments for anxiety and/or depressive-based disorders and Motivational Interviewing for addiction related struggles. Lastly, I consider spiritual health, physical health, and emotional health to all be equally important to one’s psychological well-being.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Turlock 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 Turlock 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 Turlock, or Child Psychologists in Turlock.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Turlock 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 Turlock 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.