I strongly believe that relationships have the power to heal and transform, and this guides my approach as a therapist. I honor the uniqueness of each individual and draw on my professional training to create an experience tailored to your specific needs in therapy. Working collaboratively, we will engage in meaningful exploration of the issues impacting your well-being in order to achieve the change you want. I see my role as empowering you with new insight and skills and stronger connections to yourself and others so that you can live well and be resilient in responding to the challenges of life.
I love working with people struggeling with inner conflict and people looking for answers. This group includes families, couples, individuals, and teens. I have found people have their own answers; my role is to be a catalyst. My approach is client centered, we will together discover what you need and how to get there. My training includes family systems, brief therapy, and hypnosis and I use an eclectic combination of therapy modalities indicated by your needs and your personality. I am a strong proponent of natural methods of healing.
***HABLO ESPANOL*** I view therapy as a collaboration between client and therapist in which exploration, discovery and learning takes place. I have dedicated my career to treating individuals who struggle with challenges ranging from life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety and relational issues. I strive to live an intentional life rooted in gratitude and support others on finding their pre-existing strengths. I believe we all have the power within us to heal. Let me support you through this process by offering perspective, space and coping skills.
****ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS****Do you find yourself feeling lost, stressed, lacking self- confidence, and having difficulty managing a work-life balance? Monarca Therapy specializes in women empowerment and perinatal mental health. Some are the challenges include, infertility, miscarriage, loss, unresolved trauma, difficulty bonding w/ baby, role changes, martial /relationship conflict, unmet expectations, anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting & much more. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place and deserve compassion, tailored support and to feel in control again. Instagram @monarcatherapy
My approach, honed in 26 years working with individuals and couples, utilizes deep listening and careful assessment. Together we will choose goals and then work towards them each session. I aspire to help my clients develop the tools they need for healthy psychological functioning, and I view every session as an opportunity for learning. Together we will shift stuck patterns, freeing you to live a more joyful, healthy, productive and connected life. With respect, care and playful curiosity, I will work with you to help you transform into the person you want to be. Interested? Feel free to check out my website!
The wounds and scars of our childhood often cause us to repeat dysfunctional patterns in our attempt to heal. We don't repeat painful relationships out of masochism or familiarity; we repeat because we want a different outcome, one we believe will shift how we feel about ourselves and our past. As a psychoanalyst, I explore (not dwell on) early care-giving relationships, traumas, and other life events that shaped who you have become. As your emotional story is realized we use our therapy relationship, your current life, and ongoing awareness of your inner world to work through the stuck places and create a different future.
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.
****AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS**** Welcome! My name is Marisol L. Fregoso; I have been a practicing therapist for the last 7 years. Throughout my career I have gain experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, severe emotional crisis, behaviors and relationships. Changes and adaptations in our daily lives are inevitable; therefore, incorporating a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to process, explore and problem-solve can assist the individual, couples and families into creating a healthy life style.
Because our mind and body are one, I strongly believe that for you to move forward emotionally, you need to be moving physically. Walking outside, side by side, as apposed to sitting still and facing you in an office setting, naturally creates a collaborative and supportive approach to therapy. It will feel less threatening to you. Because anxiety is less, more can be accomplished in an hour session of walk and talk therapy, then during the same amount of time in and office.
I specialize in helping people who are suffering from effects of trauma, past or present. It could be childhood abuse or neglect, loss of a loved one or pet, work-related stress, traumatic events, etc.
Asking for help may be one of the biggest challenges that we face. My primary goal is to offer a safe space to talk about and process the small things that may not feel important to big things such as family dynamics and traumas. By building a trusting relationship with your therapist, my goal is to get you to a place where you feel content, more aware of what you want and the goals that you have. I believe that you are an expert in your life. Through the process of talking about our past experiences and learning about how they impact us today, my goal is to help guide you and arrive at a place of peace.
If you are struggling with life's challanges and are seeking tools to better cope with or overcome those challanges I want to help you. The foundation of my work is the collaborative and proven effective tools of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Exploring and understanding our core beliefs and the relationship between thoughts and feelings gives us the tools to make effective change. Making a commitment to changing behaviors helps us sort out what we actually have control over and frees us from expecting others to change in order for us to be happy.
I love working with couples as well as individuals interested in hike or nature-based therapy. From our very first session you will take home practical tools for both communication and relaxation. In moments of stress, you will have less blaming ways to express what you need to keep things from escalating. For those times when you do lose your cool, you will know more about calming yourself down before saying something you regret. I'll help you learn to be kinder to yourself, to be aware of how you talk to yourself. For starters, don't believe everything you think!
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
In her therapeutic role Adria enjoys equipping and empowering adults, families, and couples. The best things in life require an investment. Take the first step towards making that investment in yourself. You are worth it! I am excited to help you learn new ways to move through your past experiences, present day stressors, and heal mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.
I work with people who feel stuck, unfulfilled or wanting to expand their life but can't seem to find a personal direction. Our time together consists of teaching and guiding over a 3-month period leading you to craft your own PATH TO FULFILLMENT. The weeks unfold as personalized lessons on the current mind/body/spirit skills that move you into building self confidence, understanding your uniqueness and sustaining self-love - these facets create your INNER FOUNDATION - the absolute springboard needed for growing, building or expanding your desired life.
I believe that every individual is unique, therefore, no single type of therapy will be effective for everyone. That is why I evaluate each person's specific needs and personality before selecting the most appropriate form of treatment. This approach is called Prescriptive Eclectic Therapy and it draws on theories and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Self Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Hypnotherapy and many others. This therapy can be brief or long-term, depending on your specific needs and goals. However, in many cases, therapy can be effective in just a few months.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC, EMDR, trained
As an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and EMDR trained therapist, I understand life can become challenging. It is helpful to have a safe, confidential place to work through any challenges that may arise; Issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, relational issues, substance use and more can interfere with everyday living.. Balancing life often leaves us depleted and a helpful understanding support can aid in reaching your full potential while reducing negative symptoms. Www.counselinganywhere.com
My approach is accepting, caring, confidential and non-judgmental, as well as practical and grounded. I help people to get clarity about their problems, and to connect with their own inner wisdom, creativity, self awareness, and healing. This allows for a natural emergence of positive choices, good solutions, and actions that are in alignment with their true selves and deepest desires. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and developing more trust and acceptance, which helps to improve closeness and positive feelings in relationships.
Drawing on client-centered and trauma-informed practices, Kara fosters a corrective emotional experience and collaboration with clients in order to facilitate a safe and warm environment. Her experience as a couples therapist enhances her ability to build upon each partnership’s unique strengths and interests in order to foster growth and repair.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ventura 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 Ventura 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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