If you're reading this, I applaud your strength in reaching out for help. This process is complicated, and it's not easy. You're taking the first steps, and that's amazing. Personality wise, I am a mix between a happy and consoling Golden Retriever and a hippy. If thinking about your thoughts is helpful to you and you are a logical oriented person, then my (CBT) main approach will likely harmonize with you.
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I know navigating this process can be difficult, but you are here! I have had the privilege to work with clients dealing with Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, Dissociation, and Gender Identity Exploration. I have worked with the LGBTQ+ community as well and write gender affirmation surgery letters. I offer EMDR and talk therapy. I look forward to working with couples and individuals. I am a culturally competent therapist who works with individuals of all backgrounds. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology.
20 years experiences with Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs/Dual Diagnosis Program. Have contract with Agency approved by Parole/Court to provide psychotherapy to clients who are on parole or probation. Consultant for Pacificare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Health and Orange County Social Services Agency. Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist.
I also could read, speak and write Vietnamese fluently and considered myself as bi-cultures. My therapy approaches are precise, rapid and focused.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 plus years of experience working with and on behalf of people of all ages and backgrounds. I graduated from USC in 1997 with my Master's Degree in Social Work which provided robust foundational training in psychotherapy and mental health. I continued to work in the mental health setting with children and families as a therapist with Orange County's Children and Youth Services. In 2007, I obtained my LCSW and went to work in the medical setting. For the past nine years, I have been very fortunate to work as a medical social worker in an acute care hospital.
I'm a licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After completing six years of training at San Diego State University I began practicing psychotherapy. Fifteen years later I completed doctoral training at California Southern University. I have experience working in hospital and outpatient settings. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders but also treat depression, addiction, and trauma. I have advanced certification and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have received specialized training in the treatment of the obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In our current situation it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel; you’re not alone, I am here to listen and to provide you with the support and guidance needed to overcome life’s challenges. COVID related or not. I understand how difficult it could be to make sense of what is happening and still function each day. I want to provide my clients with a safe place to talk about their current and/or past struggles. I believe each person has the answers and solutions inside of them but just needs the right guidance to help them find it.
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.
When we live in a society that is obsessed with happiness and perfection, it is not uncommon to feel inadequate. You are not broken. You are valuable and worthy of love. I help my clients not to live perfect lives, but to live meaningful ones. I am here to help you navigate issues related to everyday life stressors, adjusting to new challenges, roles, and situations, anxiety, depression, substance use, postpartum depression, and relationship issues. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I believe that you should find someone you feel comfortable working with. This can take some time, but it is worth it.
The struggle is real when it comes to parenting. There are many challenges to be faced while trying to meet the behavioral and emotional needs of a child and/or adolescent. Imagine one that is, moody or anxious, overly active, trouble focusing on tasks, impulsive /tests limits, has tantrums or meltdowns often. These can be extremely difficult to manage as a parent without giving in to undesired behaviors for the sake of sanity in that moment. You are not alone and you deserve support and guidance using evidence based practices/tools to manage and shape more positive behaviors and relationships.
Hello and Welcome! You are a stronger and confident human being for having to initiate this special journey in your life and seeking the support you need to be able to move forward with your present and future life. I would like to help you take the necessary steps to reach your goals and gain what is important to you! The journey starts with you and I can support you get there. I began this journey in the mental health field at California Lutheran University where I completed the master’s in science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
**Teletherapy for ALL AZ and CA residents** Office appts in CA. Overwhelmed, scared or deeply hurt? Everyone at times needs guidance to make sense of life choices and improve coping skills. Children, or the child within us, needs to have someone they can trust to make progress forward. Diagnosis and treatment from several theories applied with a multi-technique approach can assist to unlock being stuck emotionally and mentally. Behavior will change reaping rewards of social acceptance and success. Spiritually, we become stronger and in tune. Self esteem can soar. Change is inevitable. Choose your course. Find your real power. Love your child within.
Dr. Marc Bock has developed and led anger management groups for men convicted of domestic violence for over 10 years. He now works with individuals and couples in his private practice to guide them on the path to a healthy relationship with themselves and others. In addition to being a practicing psychologist and chiropractor, he is also an educator and lecturer. This unique balance of mind and body skills and the awareness of how our pain affects our total self, allows for a more integrated approach in guiding individuals along their path of healing.
Available online. I specialize in working with culturally diverse children, couples and their families on various psychological concerns and enhancement of relationships. I specialize and train others in evidenced based practices including, Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). My specialty is Vietnamese American children, couples, and their families as I am bilingual, currently develop evidence-based treatment, teach future counselors as a professor, and conduct research on innovative approaches. Telehealth online via secure HIPAA platform.
Are you worried your marriage or relationship is falling apart? Do you feel you want to end a relationship but feel guilty doing so? Is your sex life not what it used to be?
I can help you revamp your love life. I can teach you how to become more intimate, how to communicate with each other on a deeper level, how to address common fears, and much more.
Every-day living presents us with much stress and multiple challenges. Therapy is a valuable way to develop abilities for coping, growth, and self-understanding. It is often a process of discovering additional ways of solving problems and of gaining new awareness about yourself and your life.
I specialize in health psychology, which targets such problems in living as anxiety, stress, depression, eating and body image issues, illness, life crisis, life transition and loss. Therapy is a collaborative effort requiring trust and a good rapport, with the goal of experiencing a sense of well-being, vitality and enjoyment.
Are you having difficulty dealing with the effects of having grown up in a dysfunctional home? Do you struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, abandonment, anger, mistrust, and fear? Do you feel flawed and unlovable? Do these feelings make it difficult for you to feel good about yourself and have healthy, fulfilling relationships with others? I want you to know that you are a worthy, lovable person, that help is available to you, and that healing is possible.
Cannot find someone who takes your insurance? Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back or there being a schedule conflict? Insightful Matters may be the solution for you. Here, you call one number and you are taken care of. You have access to using your insurance if you wish, a full range of therapists to choose from, days & times, as well as specialities. You can check out our individual profiles here on psychology today and on our website at www.insightfulmatters.com.
Having worked with clients for 20+ years, I understand that the decision to enter into therapy is not one to be taken lightly. I know that when people have questions in their lives, they want answers and they want them as quickly as possible. My goal is to help people -- men and women, straight and gay, young and old -- live fulfiling lives free from stress, depression and anxiety. I work with individuals and couples and have morning, afternoon and evening appointments available. I am also available for online sessions so you can see me from your home or office.
Spouses- I'm happy to talk with your partner about couples therapy to make it less scary, help them feel heard, and help them get on board. Life can be painful. Therapy doesn't have to be. Many people see therapy as one-sided, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I can promise you that I am as real as it gets! I want to help you achieve the solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help.
At time, life provides us with the opportunities that enable us to grow and accomplish. However, at times it also presents itself in the form of a challenge. These life events can take a toll on our mental health and leave us feeling hopeless, unmotivated, lost, and stuck. I am passionate and confident in my ability to make a difference in the life of my clients. Having been through many touch patches myself, I understand well the importance of regaining one's own sense of purpose, strength, and dignity. I have experiences working with both children and adults using individual and family therapy modalities.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Westminster, or Child Psychologists in Westminster.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Westminster 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 Westminster 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.