*****NOW ACCEPTING OPTUM AND CIGNA PATIENTS****** Are you feeling stuck in a recurring cycle of repeatedly doing the same thing expecting different results yet, keep running into the same obstacles? Life experiences can sometimes make us feel discouraged and hopeless leaving us unsatisfied. Life does not have to be that way. We have control over our lives regardless of the insurmountable obstacles we face daily. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with victims of trauma, I have always believed that there is hope after adversity.
Are you overwhelmed or suffering from panic attack? Do you feel very anxious or have relationship difficulties with others? Are you looking for a therapist who can work with you in a safe place to explore your resources and find effective ways of healing through nurturing experiences? We all feel overwhelmed and don't know what to do sometimes and I believe we all have, within us, the capacity and resources we need to flourish. I am very effective in treating anxiety and panic attack.
At Center For Behavior Medicine patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one unified center. At Center For Behavior Medicine we cultivate a well rounded,multi-cultural staff of clinicians, who as a unit offer a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and philosophies for treatment. The result of this diverse collective, is a patient experience that is tailored to a specific level of comfort, treatment, and preference, all leading to a more effective psychological outcome and experience. Please visit website cbehaviormedicine.com
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in the greater Los Angeles area, serving all of California. My intentions are to assist you in your healing journey and to bring mental health awareness in the Latinx community. I have experience working with children, adults, and families in underserved areas. My training consist of trauma, ICBT, TF-CBT, and seeking safety. I also provide immigration evaluations to those facing relocation. I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. I am a first generation Mexican/Salvadoran/American. Working with BIPOC is my passion. I am bilingual English/Spanish.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MFT
Are you struggling to balance life’s demands? Feeling overwhelmed by your inner conflicting thoughts brought on by stress and anxiety? There is relief. Having been there myself, I can relate and hopefully provide you with the resources and support to bring more order to your life and calm down those annoying, and sometimes intrusive, thoughts. There are effective, researched based approaches that can be utilized to manage whatever type of anxiety you may be experiencing. Sometimes it’s just the pace and circumstances of life.
I am an early childhood psychologist who specializes in developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). I am committed to helping children and families overcome obstacles and learn skills to optimize their experience in their homes and communities. I am bilingual and bicultural practitioner with a passion for helping Spanish-speaking families. If you and/or your family have experienced trauma, are struggling with the stress of our current climate, I would love to help you navigate these new and unexpected circumstances.
You know you want something to be different, but you can't figure out how to accomplish it or what you're doing wrong. It's hard to figure out what is keeping us from our goals. Often, we turn towards self blame and criticism which results in more lack of action. It's a loop that you can't seem to get out of yourself. You want to feel successful, you want to look forward to what the day is going to bring, you want to feel like an effective person so that you can live the life you want.
It really is time. Time to bring forward your strength to overcome your sadness and pain. Time to heal the wounds of trauma, chaos, and fear. Time to bring a peaceful balance to your day to day life. You can do this! We can do this! With some help and direction, some practice and patience, you can find positive, life changing results. We will work together; to develop behavioral strategies that can overcome your emotional challenges, build a more compassionate awareness of self and others, and bring clarity/ healing to the impact of past and present.
Life stressors are very high for many people these days. If you are seeking emotional support and help with processing your thoughts and feelings, feel free to reach out to me. I will focus on building a connection with you to understand the reasons for your suffering and work together to help you feel better. I have over 20 years of clinical experience with both adults and teenagers.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples looking for sustainable changes in their lives and relationships. I have training and experience working with couples on problems related to communication, sexual intimacy, parenting and processing passed emotional struggles that influence the current relationship. I am also passionate about working with women's issues such as pregnancy and post-partum depression as well as body image issues, low self-esteem, difficulty setting boundaries, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual problems, adjustment issues, addiction, and many other mental health challenges.
Childhood is hard but living with the memories of it can be even harder. Life can leave us with the subtle whispers that we’re not good enough, not loved, unlikable, or just broken. Carrying around our past can be exhausting; it effects our whole life and can make living productively so much harder. Your past is heavy, but with the right support, you can feel lighter and free from the pain. Imagine a life where worry isn’t in your vocabulary, you feel confident in yourself, and you can breath easy.
Whittier Counseling Center (WCC) is a culturally competent behavioral health agency that provides evidence-based treatment to children, youth, adults, and families as well as consulting and training support to organizations. Our mission is to create healthier communities by providing highly effective behavioral health interventions as well as education on issues associated with mental health and family wellbeing. WCC has a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of professionals experienced in the fields of psychotherapy, interpersonal violence, education, child development, and conflict management. The WCC team is committed to providing confidential, high-quality, solution-focused services to individuals, families, and organizations. Our office is conveniently located in the city of Whittier, within Los Angeles County.
Are you wanting to improve your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, and/or romantic partner? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, or trauma? Through therapy we can work towards healing, while identifying underlying thoughts and patterns in order to achieve long term progress. Gaining insight about our own internal "blue print" can afford us the ability to make changes that can potentially change the direction of our lives. I take a very eclectic approach, as I utilize interventions from various theoretical approaches, in order to tailor therapy to each particular client.
(HABLO ESPAÑOL) Do you find yourself feeling very worried and can't control it? Do you experience moments of sadness, crying and you don't know why? What about feeling stressed? Sometimes these feelings interfere with our ability to feel happy and enjoy life. Together, I can help you explore the underlying issues that are causing you to feel this way. As a therapist, with 22 years of experience in multiple professional settings, who has worked with a diverse population, I will assist you in identifying coping methods that you can use to reach your full potential. I display compassion and understanding when working with my clients.
Individuals struggling with daily tasks, that seem ordinary to those on the outside looking in, yet feel so unattainable. Individuals who would like to work through their struggles in having a better sense of self worth and being. Individuals who need someone to guide them through realistic steps in achieving a long term goal, structured or semi-structured. Individuals who are angry and disappointed, tired of feeling tied down by their emotions, and willing to try something different. Individuals who need genuine truth, compassion, and understanding.
I have been a licensed psychotherapist for 41 years and have developed a number of specialties over the years. These include the treatment of traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, dysfunctional family of origin issues, dissociative disorders, mind/body issues, eating disorders, stress management, coping skills training and relaxation training. Besides Cognitive Therapy, I utilize EMDR, hypnosis and Alpha-Stim in my therapeutic work with clients. I also do "parts work", as in Internal Family Systems and Ericksonian Psychotherapy.
Are you having a hard time making the changes needed to obtain a healthier quality of life? It is only through confronting the hurdles that are in the way, that this can be done. Find the support you need to move past the challenges that hold you back and set goals for the future that will allow you to pursue a fulfilled life.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Finding a therapist can be a pain for anyone, but it is even more difficult for those who identify as LGBTQ+. How do you know who is a safe person? Do you just ask them? Are you afraid that you could relive a traumatic coming-out experience with a therapist? Maybe you want to see a therapist who is going to help you get through your depression, anxiety, or trauma with an understanding of the nuances of being in an oppressed group? I could be the right fit for you.
My clients come from many walks of life, but have one thing in common. They would like to improve their overall quality of life, perhaps the wounds from their past or stressors from the present. I know we're currently dealing with a lot of stressors due to the Coronavirus outbreak. I'm here to offer guidance and support via Telehealth. Please feel free to reach out to me for assistance. I can reduce my fee due to the circumstances.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Whittier 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 Whittier 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 Whittier, or Child Psychologists in Whittier.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Whittier 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 Whittier 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.