Dr. Bettye Ford's practice has focused on helping teens, families, and individuals work through various issues associated with trauma and loss. Her trauma informed approach incorporates not only understanding of the current triggering event(s), but also the family, cultural, and historical elements that can contribute layers of complexity and multi'-generational components.
I empower individuals and couples to find relief and achieve goals. Don't face difficult situations alone or continue actions that bring poor outcomes. Use my comfortable and interactive style to help you relax, vent, identify barriers to success, develop new patterns, and find a path towards work and personal satisfaction.
Are you struggling trying to juggle a busy schedule or an active lifestyle? Overwhelmed with life's circumstances while trying to manage your personal, professional, and/or private life? Feel like you are losing control? Feel isolated and alone or so stressed and anxious that it is affecting your daily activities? Use the arts (dancing, acting, singing, music, or writing) as your way to escape/ heal? If any of these resonate with you, allow me to help you. Conquering these emotions is a task you no longer have to do alone. For over 25 years, I have been working with teens and adults on these particular issues and more.
Tell me your story, your struggles, your dreams, and we'll work together to heal and transform your life and relationships. My clients can expect a compassionate and collaborative space to heal from past wounds, strengthen their emotional wellness, and improve their relationships for lasting meaningful change. Please visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.
My goal is to plant seeds of change in people who are seeking growth and insight. It's often difficult to seek assistance and once the search begins it is often halted if the right connection isn't made between the client and therapist. I am here to provide a safe space where feelings to be processed and perspectives can be explored.
We are experiencing times where our identities, whether, personal, relational, racial, or even sexual are called into question and challenges our very way of being. Whether its work, family, or peer-related our stress can sometimes feel debilitating and we feel like we are on the cusp of giving up. In a world that lacks cultural-sensitivity and the ideal is to be self-reliant and independent, sometimes it’s difficult to acknowledge that we are in fact social beings that need help, especially when we are being impacted mental, physically, and emotionally…three aspects of the human experience that society says we need to be intact to thrive.
Welcome. Mental and emotional wellness are important pieces of our overall health. I practice psychotherapy from a place of warmth, respect, compassion, mindful presence, and curiosity. Therapy can be a place to explore different sides of the self, while taking a step back to gain a broader perspective. Whether you are here to manage stress, challenge unhelpful thoughts, or heal from wounds of the past, the first step is reaching out for support. You don't have to navigate this alone. I can offer a safe space that is culturally aware, trauma-informed, and free of judgement.
If you are, a strong black woman, first-generation America, struggling with relationship, or seeking premarital/couples counseling, I would love to work with you! I am passionate about awakening the divine feminine strength and providing a space for women to embrace their inner truths unapologetically. I understand how sometimes we all need a gentle push in a certain direction. We will discuss underlying needs, repetitive cycles, and discover strengths for new life normals. Working with me will be a journey, full of self-exploration, self-talk, self-love, and self-truth.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and overall personal growth. My goal is to assist you in remembering how much of a bad ass you are because sometimes we all need a reminder. I utilize a strength-based approach to uncover your hidden gems along with CBT to help you develop tools to manage unhelpful thoughts.
¡SÍ se puede! As a child of immigrants, I grappled with dilemmas of self-identity amidst the pressures of acculturation and assimilation. I embrace cultural diversity. Nonetheless, as a Latina I continue to fight against societal and cultural norms. How do you merge conflicting expectations and be at peace? My personal success with these issues, along with formal education and subsequent training have made me a strong bicultural therapist. Thus, I truly believe that memories and emotions are best processed in the language you experience them in because they are inextricably linked and are part of our identity.
Families often come to seek more information on how to establish and produce healthier habits that benefits their own well-being and self-esteem. They realize that the healthier they are increases their own happiness and in turn benefits relationships with others.
I work towards supporting my clients in developing insights, overcome obstacles, and uncovering the version of themselves they seek to find. I understand that in the face of challenges, this becomes an incredibly daunting task. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to feel heard and understood. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT along with Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems approaches, incorporating behavioral techniques as needed.
Counseling services are provided to help couples, families, and individuals who experience issues dealing with life transitions, divorce, marital issues, self-fulfillment, personal growth, anxiety, depression and other discomforts that can cause major issues in their day to day lives. I will help clients to understand themselves, set goals, think positively, and gain independence in their thoughts and abilities. I find that most of my clients are looking to find a decrease in stress, acceptance, love, and strength to move on to the next part in their life.
Why therapy for a child? We know that the world can be a challenging and overwhelming place, and it is no different for a child. I can support you and your child to navigate feelings of sadness, anger, fear, and frustration. You may or may not know why your child is having a hard time and certain feelings may be masquerading as challenging behaviors. I can help uncover what may be causing discomfort, fear, anxiety or sadness.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." (Maya Angelou) I understand that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. I also believe these moments present opportunities for transformation. I recognize that life transitions and personal experiences can sometimes be overwhelming, however they can also be valuable seasons with the potential to generate "peak and valley" experiences that can alter our life course.
I am Intensely DBT trained from The Linehan Institute. DBT began as the premiere treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and then grew to be successfully used for a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, impulsivity, couples counselling and substance addiction. I also use a variety of other practices and therapies, including: CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Therapy. My process is always to ask you, the client, what it is you want, what would that look like, and what is in your way. Then we collaborate to get you there!
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY27345) providing Individual, Group and Couples psychotherapy in a private practice setting in West Los Angeles. My approach to therapy is Relational. I find that the exploration of our interpersonal relationships, including the relationship between the therapist and client, can be helpful in overcoming internal conflicts we face in our lives. Furthermore I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process which brings something unique to each patient-therapist relationship. Working together, we can uncover your personal needs and internal struggles, in real time, to better understand how to acknowledge and express these needs in your everyday life.
Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and adolescents. I provide client centered therapy to help clients who are looking to improve their life worth living. I help those who suffer from painful emotions, dysregulating thoughts and ineffective behaviors that leads them to feel numb or avoid life. The most important part of therapy is the relationship we build together. I am passionate about helping individuals and families break the stigma of mental health issues and create a life worth living.
Wounds, whether they are physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, inflicted in the early stages of life can live on and be present in the daily moment to moment life experience. Children and adults alike can have difficulty moving on and developing optimally in life after experiencing adverse or traumatic events. In many cases issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, fear and other destabilizing mental and/or emotional challenges may be related to such experiences. I offer support to those who have experienced intentional or unintentional pain or abuse heal and recover from those memories, and issues unrelated to early life.
I like to take a comprehensive, collaborative approach to treatment and focus on building a professional and positive relationship versus treating a diagnosis. To me, it is important to build a genuine relationship based on trust, openness and honesty, that emphasizes meeting the client where they’re at. I believe the client is an expert in their own lives and my role is to help them become a healthier, happier version of themselves.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Windsor Hills 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 Windsor Hills 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 Windsor Hills, or Child Psychologists in Windsor Hills.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Windsor Hills 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 Windsor Hills 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.