Kylie Pedersen-Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I am very passionate about helping you navigate the complications of acute and chronic illness, grief and loss, or any difficult life transitions.
I have worked for the past 10 years in medical social work providing brief, solution focused therapeutic interventions and case management to individuals and families. Specializing in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics, Antepartum, Postpartum and NICU units of the hospital and outpatient clinics. I have also been providing therapy for the past 5 years to children, adolescents and adults navigating acute and chronic illness, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and life transitions. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Child Development from UC Davis and a Masters Degree in Social Work from UC Berkeley.
(805) 257-1251
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I am very passionate about helping you navigate the complications of acute and chronic illness, grief and loss, or any difficult life transitions.
I have worked for the past 10 years in medical social work providing brief, solution focused therapeutic interventions and case management to individuals and families. Specializing in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics, Antepartum, Postpartum and NICU units of the hospital and outpatient clinics. I have also been providing therapy for the past 5 years to children, adolescents and adults navigating acute and chronic illness, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and life transitions. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Child Development from UC Davis and a Masters Degree in Social Work from UC Berkeley.
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Jody Tompkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Are you anxious, depressed, or discouraged? Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness? Are you struggling with a difficult relationship? With much experience navigating these issues, I am passionate about joining with clients to create a warm and safe space to move forward in healing and confidence, to identify goals and strengths, and to develop strategies to move beyond a “stuck” place. Having specialized training addressing the social and emotional effects of chronic illness, it is my honor to help patients and family members navigate an often complicated, unfamiliar, and upsetting time.
(805) 874-5369
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
Are you anxious, depressed, or discouraged? Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness? Are you struggling with a difficult relationship? With much experience navigating these issues, I am passionate about joining with clients to create a warm and safe space to move forward in healing and confidence, to identify goals and strengths, and to develop strategies to move beyond a “stuck” place. Having specialized training addressing the social and emotional effects of chronic illness, it is my honor to help patients and family members navigate an often complicated, unfamiliar, and upsetting time.
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Karen Borczon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
My practice is focused on helping individuals who are struggling with stressors related to chronic illness, social isolation, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and aging-related issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of issues related to the Aging Process. My clients are often struggling with challenges that occur as a result of advancing age, the psychological impact of illness, loneliness and family issues. They may have suffered the loss of a loved one or a decline in their own physical condition. Finding purpose, coping with changes and identifying ways to experience life to the fullest are common treatment goals.
(805) 317-7853
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
My practice is focused on helping individuals who are struggling with stressors related to chronic illness, social isolation, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and aging-related issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of issues related to the Aging Process. My clients are often struggling with challenges that occur as a result of advancing age, the psychological impact of illness, loneliness and family issues. They may have suffered the loss of a loved one or a decline in their own physical condition. Finding purpose, coping with changes and identifying ways to experience life to the fullest are common treatment goals.
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Dr. Diana Ali
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic illness, professional burnout, or other sources of chronic emotional dysregulation, I believe there is hope for you. If you have tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit greatly from trauma specific treatment, or from a more practical, skills-based approach to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals.
(424) 371-7103
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic illness, professional burnout, or other sources of chronic emotional dysregulation, I believe there is hope for you. If you have tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit greatly from trauma specific treatment, or from a more practical, skills-based approach to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals.
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Jacquelyn Meissner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty include dealing with interpersonal conflict, loss, divorce, trust issues, chronic illness, depression, trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence and other life stressors that can be overwhelming.
Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events.
(805) 319-6189
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty include dealing with interpersonal conflict, loss, divorce, trust issues, chronic illness, depression, trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence and other life stressors that can be overwhelming.
Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events.
Alice P. Arnold
MA, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
(805) 600-3945
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
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Sipora B. Weissman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I understand what it's like to live life ruled by devastating chronic pain and illness, crippling anxiety, and being highly sensitive that you feel everything! I help people resolve chronic pain, anxiety and sadness, not just manage it. Connecting the dots to understand how your childhood (upbringing, trauma, stressful events, family) may be contributing to your mental distress today can be extremely eye opening and transformative. Healing and becoming a secure capable human is the goal and completely attainable! I view therapy as a collaboration and as a therapist I am an active participant and guide.
(805) 219-7241
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I understand what it's like to live life ruled by devastating chronic pain and illness, crippling anxiety, and being highly sensitive that you feel everything! I help people resolve chronic pain, anxiety and sadness, not just manage it. Connecting the dots to understand how your childhood (upbringing, trauma, stressful events, family) may be contributing to your mental distress today can be extremely eye opening and transformative. Healing and becoming a secure capable human is the goal and completely attainable! I view therapy as a collaboration and as a therapist I am an active participant and guide.
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Marcia Neville Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!
(805) 804-3850
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Ventura, CA 93002
Offers online therapy
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!
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Chloe Zessin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with people of all ages and walks of life. I am open minded and inclusive. I believe that everyone is capable of overcoming the obstacles that stand in the way of realizing their dreams. No one is beyond help. We all deserve to be loved and validated exactly as we are. We can accomplish this by looking inward, fostering self-love and self-validation. This way we are able meet our own emotional needs and free ourselves from the toxic influences in our lives.
(805) 243-1377
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with people of all ages and walks of life. I am open minded and inclusive. I believe that everyone is capable of overcoming the obstacles that stand in the way of realizing their dreams. No one is beyond help. We all deserve to be loved and validated exactly as we are. We can accomplish this by looking inward, fostering self-love and self-validation. This way we are able meet our own emotional needs and free ourselves from the toxic influences in our lives.
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Carollyn McKinstry
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
We all face challenges in life and need support to get through those difficult moments. Reaching out is a sign of strength and shows that you are ready to tackle the issues that have impacted you. I believe each person has the power to heal and grow and there is incredible healing power in the therapeutic process. I take a client centered approach, believing you are best authority on you. I am here to listen and support you and am willing to meet you exactly where you are at this moment.
(805) 243-3488
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
We all face challenges in life and need support to get through those difficult moments. Reaching out is a sign of strength and shows that you are ready to tackle the issues that have impacted you. I believe each person has the power to heal and grow and there is incredible healing power in the therapeutic process. I take a client centered approach, believing you are best authority on you. I am here to listen and support you and am willing to meet you exactly where you are at this moment.
Pat Stepler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(805) 386-6315
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Andrea Haffner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
(805) 507-7086
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
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Heidi Allison Dbt Therapist; New Directions Dbt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DBT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
VIDEO THERAPY. DBT & CBT Specialist helping individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, difficulty managing emotions, relationship issues, BPD & personality disorders and other issues. (GOLD COAST/BEACON/MEDICAL & MEDICARE provider & private pay). We will work together to help you uncover what is bothering you & improve your coping skills. My approach is strength-based; I believe that everyone is capable of improving their lives, reducing suffering & symptoms. We all have answers within us; sometimes we just need someone to guide us in finding our truth/learning coping skills to improve one's emotional/mental well-being.
(562) 374-7916
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
VIDEO THERAPY. DBT & CBT Specialist helping individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, difficulty managing emotions, relationship issues, BPD & personality disorders and other issues. (GOLD COAST/BEACON/MEDICAL & MEDICARE provider & private pay). We will work together to help you uncover what is bothering you & improve your coping skills. My approach is strength-based; I believe that everyone is capable of improving their lives, reducing suffering & symptoms. We all have answers within us; sometimes we just need someone to guide us in finding our truth/learning coping skills to improve one's emotional/mental well-being.
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Nancy Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
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.
(805) 253-3976
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Ventura, CA 93003
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.
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Patsy Wright
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
The path to living the life you want begins where courage and fear meet. When we are low in courage and high in fear we feel unsettled, busied, strained and eventually-void of hope. The thought that life will get better or that we will feel better becomes hijacked by the void. Our day to day begins to feel meaningless. This absence of meaning can be experienced as emptiness, sadness, loneliness, despair and misery. It can also be experienced as restlessness, irritability, avoidance, stomachaches, headaches and illness. These experiences drive our thoughts, beliefs, decisions and behaviors and can lead to mental and physical decline.
(805) 628-4483
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Ventura, CA 93001
The path to living the life you want begins where courage and fear meet. When we are low in courage and high in fear we feel unsettled, busied, strained and eventually-void of hope. The thought that life will get better or that we will feel better becomes hijacked by the void. Our day to day begins to feel meaningless. This absence of meaning can be experienced as emptiness, sadness, loneliness, despair and misery. It can also be experienced as restlessness, irritability, avoidance, stomachaches, headaches and illness. These experiences drive our thoughts, beliefs, decisions and behaviors and can lead to mental and physical decline.
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Rochida R McClure
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Honoring the significance of life’s losses is my mission. If you have lost a job or promotion; your health to cancer or autoimmune disease; your marriage to separation or divorce; or someone whom you love has passed away, including a miscarriage. Please reach out to me, I am here to help. Together we will feel, learn, understand and formulate a picture of life after loss.
(805) 243-2853
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Honoring the significance of life’s losses is my mission. If you have lost a job or promotion; your health to cancer or autoimmune disease; your marriage to separation or divorce; or someone whom you love has passed away, including a miscarriage. Please reach out to me, I am here to help. Together we will feel, learn, understand and formulate a picture of life after loss.
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Rosa-Maria Lazarovits
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
It can be hard to deal with the bumps on the road of life. But if you are on this website, that means that you are aware of three things: One, that you need help. Two, you are also willing to put the time and effort to do something about it. Three, you are ready to start and receiving help. Perhaps you have bumped onto challenging and difficult life situations and you find that dealing with those challenges is overwhelming, just too much!
(805) 303-5494
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
It can be hard to deal with the bumps on the road of life. But if you are on this website, that means that you are aware of three things: One, that you need help. Two, you are also willing to put the time and effort to do something about it. Three, you are ready to start and receiving help. Perhaps you have bumped onto challenging and difficult life situations and you find that dealing with those challenges is overwhelming, just too much!
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Amanda Lee McQuade Crawford Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RH -AHG Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
(805) 856-6941
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Ventura, CA 93001
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
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Jennifer Lynn Bartlett
AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have completed her Master’s in Science in Counseling Psychology Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has experience working with families, couples, adolescents, LGBTQI+, individual work, intimate partner violence, and substance use/abuse, and recovery.
(805) 350-7416
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have completed her Master’s in Science in Counseling Psychology Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has experience working with families, couples, adolescents, LGBTQI+, individual work, intimate partner violence, and substance use/abuse, and recovery.
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Kimberly A Fouche'
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…
(805) 742-4577
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…

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