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Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Connie Padera

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
La Mesa, CA 91942
Let's Connect (760) 456-2524
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Are you struggling with substance use or disordered eating habits? Or maybe you need some guidance on self-esteem or relationship issues? It's okay to not be okay, and I'm here to help you through whatever life has brought your way. I believe in treating each these issues from a whole person perspective, and will work with you to enrich all areas of your well-being. Through openhearted and compassionate communication, we will create a safe space for you to mindfully explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and identify which among them no longer serve you.
For many people, the destructive habits that we pick up originally developed as coping tools for trauma that was experienced early in life. Through therapeutic modalities such as Ego State Therapy/"Parts Work", and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, we can work together to process through these events and help you to move forward in life.
Learning to understand & accept your emotions, and their accompanying behaviors, can assist you in handling all life situations from a place of inner peace. It is through this sense of awareness that I will help you to reduce negative emotions, increase the joy in your life, & remove any obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your highest potential.
Call or Connie Padera now for a free 15 minute consultation - (760) 456-2524

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

La Mesa, CA 91942

(760) 456-2524

Cardiff, CA 92007

Teletherapy sessions are available for all California residents using PPO/out-of-network benefits. Call or email me for more information! :)
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Substance Use and Eating Disorders 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

La Mesa, CA 91942

(760) 456-2524

Cardiff, CA 92007

Teletherapy sessions are available for all California residents using PPO/out-of-network benefits. Call or email me for more information! :)
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Substance Use and Eating Disorders 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Optum
  • PPOs w Out-Of-Network Benefits
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I can only accept PPO plans with out of network benefits, and will provide a receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement of a percentage of my fee.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I can only accept PPO plans with out of network benefits, and will provide a receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement of a percentage of my fee.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 106726 Connie Padera
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • Certificate from Dancing Mindfulness - Institute for Creative Mindfulness 106726 / 2023
  • Certificate from Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing - EMDR Professional Training 106726 / 2020
  • Attended Aurora University, Graduated 2018
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Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which can be used to treat trauma, addictions, and eating disorders.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which can be used to treat trauma, addictions, and eating disorders.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
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Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Use
  • Eating Disorders

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Non-Monogamy
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Positivity
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
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My therapy style often varies based on my client's unique needs. I utilize an eclectic mix of evidence-based therapies, including Ego State Therapy, EMDR, attachment therapy, harm reduction, and psychodynamic therapy for trauma healing. Relationship counseling is LGBTQIA supportive, sex positive, kink-informed, and available for all relationships along the monogamous to non-monogamous spectrum.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
My therapy style often varies based on my client's unique needs. I utilize an eclectic mix of evidence-based therapies, including Ego State Therapy, EMDR, attachment therapy, harm reduction, and psychodynamic therapy for trauma healing. Relationship counseling is LGBTQIA supportive, sex positive, kink-informed, and available for all relationships along the monogamous to non-monogamous spectrum.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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My therapy style will often vary based on my client's unique needs. I utilize an eclectic mix of evidence-based therapies, including Ego State Therapy (or "parts work"), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), attachment therapy, & psychodynamic therapy to help my clients create a cohesive, integrated definition of self can for long-term healing and personal growth.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
My therapy style will often vary based on my client's unique needs. I utilize an eclectic mix of evidence-based therapies, including Ego State Therapy (or "parts work"), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), attachment therapy, & psychodynamic therapy to help my clients create a cohesive, integrated definition of self can for long-term healing and personal growth.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

La Mesa, CA 91942

(760) 456-2524

Additional Location

Cardiff, CA 92007

(760) 456-2524
"
Teletherapy sessions are available for all California residents using PPO/out-of-network benefits. Call or email me for more information! :)
Call for a free consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Teletherapy sessions are available for all California residents using PPO/out-of-network benefits. Call or email me for more information! :)
Call for a free consultation now - (760) 456-2524
Photo of Connie Padera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW