“Sometimes when things are falling apart they are actually falling into place”I believe the process of change is inevitable and learning to navigate through life can be overwhelming and at times confusing. Therapy can lightening that load; it allows individuals to understand and manage how they feel, think and behave. Which then permits them to reach a level of acceptance and thus develop compassion for their own experiences. This process along with the development of coping skills and enhancement of ones’ support system promotes an ‘open-door’ for change. I am a bilingual-Spanish Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #90561). I attended the University of California, Irvine and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and then continued my education at California State University, Fullerton where I obtained a master’s degree in Counseling. I am a member of California’s Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT) and Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS). I have more than 6 years of experience at non-profit organizations, working with individuals suffering from Major Depressive Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Panic Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, grief & loss and individuals with a history of abuse. I have facilitated family, individual and group therapy sessions where I have focused on helping individuals develop self-awareness, self-compassion, acceptance and coping/stress management skills. I have a passion for working with the “emerging adult” (adolescents and young adults); the transition into adulthood can be a very hectic, conficting, confusing and sometimes overwhelming process. Through psycho-education, awareness, acceptance and tolerance, therapy can assist an individual in gaining peace and balance in their life; ultimately, I hope to provide you with the support, clarity and guidance needed to reach this balance and stability. Please contact me with any questions/concerns. I work out of our Cerritos location and look forward to talking with you.
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