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50+ Cigna therapists in California

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Richard Lenchner

(he/him)

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LMFT
31 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
16530 Ventura B...
188 mi
My name is Richard Lenchner, LMFT and I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University. I believe that everyone deserves a happy and healthy life. This can be achieved when you learn how to balance your life emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally (ESPM).

Next available: Mar 4

Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

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LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Mar 5

Emily Cortez

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read about me. My name is Emily Cortez and I am an LMFT in CA. It is my hope to connect with you in a warm, supportive space to help process and tackle the many challenges that life throws at us. I have been practicing in the field going on 5 years now and have experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjustment/life transitions, trauma, and grief/loss.

Next available: Mar 5

Jerome Scott,LMFT

(he/they)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have been licensed as Marriage Family Therapist since April 3,2003. My area of clinical practice has focused on addressing the underlining causes of anxiety, addiction and depressive disorders. In addition, I have acquired a fundamental understanding of crisis that affects the struggle involving martial relationships. As a Marriage Therapist, I have expertise in the utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It my clinical experience that if you can effectively change your thoughts process your life will radically change for the better.

Next available: Mar 2

Nina Sandberg

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
As an experienced family therapist, I have the skills and knowledge needed to help families navigate even the most challenging situations. What sets me apart is my unique perspective as a former stay-at-home mom to now-grown children, which gives me a deep understanding of the struggles and milestones that families face. If you're looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can make a real difference in your family's life, I invite you to consider reaching out to me for help.

Next available: Mar 4

April Silva

(she/her)

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi! My name is April Silva and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of California. I have 12 years of extensive clinical experience working with people from a diversity of backgrounds and ages in both public and private settings. My focus is assisting people with trauma, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression/mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, LGBTQI+ issues, and adjustment disorders.

Next available: Mar 21

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Direct
Virtual
Greetings to You! I am Bethany and am thankful you have made the decision to live your most phenomenal life! Do you feel utterly lost, stuck or even misunderstood? Do you feel like you know what to do but don't have the will-power or tools to execute it? I help marginalized individuals identify how to show up as their most authentic selves and get the life they deserve. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, racism, transphobia or addiction, I'm here to help and comfort. Seeking therapy can feel unnerving but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal, grow, try on new perspectivesand just BE. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together and get you to the next level of your healing journey!

Next available: Mar 4

Farimah Khalilifard

(she/her)

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LMFT
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.

Next available: Mar 8

Victor Hernandez JR

(he/him)

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LMFT
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Have you been feeling like you can’t seem to pull yourself together or that you are emotionally drained trying to figure out what is going on in your life? Is anxiety or depression causing you problems with your spouse, partner, friends, co-workers, or family members? Did something bad recently happen? Are you going through a separation? Did you lose a loved one? Are you dealing with stress at work? Did you experience trauma in your life? Are you just feeling anxious? "You are not alone.” I am passionate about helping people deal with life challenges that cause them distress. My first goal is to help you identify what the problems are, how they impact relationships in your life, and what goals you want to work on to bring understanding, calm, peace, and joy back into your life. You are the expert in your life, and working together with me, I will challenge your thinking patterns to help you see alternative outcomes that align with the goals you are working toward.

Next available: Mar 4

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon.

Next available: Mar 4

Ted Atwood

(he/him)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
I believe in the value of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship to tap into your internal strength, self-expertise, and self-expression to promote growth and support healing. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #126521, in California, and I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015.

Next available: Mar 4

Maria Belinsky

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California and have been licensed for about 10 years now. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in Anthropology in 2004. I also received my Masters in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2005. Finally, I received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago in 2012 in Social Work with a clinical concentration. My professors used to tease me and call me the "thermometer" because I had so many degrees. I actually love learning (I do not love studying) and am a true "book worm." I built my own telescope when I was in high school and I have seen several stars (Arcturus and Vega) and Neptune up close which were amazing.

Next available: Mar 25

Princess Okieme

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Ms. Okieme spent ten years of her professional career as a Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Therapist working in clinic with autistic children as well as with cognitively challenged adults. Additionally, her work also involved counseling veterans, immigrants, domestic abuse victims and advising mothers on family dynamics and supportive structures. As well as, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders, who have a history of and/or are at high risk for homelessness, incarceration and/or institutionalization.

Next available: Mar 13

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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LPCC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! Thanks for reviewing the information for my online practice, "Coleman Counseling". My name is Mrs. Michelle Coleman. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in the field for over 20 years. I specialize in mood disorders, adjustment disorders, & addressing life stressors. Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client and is action oriented. Previous counseling experiences have allowed me to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, with a host of presenting concerns. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals to help them bring about positive changes in their lives. I use solution-focused and cognitive behavioral techniques to assist with concerns. Solution-focused techniques work well for individuals who present to reduce or relieve their symptoms. Cognitive therapy works best for individuals who have issues related to negative and unsuccessful patterns of behavior and make plans to change those patterns. My goal is to assist individuals with applying these strategies to their current goals and plan of action for change.

Next available: Mar 4

Dr. Ashour Badal

(he/him)

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LMFT
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr. Badal. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in or find a balance in your life? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Working together, we can identify what's not working where you want to be and how to get there. This can bring the balance and harmony that you may be looking to bring back into your life. We will use holistic and clinically proven approaches, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit so you can reach the balance and alignment that you seek in your life. Whether you're dealing with a sense of being overwhelmed, grief, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. My experience and training spans over 22 years of clinical work with children, adults, couples and elderly treating a number of emotional and behavioral challenges. Additionally, my professional experience also includes academic research and publications in the area of human behavior, university faculty and Dean, and management consulting for private and governmental agencies. I hold a doctorate degree in human and organizational psychology, a secondary doctorate degree in clinical psychology and graduate degrees in human development, clinical psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Please feel free to contact my dedicated intake team provided below for any questions or scheduling a session: +1 (786) 755-1863 reception+Ashour7018@growtherapy.com

Next available: Mar 4

LaKeina Ferguson

(she/her)

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello I’m LaKeina but you can call me Keina Have you ever felt like you were drowning due to all of your responsibilities? But you have to get things done because there is no one to do what needs to be done but you. Maybe you are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, processing trauma and or adverse emotions. If so there is hope, you are not alone as I will support you and assist you with developing appropriate coping skills. Sometimes our circumstances and mental state can detour us from being our best selves. However, we are all human and can all use help and support that is consistent. Many suffer in depression, anxiety and with processing trauma. There is a way to actively manage these conditions and relieve yourself from the guilt and shame that your emotions or your diagnosis may have produced over time. It will be my pleasure to support you with identifying the source of your adverse emotions, identifying the root and then from there assist you with properly processing. Therapy with me is not a dictatorship you will take the lead as no one knows you better than you know yourself. My role is to support you, encourage you and cheer you on as you go from struggling to actively managing!

Next available: Mar 4

Katie Saelee

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Are you willing to take the first step towards change? If so, I am here to help. I empower individuals to take back control of their lives. Through a collaborative approach, we can identify the issue's you are struggling with and help you find new ways to cope and manage. I am passionate about helping others and will support you on your journey of personal growth. Let’s begin by exploring together and start the healing process today.

Next available: Mar 20

Dusty McLeod

(he/him)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
My therapeutic approach is nonjudgmental and client-centered. I want my clients to feel respected and supported, and by using an integrative method of various strategies and treatment modalities, I help you further develop your sense of choice and empowerment to improve your current situation and overall well-being. I have extensive experience treating all major psychiatric disorders. Still, my specialties include all forms of addiction, impulsive behaviors, hoarding behaviors, occupational stress, grief, anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. I embrace cultural, racial, gender, and sexual diversity utilizing a person-centered, collaborative client approach. I strive to help others achieve their maximum potential in life.

Next available: Mar 18

Mark Brody

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I am a Masters Level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have twenty years of experience working with a wide diversity of clients and issues. I’ve worked at clinics, ran my own private practice and worked as a therapist for enlisted NAVY and their spouses. I have been doing teletherapy for the last three years. Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. I aim to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity.

Next available: Mar 1

Amanda Lewis

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there! Do you ever feel as though there is much on your mind but no one to share it with? Like no one will understand what it is that you have to say? Are your thoughts and feelings leading to you feeling alone, depressed, or anxious? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma in your life and it is not resolved? Let me be the one to listen, support, and assist you in your journey. My name is Amanda Lewis, LMFT and I have 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, PTSD, ODD, job stress, relationship and communication issues, as well as woman's issues. You'll find that in therapy, I use a warm, non-judgmental, empathetic approach so that you feel safe while allowing me to provide not only support, but skills to assist you in healing and finding a new hope in your life- whether it is work, school, family, or relationships.

Next available: Mar 11

Masti Lashkari

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
In-person
Newport Beach, ...
234 mi
Throughout my professional career, I spent 10 successful years working in the banking industry and another 10 years in pharmaceutical sales, exceeding in various sales and managerial positions. However, I was constantly drawn to psychology and eager to study the relationship between conscious and unconscious phenomena and the role of feelings and thoughts. Therefore, I was keen to make a career change to becoming a psychotherapist. To pursue my goal, I enrolled in a master's degree program in psychology, which required a significant time commitment. I often spent long hours in the evenings and on weekends reading textbooks, writing papers, and preparing for exams. Balancing my studies with my full-time job was challenging, but I was determined to succeed.

Next available: Mar 6

Denise Kalar

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am glad you are here and know the first step is the most important. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey with you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), skilled in assessing the needs of my clients and using different approaches based on each individual. I have experience working in schools, private practice, trauma centers, and community-based outpatients. I received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies (education) and a minor in peacemaking and conflict, as well as a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from National University in San Diego.--

Next available: Mar 1

Dr. Ron Gellis

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PhD
40 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a Christian Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist. Like many folks who get into the mental health field, I had certain mental health challenges. My family of origin was burdened with addiction and mental health. I currently have 38 years of sobriety and am intimately familiar with 12 Step, Christ-centered and Mindfulness aspects of recovery. I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Addiction with family systems and attachment orientation. As a trained child psychologist I also place particular emphasis on developmental aspects of trauma. As a former Navy psychologist with many years working with veterans and first responders, I am very familiar with those cultures. I played college soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award winning underwater photographer and competed at the CrossFit World Games for 3 years. I am married, have a son (retired Navy) and a daughter in heaven.

Next available: Mar 4

Boris Ruiz

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Boris. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been practicing for the past 7 years. In your unique life journey, you have navigated a path full of diverse experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Your story is a testament to your resilience and the growth that has emerged from your personal adventures. Throughout your life, you have embraced the power of self-discovery, learning, and transformation. Your narrative highlights your individual strengths and the lessons you've gathered along the way, shaping the remarkable person you've become today. It is your story, and I am here to listen, support, and help you explore your aspirations, identify your goals, and work together to create a future chapter that aligns with your desires and values.

Next available: Mar 1

Aimee Severe

(she/her)

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LMFT
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi i am Aimee a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the San Diego area. I enjoy working with 16 and up and specialize in gender health, prenatal and postpartum, and grief issues. I like to help see pregnant and new mom’s achieving the most out this time and find ways to feel less anxiety and depressed and more fulfilled. For people in the LGBTQ+ community i have specialized in gender health issues since 2014 and have always been an ally. During Covid I decided to increase my skill and knowledge with assisting people moving through grief and took a few seminars focusing on grief work with David Kessler.

Next available: Mar 1

Nonish Xiong

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PsyD
15 years of experience
Virtual
My role is to support clients in their journey towards change by enhancing self-awareness. This includes gaining a comprehensive understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, which serves as the foundation for adopting new habits and promoting healthy dialogue focused on change. By setting clear targets for behaviors and consistently practicing, repeating, and making adjustments until the desired outcomes are met, we strive to embed them into the subconscious mind, facilitating lasting transformation.

Next available: Mar 5

Nayeem Lokhandwala

(he/him)

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LMFT
25 years of experience
Holistic
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Nayeem Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Mar 2

Dion Smotherman

(she/her)

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LMFT
30 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am Dion Smotherman. Are you discovering that your plans for making tomorrow better seem to fade shortly after your day get going? Maybe you feel your creativity and enthusiasm have taken a vacation. Have you noticed your relationships are becoming harder to maintain and you long for the return of your creative self. I enjoy working with families, couples, young adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with you through marital conflict, grief, loss. anxiety, depression and trauma. There are a few art materials you will need to purchase. I will provide a list. A beginning investment of $50 of supplies should work fine. Let’s creatively work together towards making positive changes using Art Therapy and CBT.

Next available: Mar 20

Meta L. Petty

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I believe that each person is the expert of their life, and I strive to meet each person where they are with no judgement and no preconceived ideas. Counseling is not about labeling problems. Instead, it is about finding solutions and coping mechanisms. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families presented with a variety of issues, with a passion for geriatric mental health. The decision to begin therapy can be life changing and takes great courage, and I will be here to help you every step of the way. I am passionate about my work and abilities to help others reach their full potential. My areas of specialization include treatment for grief, depression, life stressors, divorce, blended families, and individuals and families associated with state agencies.

Next available: Mar 4

Steven Frank, LMFT (Ca license #18319)

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LMFT
30 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I’m Steven Frank. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), licensed in California and living in Seattle, Washington. The way the law works is that if I have a California license, I can live outside of California, but can only work with California residents. For that reason, all my work is performed online through telehealth. I see adults and senior adults in my practice and my work is with individuals. I’ve been licensed since 1983 but actually began to “grow” a private practice beginning in 1990. While most of my experience has been with clients dealing with depression and anxiety, over the last 4-5 years I’ve been more focused on the treatment for symptoms of trauma and abuse. I’ve been trained in EMDR (a specific treatment for trauma), and will use that method as needed, when appropriate, and with your understanding of the process, and consent. By the way, my first job experience (before beginning my schooling for the MFT license), was in the California State Hospital system as a psychiatric technician. I was a member of a hospital inpatient treatment team that treated people with severe mental disorders. This was excellent training for working with clients who are seeking help, but on an outpatient basis.

Next available: Mar 1

Jolene Ford

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, I'm Jolene, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a passion for helping individuals achieve balance and well-being in their lives. I've dedicated my career to providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions and support to those seeking positive change and personal growth. Areas of Specialization: Throughout my career, I have gained valuable experience in several areas, including: 1. Substance Abuse Disorders: I am dedicated to supporting individuals and families on their journey to recovery from substance abuse, providing guidance, and helping develop strategies for a healthier, substance-free life. 2. Crisis Management: Life can throw unexpected challenges our way. I am here to help you navigate crises, develop coping mechanisms, and build resilience in the face of adversity. 3. HIV Care/Management: Living with HIV can present unique emotional and psychological challenges. I offer a compassionate and understanding approach to help individuals manage their condition while maintaining a high quality of life. 4. Depression and Anxiety Disorders: I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety, offering strategies to alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being. My Mission: My mission as an LCSW is to guide and support you on your path to personal growth, emotional healing, and a more balanced life. I understand the importance of setting healthy boundaries in relationships, work, and daily life, and I am here to assist you in achieving this vital skill.

Next available: Mar 1

Carmen Flores-Martinez

(she/her)

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Carmen Flores-Martinez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have 9 years of experience working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I am a bilingual therapist Spanish/English with a wide range of experience in working with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders.

Next available: Mar 2

Brian Parker

(he/him)

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