Hi guys! My name is Lourdes P. Estrada. I am a Bilingual (Spanish/ English) speaking therapist.
I am an alumni from California State University Dominguez Hills and Azusa Pacific University. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapist.
I am a wife and a mother to three boys. I identify myself as a Christian therapist. I believe in the integration of spirituality and mental health. I have been a sole proprietor since August 2016. I have worked in community mental health since 2005.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Managing & Adapting Practices (MAP), Trauma, Motivational Interviewing, CORS, FOCUS, Assessment and Diagnosis of children 0-5 (ICARE), Couples Therapy using Gottman Method and Relationship Enhancement skills. I am also trained in using Sand Tray Therapy.
My approach is integrative. I pull interventions from various models to find your own, unique treatment plan to suit your needs. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" it is very unique to your needs. If I have to choose I would say I tend to incline to "Client-Centered Therapy". I believe in working as a team. You are the EXPERT of YOUR life.
My goal is to assist you to achieve your highest potential. In life, we have seasons. Some seasons are easier than others. I strive to provide a unique treatment for you. To work in partnership with you and achieve your highest potential.
I am also a certified Relationship Enhancement Therapist.
Certified Life Coach & Therapist
Supervised by: Lourdes Estrada, LMFT #93409
What is a life coach?
Well great question!
A life coach is like a personal trainer. But a life coach helps you get back on track on your personal goals. A life coach helps you to live out your dreams and values. Will help you create new behaviors that will drive you to success and change. If this is what you need, what you want, then come on over and work with Ryan. He will ensure that as a client will explore your self discovery and will hold you accountable. Sometimes, we need that person in our corners who will root for you, who will also challenge you to grow. IF you are ready for that change, then make an appointment with Ryan.
Ryan is our go to child specialist. Ryan has an extensive background of working with parents and children ages 0-5. Ryan can help parents who are struggling with a child who continuously has temper tantrums. Ryan will work with you to find a parent approach that is non violent, non-shaming, and compassionate. "Our child's tantrums do not have to be ours."
Deanna Leyva is trauma trained and certified. Deanna is bilingual (Spanish/English). Deanna is also trained in MAP (Managing Adapting Practices). Deanna completed her Master's education from USC. Deanna understands the cultural pressure of being a member of the Latino community and striving for higher education in a high demand collegiate environment. Deanna has her certification in TFCBT.
Deanna has a lot of experience working with patients who are struggling with trauma and or are in Domestic violence households. Deanna is here to assist you, to create a unique treatment plan to target your goals. If you would like to work with Deanna give us a call today and start on a new path to a better you.
Mayra Tobar, has completed her Master's degree from Azusa Pacific University. Mayra is bilingual, Spanish/English. Mayra has experience working with children ages 3 years to 6 years using the method called Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Mayra, has also worked with military families. Mayra, understands that military families, are going through a lot of changes and stressors during their deployment and upon reunification. There is a high need for services for our military families, and we are very happy that Mayra has experience in this field.
Mayra is also trained in couples counseling using Gottman Method (level 1). Mayra can provide couples (pre-marital/ married/ joint partnership) with the skills needed to push through the tough season of the relationship. Mayra, has also a vast experience working with men, but in particular fathers who are raising their children on their own. Dad's need support too, and Dad's are at times left out and underserved. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mayra, give us a call or send us a message. Allow Mayra, to assist you and help you through this tough season of your life
Supervised by Lourdes Estrada, LMFT #93409
Ivan Rapalo has completed his Master's degree from Azusa Pacific University. Ivan is a Bilingual Therapist (Spanish/English). Ivan has worked with adolescents, adults and military families. Ivan has also facilitated groups for fathers who want to be strengthened in their role in their families. Ivan has experience working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use and day to day life struggles.
Ivan's approach to therapy is eclectic, utilizing some tools from Cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, strategic and short term modality to obtain the success that the client is looking for. Ivan has also experienced working with couples in both Spanish and English. If you are a male and trying to find a balance between your inner masculinity and also your desire to become "unstuck" in your recent life stressor, come and work with Ivan. At times, men have a difficult time in today's society to balance their masculinity and not fall under the "machista" perspective but want to be a leader. However, finding that balance can be difficult. Stop trying to find it on your own. Come and work with Ivan to explore that balance and see your potential.
Ninivet De La Torre
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LMFT # 52535
Ninivet has experienced working with children, adolescents and adults. Ninivet has an extensive history working with individuals who are struggling with stress, depression, self harm, life transitions, anxiety and parenting issues. Ninivet completed her education from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Ninivet, has certification in working with clients who are adapting to trauma and want to overcome their traumatic experiences through the use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), as well as Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Seeking Safety and Brief-Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
Ninivet, likes to work in collaboration with her patients. She also values and understands the importance of faith based integration in her sessions with her clients in order to pursue a holistic approach to the current stressor.
Ninivet, is also a parent of two boys. She understands the struggle and the hustle that it takes to balance life, mom life, and work. If you would like to work with Ninivet, call us and set up an appointment with her. Take a chance on you and give us a call to work with Ninivet and start living your best life.