Our Team

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Lourdes P. Estrada

Founder/CEO, Executive Director

LMFT #93409

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. 

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Deanna Leyva

Therapist

LCSW #74296

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. 

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Mayra Tobar

Therapist

AMFT #113661
Supervised by: Lourdes Estrada, LMFT #93409

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

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Ivan Rapalo

Therapist

LMFT #112082

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. 

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Ninivet De La Torre

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

LMFT #52535

Bilingual (Spanish)

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.

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G. Fareeda Rashed

Therapist

AMFT #122822 & Doctorate Student

Supervised by Lourdes Estrada, LMFT 

Fareeda, completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy  at Alliant International University. Currently, Fareeda is in the process of completing her doctorate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Fareeda has experience working with individuals ranging from ages 12+. Fareeda will meet with you and develop a treatment plan that is targeting your goals and work in collaboration with you. Fareeda has experience working with individual who are struggling with anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, codependency, empty nesters, long term illness, phases of life transitions.  Fareeda utilizes CBT, Trauma focus treatment, Mindfulness, Solution Focus to assist you in managing your current life stressors.  Fareeda, is on your side and understands that therapy is not an easy process, and it takes time to achieve and acquire goals. Fareeda will work alongside with you and troubleshoot any setbacks through your process. Give us a call if you would like to book an appointment with Fareeda.

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Jonathan Martinez

Therapist

AMFT #123609

Supervised by Lourdes Estrada, LMFT 

Jonathan is a Bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist. Jonathan, completed his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant University. Jonathan, has worked with at-risk clients and implemented evidence based practices to reduce symptoms. Jonathan has experience working with children and adolescents, parents, blended families, latinx, BIPOC and foster parents. Jonathan works from the CBT, solution Focus, family systems approach. Jonathan has experience working in a team setting approach with parents who are struggling in building and strengthening their relationship with their child/teen. Jonathan has experienced working with individuals who are required by court to attend treatment. Some of the symptoms that Jonathan treats are ADHD, parenting, oppositional defiance, codependency, parent-child conflict.  Jonathan is warm and empathetic. Jonathan is your Coach and will guide you to a better you. Give us a call if you would like to book an appointment with Jonathan.

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Martha Martinez

Therapist

AMFT #110556 & Doctorate Student

Supervised by Lourdes Estrada, LMFT 

Martha is a bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist, BIPOC, Latinx. Martha completed her Masters degree at Alliant International University, and is currently completing her Doctorate in Couples and Family therapy from Alliant International University. Martha has worked with at-risk clients and implemented evidence based practices to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression. Martha, has experience working with couples and families. Martha’s style is eclectic and uses various modalities to develop a treatment plan that is best suitable for you as her client. Martha, understands the struggle with being first generation and understands the dynamics of the LATINX background. Are you ready for that change? Are you ready to reconcile with your partner and make things work? Then, give us a call and schedule your first appointment.