Our Team

Lourdes P. Estrada

Founder & Clinical 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. 

Suzette Vega

Therapist

MA, LPCC #5681            (Independent Contractor)

License Professional Clinical Counselor


Suzette Vega, is a bilingual (Spanish) clinician. Suzette is a team player and works in collaboration with you as the client to develop a unique treatment plan to meet your goals.


Suzette understands the importance of communication and commitment. Suzette will assist you in navigating through this difficult time in your life. Suzette, has a vast experience in working with ADHD and utilizes various assessments tools to assist her clients. If you are struggling in finding your life’s calling, struggling with anger management or self image issues, and you want to work with Suzette give us a call.

Ryan Tran

Certified Life Coach & Therapist

AMFT #117363

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. 

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. 

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

Ivan Rapalo

Therapist

AMFT #112082

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. 

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