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Santa Ana Team


Lourdes P. Estrada

Founder/CEO, Executive Director

LMFT, (PsyD In Progress) #93409

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 currently completing my Doctoral Degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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. 

Dr. Fareeda Rashed

LMFT #140177, PsyD

Dr. Fareeda obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California – Santa Barbara, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, and a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Fareeda has experience working with individuals, couples and families – ranging from the age five years old to older adults (65+). 

Dr. Fareeda treats individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, identity concerns, multicultural matters, parent-child conflicts, codependency, empty nesters, long term illness, addiction, and phase of life transitions. Dr. Fareeda collaboratively utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused treatment, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and Attachment-Based techniques to support and guide clients towards their desired goals.

In addition, Dr. Fareeda incorporates a Humanistic/Person-Centered approach to treatment and understands that therapy is not an easy or linear process. Dr. Fareeda maintains a sense of curiosity, openness, and will assist clients with working through any setbacks experienced throughout the therapy process. Give us a call if you would like to book an appointment with Fareeda.


Nelson Acosta

ACSW #117409
Supervised by: Lourdes P. Estrada, LMFT #93409

Nelson Acosta obtained his Bachelor’s of Social Science degree from Cal State Fullerton, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Cal State Long Beach. Nelson has experience working with individuals in a 1:1 setting and or group facilitation. 

Nelson has experience working with individuals struggling with substance abuse, and homelessness. Nelson treats individuals struggling with anxiety, depression,  multicultural matters, parent-child conflicts, codependency, and addictions. Nelson collaboratively utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and group techniques to support and guide clients toward their desired goals.

Nelson is currently working under the supervision of Lourdes Estrada, Founder and Clinical Director. Give us a call if you would like to book an appointment with Nelson.

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