My Approach to Helping
I am a Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in mental health. As a second generation Filipina-American, I provide therapy and psychoeducation to families incorporating multiple perspectives on racial and and cultural diversity.
I convey a nurturing presence in both inpatient and outpatient settings and believes the key element to successful therapy is the quality of relationship between client and therapist. I firmly believe the seeds of trust, mutual respect, and unconditional positive regard are the foundation of effective and satisfying therapy.
I am passionate about my work with older adults whereupon I ensures that my clients have self determination, compassion and respect. In my work within the perinatal community and the Bridges Maternal Child Health Network, I am dedicated to identifying mothers and families in need of emotional support and community resources.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California at Santa Cruz and her Master of Social Work from San Diego State University.
My areas of specialty include Perinatal Loss, Infertility, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Trauma, PTSD, Career Transitions, Postpartum Depression, Aging, Cancer, End of Life.
I am also a Field Instructor for MSW Interns with Cal State University, Long Beach.
More Info About My Practice
If you want a window (Porta) to your true (Verum) authentic self, so that you can heal from trauma, discover what has been holding you back in life, get support with your child or create exceptional relationships in your life, you have come to the right place!
Porta Verum Psychotherapy Services consists of a group of passionate and dedicated therapists who are on a mission to empower individuals and families to overcome their challenges so that they can experience fulfillment and create a life worth living rather than just try to get by and survive.
Our therapists specialize in treating children of all ages. Wew also work with individual adults, families and couples.
We specialize in treatment of
* Trauma and PTSD
* Behavioral, emotional and academic challenges in children
* Developmental Delays
* Learning Disabilities
* Parenting challenges
* Marital problems
* CareerLife Transitions
* Spiritual Conflicts
* Perinatal Loss
* Postpartum depression
* End of Life
* Coping skills
* Montessori Pedagogy
* Transformational leadership
Our amazing therapists are trained in variety of treatment modalities such as CBT, EMDR, DBT, Play Therapy, Somatic Approaches, Mindfulness, Yoga, Depth Psychology, Transformational Coaching, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Positive Parenting.
Please call our office at 619-577-5057 or email the owner Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you connected with the right therapist.