Brenda Gándara

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Brenda Gándara

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psych
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $175 Intake Initial Appointment
$150 50-Minute Session
Free Initial Consultation


15615 Alton Parkway,
Irvine, California 92618

My Approach to Helping

My approach is to co-create safety to facilitate deep understandings so that you can open to considering making choices more conducive to empowerment while providing genuine opportunities to experience your authentic self.

My Role as a Therapist

My therapy approach is based on the belief that everyone has the inherent wisdom and personal power to make choices more conducive to meaning in life. We are not always fully aware of all our potentials and how these might be actualized. Based on my experience, we are also always making choices, and even when not making a choice, we are always still choosing! That is why increasing our clarity, understanding, and acceptance of our choices and consequences tends to help us feel more at peace with our humanity. As a therapist, my role is to guide you to bring awareness into the unconscious and conscious roadblocks that may be preventing you from embracing your power and living a deeper and more fulfilling life. In essence, therapy is about unraveling the best version of yourself, one choice at a time.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Adults and older adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
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