Dr. Brenda Gándara

PHD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Brenda Gándara

PHD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Complimentary 15-minute phone or in person consultation
$225 Intake Initial Appointment
$190 50-Minute Session

* I can provide documentation for your insurance.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

15615 Alton Parkway,
Irvine, California 92618

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My Approach to Helping

Suffering in life is inevitable, but how do you want to relate to your suffering? When would you permit yourself to validate it? What type of suffering are you experiencing? The one needed to grow or the one leading to stagnation? My role as your therapist is to be your companion in areas of disconnection to understand, process, and digest your suffering so that you can eventually transcend it and, in this way, live a more authentic life.

My Role as a Therapist

My therapy approach stems from the belief that everyone has the inherent wisdom and personal power to make choices more conducive to meaning in life. As humans, we are not always fully aware of all our possibilities and how these might come forth. That is why increasing our clarity, understanding, and acceptance of our choices and consequences tends to help us feel more at peace. 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 -- by untangling from aspects that are no longer working for you and unfolding your most authentic self.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Adults and older adults.

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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