Paulina Padilla

LCSW

Paulina Padilla

LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 61768
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: Free 15 minute phone consultation
$140 per session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

13006 Philadelphia St., Ste. 302
Whittier, California 90601

My Approach to Helping

My philosophy on helping is centered on the idea that we can all heal through the connections we make with one another in safe and nurturing spaces. Women especially can be good at facilitating, supporting connection, and creating safe spaces for their loved ones. What happens when you as a woman experience overwhelming situations that prevent you from feeling safe?How can you connect with your partner, children, friends and be present at work, if you feel disconnected from yourself? Maybe an old wound or trauma has resurfaced, and the backdrop of the pandemic has now created new obstacles to cope. Connecting with others can seem like the most difficult task as you may feel that you are burdening others, or that they may not understand. I can help you find ways to connect with yourself again. I can help you create a space that can feel safe and promotes healing. I support you in not only helping you share your story, but I also help you pay attention to the story your body may want to share, by bringing awareness to the sensations that come along with the emotions you have been holding close to you.

More Info About My Practice

I have a co-own a group practice named Connect Nurture, with my dear friend who is also a LCSW and also committed to helping women heal.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy takes a great deal of courage! Congrats on thinking about taking this important step. The biggest misconception about going to therapy is that it means you are not strong enough to deal with things on your own, when it really just means that you are going through something difficult and are not sure what step to take. Therapy is not a place that is going to tell you what to do, good therapy will offer more than anything, a safe space to be heard. It can also be education, guidance, feedback and helping you identify what feels good to you and how to seek that out. Everyone goes through difficult times at one point or another, and seeking support does not mean you are weak, it just means you are smart and resourceful.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Latinx, women, expecting mothers, postpartum depression, prenatal stress, women who have experienced trauma, mothers with parenting stress

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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