Meet your Therapist
My name is Stephanie Ann Villasenor. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. My goal in life is to assist any person/s in need of recovery or growth. I focus on inner strength and self exploration by providing counseling services to individuals, couples and families. However, I understand that therapy can be a frightening experience, and its helpful to know a little about your possible new therapist.
I began this journey in the mental health field at Loyola Marymount University, where I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology. Soon after graduating from LMU, I attended Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I completed the program with a masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
During and after graduation, I worked in various mental health settings. I have spent time working in group homes, adult clinics, children/teen clinics, and in-patient facilities. I have worked with clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, family conflicts, etc. Majority of my experience has been within the latino/a community, and I strive to offer culturally sensitive approaches and techniques. I describe my style of therapy as holistic wellness, with elements of cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy. I want to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, and provide a nonjudgmental environment for healing to transpire.
Specialties: I am passionate about helping others overcome their struggles with mental health. I have worked with an array of issues, however I specialize in the following: working with adult children of alcoholics, overcoming trauma, self-esteem building for women and teens.