Hello there, 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.  

 

 

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