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Gabriela Contreras

LMFT

Quick Facts

  • Offers In-Person Therapy
  • Mount St. Mary's College
  • 8 Years in Practice

Location

Remote Office

Gcontreras.ip@soultenders.com

About

"People start to heal the moment they feel Heard". - Cheryl Richardson

As a Marriage Family Therapist, I strongly believe in the 3 C’s in Life: Choice, Chance, and Change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change. I believe in the power of choices, healing, and hope. Psychotherapy can enhance healthy behavior, improve relationships, express emotions, and think more positively. I enjoy creating a safe therapeutic alliance for my clients in order for healing and grow to occur. Most of my clinical experience stems from working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a community-based setting. Based on my experience, thus far, I truly enjoy working with clients in strengthening communication, developing coping skills, and improving relationships. I specialize in working with individuals that are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, grief and loss, and life transitions. I utilize different treatment modalities, since therapy is not a one size fits all. Therefore, I work with individuals in creating a unique treatment plan that is geared to their needs. I enjoy taking a gentle and empathic approach in order to help individuals develop resiliency, change, and growth. I look forward to working with you and being part of your healing journey.

Credentials

  • California 112402

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based

Ages and Community Experience

  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Elders (65+), Adults, Teen, Preteen
  • Any
  • Body Positivity, Cancer, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Single Mother, Transgender Allied

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