PSYCHOTHERAPY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Meet Our Therapists

Alfonso Sanchez LMFT

CEO and Founder

 

Mr. Sanchez holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California and Chaminade University of Honolulu. Mr. Sanchez also spent a semester studying English literature at Oxford University, England.

 

Mr. Sanchez holds certifications in Forensic Mental Health Training (Physicians for Human Rights),  Older Adult Mental Health Services (Antioch University), Post Traumatic Sress Disorder (Department of Veteran Affairs, National Center for PTSD), and in Disaster Mental Health (The American Red Cross).

 

Mr. Sanchez is highly experienced in writing mental health evaluations and providing expert witness testimony on issues related to immigration, criminal defense, and personal injury. He actively seeks partnerships with outside organizations to ensure that the underserved and under-represented community benefits from shared resource and synergistic opportunities within the field of mental health.

 

He has been in practice since 2003, providing short and long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of psychological and emotional concerns, including developmental disabilities.


 

Sonia Lopez LMFT

Consultant

Mrs. Lopez earned her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University of Santa Barbara. During her attendance at Antioch, she interned at Pacific Pride Foundation, which provides services to the HIV/AIDS and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities of Santa Barbara County.

 

She has also volunteered and presented several workshops for Models of Pride, an organization that focuses on the concerns and interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) and their allies.

In addition to her psychology background, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Radio, Television and Film. Sonia’s experience within the entertainment industry has led her to understand the particular issues faced by individuals within or attempting to break into the industry.

Ms. Lopez has been in practice since 2004. 

Contact her directly at:

https://lopezmft.com/services/ 

 

Nadia Paredes LMFT, ATR

Consultant

 

Mrs. Paredes is a Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Marital & Family Therapist and Intuition Painting ® Certified Facilitator. She uses her empathic nature and creative energy to facilitate in person and online Emotional Wellbeing through Art making Sessions with groups and individuals. Her passion is to empower people and help them thrive in their professional and social lives. 

 

She holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy specialized in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Communication and Mass Media from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.

 

She was also a Research Fellow of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic at Loyola Marymount University.  Mrs. Paredes' main research while obtaining her Master's was natural disasters and disaster mental health. Mrs. Paredes also has experience working with children and adolescents as a school counselor for 3 years, and has been involved with Save the Children and Child Friendly Spaces since 2010. 

 

Contact her directly at:

https://www.artfooddreamers.com/new-page

 

Fanny Vazquez LMFT

Consultant

Mrs. Vazquez obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and an Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles.

 

She has been in practice since 2003 and is currently in Certification Consultation Training to become a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. She has provided psychotherapy in a variety of settings including outpatient, in-home services  community agencies, and private practice.

 

In addition to providing clinical supervision to therapist interns, Ms. Vazquez provides a wide array of services including individual and conjoint therapy, parenting classes, and process groups.

 

She believes that psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client. She combines multiple modalities specific to meet the needs of the client.

Contact her directly at: 

https://www.fannyvazquezlmft.com/

Ginna Garcia LMFT

Consultant

 

Ms. Garcia received her MS in Counseling Psychology from Mt. Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, and a BA in Psychology from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.  She has been in practice since 1998, providing mental health services to: children in different school settings, crisis intervention to adolescents in high school settings, case management and supervision of children in foster care placements, and coordinated counseling services at community health clinics.

 

She believes that an honest recognition of self-defeating patterns is essential to the therapeutic process. For Ms. Garcia, mental health is not a state, but a process.  She integrates her Catholic faith into her professional practice and strongly believes that God calls his children out of darkness and despair and into the light - using therapy as a vehicle.

Contact her directly at:

https://www.journeyofhopeandhealing.com/

 

Hilda Henriquez LMFT

Consultant

 

Mrs. Henriquez earned her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles. She has been in practice since

2006.

As a cognitive behavioral, existential and humanistic therapist, Mrs. Henriquez focuses on helping her clients discover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.  She utilizes complementary therapy approaches and techniques to bring to light long-standing behavior patterns and/or negative perceptions that may be holding her clients back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

She has provided mental health services in a variety of settings including Community Mental Health Clinics, School Based settings and Therapy Mobile Services.

 

She has collaborated with Los Angeles County Departments of Mental Health, Probation, Department of Children and Family Services,  and has served as Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager for Mental Health Agencies in Bellflower and Gardena, CA.

Contact her directly at:

https://www.hildahenriquezlmft.com

 

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