Adolescence is a challenge and difficult time in one's life. Having had to overcome personal obstacles in adolescence using techniques and insight learned from training and experience, my approach to adolescent depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem stems from an empathetic rapport-building bridge that individualizes each teenager's perception of what is going on, and provides a guiding insight into what is possible and accessible inside the darkness and confusion.
I have worked in many treatment centers and programs within an adolescent and young adult track, and even personally developed an entire program and curriculum for adolescents, aged 13 to 18, at a mental health treatment center in California as the Chief Program Director.
Adolescents are often hesitant to share their experience and feelings because they fear if they do, things can get worse. I offer a platform of connection, trust, empathy, and hope that allows them to engage in their own process of wellness and healing, while learning how to connect, or re- connect, with you, their parents or caregivers.
My experience, practice, and training have shown me that our ways of thinking and feeling as young adults are due to very early years of self-authored truths and internalized half-truths. Our perceptions, interpretations, and beliefs about who we are and what everything means keep us trapped. Together, we will chip away at how to re-author the self in a non-judgmental setting.
We work at a pace that is tailored to them and their goals, to discover their best self, and what one can become going forward.
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Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Forgiveness , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #75496 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
Well I can tell She is really nice I feel like she really cares about what I’m going through and really wants to help me.
Olimpia is a sweet, caring, and helpful counselor. I like her patient and nonjudgmental approach to the therapeutic relationship.