I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 8 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s values.
I have experience in different settings, schools, agencies and private practice. I certainly believe in people’s inner strengths and capacity to succeed and grow even during difficult times. My therapeutic approach is mainly cognitive/behavioral with extended use of solution focused, humanistic, strategic and structural systems theories also.
I basically meet you where you are at, then we decide the style that fits your needs, as we are going to be working together to help you meet your goals. My purpose is to help you gain or regain the level of functioning that you desire.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #94184 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
Norma is great! Our sessions are always productive. I know that she truly cares about me. I like that she offers task to keep me working toward my goals and checks in on me via text when we don’t have a session.
Norma has been very helpful as I try to navigate the complex impact from mental health issues in my family and marriage. She is knowledgeable about resources and brings the appropriate balance of education/support and nudging to move forward. She is being a great support.
Norma has been amazing so far in helping my wife and me in our marriage. She balances listening to us and giving advice perfectly, recommends valuable homework, and keeps in touch with us throughout the week. 10/10 experience
Norma is great , she understands your needs and works with you.
Very intuitive & a great guide when you don't know where to start or feel overwhelmed.
Norma is very understanding and has made both of us feel comfortable.
Norma is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She has been great.