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Amelia Cervantes, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Welcome! I am very excited that you have taken the first step to finding the support that you need. My name is Amelia Adriana Cervantes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I obtained my Bachelors in Arts with a double major in Psychology and Spanish Literature from the University of California Berkeley and received my Master of Psychology degree in 2007 from Phillips Graduate Institute.

I specialize in the treatment of complex traumas, depression, anxiety, relational issues and parenting. My theoretical orientation is family systems theory, although I also draw from other orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment therapy, solution-focused therapy and experiential therapy. In addition, I am certified in the following evidenced-based treatment models: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) and Managing Adaptive Practices.
I believe in taking a holistic approach to treating my clients by inquiring about their faith, cultural background and practices, sexual identity, health and vitality, and overall satisfaction with current relational dynamics. Some of my current interests are hypnosis, sound healing, meditation and somatic experiencing particularly as it pertains to the treatment of complex traumas.

During a typical session with me, you can expect to be in charge of identifying the topics and areas you would like to explore. The sessions would go at your own pace and based on the needs you have each week. My goal is to provide you with a safe and secure attachment, to actively listen to your concerns and to guide you to find your own answers. I believe that you are in control of your own healing and that you already have the capacity to achieve the self-regulation that you need to become empower and self-sufficient.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



License information

CA LMFT 49187


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amelia Cervantes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

amelia is kind and considerate to my needs. i appreciate her

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Since the first day we spoke, Amelia has been nothing short of supportive, encouraging and challenging me to look beyond the issues I was facing and opening myself up to new possibilities and opportunities to grow.

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amelia is the best therapist I've ever had. Her compassion and professionalism know no bounds. I'm so lucky to have found her and to be doing the work with her.

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amelia is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I feel very fortunate to have a therapist who is caring, insightful, knowledgeable and can read me well. Amelia challenges me and keeps me accountable, as well as encourages me and can be gentle with me. I appreciate her wealth of knowledge a d light.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Amelia has helped turn my life around for the better. She has a way of being able to really understand the undertones of what I’m saying and point them out to me in ways I never imagined. I could not be the person I am today if it wasn’t for her and how she helped show me what I truly deserve in life.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She is one of the best therapists I’ve ever had! So thankful for her!

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem