I am a licensed MFT who has been in practice for over 15 years. I have extensive experience treating a wide variety of issues and psychological disorders from the most mild to the most severe. I work with adults and adolescents. My approach is warm, positive and compassionate. I can help you to achieve your personal goals, more effectively manage your emotions and stressors and develop strategies that will promote positive self-growth and lead you to and a more satisfying life.
I have worked in a wide variety of settings in addition to my private practice including schools, residential homes and outpatient treatment facilities. My specialties include anxiety and depressive disorders, stress management, crisis counseling, grief counseling, and relationships.
I believe the process of change through therapy should not only involve self-understanding and insight into the past, but beyond that it should also focus on helping clients to learn skills for present-time challenges. Therefore my approach helps clients to develop specific skills for thinking and acting in constructive ways. I am a proponent of therapist actively collaborating with a client to help him/her find ways to manage life better.
I have a degree from UC Santa Barbara and a masters in psychology from Golden Gate University. In my spare time I enjoy photography, exercising, spending time with my family and dogs.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
CA LMFT 41404
Amoreena is incredible. Very wise, observant, & provides great insight.
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Amoreena for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Great person. Kind and thoughtful. Good insights and great listener.
Written on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Amoreena for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Written on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Amoreena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Amoreena is a good counselor she answers within a timely manner, she also just listens when I have something that is bothering me
Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Amoreena for 2 weeks
Amoreena has been a good listener and provided tailored advice to my situation.
Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Amoreena for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
This is my first virtual and professional therapy experience. So far, I feel that it has been beneficial. We have only just begun to get started, but I feel comfortable communicating with my therapist and I have hope that this will really help me manage the problems I am seeking help with. Amoreena is very understanding, kind, and helpful. I feel heard and not judged or overlooked.
Written on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Amoreena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management