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Barbara "Andrea" Vielma, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

If you feel frustrated, lost, or at a breaking point, you've found yourself in the right place. As a therapist with over 10 years of experience helping people overcome major life challenges, I have a wide-array of tips and tools that can help. As an artist, I am a creative thinker and problem-solver. As an executive leader, I am an action-oriented, strategic thinker. As an intuit and yogi, I have a keen ability to see through the 'muck' of life and provide counsel that hits to the core of our suffering.

I specialize in helping people grow through periods of great turmoil, including those in major life transitions, 'stuck-points', relationship challenges, self-defeating behaviors and beliefs. I understand that there are both 'things out there' (aka the world) and 'things in here' (aka within us), that can keep us feeling trapped in a really uncomfortable place. I strive to be my client's greatest cheerleader... someone with a kind heart, wise mind, and trusting ear. When we first meet, I want to get to know all of who you really are and what is really important to you. From there, I'll help you devise a plan that bridges the gap between where you are now and where you'd like to be in the future. Then, I can start devising a series of experiential activities and processing discussions that can help break down each of the barriers between you and your goals.

Whether you are an adult, parent, or teenager in painful transition...or you or a loved one are facing a 'dark night of the soul' I encourage you to give me a call. As someone who has 'walked the walk' and understands the trials of the human spirit, I have no doubt that my unique blend of skills, strengths, and education can help.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 88763


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara "Andrea" Vielma. 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.

Andrea is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. So grateful for her and this app for connecting us.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Andrea" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

I am so grateful that you paired me with Andrea. Her personality, skill set, intelligence and warmth are a perfect fit and I began to feel better after my first session. Thank you!! Jane

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Barbara "Andrea" for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Andrea is a very insightful remarkable person. She is evolved, compassionate and a cut above. I am grateful to have connected with her.

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Barbara "Andrea" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years and am 100% confident this is the best pairing so far. Wholly appreciate her expertise as well as ability to discern when to pause or push me.

Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Barbara "Andrea" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse