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Carolina Palacios, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

Welcome! So you decided to check this out? Im glad you did. My name is Carolina Palacios, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California.
Deciding to take on therapy can be a nervewracking task but it's really not. Therapy is a place for you to express your thoughts and understand your emotions in a safe and supportive environment. My method is non traditional in the sense that I engage in back and forth dialogue rather than you doing all the talking. My experience with community mental heath and psychiatric hospitals influenced a Cognitive Behavioral and solution focused approach. That means that the skeleton of what I do is skill building. So I do have the tendency to sound a little like a coach. However this does not mean we won't do some of that soul searching stuff you see on TV. Yes, we will dip into those past childhood experiences because they tend to have huge impact in what we do today. I am EMDR trained which is a great modality that can help address those traumatic events. Not just those big traumas but the little ones too. Like the one with that nasty coworker or boss. Or, the one where mom or dad called you that nickname you hate. Or, that friend who you thought was your friend but really wasn't. I love inserting humor so please count laughing, crying, or laughing and crying all at the same time.
All in all, we can address those feelings of emptiness, loneliness, unsettled, and even those 'I don't know why I feel this way' thoughts. I look forward to meeting you and hopefully you choose to higher me. Therapy is a journey and it's mostly about riding the wave.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy



License information

CA LMFT 105737


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carolina Palacios. 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.

You have to be willing to work on your issues if you’re working with her. But that’s not a bad thing

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Carolina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carolina is wonderful and supportive. She is a great listener and helps me to see things from new perspectives. I feel like my path for growth is a lot clearer after our sessions.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Carolina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Carolina is amazing. She has been the perfect fit and truly has done wonders for me. I appreciate her so much. I am a very stubborn person and Carolina has been able to break things down for me even when I am hard headed about certain things.

Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Carolina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carolina is insightful, honest, and the most helpful mental health provider I have worked with.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Carolina for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Carolina has been a lifesaver. I came to therapy at an incredibly dark time in my life and since I started therapy with her I have been able to feel my load lighten. She has helped me with anger problems, depression and low self esteem amongst many other things. She is very understanding and has always communicated with me in a way that I can understand and be open to.

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Carolina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She's the best!!

Written on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Carolina for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes