Cecilia Vasquez

(MSW, LCSW, PHD)

About Me

Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you.

My name is Cecilia Vasquez, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I earned my Master of Social Work Degree (MSW).

I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work (MSW) Degree, PHD in International Psychology and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from accredited higher educational institutions.

I have worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family problems. However, I do not specialize in Alcohol or Drug (AOD) issues, grief counseling, marriage or couples relationships, such as polyamory relationships with multiple partners, and parenting. Also, I do not offer marriage or couples counseling. I recommend that members find a therapist that can provide them with both marriage and couples counseling if they are experiencing conflicts in their partner couples relationships or marriage.

I have over a combination of 28 years in social work and clinical practice. My experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. Sometimes another person can offer a new perspective and additional support to give the person that motivation to change or problem solve a difficult situation that keeps us feeling hopeless. I believe in being open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me. The relationship we build with ourselves and others is important and beneficial to individuals exploring counseling.

I believe when working with members there is mutual respect and trust between the individual and the therapist to provide the best therapeutic experience as possible. We should all treat each other as human beings. Mutual respect, trust, and dignity between members and therapists is important, otherwise the therapeutic experience will have challenges, and will not be beneficial for the member. My therapeutic expertise is in providing members with Solution Focused Therapy, where we discuss issues and work together to find a solution.

My sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes. I have available sessions during the week and in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and sometimes on Saturday. You are welcome to message me in between sessions through BetterHelp. Also, all live chat and live phone are conducted on the BetterHelp platform. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor, who can help you work through day to day emotions and problem solving, is extremely beneficial.

I check my messages at least twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat, and live phone sessions and I am available in the evenings and weekends. I do not offer live video sessions at this time. Please review my profile and see if my expertise is a match to your needs. Upon further discussion, we can determine if my expertise is a match to your therapeutic needs.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Focus of Therapy include Stress, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Personal and Professional Development, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Motivation, Professional and Career, and Adjustment and Acculturation Issues

Years of Experience: 28

SERVICES OFFERED

MESSAGING (PLEASE ALLOW ME UP TO 48 HOURS TO RESPOND)
LIVE CHAT SESSIONS
LIVE PHONE SESSIONS
(I DO NOT PROVIDE LIVE VIDEO SESSIONS AT THIS TIME)

LICENSE #LCSW92704 (Expires: 10/31/2021)


Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Depression , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW92704 (Expires: 2021-10-31)

LCSW #09926644 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I am SO grateful for my time with Cecilia. Our phone calls were always so helpful and she had great tips on how to improve my self-esteem, my communication, and my anxiety levels. Her warmth and kind personality made it so easy to open up to her, and I never felt uncomfortable or uneasy. Over our sessions, I definitely improved in all the areas that I was looking for counseling in. I would definitely recommend Cecilia, and would opt to see her again if I needed counseling in the future!!

Written by C.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I love my phone calls with Cecilia! After every session I feel more empowered, calm, and collected. She gives so many helpful tips on self esteem and self care. Cecilia has such a warm, thrust worthy and serene personality, it is very comfortable for me to confide in her and to open up about my feelings. Many of the situations/issues that I discuss in my sessions make me feel less than, inadequate, and even guilty, but Cecilia does a beautiful job at validating my feelings. She helps me establish healthy boundaries in my personal relationships, encourages me to stand up for myself and gain confidence in the choices I make. Thank you so much Cecilia!

Written by R.U. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cecilia was fantastic. Very thankful for her empathy in helping me to process today.

Written by L.I. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Cecilia is a fantastic counselor. She helps me reframe my thinking, challenges me to uncover the reasons behind my emotions, and also gives me constructive ways to work on my personal growth between sessions. I highly recommend working with Cecilia!

Written by T.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month

Cecilia Vasquez provided efficient, competent care, and her advice and support made all the difference. I received the help I needed quickly, and will return if I have need in the future.

Written by D.A. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cecilia is a lovely, kind and caring therapist who has helped me deal with my dangerous levels of self-criticism, as well as my lack of self-esteem and confidence. I feel a lot better after our sessions! She listens well and offers great advice in ways I hadn't considered before. I would highly recommend her as a therapist!

Written by V.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Cecilia was able to reach out to me and remind me to make an appointment. I have been so caught up with work that I forgot about me once again. However she cared enough to reach out and check to see how I was doing.

Written by M.I. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I like that Cecilia responds to me as a normal person would, like she has my back.

Written by A.N. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She embodies the people in my life whose opinions and thoughts I respect and desire but in a way that is easier to approach.

Written by M.I. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

A patient and caring professional.

Written by I.Z. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Cecilia is a wonderful therapist. She listens carefully, offers her insights, and asks follow-up questions to ensure you are both on the same page. She is honest, clear, and compassionate. Would certainly recommend!

Written by A.J. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

This is my first month with Cecilia and I’m enjoying it so far. She’s very calm and open minded. No judgment and she’s great at verbalizing sometimes what I can’t. She’s given great tips for my anxiety and offered guidance in a number of areas that I’m sure will be of help to me. Cecilia is honestly a heaven sent, she gets it and is here to help!

Written by T.I. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Cecilia is just a natural being a healthcare professional it's hard to have others who get you. She got me in one session and I cannot wait to talk to her the next time! My growth in just two sessions is unreal Thank you Cecilia

Written by H.E. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

A friend suggest that I contact and apply to Better Help after receiving some traumatic news. I was unsure at first whether counseling would be helpful to me, I’ve always thought getting counseling was a sign of weekends or “weird”, but I was wrong. I have enjoyed talking with my counselor Cecilia. I think mostly it’s just really nice to talk with someone who has no emotional connection to the situation I’m in. Cecilia is able to provide me with a perspective that I haven’t thought about before and I feel like I’m talking with a friend when I am talking with her.

Written by V.I. on Jan 26, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Cecilia has been great. I always feel better after our sessions and she gives gives me good things to consider about the things we talk about (family, relationships, trauma, anxiety). I feel supported and heard and she is helping me develop better mental habits. I also appreciate that the scheduling is flexible as I work full time.

Written by J.E. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Cecilia is amazing. She listens and asks questions to guide me to solutions. We tackle tough stuff I've been avoiding by breaking it into steps and talking through examples of what can happen. She's easy to talk to even about the hard stuff.

Written by A.N. on Jan 11, 2020 after counseling with Cecilia for 5 days on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Best therapist on this site! I was matched with two counselors before Cecilia and was starting to feel like no one could help. Cecilia is extremely insightful and empathetic. It is easy to talk to her. I felt understood even from our first session. She was not pushy but guided me gently towards her assessment of my situation. Highly, highly recommend.