Dina Velazquez

LMFT

About me

Hello, my name is Dina Velazquez and I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently living on the east coast. I have over ten years experience as a therapist, in both the Community Mental Health model and doing clinical assessments for a health insurance carrier. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling at Pacifica Graduate Institue in Carpinteria, CA. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, and substance use issues.
My approach is client centered while also incorporating the use of other skills including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, solution focused and some Cognitive Behavioral therapies. I feel that each of our experiences are unique, and may require different avenues to attain wellness.

Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Physical Disabilities, Coping with life changes


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 102426


Reviews

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Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Dina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dina is a wonderful practitioner! I was extremely nervous to start therapy sessions at the beginning, because I was always fearful of judgement and my tendency to clam up when conversations got difficult. I have been consistently attending sessions with Dina for the last several months and I know her to be a kind, compassionate listener. She creates a judgement free space to work things out in and her questions are thoughtful and empathetic. I often consider the things we talk about in our sessions for a long time afterwards, and I know that it has helped me get a better read on where my emotions come from.

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