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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Compassion fatigue
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 , Isolation/Loneliness , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #102426 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
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.