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Dolores Aguilar, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. Some of my experience is in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, trauma, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is Solution Focused/ Strength Based however I do have training in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and CBT. My goal is to help you build on skills and strengths you already possess and I utilize a Trauma Informed approach. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am glad you are getting started!
My current practice hours are 8:00am—5:00pm Monday- Friday. I generally can respond at least once per morning and once per evening, sometimes more! You can also book a live session with me ahead of time, if you do not see an open slot please message and I’ll try my best to accommodate you.
Please remember that BetterHelp (or specialty site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911, 988 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!

This counselor encourages at least 24-hour notice of appointment cancellation. Should an individual need to cancel an appointment, the individual will inform the counselor at their earliest convenience. Should the individual need to cancel fewer than 24 hours before their appointment, the cancellation will be reported as a “no-show/late cancellation” and they will receive an auto-generated alert email from BetterHelp indicating this.
This counselor will wait 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment start time, if the individual does not come online prior to that time, the counselor will consider the individual as a no-show and the session will need to be rescheduled.
After 2 late cancellations/no-shows within a month, the counselor may not be able to continue to accommodate preferred session times and dates. If this occurs, the counselor will not allow scheduling during “premium hours” such as Early Morning (before 10 am), Late Afternoon (after 3 pm). The counselor will require attendance at 2 consecutive appointments in order to begin to allow scheduling during “premium hours” again. Should there be 3 late cancellations/no-shows within a 6-week span, the counselor may recommend that the individual seek in-person treatment and/or switch counselors on the BetterHelp Platform.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LPCC 13437


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

Absolutely amazing therapist. Attentive, educated, compassionate and listens to my needs and provides customized care and solutions. Highly recommended

Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I found myself naturally opening up to Dolores. My journey felt seamless and it really helped me cope and grow

Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She’s been a guiding light.

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dolores is great. She’s caring and very helpful. She provides a lot information that I need and I’m happy where my progress is so far.

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dolores is very understanding and welcoming. She makes you feel at ease to share feelings and thoughts. She knows when to push or challenge you for more and when to pull back - reading the situation. I’m very happy to work with her when I was extremely apprehensive before.

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd