I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed through the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)/Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). I have over 18 years of experience in advocacy, direct services and/or practice in Social Work. I have worked on a variety of issues related to interpersonal relationships, personal growth and developoment, behavioral health and overcoming personal challenges and system barriers.
I believe an indivudal is the ultimate expert on their personal value and life purpose. Sometimes getting to know what that is, may need some assistance from an unbiased party. I am an active listener and I believe in finding the opportunities for improvement. My approach to counseling and therapy is ecclectic. I have utilized Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Thereapy, Person/Family-Centered, Strength-Based and Narrative Therapy modalities.
I firmly believe every person has the ability to be, "The Best Person They Want to Be." Sometimes, it takes stepping out and asking for assistance to get some help along the way.
I look forward to working collaboratively with you.
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Prejudice and Discrimination , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW 79460 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Dorinda is a very warm person. She has helped me a lot.
She's awesome!! Very sensitive, wise and gentle. Her style of counseling is perfect for me and it is just what I need right now. I highly recommend her!
Ms. Dorinda is a wonderful and experienced therapist. She is knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. She guides our conversation with thoughtful questions, assurances, and deep kindness so that I feel heard and understood. I feel very lucky to have been matched with her and be working with her on my mental health.
So far my experience with Dorinda has been so awakening and just refreshing. Immediately I felt comfortable speaking with her. Our first video call felt like I was talking to a friend. She is genuine, which is hard to come by nowadays. She truly cares for me, wants to understand and unravel all the parts of my mental health and help me get a grip on it so I can start my healing process. I was in therapy with someone for close to 9 years and never felt the level of consideration, concern, and understanding as Dorinda does in only a couple of sessions. We all need someone like Dorinda in our life, I'm so glad I was matched with her.