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Estela Guardo, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem
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About me

I am a licensed mental health counselor and a marriage/family therapist for 8 years. I've worked in mental health agencies and private practice. I have experience working with family issues, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, co-parenting issues and much more. I've provided therapeutic supervised visitations, to parents seeking to reunite with their children. I am experienced in working with multicultural clients.

I believe that each client is unique and should be treated as such. No two clients are the same, even if they have similar issues. I am able to connect to my clients regardless of: age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. What's most important to me, is the ability to attend to my clients' needs and assist them to reach their goals, which we will formulate together- as a team!

Some of the theoretical approaches I use, but not limited to are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy (and much more).

I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your goals!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Estella is so encouraging and really has a warm empathetic nature.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Estela is a good therapist.

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Estela and I have been working together for a year. I look forward to our calls every week. She checks in on me and is very accommodating. She digs deeper and asks helpful questions to help me process my own emotions and responses to situations. Over the last year she has felt like a huge part of my life, almost like a close friend/family. I trust her and she always has my best interest. She is committed to my growth and I appreciate her empathy and guidance.

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She was great! Helped me so much! Would recommend her for sure.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I have no doubts that Estella knows what I need to work through to get to where I want to be. Shes very attentive in our talks and messages and helps and that helps me to also take a step back and look at multiple ways to approach the same situation. I always come away with some useful, practical, immediate steps I can take to improve my well-being. I highly recommend her!!

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

She's been my therapist for several months now I can't thank her enough. She met me at my worst and has been so supportive and kind to me ever since. Each session, she surprises me with her compassion and understanding of my feelings, my struggles, my fears, my traumas and relationships ... just me and all my complex self.
Her worksheets have helped me through a lot and I confidentely say she is one of the reasons I'm still here today. I trust her because she has gained my trust and respect and I strongly recommend her.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem