Estela Isla

(LMFT)

About Me

Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 9 years and have been working as a clinical therapist for over 6 years. I have had the pleasure of working with adults, teenagers, and children (ages: 5-17).

I began my undergraduate career by receiving my Bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Afterward, I began working in the mental health field as a case manager for four years while I began graduate school at Pepperdine University. I transitioned to a marriage and family therapist towards the end of my Master's program and completed my degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shortly thereafter, I became licensed by the Board Of Behavioral Science as a marriage and family therapist. I continue to build my skills and knowledge through many trainings and educational courses as well.

As a bilingual therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations and diagnosis' in both the non-profit and private practice setting. Some of these include: trauma, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, identity issues, and behavior issues. I use CBT modalities, client centered therapy, and also EMDR depending on client needs.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Best of luck to you on your new journey.

*I have mostly evening sessions and a couple of weekend opportunities. For clients interested in LIVE SESSIONS: You can schedule one 45-50 min session per week on average.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #94030 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Nov 11, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Estela is absolutely the best. She has helped me learn to be confident, treat myself with care and respond to life. I am so happy and grateful that she is my counselor.

Written by L.A. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Excellent!

Written by T.A. on Aug 21, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She’s so amazing. She really listens to all of my concerns and tries to help me work through them without putting me in an uncomfortable situation. She always asks if I want to explore my feeling without pushing me in.

Written by K.A. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and career

Estela is a great therapist. She helps guide me through difficult life decisions by helping me understand my problems and feelings. She provides various different options in how to contact her and always responds within the week or so. I have tried other counselors in person and on BetterHelp and I personally like Estela the best!

Written by K.. on Jun 24, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, and bipolar

She is very timely in answering and sees what I need help with most and helps me in many different ways

Written by A.S. on Jun 17, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Estela has been very helpful, she's the 2nd therapist I've tried through BetterHelp. She really knows how to keep the conversation progressing, which I'm terrible at, especially with sensitive subjects, and replies frequently. I've found it very low key and un-stressful which is just what I need right now.

Written by C.A. on May 15, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Estela has a lot to offer and really takes the time to get to know you, where you are and what you are going through. She provided me with tools to take action to better my life and to move forward in a productive way. Her wise counsel has really helped me figure out what I need to so to be my optimal, free self.

Written by H.A. on May 04, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Estela was insightful. I've been on both sides of the couch, so to speak, and, for me at least, counselors can sometimes feel like they have a theory or treatment to advance that misses the mark. Estela mostly asked questions, and I was happy with the degree to which, and the path along which, she steered me to self-reflect.

Written by J.A. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I love it. Estela deserves a promotion. I talk about it this service all the time.

Written by K.A. on Apr 15, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, and career

Estela is very professional, patient and knowledgeable.

Written by G.E. on Mar 27, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and anger

I love working with Estela! She is very quick to reply, which I appreciate!

Written by C.L. on Mar 15, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and anger

Estela quickly gets to the root cause of your hangups and issues. I was surprised at how quickly she was able to put her finger on the source of why I think the way I do.

Written by L.E. on Mar 13, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Although I've only had one phone session with Estela I'm very pleased that she is totally open and excepting to my personal issues. I feel like I can be 100% honest with her.

Written by C.H. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, and self esteem

Estela has been extremely helpful through my journey to finding myself and understanding more of who I am.

Written by R.A. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Estela is compassionate, insightful, and has been a great sounding board for me navigating a very tricky time in my life.

Written by J.A. on Jan 08, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I'm a very private person in general which has made reaching out for help extremely difficult. Estela has helped me feel comfortable enough to share my thoughts. She has been a great help in a short amount of time.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

I'm enjoying the counseling relationship.

Written by T.O. on Dec 25, 2017 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Estela has been extremely helpful with my needs. She has given me ways to find the confidence I was lacking and is helping me be a better person with each post. I couldn't recommend her more. Thank you.

Written by A.D. on Dec 10, 2017 after counseling with Estela for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Estela, is a wonderful therapist. I have only had one session with her, but it has enabled me to think through some really tough life issues without the stress. Thank you, Estala, for your kindness and patience.

Written by J.E. on Dec 09, 2017 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

I have been working with Estela Isla for a short time but I am immensely grateful for her. Her insights and professional guidance have really aided in the dilemma I initially signed up to address. She is very prompt and knowledgeable. I would recommend this service (assuming all are as good as Estela Isla!) to everyone I know. Thank you so much!

Written by A.L. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

It has been so nice and helpful to have someone to talk/write to in bad times and be listened to. Takes a big weight of my shoulders. I can see how good her expertise and knowledge about situations like mine is. Her advice is always good and sets me in a better path than the one I am when I am desperately writing. Thank you, Estela.

Written by E.R. on Nov 17, 2017 after counseling with Estela for 2 weeks

It has been great working with Estela!