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 12 years and have been working as a clinical therapist for over 8 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.
Offer message sessions anytime
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LMFT #94030 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
Estela is extremely professional and ask a ton of questions that makes you really think back. She definitely helps you dig deeper and makes you answe your own questions. The push can feel like a lot especially if you are the one who is seeking answers, but trust me it works. I’ve only worked with her for a few weeks and already see better habits about myself. I would say that if you want a counselor that gets real comfortable like a friend, then I wouldn’t recommend her. The vibes from her is strictly professional, and she wouldn’t be the person you call at 3am if you had an emergency but rather make an apt when she is free. Nothing is wrong with either, I just wanted to be clear on her style. In the beginning on the call there isn’t “fluff” talk like catching up from where you left off or asking about each other’s weekend, it’s straight to the point. For me, I know I want a more relaxed, chill, friendly vibe. So it all depends on what you are looking for. She is super nice though! Hope this helps!
She's very nice and is concerned about who she's working with and tries to help in anyway she can.
I absolutely love Estela. She’s an amazing counselor who really takes into consideration who I am and the best ways to work with me. She really cares about her clients and takes the time to work with them.
She is awesome attentive and kind, excellent counselor.
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.
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!
She is very timely in answering and sees what I need help with most and helps me in many different ways
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.
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.
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.
I love it. Estela deserves a promotion. I talk about it this service all the time.
Estela is very professional, patient and knowledgeable.
I love working with Estela! She is very quick to reply, which I appreciate!
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.
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.
Estela has been extremely helpful through my journey to finding myself and understanding more of who I am.
Estela is compassionate, insightful, and has been a great sounding board for me navigating a very tricky time in my life.
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.
I'm enjoying the counseling relationship.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It has been great working with Estela!