Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Estela Rodriguez Jebril, I am a Bilingual (Spanish) and Bicultural practicing licensed therapist in California. I am also a transformational coach. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 10 years. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach in 2008 with a Master in Social Work. For five years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Medi-Cal recipients. I provide services to the elementary, middle school and high school at risk students and their families to help improve communication, improve problem-solving skills and help heal any trauma the student or family had experienced using a variety of therapeutic modalities. Since 2016, I have been working as an Independent Therapist in private practice and offering coaching, all online to women, families, adolescents and couples.
I would describe my approach as goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are hands-on, practical approaches to problem-solving. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns and or behaviors. The goals are to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind difficult situations, and so change the way they think and feel. This helps people identify faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learn better ways of coping with all the stressors life brings.
Challenges and painful times are part of the human experience. I understand seeking help can be a vulnerable step to take. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth, first and foremost, requires establishing a trusting and an emotional supportive relationship. Change is not easy, and it is possible. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 75146
Estela is a kind, smart, driven, and extraordinarily brave person. She taught me so much about vulnerability, continuing to be creative even through particularly rough phases of depression/difficulty, believing in myself, and about life in general. I am so grateful to have crossed paths with her. I recommend her highly.
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Estela for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
I loved Estela so much :) I’m so happy to have found her and to have had her in my life. She has saved me so many times from the passing of my parents. Thank you so much for all your help.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Estela for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
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Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Estela is so confident. She listens to me and guides me. She shows interest on how I am doing and try to see the improvement. I feel like I am taken care of.
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She's insightful and empathetic. She's made me take a hard look at myself in a way I didn't expect
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
My experience with Estela was really good. She is really good at articulating the exact feeling and has a lot of wisdom that I admire. Through our couple sessions, she was able to help me shift my mindset further than when I started. She’s amazing!
Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Estela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd