My name is Felicia Burnett-Lopez, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I earned my Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology and earned my Masters’ Degree in Social Work. My education and experience include human behavior; environmental and biological psychology, substance abuse and addiction; understanding and working in mental health, with people with mental illnesses, within all populations.
I chose the field of social work and specifically mental health, since everyone, including myself have life issues, whether they are work related or personal in nature. Being able to have someone who is unbiased and trained to help you process your thoughts, and become part of your support system, is why I chose this career. I enjoy the use of the psychodynamic approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, and client-centered-therapy, which are all evidenced based practices.
My use of these modalities depends on the needs of my client, as treatment is individually tailored to fit the clients needs. I believe that the client is the expert of themselves, and my role as your counselor is to help you better understand yourself, and help you get to a place where you are a happier and healthier version of yourself. The one thing I ask of my clients, is to be genuine, as I will always be genuine with you. Feel safe to vent your true feelings, as I will not judge you!
Counseling only works if the client is willing and committed to actively participating in the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you and helping you improve the quality of your life!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 93661
Felicia is awesome. I've had other counselors on the BetterHelp format and none of them hold a candle to her.
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Felicia for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
My therapist for over a year. She has a great, very pragmatic style and getting to communicate back and forth has helped me work through a variety of situations. Combined with medication, has really helped me with work through my depression and become a confident and proactive person when it comes to my life problems.
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 1 year
I've been seeing Felicia for over a year now. I appreciate her unique perspective and feel she can relate to many of my struggles. I think she listens and challenges my beliefs in a respectful way that helps me start to see where I can make improvements. I also like her focus on self-care, which I've often struggled with.
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Felicia is awesome! She is able to relate to me, and also tell me things that I may not want to hear, but still in a way where I can receive the suggestion/critique. It’s not condescending and quite supportive, but still holding me accountable at the same time. She’s great and has give me a chance to see things differently. Life with FACTS and not ASSUMPTIONS!!! This technique definitely helped me with my anxiety, and I truly appreciate her for that. :-)
Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Lopez is the first therapist that I was impressed with right away. She is so knowledgeable and always tie’s things back to her clients. I like how she keeps me accountable and the actually look forward to the worksheets that she sends me.
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She always makes me feel safe respected and heard every session and I appriextae it so much! Working with her has made me gain more confidence when dealing with any issues I have
Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd