About Me

I am a 2017 graduate from Azusa Pacific University; with my MA in Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy and have been working in my field for the last 4 years. In the last 6 months I have become a LMFT in both California and Montana. I have conducted individual and group therapy in office and online, with my main focus on outpatient treatment settings; with clients who have a wide range of concerns including: Depression, Drug & Alcohol Addition, Chronic Homelessness, Veteran and Military related issues, Relationship problems, Parenting concerns, and Childhood related trauma.

Education Credentials Include:
Licensed by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
Licensed by the State of Montana, Board of Behavioral Health (BBH)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- Behavioral Heath Services (BHS) San Diego
Substance Abuse Training- Palomar Family Counseling Service, INC.
Emotional Focused Therapy: Triage, Alliant International University San Diego

I feel honored to be part of your healing process without judgement. I am here for you and thank you for entrusting me with sensitive situations to help work through your most personal issues.

You're Courageous and I look forward to working with you as a team.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #122784 (Expires: 2022-10-31)

LMFT #48999 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

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

Written by W.A. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Ida is very helpful and gives great tools to help you through your journey

Written by J.O. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

She has been great in understanding our plight in dealing with Covid, not being successful with IFV twice, moving to a place of a new residence, mom moving in, getting married, and trying to find a job. She has been patient, persistent in listening, and allowing me to cope with my mistakes to try and make up for the lack of communicating in an accepting manner my wife can understand. I know we are on the right path it is just a hard road with obstacles.

Written by A.L. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I was so hesitant to begin any sort of therapy for my anxiety disorder but after meeting with Ida for the first time, I felt like I was just talking to an old friend;) The fear of being vulnerable and letting someone new into my story quickly faded. I felt heard, validated and seen. Something I haven't felt for quite a while. Ida is a wonderful listener and isn't afraid to share her faith journey and trust in God as part of the counseling experience. I am very thankful that BetterHelp matched us as we enter my mental health journey together!

Written by M.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

excellent

Written by S.T. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ida is warm and caring and consistently helps me to reframe my perceptions and feelings. She is also helpful in affirming my views and pushing me to see other possibilities.

Written by C.I. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Ida has been great with helping me build skills and tools to tap into when I’m feeling anxious. I would highly recommend her

Written by G.R. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Ida for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Ida Is hella cool. Really smart lady who helps me look at things from a different perspectives. It’s always a pleasure to talk to her and figure some personal issues out. She’s dope 10/10

Written by S.T. on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Ida for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I wasn't really sure what I was hoping to get from therapy, since I was completely inexperienced with the process. Dr. Whitaker has been able to help me identify what I was struggling with, and has given me the tools to help me better respond to my environment. I feel that I can better handle stress and anxiety, and I am so glad I chose to seek help, and that she has been so wonderful in guiding me.

Written by E.D. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Ida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Keep up the great work. Thanks. She’s nice patience. Good listener. Participate on my thoughts worries fears and predicament stress anxiety and concerns that I’ve been having. Am currently at my worse but it helps had the sessions with her.

Written by F.L. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Ida for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

She is a tremendous help as I have never sought any kind of therapy and has given me many methods and materials to work with as well as other programs to help even more

Work with me!