Paula Corano

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Hello, my name is Paula Corano and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 83322) in the state of California. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. I am also a certified to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) by the University of California, Davis.

For the past 10 years, my focus has been to provide a strength-based approach to promote change and growth in individuals, children, couples and families experiencing functional impairment. I like to approach therapy in a holistic manner, supporting my clients in solving problems by defining goals and changing unhelpful thinking patterns, while also providing empathy and practical feedback. My awareness and appreciation of cross-cultural understanding grows continually and I highly respect and value individuals who come from different cultural backgrounds.

In addition to my specialty in the treatment of children with behavioral and emotional problems through PCIT, I also have extensive experience in helping individuals, families, and couples cope with a diverse range of issues, including stress management, relationship issues, difficulties in adjusting to major life changes, trauma, coping with loss, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

My therapeutic approach is centered on what matters most to the client. My style is both empathetic and goal-oriented. I respect clients for their perseverance in navigating through obstacles of life, and feel privileged to take part in their journey of making positive changes and finding more personal fulfillment. You have already made the first step, and I would welcome the opportunity to help you in that journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Languages

English

Portuguese


Licensing

LMFT #83322 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far things have been great with Paula. We have met twice now and I look forward to continuing with services.

Written by H.A. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paula is incredible! I love my sessions with her. I wouldn’t have been able to get through a difficult time in my life without her expertise

Written by J.O. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Paula is great! We have been doing work together for more than a year now. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel comfortable sharing what is really going on in my life with her and we have made some real breakthroughs in our work together. I cannot recommend her enough!

Written by J.E. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paula is the best. She’s been incredibly patient and kind in helping me work through my issues ad nauseum. I can’t imagine what I’d do without her support and I am so grateful to have found her on this platform.

Written by A.P. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks

I literally had to take a moment to congratulate Paula on finding her true path/calling after speaking with her for just two weeks. Paula is so in tune with where I am at and what I am trying to express even when I find it difficult to put into words. She is patient and encouraging and I genuinely feel supported and heard which gives me even more of a desire to continue on this path of healing.

Written by B.R. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Paula is so much more responsive than I imagined anyone would be. Her advice is always helpful, and she really seems to be looking out for what is best for me.

Written by J.U. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Paula is an excellent therapist she's very hands on and supportive.

Written by L.I. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have had several experiences with counselors and Paula is fantastic!!! I’m so glad I was paired up with her. My experience using BetterHelp has been phenomenal!! Thank you!!!

Written by A.N. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Paula has been a great help. She is very quick to respond with very detailed questions, concerns, and analysis. If I was avoiding responding for any reason she would always reach out to make sure I always knew she was there for me. I never feel shy to share anything with her and I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need.

Written by A.L. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

The best therapist I’ve ever had, you can feel her compassion and support through the phone. She’s dedicated, committed and focused on helping you through your goals. She always makes you feel heard and listen to. She’s really awesome!

Written by T.H. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ms. Corano is exceptional. I couldn't have asked to be paired with anyone better. She goes above and beyond in working to understand who I am as a person. She speaks to be through wisdom but also grace. She always offers multiple approaches so that not only I can see the paths and make choices of my own but also I'm not being told what to do as the only way. I thought I would dislike speaking with someone or that I wouldn't get anything out of it but now I'm excited every time I hear back from her, which is more often than I anticipated. Even offering a kingdom to her could not fully express my gratitude. 11/10
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