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
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , 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: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Languages

English

Portuguese


Licensing

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


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paula Corano. 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 S.I. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Paula is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She was always so attentive and helped me so much, I can not thank her enough

Written by M.I. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

I worked with Paula for over a year. She helped me identify a lot of my unhealthy believes and patterns and helped me know myself better. She's responsive to messages and doesn't mind to write long and thorough responses. I'd recommend her to my friends and family who need help.

Written by B.R. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Paula is always there when I need her. I have never waited longer than 18 hours for an email response. She has responded while on vacation and on weekends. She really cares about my well-being.

Written by L.E. on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Paula is so understanding, funny, and extremely helpful! So thankful that I got her as my therapist.

Written by J.O. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Paula and I have been working together for about two years now and she's really great. She has been with me through a lot of good times and bad and she has been a consistently kind, encouraging, and helpful presence through it all.

Written by S.T. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks

Very patient and very understanding. She knew exactly what I needed very quickly and gave me the advice I needed to hear in an honest and professional manner. I sense the care she has even through text messages which means a lot. Would definitely recommend her every time.

Written by M.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I think Paula is amazing. She is knowledgeable about her field and specialty. She also has a way to be personable and interact in a nonjudgmental way which I really appreciated. When I signed up for this I didn’t really think much of it but I was in a dark place and just felt like I needed someone to talk to. My schedule is busy with my job so this was perfect and Paula has been able to walk me through my conflicts and help me better understand myself and others. I think this has been the best investment I’ve made in myself and I have Paula to thank for that.

Written by M.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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.E. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 J.U. on Jan 21, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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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