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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
CA LMFT 83322
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 on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
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 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
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 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 so understanding, funny, and extremely helpful! So thankful that I got her as my therapist.
Written on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, 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 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
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 on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks