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Phyllis Trail, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi!

I am Phyllis Trail, LMFT. I am a California-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a nursing background. I help clients master life changes, including stress, anxiety, addictions, illness, grief and loss, depression, and other issues. One of my focus areas has been those who are raising OPKs (Other People's Kids). Another has been Christian Counseling, for those who prefer it.

Our lives have largely been affected by what we adapted to as children, when we learned about life from people around us. Sometimes therapy involves sorting those ideas from what my client really wants, and giving them permission to have that. Other times therapy is more present-day, as we tackle current stressors or issues.

There are many schools or methods of psychotherapy. I take cues from my clients to find ways they can receive help. I rely on my instincts and our relationship to guide us.

I enjoy revealing hope to my clients. I often can see the silver lining that awaits as we venture through hindrances, to reach freedom, peace, and hope. People come to a therapist to sort out problems, to find solutions and ways out.

People need hope. They need love, compassion, and empathy; those are my tools and strengths. When people get insight and permission to be themselves and move forward, their eyes light up and their entire face changes. It’s awesome, being free!

I’m interested in helping you get free. If my description of therapy appeals to you and your needs, contact me. Let’s see what we come up with! You are the expert of your story, and you have many strengths to assist you in overcoming challenges. I honor you for getting started!

Professional experience

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 15312

Reviews

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

I am grateful for Phyllis. Phyllis helped me to cope with stressors at home and at work at a time I thought I was going to go crazy. She listens well and provides a different perspective to arrive at a solution. It has worked well for me. I also like that we have the same beliefs as a Christian so my goals and her solutions are in sync.

Written on May 17, 2024 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Phyllis has helped me when I was desperately needing help. Her therapy helped me better understand all the help that is out there for me.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Phyllis is the easiest psychologist to talk to I’ve ever had. I never felt judged, and I never felt like I had to censor myself

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Phyllis for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I look forward to the sessions with Phyllis as I feel she really does listen and she sometimes challenges me to think about things or clarify what I’ve said which is very helpful. Also Phyllis encourages me which does a great deal in inspiring me and helping me move forward in my current journey.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Phyllis for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Phylis is a well fit therapy for me , she has a good sense of humor , direct , spiritual and understand my back ground working environment as a nurse .
She is an awesome therapist

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Phyllis was very helpful, encouraging, and listened attentively. I appreciated her feedback as well as her strategies.

Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd