I am a marriage and family therapist from Southern California with 10 years of experience working in private practice. My clients enjoy the warm rapport they have with me. I approach each client from a unique perspective as each client is unique. I collaborate with them to understand their needs and goals, and from there I create a treatment plan that is special for them. I believe that each client has a story that can be retold in a new way, and a story that is still being written, so the middle and ending can change as the client transforms. The approaches I use are a blend of cognitive-behavioral, narrative and humanistic, as well as various techniques from other theories (as appropriate for the client).
The first step towards healing and living a fulfilling and enriching life is to reach out to those who can support you, and I'm always honored to provide that support to my clients. I want my clients acquire practical tools to use in between sessions so they can learn to become their own healer with time. If you feel like I could be the person to help you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Throughout my career, I've worked in different settings with many populations, including providing treatment to clients with depression, anxiety, addiction, Autism and other developmental disorders, relationship and family issues, issues of confidence, self-esteem and motivation, and I specialize in working with clients that are looking to find their path and purpose in life. In addition to being an MFT, I'm a certified yoga teacher and I promote an overall program of wellness through mental, physical & spiritual health and nutrition.
Together, my clients and I create magic!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Multicultural Concerns , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #82229 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Rima is truly one-of-a-kind. Being her client has been one of the most wonderful experiences. Those sessions and her wise words helped me get through a lot of ups and downs, reach a new realization about myself, and gain a new perspective on many things. There are "aha" moments, super heartwarming moments, and magic moments as well. Really appreciate your help Rima!!!
Even just a few sessions in with Rima, I fully appreciate the rainbow spectrum of tools and insights she brings to our sessions. As someone who’s a big fan of metaphysical and alternate methods to healing, I appreciate her mix of traditional therapy coupled with affirmations, hypnosis, and talk of manifestations.
So far she has been awesome!!
What I liked about my experience with Rima was that I could just be. I didn't feel judgement or that overly concern thing therapist do. I wanted to be confident in myself to be able to deal with situations on my own and she understood that and would provide resources to do so. I feel less stressed than before and more confident in myself.
Rima is a great listener and offers a tremendous amount of support! Over the past couple of months I have felt seen and validated, and I also feel inspired to venture outside of myself to do good for myself and the world.
Rima is wonderful, she helps me through my most difficult time of my life and encourages me to move forward, with her encouragement, I slowly step out of my own "trap". And she is always able to seek the best way to help me and guide me. Thanks Rima!
Rima's warm and casual demeanor make her easy to open up to. She is a great listener first, and offers support, reassurance, and advice/suggestions second, which I like.
Rima is so incredible. She understands me and helps me so much!
I’ve tried therapy many times in my life but I have never clicked with a counselor quite like I have with Rima. She’s so wonderful and has made me look at therapy in a whole new light.
She’s very real, thoughtful, helpful and kind I’m very happy with her work and support.
Rima has been so helpful in guiding me towards self improving actions and understanding my own emotions. She has been instrumental in some huge steps in self reflection! I appreciate her and as a new comer to therapy never felt overwhelmed with her during this journey. She is so relatable and does not make me feel like I'm talking to a dry medical professional. She's easy to open up to. So thankful to have her.
She is really good. I have had many counselors but I feel like me and her connect and can really get somewhere. Cannot complain! She is great!
Roma has been great helping me manage the stress in my life, helping me understand it and giving me tools to deal with it.
Same review as I’ve provided in the past. Rima is phenomenal and I am grateful for BetterHelp!
Rima is very kind, proactive and honest. I appreciate her expertise, challenges and sound advice. She’s been the perfect accountability coach. I appreciate her guidance through this chapter, and am so grateful to have found her.
Rima has been a tremendous source of support for me, in the month that we have been working together. She has been amazingly responsive and intuitive about me. She has provided me with several strategies and resources to address my specific concerns and issues. She also responds to me very quickly, and that has helped during tough times. It is clear that Rima has had a lot of experience with other men that share the same issues as I do, and she helps me put my issues into perspective and offer potential solutions based on the experience of others. I have had a wonderful experience with Rima, and I look forward to our sessions together.
I am grateful I took the chance and got paired with Rima. She understood what was troubling me, really quickly had some supportive actionable suggestions, and asked the right questions to get to the heart of my distress. She is compassionate, practical, and understands the nuances of creative work. I am so relieved to be feeling better -- my friends and family have even noticed the change in me. Thank you Rima!
Rima has been great so far but my review should be taken with a grain of salt as I have only been working with her for a little over a week. For the week we have been working together though, she has been great and is giving me the tools that I hope will lead to a successful journey. She is very responsive and as of now, I believe she will be the ideal person to guide me through this process.
Rima is like a godsend for me! I was in a really dark place when she magically dropped into my life. I really appreciate her perspective and all the resources she’s been bringing into my life.
Rima has been completely thorough from the very beginning. She really listens to all my needs, worries, troubles, and everything I need help with. She's perfect for the job in every way possible. I would recommend her to anyone that needs their mental health addressed in any way.
I have just recently started working with Rima and she is absolutely amazing. I don’t know how BetterHelp could have paired me with a more perfect match. She is compassionate, patient, and honest. When I wanted to seek counseling, I was worried about being able to connect with a stranger on the internet but she has been so warm and welcoming from the beginning. I can’t wait to continue my journey with her!