Ileana Barriga (she/her/ella)

Accepting Clients

Welcome, I'm glad you made it here! I hope that I can help you feel comfortable and safe to dig deep.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

About My Clients

I work with adults and adolescents from all walks of life struggling with the effects of anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, trauma, and consequences from systems of oppression. In my practice, I value safety and authenticity. I encourage my clients to deconstruct their identities, roles, and the way they intersect with their world to find meaning in how they are feeling and navigate towards emotional safety. I'm here to walk alongside you.

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed therapist based in California with a passion for social justice and mental health equity. In my practice, this means that I recognize that not all people were born with the same opportunity for a healthy mind and body because of things that happen to us, around us, and how others respond to us . I tailor my clinical approach to every client because I see you as an individual, even if we share an aspect of identity. I would describe my therapeutic orientation as 'practical depth work' because I want you to learn to dig deep AND have tools to use in the here and now. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to give you practical tools for self-regulation and problem solving while drawing from attachment theories, psychodynamic theory, and systems theories (i.e. family systems, ecological systems) to help you see yourself in a holistic and compassionate way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I care deeply about emotional well-being for everyone and I hope that as a Latina therapist I can increase visibility for mental health services for communities with stigma around mental health. In my work and in my community, I advocate for people to look after their mind like they look after their other organs. The mind is a social organ and it requires special care. When cared for, it can help care for others, create life-satisfaction, and heal wounds that have been passed across generations.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: EspaƱol
  • Rate: $225/session

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