Paula Parra (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am calm and relaxed in my approach, creating a safe, supportive therapeutic environment where you can go deep and share openly.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Pedro, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Everyone around sees you as having it all. It seems you've done all the right things that would bring happiness in your life, and yet you've been feeling unhappy, anxious or on edge in your current situation. Maybe you've recently had a traumatic event, a break-up or you're having problems in your current relationship. You've done all you can to change things, but you see little to no improvement or you are at a loss for what to do next. Get the peace of mind you deserve. Get Therapy today.

My Approach to Helping

I start where you prefer; whether you'd like to have high structure, an open environment where you can freely talk about things you can't with a family member, friend, or co-worker, or if you'd like a combination of both. It is very important that you feel completely comfortable in your treatment. This is one of the keys to getting the most growth out of therapy because it requires you to be truly vulnerable. In treatment, I primarily use the following evidenced based modalities- Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The focus with CBT is on how your thoughts and emotions affect your behavior; DBT incorporates mindfulness; and ACT is an action-oriented approach to mental health treatment. In therapy with these approaches, I help you learn specific skills to change the way you think, which will in turn help you improve your mood, your relationships, and interactions with others.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I believe Therapy is a gift to yourself and your loved ones who experience a new and better you. We cannot heal emotional distress through distancing ourselves from it. As your mental health Therapist, I am like a channel or guide who helps you face emotional pain and psychological distress from your past or present so that you can connect with the healing source inside you. Spirituality is very important to me and is a primary reason for how I have overcome many hardships and challenges throughout my life. I truly believe in the importance of healing past wounds so that they are not holding power over us, draining our lives of energy and peace. We were all made to thrive, experience joy, and be magnificent, but somehow different circumstances in life casts a shadow over our brilliance. I am here to help you reawaken or uncover your exuberance so that you can be your best self and love the life you are living. If you'd like to discuss things further, please text, email, or call.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Rate: $175 - 195/session


424-450-3911 Email Paula
222 West 6th Street
Ste. 400
San Pedro, CA 90731

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