Coral Sanchez (she/her)

APCC, AMFT

Welcome! Getting started can be difficult, so to bypass that: I am Coral Sanchez, pronoun she/her, and look forward to meeting you.

Associate Professional Counselor in Newport Beach, CA
Supervised by Dr. Mickey Wilson, LMFT

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

What works for some may not work for everyone. Coming out is usually not just a one time-thing, its a process. Assuming you want to come out--its understandable if you don't--especially with the current climate. Throw in being Latinx and it can be really scary wondering if your family will accept you. Whatever you choose, I am here to support you because I recognize that everyone deserves a safe space, regardless of gender identity, expression, or sexual orientation.

My Background and Approach

I know how difficult it is trying to balance different parts of your life. I know how difficult it is to feel the need to hide a part of yourself because family or coworkers may not be so accepting of you. A comment here and there, an offensive joke that no one else seems to object to. You try to brush it off but some days it is just too much. And it is even harder when it comes from your own family. Especially in our Hispanic culture. And then there are the medical professionals that do not seem to know what to do with you. This has occurred too many times to people I care about. I am now a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and cis ally. My focus is to advocate for you and create a safe space where you can be your true self without fear of judgement or criticism. Everyone deserves a chance to be themselves, including you. Because LGBTQ issues are everyone's issues.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that hope can grow in the darkest of times. I know people are capable of amazing accomplishments when push comes to shove. I think mental health issues are a result of learned coping behaviors that we have picked up along the way, but are no longer helping us. Which, in turn, means that I think you can set those behaviors aside and replace them with healthy ones. Trauma has this way of sneaking into every part of peoples' lives and making a mess of everything. Whether it is an offensive joke, the bullying, or the news stories of hate crimes against the LGBT community, we are still people and this affects us and make us lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. Many people develop anxiety and hypervigilance, depression and anger. But there is also an opportunity for growth and healing. You can grow, without allowing the external negativity to ruin you. With a safe space created by an understanding therapist, the possibilities are endless.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English, Español

Info

714-683-4237 Email Coral
5020 Campus Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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