Sonia Fregoso is a Licensed Marraige and Family Therapist, Grief & Loss Specialist, and owner of Angel City Holistic Therapy.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Holistic therapy takes into consideration the whole person — every part of you — the psychological, the emotional, the physical, and the spiritual. Our life experiences have created beliefs and storylines that hold us back from living our lives. We all hold a powerful story within us that is waiting to be told and understood. By using holistic approaches such as art, song, and storytelling, holistic therapy can guide you to explore those beliefs that are holding you back.
Art therapy is not a "picture perfect" technique. You don't need to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. Art therapy is simply a way to express your thoughts and feelings without words. It can look so many different ways: scribbles, splats of paint, or a masterpiece. Expressing yourself creatively can help you develop healthy ways to release emotional pain, trauma, stress and build strength and resilience.
Adolescence is a difficult phase of life to journey through. Not only is the body changing and hormones raging, but this is also the time when we are trying to figure out "who am I?" our identity while everyone around us is telling us who we "should" be. Teens need space to figure this out and process all the thoughts and feelings that come with loosing their role as "child" and entering the role of "adult."
Quieting our inner critic is no easy task. I strive to help you do this while empowering your true self so that you may see yourself in a more clear and authentic manner. Less self-judgment, more self-compassion. I use mindfulness techniques with a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy to help you explore and understand where your thoughts and feelings come from.
I work with you to journey through grief whether it has entered your life due to a death, loss of a job, divorce, or other painful losses that happen to us all throughout our life. I am here to witness your journey and provide a safe space for you to express all the conflicting and difficult emotions that come with this visitor we call grief. "We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to" -Brene Brown.