ANGELICA CORONADO, AMFT
Here To Support Your Journey
My aim within the very first session of working together is to get you feeling better and optimistic about what's to come. I am here to support your journey and help you become a better you.
How I got started in therapy…
I went into therapy because I saw the need in every community particularly Latinx, minorities, and law enforcement. I recognized cultural backgrounds and identity being factors as to why one does not seek mental health support. Being able to utilize my cultural background and knowledge, as well as my language, has helped bring mental health light into the community.
Clients I look forward to working with?
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples grow together through their struggles. I enjoy working with minority identified groups, LGBTQIA+, latinx culture/first generation, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and life transitions. Specifically, I am passionate about working with latinx identified clients managing minority stress and working on interpersonal relationships.
What does starting therapy look like?
If you are interested in working with me, please call us at 949-329-5233 or fill in the contact form below and a representative from our office will get back to you to see if I would be a good fit for your needs.
If it is deemed we are a good fit, you will receive your intake documents through your email to be completed electronically in the client portal of our electronic health record. There will be about 6-8 pages to sign in order to begin services, including informed consent forms, intake questionnaires, demographic questionnaires, and credit card form, etc. The exact forms will depend on the treatment service and the need for counseling.
What can I expect in a first session?
During the first session, I will cover the practice policies and go over your intake questionnaires to ensure we have a good grasp for establishing treatment goals. The first session will be used to gather more information about yourself (or your relationship with your partner), your relationship with the problem at hand, and establishing clearly defined goals for treatment, as well as establish therapeutic rapport to ensure a comfortable space for your continued growth in treatment.
MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California
M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University
Provide services in English and Spanish
Experience with the justice system, community-based settings, as well as public school clinical settings
Parent coaching and working through couple dynamics
LGBTQIA+ & Transgender Affirmative Care Trained
Specialized focus with Latinx-identifying community
How do I help you reach your goals?
I utilizes an integrated approach to support you by combining cultural inclusivity and a collaborative approach. I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Trauma-Informed Therapy techniques with my clients. With practical skills and effective coping skills at hand, you will feel better prepared to take on life's challenges. Under the supervision of Dr. Gonzalez, I am better able to help in your healing by receiving additional support to meet your unique needs.
Wondering whether you should start now or later?
The decision to start therapy is one you must accept fully to begin your journey to healing. If you are ready to accept this need for change, then now is the time to make those changes happen. You can help yourself change your life, all you need to do is reach out for support.
Fees for Services
$175 - Individual Counseling
$215 - Couple Counseling
I accept CIGNA insurance. I offer a few limited sliding scale opportunities.