I believe we all need to be compassionate and share a smile with one another because even the happiest people in the world struggle. It’s what makes us human. Nonetheless, the right therapeutic tools and guidance can go a really long way
Minerva is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University. Minerva is particularly passionate about helping people directly in her community suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem, teen struggles and couples.
Minerva did her graduate school training at Claris Health, a non-profit women’s clinic that offers affordable therapeutic services. While at Claris she received training on a variety of topics including prenatal and postnatal therapy, group parenting classes, and play therapy with children. She also worked at SCHARP (Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program) who partnered with the California Department of Mental Health to provide therapeutic services to those struggling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorder addiction, and homelessness.
Minerva’s compassion, understanding, and unwavering commitment to see other people succeed is what drives her mission to help people make the positive changes they need in their lives to bring out their most authentic selves. Her focus on DBT and Person Centered Therapy allows her clients to know they come first, and it is in their power to make the appropriate shifts to enhance their lives.
Minerva has a compassionate view of the world, understanding that everyone is struggling with something in their day to day and that is totally normal. She is ready to accept anyone with an open mind and heart, and lead them in the right path. As a bilingual therapist, Minerva can also facilitate the growth of those who do not speak English as their first language, and would rather converse in Spanish.
Minerva is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (Registration #130417) and works under the supervision of Rachel Thomasian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 51626).
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