About Me. I am a proud native to sunny San Diego. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with my Masters in Educational and Clinical Counseling. I am passionate about helping individuals overcome hardships that hinder their quality of life. As someone who values therapy, I understand the significance of finding a therapist with whom you can establish a connection. I believe that in order to help others, it is important to take care of ourselves. Therefore, I dedicate most of my time to reading, practicing mindfulness, dancing, traveling, and spending quality time with my family. I speak Spanish and love to explore other countries
My Experience. I have experience with a wide range of individuals, including Veterans, individuals experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, and students in need of mental health support in schools.Experiencing pain can be incredibly challenging, but it is important to remember that you do not have to navigate through it on your own. With my extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals, couples, and children, I have dedicated myself to assisting them in their journey towards personal growth and self-improvement. My approach is rooted in warmth, compassion, and an absence of judgment, ensuring that you feel safe and supported throughout the therapeutic process. By fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, I strive to empower you to embark on a healing journey that leads to lasting transformation and well-being.
My Approach. I utilize a range of therapy modalities in my practice, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These evidence-based approaches have proven to be highly effective in helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve their goals. By combining the principles of CBT and ACT, I am able to provide a comprehensive and tailored treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each client. Through collaborative and compassionate therapy sessions, we can work together to enhance self-awareness, develop coping strategies, and promote lasting positive change.
Our Journey. I am excited to be part of a therapeutic relationship where we can collaborate and have a lasting impact. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together to achieve your goals and live authentically. I firmly believe that our dedication in a therapeutic partnership can create a long-lasting effect. Let’s join forces to accomplish the objectives that will enable you to thrive.
Today is a New Day….
A New Moment and a Chance
to Show Up for Yourself.
Begin Here with Me…….
and Find Your Way Back to
Your Most Divine and Authentic Self.
– Ariana Zepeda MA, APCC