ABOUT ME. We cannot prevent life’s stuggles, but we can control how we react towards them. I strongly believe in the human spirit and our innate power, kindness, and hope.
I am here to help my clients to achieve their own versions of happiness, joy and wellbeing. I look forward to being part of their journey towards building their confidence and learning the value of their authentic self. I am here to help my clients become themselves, unapologetically.
MY SIGNATURE APPROACH. It is very important for me to provide a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment using conventional and holistic approach. I dedicate my time in helping my clients to understand the deeper meaning of mental health issues from a mind body spirit connection standpoint. I encourage my clients to obtain inner peace through faith in themselves. I feel honored to part of my client’s journey.
MY EXPERIENCE. I am a bilingual (English/Tagalog). I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and minor in Women Studies from the University of California Irvine and my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Orange County.
I have experience working with adults, children, teens and families in different work environment settings and situations. I also have an extensive background working in outpatient and inpatient domestic violence programs for over 15 years using Expressive Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I have extensive training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy -DBT. In my extra time, I volunteer with various Asian Pacific Communities to spread awareness about mental health and also facilitate educational workshops and community events.
In the spirit of trying to practice what I preach, I take pride in the integrative mental health approach and in practicing Western and Eastern approaches in my own personal life, as well as my professional career.
I look forward to meeting you and our work together!
I Offer a Collaborative Approach,
Grounded in the
Belief that You are An Expert in Your Life.
And I am a Vessel to Help You Find
the Path to Peace of
– Ella Contrano MA, AMFT –