Alexandra Anguiano (she/her)

M.A. AMFT #118873

Hi there! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist currently accepting new clients for telehealth and in-person sessions.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Ana, CA
Supervised by Melissa Mellon, LMFT #40670

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

The ways you interact, connect, and attach to others has deeply rooted ties. Do you find yourself caught in between your actions and your intentions, as if they are working against one another? Is your child acting in ways you wish you understood better? What may have worked in the past, is no longer helping you live the life you wish to build for yourself. We can work together to identify where and why you may be struggling and how to root yourself in healing for more fulfilling relationships.

My Background and Approach

I help people of all ages feel seen, heard, safe, and valued. I will meet you where you are at. Bursting at the seams or hidden somewhere deep - our emotions serve a purpose in our life; they provide us with information and meaning. Moving through those emotions can be scary, but you don't have to do it alone. I utilize Emotion Focused Therapy to help guide you through these emotions (even the ones that tell you to stop feeling the feelings!) to get you to a place of meaning and understanding. I do this work with children and teens as well! Using Play Therapy, I work with the child to uncover their inner world. In doing so, I help children and caregivers reach a place of understanding and connection. The experience of being a teen is unique and while your struggles are very real, they are oftentimes dismissed or misunderstood. My goal is to help teens reconnect with themselves and their support system to start feeling better and more confident as they begin to move through the world.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the transformative process and relationship of therapy because of the impact it has had on my life. At fourteen, I felt lost and lonely and like my every emotion was bursting at the seams. “I just wish someone would try to understand” played on a loop in my mind. Therapy gave me the space to feel it all, say it all, and be seen through it all. The kind of patience and attunement that was given to me during my darkest times is what inspired me to do the same for others. I meet every client where they are at with openness and warmth. I acknowledge and embrace my clients' intersectionality. I am dedicated to anti-racist and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy. I practice and support the Health at Every Size paradigm. I unconditionally stand with clients who have been dismissed based on their gender expression, identity, size, or disability. Starting therapy is a big step. I am honored that I get to help people take that step and begin their journey towards healing.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 120/session

Info

714-494-6241 Email Alexandra
1633 E. 4th Street
Suite 150
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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