Kenia Bustos

BA, MFT Trainee

It takes courage to realize you need help and I am committed to working with you at your pace. I am your ally.

Student Therapist in Tustin, CA
Supervised by Dr. Tetia Terez Henson

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

About My Clients

Feelings of despair, anxiety, loneliness, being lost, emptiness, or being overwhelmed is a normal part of life. A lot of the time, these feelings can be so devastating that it becomes easier to ignore them and shut down. We feel as if these feelings are only ours to carry and they become heavier weights on our shoulders as time goes on. But I want you to know that you do not need to alleviate this pressure on your own, and that is where I come in.

My Background and Approach

I am here for you. I believe therapy is a journey of exploration, self-discovery, and healing that can only be cultivated in a safe space with an accepting and nurturing therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I am here to listen to you, learn about your world, and what it means to be you. Together, we can explore your history, establish coping strategies for difficult emotions, and find your path to a more enriching life. I trust in your strengths and human potential. I understand the reluctance and apprehension when it comes to considering therapy. It is a very difficult thing to acknowledge unspoken pain and confront difficult challenges. It takes courage to realize you need help and I am committed to working with you at your pace. I am your ally. I have worked with teenagers and young people navigating what it means to be an adult in this world. I am also passionate about working with diversity/minority stress and the very real ways it affects day-to-day life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe therapy is an amazing tool and should be made available to everyone. Mental health care should not be a privilege or an issue of who does and does not have access. I think it should be made available to everyone, of every population. In this country, we see an imbalance of resources and access that affects the lives of many people. It is difficult for someone who is experiencing financial stress, relational stress, minority stress, and everything else this world throws at us, to want to work on themselves when they need to focus on survival. For this reason, I work on a sliding scale to better accommodate your situation. In terms of social justice, I do make it a point to be loud when it comes to supporting movements such as the Black Lives Matter movement or the Me Too movement. Community action to support populations that are being silenced or ignored is crucial. Also, I do speak Spanish, so if that is something you need—estoy mas que dispuesta.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English, Español

Info

657-205-9748 Email Kenia
12821 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780

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