About My Clients
Do you feel like you are struggling and you don't know what to do? Are experiencing a life transition (entering/leaving college, having a baby, single, trying to find a significant other) that seems overwhelming? Are you having a difficult time communicating with your significant other or friends and family? Counseling might be the help you need. Many young adults seek counseling to obtain some understanding and coping strategies for themselves when life is too stressful and they feel stuck.
My Background and Approach
Stella's approach is client-centered, skills-based, and mindfully driven. She recognizes that each individual is unique and works to understand the needs of each client. Stella enjoys empowering her clients with the mindfulness skills to manage their anxiety and become more grounded in their daily lives. Her approach encourages her clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and problems on a more internal and psychological level. Stella finds that this approach of going deeper encourages a lasting impact and also addresses the more obvious concerns. Her clinical experience in a variety of settings including at Bellevue Hospital Center, UCLA, USC, and Women Helping Women allow her to confidently recognize a individual's challenges and support them utilizing empirically proven techniques to help provide relief from the stressor that brought the young adult into counseling as well as build on the individual's strengths and tools to cope with struggles in the future.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Many young adults seek counseling to obtain some understanding and coping strategies for themselves when life is too stressful and they have been unable to find answers from friends or family. I know this is hard and you've likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I'm so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here. Imagine being happier and successful, feeling less anxious, depressed, or irritable - it is within your reach. You would be able to focus more on yourself and what strengths you have rather than feeling dragged down by your situation. During conversations with friends or family members, you could actually relax and smile because you are proud of what you have accomplished and know you are feeling better and able to handle things.