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Ana Stephanie Portka

LMFT

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, sadness, or loneliness? Are things you did easily before becoming more difficult? Though it can be a scary thought to begin therapy, together we can work to make the changes necessary for the life you desire. My approach to therapy is person-centered and strength-based. In a supportive environment, I help you identify and use your strengths to improve areas in your life you want to change. With me, you will learn relaxation tools and will cultivate a present- oriented, non- judgmental attitude all while focusing on present thinking, behavior, and communication geared toward problem solving. Due to a diverse and extensive training background, I am able to individualize your treatment by using techniques suitable to meet your needs and goals. Some modalities in which I have been trained include: Mindfulness, Client- Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and the Parent Project. Working with clients in the Recovery Resilience and Reintegration (RRR) program with the department of mental health exposed me to diagnoses of all types at different levels of severity. I have worked with adults in peer groups and individually-- both in English and Spanish. I have helped clients through crisis situations (including depression and suicidal ideation), work through past traumas, and overcome obstacles that get in the way of their success. Whether you need help working through traumas or want to work on becoming a better you, I am here to help you achieve a more gratifying life. “Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.” Jill Bolte Taylor

Services Provided

Psychotherapy Adults
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Interventions

Specialties

ADHD
Adoption
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Career Counseling
Chronic Illness
Chronic Impulsivity
Chronic Pain
Codependency
Coping Skills
Depression
Divorce
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Grief
Hoarding
Infertility
Infidelity
Internet Addiction
LGBTQ
Life Coaching
Life Transitions
Marital and Premarital
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Racial Identity
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Sleep or Insomnia
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and PTSD
Video Game Addiction
Women's Issues

Specialties

Training

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Seeking Safety
Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)
Parent Project

Credentials

Certification in Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Authorization
Certification in Parent Project
Certification in Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Number 119872

Location

San Pedro Office
916 North Western Avenue, Suite #205, San Pedro, CA, 90732

Foreign Languages

Ana speaks Spanish

How can we help you?

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