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Your Journey Begins Here

Deciding to work with a therapist is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Choosing the right one is equally important, and it involves much more than merely knowing what credentials are hanging on an office wall.


You should know what methodologies your therapist uses and have at least a basic understanding of what each aims to achieve.


Additionally, because most therapies are dependent on the quality of conversations you have with your therapist, the therapeutic relationship you form with them is extremely important.


That means you should know your therapist's therapeutic philosophy and the approach they have developed to create your counseling experience. 

Although meeting in person is essential, you can get much of the information you need to choose your UCCA therapist by visiting the “Our Therapists” section of our online office. It's where you will discover what each of our therapists do and how they can help you.


From there, you can also access each therapist’s “Learn More About Me” page to get a more in-depth idea of their specializations, their therapeutic philosophy, and their approach to creating your counseling experience.  

​Lastly, you can always return to this page where you will find information that explains many of the principles and practices that our therapists use and specialize in.  


Learn About  Therapy and Related Topics


Anxiety is the mind and body's reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It's the sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread you feel before a significant event. A certain level of Anxiety helps us stay alert and aware,


a neurodevelopmental condition of variable severity with lifelong effects that can be recognized from early childhood, chiefly characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior:


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of behavioral treatment. It helps people problem-solve. CBT also reveals the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and the behaviors that follow.


Depression is a common mental disorder affecting more than 264 million people worldwide. It is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities

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