Hello I am Genesis Espinoza. First and foremost, thank you for stopping by my page! I look forward to working with you. I have experience working with children (ages 4-12), adolescents (13-17), and adults (18-65) struggling with Autism Spectrum Disorders, victims of crime (domestic violence and sexual abuse), individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (#110254) from the San Fernando Valley. My office is located in San Fernando, California. I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology and Social behavior. I obtained my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), MAP (Managing and Adaptive Practice), Seeking Safety, and Crisis Oriented Recovery (CORS). I also have experience working as an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapist for children with Autism and Intellectual Disability.
I am a warm and kind-hearted individual that appreciates humor, randomness, laughter, and authenticity. I love to go to the beach, swim, and dance Zumba. I also own two adorable bunnies. I love to help others and look forward to helping you on your journey through life's obstacles and to provide the space to help you heal and grow from pain.
I can provide assistance to individuals worried about their immigration issues through immigration evaluations for Asylum, Domestic Violence, U-VIsa, T-Visas, and Extreme Hardship waivers. I am able to work with your immigration lawyer or paralegal to provide these immigration evaluations to assist you in your immigration case. These psychosocial evaluations consist of 15-20 pages demonstrating the psychological and emotional impact of separating families through deportation or country re-location.
I provide individual therapy, family therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and apply behavioral strategies known and proven to be effective with children with behavioral challenges (i.e. tantrums and aggression). Therapy sessions are provided in English and Spanish. Therapy sessions can range from 1 hour (initial intake) to 50 minutes. I believe that therapy is about connecting with your therapist, establishing goals together, and feeling safe to discuss your struggles.
Honestly, anyone can benefit from mental health therapy but if you find yourself feeling alone, depressed, anxious, wondering about your life's purpose, struggling with different stages and phases in your life, need to process past childhood trauma, need assistance with your child or teen's behavior, then you have come to the right place. I am here to assist and provide my undivided attention to your needs. Together we will work on finding solutions, identifying common thoughts, feelings, and behaviors contributing to your symptoms, and provide a safe space to process lingering issues from the past, to help you stay in the moment, and to plan for the future.