Therapist Profile

Name:
Josephina O. Dhungana, M.S.
Professional Title:
Location:
1652 West Ave J Lancaster, CA 93534-2814
Phone:
(661) 249-6720
Website:
License Number
LMFT45422
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Taking the first step toward getting help is often the most difficult. And I applaud you now for exploring how best psychotherapy can help yourself get un-stuck with the emotional wounds from relationship issues, crisis, scars of the past, and difficulties facing life’s challenges. You are then going to the path of creating change and establishing greater awareness of your potential. When we feel safe and understood we are better able to confront our past by making meaningful changes in the present. The combination of these experiences increases our self-mastery and ability to change and grow. As your therapist, I offer my skills of collaboratively defining and setting your goals to manage personal situations and make changes, and working on this together, in a supportive, nurturing and safe environment. I work with my clients to transform challenges they face into experiences they can understand, learn from, and build upon. I have extensive clinical experience and enjoy working with couples, adults, children and families. I continue to be instrumental as a facilitator, educator and supporter of positive change using an interactive, collaborative and solution-focused approach. I have honed my skills and experiences in the areas of trauma and crisis counseling, relationship enhancement, dealing with depression, anxiety, psychosis, life transitions, intercultural/intermarriage issues, women’s issues, parenting, etc. using mainly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Relationship Enhancement (RE) for Couples. Call or email me now to start your journey of healing: (661) 249-6720; jdhungana@yahoo.com

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday 8 am -7 pm
Services
Individual Couples Family Counseling for Children, Teens and Adults
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling (MFT), California State University, Long Beach, 2005 M.A., Communication, University of the Phillipines, Diliman, Q.C., 1986

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Children
Childhood Trauma
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor Certified in Trauma Model Approach (C.Ross) Relationship Enhancement (Bernard Guerney's)
Languages Spoken
English, Tagalog
Ethnicity
Asian/Pacific Islander

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