Therapist Profile

Name:
Malena Puentes
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
444 South Marengo Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone:
(626) 921-6555
Website:
License Number
LMFT40839
Practicing Since:
1998
Additional Licenses:
LMFT, 40839

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Psychotherapist, I have been able to assist clients (in private practice, community-based non-profit agencies and public settings) to alleviate any of their clinical symptoms and behaviors. I have worked for the Department of Children and Family Services for over ten years and have had the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills in working with diverse populations. I hold a double major in Psychology and Social Relations, as well as a Master of Science in Counseling. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, yet I like to concentrate on Cognitive/Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapies. I believe in providing a holistic, compassionate and self-empowering journey; this includes integrating mind, body, and spirit. My intention is to create a collaborative partnership that enables clients to move away from self-blame and judgment and support them in finding solutions that are in unison with their values and beliefs.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00p
Services
Individual, Child and Couple Therapy. Group Therapy.
Insurance
Other, Private Pay
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
B.A., Psychology B.A., Social Relations, UCR., 1995 M.S., Counseling Psychology, Cal State, Fullerton, 1997 2004 Board of Behavioral Sciences – California License Number MFT, 40839

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Hypnotherapist
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Other

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