Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Mary Ellen Rodela, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Mission Court Child & Family Counseling 13033 Penn Street, Ste. 800 Whittier, CA 90602 USA
Phone:
(562) 652-9317
License Number
LMFT42699
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe in empowering clients in learning how to tap into their internal strengths, develop personal skills and more suitable ways of coping. Increasing clarity leading to easier choices and decisions when facing personal struggles and overcoming personal challenges.

I have worked in the mental health field since 1997 and for the past eleven years have worked in different capacities as a Bilingual (Spanish & English) Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in children and adolescents. I also enjoy assisting families who are being challenged in their relationships with each other, with behavioral problems in school or at home, and in addressing underlying issues that may be the cause of feelings of sadness, depression or that emotionally trigger anxiety or anxious behaviors.

My greatest joy is watching my clients take charge, with active participation in therapy, of their own life, path and journey. My training and experience have made an impact on me as a clinician and in my approach to treatment.

I will evaluate your individual needs and appropriate treatment by providing you with stress management techniques, effective communication skills, parenting education, behavioral modification strategies, relationship development and enhancement to improve your quality of life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Flexible - Call for Appointment
Services
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Therapy Pediatric Medical Issues
Insurance
Blue Cross, MHN, Other, Private Pay, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1996

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Hispanic

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