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THERAPIST

Esmeralda Alcala

Trainee

Esmeralda Alcala

Welcome! Bienvenidos!
As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe place for clients where they can be themselves, tell their story, find their voice, share their challenges while feeling seen and heard. Life has many twists and turns, and I am here to support you as we explore and discover ways in which you can navigate life. By providing a warm, caring, and compassionate environment to foster self-awareness, self-acceptance, and gain lifelong skills that will help you be in charge of your own path and live your best authentic life. I use a gentle person-centered approach and integrate different therapy modalities that best fit each individual client.

I am a first-generation college graduate and have a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development and a minor in Justice Studies. I am currently working towards my master's in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University with an emphasis in Latinx Counseling and Correctional Psychology. I have experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. As bilingual and bicultural, I understand some of the challenges that may arise as we navigate linguistic and cultural barriers. I am passionate about working with underrepresented and underserved communities.

I aim to support you through this journey of healing and insight.

Mi objetivo es crear un lugar seguro donde puedes ser tu mismo, contar su historia, encontrar su voz, y compartir sus desafíos mientras sintiéndose vistos y comprendidos. La vida tiene muchos giros y vueltas, y yo estoy aquí para apoyarlos mientras exploramos y descubrimos formas en las que puedan navegar por la vida. Creando un ambiente seguro y compasivo para facilitar su autoconciencia, auto aceptación y establecer hábitos para vivir su mejor vida. Integro diferentes modalidades de terapia adaptados para apoyar a cada cliente individualmente.

Soy la primera en mi familia en graduarme de la universidad. Estudie desarrollo infantil y adolescente en la universidad de San José. Actualmente estoy estudiando para recibir mi maestría en psicología de consejería en la universidad de Santa Clara con un énfasis en consejería con Latinos y psicología correccional. Tengo experiencia trabajando con niños y adolescentes en varias configuraciones. Como bilingüe y bicultural entiendo algunos de los desafíos que pueden pasar mientras navegamos las barreras culturales y de lenguaje. Me apasiona trabajar con comunidades con menor representación y comunidades desatendidas.

Mi objetivo es apoyarlos en su trayecto de sanación y precepción.

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Esmeralda Alcala

Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee

One Life Counseling Center

One Life Counseling Service is a new non profit counseling center in downtown San Carlos. We provide counseling for anyone at any cost.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of skilled therapists and change agents who aim to inspire, educate, and provide accessible counseling for anyone who needs it.

Tax ID: 81-0919786

Contact

1303 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, California

Phone: (650) 394-5155
Fax:  (650) 332-2946
Email: info@onelifecounselingservices.com

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9am to 9pm

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