FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: FIND RELIEF AND EMBRACE THE JOY IN LIFE.
Welcome to my practice!
Your trusted source for professional online counseling and therapy in California.
At my practice, I welcome everyone with open arms, creating a space where discrimination has no place. My aim is to cultivate an environment where vibrant, creative, thoughtful, intelligent, and passionate individuals like you can fully and authentically be themselves.
Here, you are not only seen and acknowledged but also celebrated. Together, we'll work on healing old wounds, bolstering self-worth, and learning effective coping skills.
As your therapist, I am committed to supporting your journey towards becoming your most authentic self. I encourage you to bring not only your worries but also your bravery, insecurities, confusion, and pain to our sessions.
I understand the shame and fear that can accompany the start of this therapeutic journey. That's why I emphasize the importance of striving for progress, not perfection. Let's embark on this path of growth and self-discovery together.
PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION
If you're struggling to achieve your goals, finding it hard to develop and maintain rewarding relationships, or if you feel paralyzed by fears and worries, therapy can be a powerful ally. It's also an essential resource if you're grappling with impulsive behaviors or feel trapped in a cycle of behaviors or thoughts that you don't know how to break.
Therapy is a collaborative and active journey. It requires engagement and participation from both the therapist and the client. As your therapist, I serve as a guide, helping you navigate the complexities of your experiences, while you, as the client, set the course for where you want to go.
My role is to equip you with the skills and tools necessary for you to grow and thrive independently, empowering you to become your own source of insight and change. This process is about working together to unlock your potential and guide you toward a more fulfilling and balanced life.
My online therapy services are designed for your convenience, allowing you to access support from the comfort of your home. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, seeking fulfillment, or aspiring to elevate your life, I'm here to provide the guidance and support you need.
Overcome by Your Emotions?
Are your feelings feeling too intense, like waves that you can't seem to navigate?
In my practice, I adopt a holistic, integrative, and measurement care-based approach to effectively address a spectrum of conditions, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and particularly addiction. My proficiency in a range of evidence-based therapies—Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma—is enhanced by the incorporation of mindfulness techniques, ensuring a treatment that cares for the whole individual, not just the symptoms.
I also utilize Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support and empower my clients in overcoming their unique challenges. This approach is especially vital in addressing addiction, alongside other concerns such as ADHD, self-esteem, and stress management, providing a comprehensive, empathetic, and tailored therapeutic experience.
Online Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in California
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) heightens self-awareness, focusing on skills to manage emotions and improve relationships.
It integrates mindfulness, aiding in developing effective coping strategies and enhancing emotional stability.
Alina P. Halonen
I am here to walk beside you, offering support and guidance and helping you tap into your own remarkable abilities on this journey of healing and self-discovery. I believe in your strength and resilience. You have the power to find peace and make the changes you dream of.
As a therapist, I invite you into a space where you can take a breath away from life's hustle and where it is okay to let go of the many hats you wear. It is a place for you to heal, to reconnect with who you really are, and to understand what you truly need.
" I came to Alina over a year ago struggling with feelings of anxiety and sometimes panic, depression, and low self-worth all of which I felt were inhibiting my work, life, and relationships. My only prior experience with therapy was when I was a child and I remember being mostly negative, so this was a big step. Working with Alina has brought so much noticeable change to my life. Therapy has equipped me with tools to manage my anxieties, helped me to set and achieve goals for myself and my career, and the work we've done has brought a lot more confidence into my life. I'm really grateful for her work and support and to have this resource. I can't recommend her enough."