Naomi Ortega, A.M.F.T.
Available for In Person & Virtual Sessions
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University. My passion for psychology and mental health started while studying in Santa Cruz where I became enthusiastic about social issues and providing social services to the community. Later at Mount Saint Mary’s I had the opportunity to participate in the ¡Enlaces! Certification program which prepared me to practice psychotherapy and apply psychological terminology with to a Spanish speaking population. Additionally, I was able to learn about culturally specific factors involved in counseling Spanish speaking clients. On a personal level, I have fallen into a supportive role with my close family and friends. I am attentive, open minded, and genuine when asked for advice. I value authenticity and respect when building personal & professional relationships. I center my practice around psychoanalytic and humanistic theories. It is important to examine one’s past relationships and experiences in order to find the resources needed to grow within themselves. I believe a person centered approach can foster a strong therapeutic alliance and allow my clients to lead in their treatment process. As a therapist, I aim to become a resource to those seeking guidance, self improvement, or safety. I enjoy learning about people and their experiences, and appreciate the opportunity to assist in their personal growth. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in both community mental health and private practice settings. My professional interests and experiences include working to help people overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-compassion, and life transitions. I hope to provide a warm space for my clients to candidly share what has been heavy to carry. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our office at 562-566-4257.