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Karla Rodas


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Families and children; Adults and Young Adults; Working with Spanish-speaking populations; Grief/Loss work
Karla obtained her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing her Doctorates degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. By recognizing her intersecting identities as a Hispanic/Latinx woman, Karla has gained insight on how to integrate cultural sensitivity into her work. She puts this insight into practice by learning how to be proactive in adopting the skills needed to work with a diverse clientele. One of these skills is utilizing her linguistic capacity to reduce language barriers by providing services in both Spanish and English. Her past experience in the field included working in community mental health with children, teens, and adults in the following modalities: individual, family, and group. The majority of her work has focused on assisting clients with adjustment issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Currently, she is working at a non-profit group practice that is dedicated to improving the accessibility of quality mental health care to underserved communities. When working with clients Karla values meeting a client where they are in their journey, as for some this may be their first time in therapy. The foundation of her work is dedicated to creating a safe space and trusting relationship where each client feels heard/understood. All in all, Karla believes that with therapy clients can uncover their full potential by utilizing the tools they have within themselves to heal the invisible wounds they carry.

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