APPROACH

Healing is a delicate and powerful process of transformation that involves the emergence of an authentic autonomous self in the presence of an empathic other. Our work together will focus on the areas of your life that are inhibiting the power of your full potential. We all need our pain witnessed in an effort to move beyond where we feel stuck. Through compassion, active listening, challenging explorations and a space where vulnerability can be safe, I support my client’s growth in an encouraging and straightforward approach.  Our work will be tailored to your individual needs and eclectically influenced by the following models:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy serves to uncover unconscious processes that developed during our formative years and inform our present day behavior, deep-seated beliefs and identity.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing serves to treat trauma and posttraumatic stress through an integrative approach that seeks to process and adequately store unprocessed/distressing memories.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy serves to examine unhelpful thinking styles and thought patterns about self and environment that impact ineffective behaviors and affect.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy serves to improve challenges with emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness with the use of mindfulness as a foundation.

Mindfulness serves to bring awareness, acceptance and compassion to the present moment in an effort to increase response flexibility and increase the recognition of choice points.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

 Santa Monica Office, Los Angeles, California

Santa Monica Office, Los Angeles, California

José F. Mata Psychotherapy | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | MFC92296
(917) 861-9671  |  josefmata@gmail.com