Aside from the social stigma associated with therapy, I believe some people fear the vulnerability of telling a stranger their problems. Individuals who have experienced trauma or deeply painful events often struggle to express their emotions for fear of reliving their pain. While the process of therapy can be difficult, confronting difficult memories and/or current stressors will lead to a sense of purpose, courage, and accomplishment.
Goals give direction to the therapeutic process and help individuals move in a focused direction. As a therapist, I will do my very best to collaborate with you to create therapeutic goals tailored just for you. Together, we would set up a step by step plan of what you hope to accomplish and experience during your therapy process.
During our first session, we will most likely spend the first part of therapy getting to know one another and explore the reasons for you seeking therapy. Together we would talk through what has worked for you in the past and what hasn’t in order to get a better understanding of how best to help you.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CA, LMFT, 121962
MC, Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University, Fullerton
BA, Psychology, Whittier College
My name is Claudia Imparato and I'm a Licensed Marriage and therapist with over ten years of experience providing emotional support for adults, teens, adolescents, and families through individual and group therapeutic environments. I have experience in both hospitals and outpatient settings, public schools K-12, and non-profit agencies.
2110 Artesia Blvd., #178, Redondo Beach, 90278, CA