Amelia Mora Mars, LFMT #102384
If you are feeling:
- Like you’re not enough
- Stressed and Overwhelmed
- Stuck, Trapped or Lost
- Ready to Prepare for Marriage
- And don’t know what to do, then you’ve come to the right place.
I will help you:
- Heal your relationship with yourself
- Improve your relationships with others
- Save your marriage before it starts
- Heal your heart
- Take back your life
- Find your way
My fascination and interest in mental and emotional wellness began as a child observing my Mother struggle with anxiety, depression, and severe mood swings. I lived with the fear and uncertainty of not knowing what mood would present itself each day. Sadly, along the way I felt like I wasn’t enough. I thought that if I was a good girl, exceptional student, quiet and real nice that I’d be liked and accepted. Sadly, many men and women learn to perform and become a lesser version of themselves to please others.
What I bring to therapy is years of experiences in my personal and educational growth. I have 10 beautiful children, six daughters and four sons. As a Mom myself, I began to observe in my oldest daughter symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, panic attacks, severe irritability, and OCD. I made sure that she got the help that I wished my Mom would have received. Real life has been my greatest teacher. It is my personal experiences coupled with my professional training that allows me to come to you from a place of empathy, compassion, and understanding.
Academically, I received my Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at California Lutheran University. My specialization in attachment theory emphasizes helping clients to form warm and loving attachments with their mate, children, and other loved ones. Having an expertise in attachment allows me to assist individuals to bond well in the present, while understanding how attachments in the past both positive and negative affect the present. Prior to private practice, I served at Interface Children & Family Services providing psychotherapy to children, youth and families affected by family violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, victims of crime, and trauma, as well as children who are experiencing difficulties succeeding in family, school or peer settings.
The clients who are the most successful in therapy with me are courageous to do whatever it takes to get unstuck and become the best version of themselves despite the hard work and determination needed to get amazing results.
They consistently come to sessions ready to work, and who understand that while I can guide, direct, and point them to their true north, only they are responsible for getting there.
I absolutely am an active participant in your therapy and I will hold the sacred time and space for you to be heard, understood, championed, and supported.
When a person knows that someone in their life genuinely cares and supports them, they are more willing and able to share their pain, take positive risks, achieve goals and explore the world around them.
Ultimately, this is an investment in yourself and you hold the outcome in your heart and hands.
Take the First Step…
If you’re ready to live an amazing life,
please call— (805) 244-8489 — to schedule a no charge 15-minute telephone consultation.