Anxiety often feels like an impending sense of doom. It can affect your ability to function, and can often be very isolating. I work with individuals to reduce anxiety through mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Trauma can be a result of one event or multiple events over time. Symptoms may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, dissociation, and low self-esteem. I work with individuals using the "bottom up" approach. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual.
Codependency is characterized by individuals that have unbalanced relationships, and the individual will put the needs of others before themselves. Some characteristics of codependency include: low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions, people pleasing, poor boundaries, and difficulty identifying emotions. I work with individuals to red discover themselves, identifying destructive behavioral patterns, and getting acquainted with their needs and emotions.
Change comes from a fear of the unknown or an expectation of loss. Depending on how you view the change, good or bad, may determine how well you adjust. Therapy can help with changing perception, increase quality coping skills, and provide the support needed to successfully adjust to change.
In every relationship there are times when it is helpful to have a professional as a sounding board. Couples therapy you can learn about “blind spots.” Blind spots are things you do that you are not aware of, but others can see. For example, unhealthy communication patterns and conflict avoidance. The goal of therapy is to increase awareness and tools to increase satisfaction in the relationship.
In light of recent announcements of Covid-19 community spread in Maricopa County, while no cases have been connected to my office, my intent is to minimize community risk and provide a pathway for continuity of services during this time.
If you are feeling unwell, have travelled in the last 14-21 days to an affected area, or have a friend or family member who may have been exposed to Covid-19, please refrain from attending in-person sessions.
I have the ability to provide secure telehealth sessions via your client portal, which will allow us to continue meeting without interruption through this time period.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, anger, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with the goal of helping clients develop a strong set of skills to overcome emotional challenges. Within the framework of CBT, I incorporate the practices of mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion.
The research has shown CBT to be very effective in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders, among many other conditions. I tailor my approach to individual’s needs and goals. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space where you can be yourself.
Cost per session with Ronda:
Individual- 120 per 50 minute session
Couples/Family: 150 per 50 minute session
Finding a therapist can feel like an overwhelming process. It’s important to feel comfortable and supported during our time together. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, supportive space where you and I work together toward tackling whatever issues come your way. My purpose here is to help you work through different types of change, uncertainty and stress by providing the necessary new skills that fits best for you by increasing self-acceptance and hope. It is important for my client to feel they are in charge of their life by gaining the insight and awareness needed for self-growth.
Psychologist Carl Rogers once said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”, and I live by this philosophy. Ready to feel better? It’s time to create a new path.
Cost per session with Yessenia
Individual: $85 per 50 minute session
Insurance accepted: United Healthcare, Optum
We accept all major credit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA), and Venmo.
Call 490-818-9992 for an appointment
3336 East Chandler Heights Rd, Ste 123, Gilbert AZ 85298
You can schedule by phone or through the patient portal.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate attention to prevent harming yourself and others, call Crisis Response Network at 602-222-9444.
For situations that require medical, police, or fire call 911.
As with any mental health treatment, the first session includes identifying symptoms, gathering relevant background information, and developing a course of treatment. This process takes about an hour.
You can schedule appointments through the patient portal or by phone. You can always call, 480-818-9992, if you do not see a convenient time in the patient portal.
A friend or family member is not professionally trained to help you grow, heal and change. Here is why your friend's advice is different from a therapist. Friends usually give you advice based on their experience, and are sometimes they are too close to the situation to be non-bias. Sometimes people don't feel comfortable sharing everything with a friend or family member because they fear being judged. A trained therapist is interested in helping you find your own answers by helping you connect with what is true and right for you.