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Araceli Bejar Lua, LCSW
I provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment in which patients can explore their symptoms, feelings, and life difficulties.

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Araceli Bejar Lua, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe that experiencing hardships can be seen as an invitation to learn more about ourselves and evolve in our life journey to reach our highest potential. My philosophy is one of a holistic approach (mind, body, & spirit). With this approach, I focus with patients to explore, as well as educate, on becoming aware of behavioral patterns, thoughts, and somatic responses.

My goal is to help patients increase self-awareness, increase coping skills to manage symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Most importantly, I provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment in which patients can explore their symptoms, feelings, and life difficulties. By working together through the therapeutic process, I guide patients into a path of self-discovery and empowerment to develop into healthy and whole individuals. My work experience has been mainly with adults who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD.

Education

MSW - Social Work, California State University of Bakersfield

License Number and State

CA 88712

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

The outdoors!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I engage in breathing 10 minutes every morning and in physical activity.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by allowing periods of rest in my week. I enjoy using essential oils to help me relax and center myself.

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