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Cecilia Spero, LCSW
I believe people function and perform their best when they learn to identify, value, and utilize their natural strengths as part of a plan towards overcoming barriers in life.

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Cecilia Spero, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Psychodynamic, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I’m a therapist with an overall strength-based perspective, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe people function and perform their best when they learn to identify, value, and utilize their natural strengths as part of a plan towards overcoming barriers in life. While I typically draw from a variety of research-based modalities, depending on each client’s unique situation, I find CBT to be a very empowering form of therapy for clients that are motivated to take a proactive role in their treatment.

As a therapist, my own biggest strengths are my education & training in evidence-based practice, paired with a creative mindset, from which I draw some unique perspectives & strategies to offer my clients. I have genuine respect for people seeking help for themselves and I truly enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Education

BA - Sociology, Minor in Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

MSW - Social Welfare, Mental Health Concentration, University of California, Los Angeles

Internship - Harbor UCLA Medical Center Psychiatric Unit, University of California, Los Angeles

Internship - Prototypes Domestic Violence Shelter, Los Angeles, CA

License Number and State

CA 74879

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Mostly creative endeavors, such as painting, jewelry-making, candle-making, home decorating, collecting vintage treasures, but also traveling to other countries, reading, watching documentaries

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

Walking with my dog. It helps me practice/maintain mindfulness as we walk and notice details in the environment that we typically don't when we drive by.

Do you have any pets and what's your favorite pet story?

Yes! I have an awesome German Shepherd. She is a good girl, smart, and obedient EXCEPT when I take her to Home Depot and she embarrasses me in front of people by "talking back" when I tell her to sit!

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