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Efren Urbina, LCSW
I’ll be providing unconditional and nonjudgmental support our entire journey together as you slowly recover what’s rightfully yours – your life.

Our Team

Efren Urbina, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

Not feeling like yourself lately? Struggling with managing life’s day-to-day challenges? You are not alone! Millions of people, from all walks of life, struggle with managing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress, insomnia, and many other common mental health issues. Acknowledging that you need professional help is the first step towards getting your life back. Working together, I can help you identify the root of the problem, develop a client-centered treatment plan, and start implementing evidence-based practices to meet your individualized treatment goals. I’ll be providing unconditional and nonjudgmental support our entire journey together as you slowly recover what’s rightfully yours – your life.

I have years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with various modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), seeking safety, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. Treatment will be at your pace, based on your comfort level, and focused on reducing symptoms to improve quality of life. Whether it be relationship conflicts, phobias, substance abuse, depression, or anxiety, rest assured that I will be committed towards identifying the problem(s) and supporting your treatment as we start implementing solutions to reduce symptoms and improve functioning.

Education

MSW - Social Work, California State University Northridge

License Number and State

CA 91014

Pronouns

he/him

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have dedicated my life to serve others. I served in the military for 8 years (Marines). I served as a Probation Officer for 8 years serving adolescents and young adults. I currently serve as a psychotherapist (10 years) serving adolescents and adults to reduce impairments and improve their functioning.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love spending time with my wife and 3 young boys (12, 9, 8). I enjoy playing basketball and running twice a week to reduce stress. I love to paint and paint daily in my practice.

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

Painting.

What book have you read more than once?

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. I love learning about systems and how they affect human behavior.

How do you recharge?

Playing basketball and painting.

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I have 2 young dogs that I love and adore! Phoebe is a terrier mix (7 years old) and Charley is a Chihuahua mix (2 years old).