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Elizabeth Padilla, PsyD
Humility, kindness and gentle humor are at the center of my work.

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Elizabeth Padilla, PsyD


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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I have been in practice since 2010 in California and comprehensively providing services in both English and Spanish. Types of treatment varies, as approach is client-centered, but include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic (that which helps process the past), Solution-Focused, Strength-based, Humanistic, Mindfulness and naturally always respectful of cultural preferences and individual experiences. Humility, Kindness and gentle Humor are at the center of my work.


PsyD - Clinical Psychology with a Multicultural Emphasis, California School of Professional Psychology

License Number and State

CA 29197



Why did you become a mental health professional?

I enjoy contributing to a greater good. It is an honor to be a part of anybody’s path to relief and healing.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy visiting new places, live events with energetic people, hiking and creating new memories with my family.

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

I breathe with purpose, I reflect on what I’m grateful for, I keep my boundaries and I push my intentions, language and behavior toward mindfulness.

What book have you read more than once?

Tuesdays with Morrie because the one thing that keeps life in perspective is to be humbled by dying graciously.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Life Moves, which addresses homelessness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Border Angels, which does humanitarian work on the US-Mexico border

St Jude’s Hospital

How do you recharge?

Nothing revitalizes me more than laughing until it hurts, watching my little one play or ride his bike, enjoying my pets, the empowerment of a good workout and a good massage.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Enzo, a bunny named Bruno, and a bird named Lucky. We named Enzo after the dog in the movie "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (I cried). We saved Bruno from an ill fate and there’s nothing better then seeing him bounce around in the yard and our red and joyous little chubby finch Lucky came to us and appeared on our doorstep with an injury. My mom named him Lucky but we’re truly the Lucky ones. He is always singing.