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Ivone Umar, PhD
I specialize in working with clients who want to resolve emotional or relational life changes.

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Ivone Umar, PhD


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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I specialize in working with clients who want to resolve emotional or relational life changes. I do this is by sharing therapeutic practices that serve to overcome emotional distress which, in turn, leads to unhealthy behaviors that interfere with current life goals and values. As we work together in a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, negative thoughts and behaviors can be changed and replaced allowing clients to free themselves from discouragement, harmful attachments, fearful thoughts, excessive worry, or feeling like they are losing control of their emotions and their lives.


BS - Commerce, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

MS - Educational Administration, Wisconsin International University

MA - Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

PhD - Psychology. Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

License Number and State

CA 27199



What are your interests outside of work?

Traveling, going for walks, reading, movies, and spending time with friends and family.

What book have you read more than once and why?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, it teaches you how to be proactive by having an end in mind and it utilizes an effective interpersonal approach for solving problems.

Favorite non-profit?

My favorite non-profit organization is St. Jude because of their mission of helping children with cancer.

How do you recharge?

I recharge doing physical activities, sleeping well, and taking care of my nutrition.

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