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Kathia Aviles, LMFT
I want to work with my clients to feel better, achieve therapeutic goals, and feel empowered to know themselves.

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Kathia Aviles, LMFT


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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Therapy Style

My therapeutic style is collaborative, open, and person-centered. I like to approach the struggles that my clients bring in with compassion and a non-shaming view; while being proactive and hands-on about decreasing the effects of such struggles. I want to work with my clients to feel better, achieve therapeutic goals, and feel empowered to know themselves. I have experience working with Latinos, the LGBTQIA population, trans clients, and women; however, I embrace the different experiences, cultures, and situations that my clients navigate daily. I am here to work alongside my clients in an accepting, safe, and collaborative space.


MS - Counseling, CSUF

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Why did you become a mental health professional?

I wanted to understand how our brains work and learn what connects our thoughts with our actions. I wanted to learn why we decide to act the way we do, and why we are impacted by others so greatly.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy being in my garden, going to the beach, and spending time with loved ones. I like taking care of my plants and all living things around me.

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

No matter the day or the day's events, I make sure I wake up early, have tea, and end the day with the same ritual, without screens or distractions for at least 30 minutes per day.

What book have you read more than once?

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk. This book reminds me of trauma's visceral effects and why people need catharsis and healthy ways to release the physical torments of their past trauma.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I support Medicine Sans Frontiers, due to their continuing support of those who need it most. To see a doctor (who could live very comfortably and well in other countries) dedicate his or her life to helping those in war-torn or decimated countries is truly inspiring.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by reading the books that inspire me, spending time with friends that do my work, and being outside daily.

Do you have any pets?

I have chickens and I enjoy the fact that we have become very close to them, are protective of them, and call them all by individual names.