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Minerva Torres, LCSW

Minerva Torres, LCSW

she/her

My goal is to provide you with skills that you can take and maintain even after you complete your therapy journey with me.

My Therapy Style

I strongly believe that you have what it takes to find the answers and solutions that work best for you. I am here to help guide you to find those answers and explore a different perspective. I take on an eclectic approach in my practice including Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, and Strengths-Based all while offering different skills that can help navigate relationships and day-to-day stressors.

My goal is to provide you with skills that you can take and maintain even after you complete your therapy journey with me. Some of these skills can include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, communication, mindfulness, anxiety management, and relaxation skills. I have experience in working with all ages of life. My passion is working with young adults and adults, couples, and families. I specialize in the treatment of depression (including prenatal and postpartum), anxiety, trauma, addictions, interpersonal conflict, and life transitions.

Education & Training

BA - Social Work, California State University Long Beach

MA - Social Work, California State University Long Beach

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I started working in the mental health field to empower individuals and families to use their strengths and resources to achieve their goals.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy walks in the park and beach, travel and road trips when possible, and spending meaningful time with loved ones.

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

I practice daily affirmations and calming music such as nature sounds and lo-fi music.