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Yared Torres-Casanas, LPCC

Yared Torres-Casanas, LPCC


Licensed in CA #11737
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Speaks spanish
My genuine, non-judgmental, straightforward, and compassionate personality influences greatly my approach to therapy.

My Therapy Style

Hi, my name is Yared, and I am happy you are taking the time to read this short bio. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I have been a therapist since 2011. I love my role as a therapist because I witness times of transformation and realization of one's potential to heal and recover from emotional distress. My genuine, non-judgmental, straightforward, and compassionate personality influences greatly my approach to therapy. Together we will build a therapeutic alliance of honesty, respect, and empathy. I am not an expert on your life. The magic comes from building a therapeutic alliance based on honesty, respect, and empathy where you will feel safe and empowered to explore your own solutions and gain a sense of control over your own thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.

I've worked with teenagers on probation to overcome addictions and young adults dealing with life transitions. I've also worked with adults struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, and disturbing memories of traumatic experiences.

I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Yoga, breathwork, exposure, journaling, and sporadic homework between sessions among others depending on your needs.

Now, take a deep breath, be still, and know there is hope. Let’s work together!

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

MS - Counseling, University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Like most mental health professionals, I became a therapist to help people in some way. Now, I continue to choose to be a therapist because I love the reward of being present with people during some of their greatest aha moments, alleviating, and transformations.

What are your interests outside of work?

Teaching Yoga, working out, sporting events with my children, and traveling.

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

Talk to God and positive affirmations.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

ARISE Health and Wellness company because of its vision. It empowers individuals to ARISE and find balance, health, and freedom through Christ-centered yoga and wellness services while giving back to help women in need.

How do you recharge?

Vacationing, nature walks, changing scenery, good sleep, and breaking life's routine.