Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate
Hi there, my name is Christopher Ybarra, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Lic. No. 92792) who is supervised by Ana Valenzuela, LPC-S (Lic. No. 74356). I am very honored to be chosen by you as a potential partner in your journey towards wellness. My journey through mental health challenges and recovery has enriched my perspective and instilled a deep sense of empathy and understanding. These experiences uniquely equip me to stand beside you as you navigate your own path.
Grounded in an education in Philosophy and a long career as a Behavior Specialist in public education, I have been immersed in a diverse world of ideas, individuals, and life scenarios. This vast exposure allows me to adopt an eclectic approach, weaving together various therapeutic techniques tailored to your distinct needs. While my foundation is in a person-centered approach, I am well-versed in cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused methods. My adaptability ensures that our sessions remain responsive to your evolving journey.
Every individual brings a unique narrative filled with dreams, challenges, and aspirations. My role is not to dictate the direction of our journey but to partner with you, offering a supportive space where we can explore together. While therapy outcomes are as varied as the individuals who seek it, our collaborative partnership offers a hopeful space for reflection, growth, and potential positive change. Your story and unique experience are central to our therapeutic alliance and our goals. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.