Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Johanna Ortez (She/Ella) is a bilingual Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). She earned her Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling and Guidance from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).
Through her work in mental health, she’s gained valuable experience counseling and providing interventions to diverse populations. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Informed practices. She specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, suicide and self-harm, and identity formation.
Seeking therapy can be nerve-wracking and intimidating. This is why Johanna believes creating a trusting therapeutic relationship is key. She utilizes a holistic collaborative approach that is client-centered. Her therapy style is welcoming, empathetic, compassionate, sincere, and authentic.
Being a first-generation, queer Latinx/e, bilingual, person of color, she is passionate about helping individuals discover how the complex intersectionalities of our identity can impact the way we see ourselves and how we navigate the world. Through your work together, Johanna hopes to provide a safe space for you to heal, explore, and identify who you are and who you are becoming.
Victoria Serratos LCSW #79909
Training & Specialities:
Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Grief and Loss