Loren Gurrola, ACSW, MSW

What should your client know about you?

I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and elders. I have worked in the school setting, public mental health setting, and correctional facilities. I believe every person is an expert in their lives and offers a skill-building and collaborative approach to improve an individual’s well-being and empowerment to make different and healthier life changes.

What is your approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy focuses on using the CBT model to assist individuals in identifying the impact of their thoughts and their influence on their behaviors. I also utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) which aims to process trauma-related symptoms and behaviors. As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space using positive communication, a strengths-based approach, humor, and warmth to provide a comfortable setting.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Clients will develop and practice skills to offer a positive impact on life. Goals will be implemented and measured to analyze progress and identify any changes necessary to promote a healthy adaptive lifestyle and improve overall functioning.

What was your path to becoming a therapist?

I attended California State University Northridge where I received a Bachelors in Social Welfare. During undergrad, my focus was on mental health in low-income communities and gender roles. Afterward, I received my Masters in Social Work at California State University Los Angeles focusing on the effects of trauma on individuals and mental health in correctional facilities. 

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Behavior Modification
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Cultural/Ethnic Issues
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Men Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Victims of Abuse, Assault, Trauma
  • Women Issues

Evidence Based Practices & Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused
  • Problem Solving
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


Clinical Orientation

  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Cognitive Behavioral

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