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Carlos M. Flores, LMFT

Carlos M. Flores, LMFT


Licensed in CA #122789
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Speaks spanish
My therapeutic approach encourages space to explore how past experiences shape present patterns of relating to others and the self.

My Therapy Style

My therapeutic approach is inspired by a relational psychodynamic perspective that offers and encourages space to explore how past experiences shape present patterns of relating to others and the self. The purpose of which is to create new sustainable ways of interacting in the present to improve emotional and psychological wellbeing. I have worked with individuals from the Kink, Latinx, LGBT+, and neurodiverse communities to mitigate the impact of stressors by employing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), trauma informed care, and trauma narratives. I have served clients in both private and community mental health settings to address barriers created by anxiety, trauma, and unexpected life transitions.

Education & Training

MA - Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because it makes sense to me and offers the kind of fulfillment at the end of the week that I don't think I could feel from any other career. As difficult as the work can be, it is never dull and always an adventure.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, cycling, RPG (D&D, Blades in the Dark, Call of Clthulhu), board games, and concerts.

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

Cook at home.

What book have you read more than once?

Stephen King's Dark Tower because of the created reality that engulfs you.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Los Angeles LGBT Center because of the varied services they offer to the wide spectrum any individual seeking support.

How do you recharge?

I spend time in nature in ways that require endurance.

Do you have any pets?

While I do not own pets I do live in the vicinity of one Pasadena's many flocks of red-crowned parrots whose squawks are one of my favorite ways to wake up in the morning.