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Esperanza Salazar, LMFT

Esperanza Salazar, LMFT


Licensed in CA #128000
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net/MHN
I guide individuals and teach coping skills specifically tailored to meet their mental and emotional needs.

My Therapy Style

I believe in practicing a “here and now” approach (Gestalt) accompanied by a compassionate and Strength-Based style that encourages the practice of mindfulness. I commonly integrate multiple therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing (MI) Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I guide individuals and teach coping skills specifically tailored to meet their mental and emotional needs while increasing the ability to better cope with life challenges.

Education & Training

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy & Professional Clinical Counseling, Brandman University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I am passionate about people which is what lead me to a career that enables the ability to spend my life supporting them while on their healing journey.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy meditation, reading, eating, and music which are an absolute part of my daily routine! I also enjoy outdoor activities and concerts as I find them all so cathartic and healing.

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

I thoroughly enjoy finding a reason to smile and laugh even if at the littlest of things! I find doing this enhances the inner sense of joy I already experience.

What book have you read more than once?

Many, too many really, haha! I enjoy re-reading some books because I either enjoyed them so much I want to experience them again or to see if I missed something the first time around.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

ACLU and The Human Rights Campaign! They are all about ensuring we are all experiencing equality regardless of what is said or done!

How do you recharge?

I tend to many things to recharge, it depends on my need at the moment. Some things include resting (not sleeping, literally just resting!), meditating, being still, reading, journaling, alone time, time with loved ones, cuddles with my pups, and my all-time favorite is some music with finding a reason (literally any reason) to experience laughter and smiling!

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have 4 pups in total. I'd say my favorite pet story is how one of my pets "Elli" (named after Eleanor Rosevelt) has tended to have a Buddha nature about her and her energy is calming at times. She is, at times, my comfort and I adore her for that!