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Karla Alonso, LMFT

Karla Alonso, LMFT

she/her

Licensed in CA #122579
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Blue Shield of CA
Speaks spanish
I will help you develop emotional intelligence and awareness that will enable you to create secure connections with yourself and others.

My Therapy Style

In meeting me you will find that I use an integrative style of therapy. This means that to achieve your goals you can expect me to use interventions specifically tailored to your needs. To my core, I am an attachment therapist who will sit with you through difficult emotions and honor your experiences while challenging unhelpful beliefs and providing very practical tools to help you heal. I will help you develop emotional intelligence and awareness that will enable you to create secure connections with yourself and others. I look forward to meeting you and witnessing you grow into the person you were created to be!

Education & Training

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary San Diego

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I decided to come into this field out of fascination with human behavior and the brain. As humans, we are wired for relationships. Whether we identify as introverts or extroverts, the truth is we need one another. Relationships are our greatest source of joy and fulfillment but also a big source of distress. The wonderful thing is that we have an astonishing brain capable of changing and growing. It is in the context of a safe, empathetic therapeutic relationship that our brain learns new ways of thinking, behaving and connecting.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends talking, playing board games, trying new food, and exploring new walking trails and places in general.

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

Practicing gratitude and a good night sleep!

What book have you read more than once?

Many from Brene Brown! Her research on shame has taught me the importance of vulnerability in order to connect deeply and genuinely with myself and others.

How do you recharge?

I maintain spiritual practices that help me ground myself in what's most important to me.