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Mayra Torres, LMFT

Mayra Torres, LMFT

she/her

Licensed in CA #41016
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth, Blue Shield of CA
My purpose is to empower individuals with the tools to manage challenges in their lives.

My Therapy Style

I provide individual therapy for adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and life transitions. My purpose is to empower individuals with the tools to manage challenges in their lives. My purpose in therapy is to strengthen confidence and resilience, bringing harmony and a sense of balance to the self. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused brief therapy. I integrate various therapy modalities with individualization to your own unique needs.

Education & Training

MA - Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have always had an inclination to help others. As a first-generation immigrant and college student I saw the need for culturally sensitive care to various populations. I enjoy empowering others to reach the harmony and balance they are seeking.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time in nature. I enjoy hikes and the beach.

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

Daily walks with my dog provide me with joy and relaxation.

What book have you read more than once?

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankle. I find his writing to be very moving and inspiring. His message of maintaining a sense of self in the meaning we assign to our experiences, even our most difficult ones, resonates with me.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Foster Kinship Care programs through community colleges. They provide services for resource parents and relative care providers of children in foster care, as well as life skills classes for foster youth. Not only do they provide their academic program, but provide a sense of community. I started my career as a DCFS worker and this population has always had a special place in my heart.

How do you recharge?

I create balance by making sure I take time for myself to relax, meditate, or do physical activities. I enjoy watching comedies and being in nature as much as possible.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs. I have always loved dogs and when my daughter was born she became an animal lover. So we have had a share of pets in our home. I have a 6-year-old mixed breed Lab/St. Bernard-Lucy and when our puppy Toby joined our home, a Pomeranian, it was hilarious to see how this tiny pup bossed Lucy around. They have become great siblings since then.