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Mercedes Borrayo, LMFT

Mercedes Borrayo, LMFT


Licensed in CA #81029
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna/Evernorth, Blue Shield of CA
Speaks spanish
I help to alleviate many of the overwhelming feelings that clients have.

My Therapy Style

In my career, I tend to lean on Cognitive Behavioral therapy as I find that it helps clients with symptom reduction. Additionally, the skills that are introduced to the clients help them to feel like they are gaining some control over their emotions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative therapy are some of the ones where I find people tend to make a lot of progress.

Narrative therapy helps the clients to review their story and to rewrite their story, also getting to the acceptance piece of the things they are able to change or the ones that they cannot change. My clients have benefited from Mindfulness as well. I help to alleviate many of the overwhelming feelings that clients have.

Education & Training

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of La Verne

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I wanted to help people in my community. I felt that being able to give the Latinix community a voice was important as I grew up without a voice.

What are your interests outside of work?

Hiking, running, gardening, reading, cooking, crocheting, sewing, and trying new restaurants.

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

Running! Taking a short run helps me to keep up with my own mental and emotional well-being along with my health.

What book have you read more than once?

Gone With The Wind, highlights a time when a woman was able to stand on her own and see that she was able to handle many things coming out ahead. Scarlett was stubborn, and hard-working and wanted to show that she was strong in so many ways.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

NAMI as this organization offers support to those who are seeking to improve their emotional well-being. They are amazing at helping to stop stigma related to mental health as this has been a reason why so many people refuse to seek services, the fear of what people will think.

How do you recharge?

Taking time away from work and going on short trips, spending time with my family, also permitting myself to enjoy reading for fun.

Do you have any pets?

No, I do not have a pet at this time, but I did have a dog and his name was Bob. He had a wonderful personality. He liked that I read to him and would listen to me reading him my most recent book.