Yanira Peña, LMFT

Yanira is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and founder of New Beginning Family Counseling & Training Center, Inc.

With over 9 years’ experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of California State University, Long Beach specializing in Marriage & Family therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with individuals, couples and families. Among her areas of expertise are trauma, grief/loss and couples on the brink.

Yanira is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Yanira is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Prepare/Enrich, Discernment Counseling and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.  Yanira is also bilingual Spanish, and incorporates client’s spirituality when requested by clients. Clients who have worked with Yanira appreciate her soft but direct approach. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and create a healthier version of themselves.

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to fly
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