Hi and welcome to my website. My name is Rebecca Ishida and I am a licensed marriage, family therapist. I have been in practice for over 10 years and have worked with a variety of issues and with people from all different ethnicities and cultures.
Life is hard and we want our lives and relationships to be good and fulfilling. Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in life and become complacent, down and lost. These feelings are symptoms of problems in our lives that can often be helped with psychotherapy.
I provide an honest, open and compassionate environment to confront and deal with your issues. I have experience dealing with a variety of issues such as addictions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and grief.
I work collaboratively with my clients to meet therapeutic goals that we have set together. I am direct and solution-focused in my approach to therapy. I want the best for my clients and I feel honored to share in their sadness, hopes and dreams.
I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and from Pepperdine University with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. My experience in the field is varied and I have treated depression, anxiety, grief and loss and relationship issues. My approach to working with clients is a mixture between empathy and confrontation. My goal is to form a solid relationship with her clients wherein they can truly and honestly move toward solid recovery. I have run groups for over 8 years and have been in the field of addiction treatment for over 10 years. I have been licensed since 2000 and am member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) and SASH (Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health).