My name is Hope Gibbons; I'm Native American/Hispanic and offer a culturally sensitive, empathetic, nonjudgmental compassionate approach to therapy. I hope to offer a space of acceptance, positive regard, and openness. I have experience working with many populations, particularly with trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I strongly believe the client is the expert in their own treatment and the best narrator of their own story. I believe in the power of an individual's resilience and a desire to persevere. I'm most experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance use, grief and loss, and those with trauma, and I have worked with clients from all ages and walks of life and stages of development, from infants to seniors. I've incorporated a variety of different theoretical approaches from CBT, DBT, Client-Centered, Psychodynamic, object-relational, trauma-focused, family systems, solutions-focused, and grief and loss. I have experience working with a variety of populations and believe in the client's ability to persevere.
Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy/Trauma Studies, Pacific Oaks College
Bachelor of Arts, Child Development and Family Studies & Family Life Education, California State University of Long Beach