Porter Ranch Counseling | Meet the team

My Dedicated Strengths:

  • LGBTQ+

  • issues related to gender-identity

  • identity formation

  • relationship issues

  • dating difficulties

  • difficulty in making or keeping friends

  • trauma

  • codependency

  • addiction

  • cannabis overuse

  • spiritual concerns

  • finding passion and fulfillment

  • toxic people around you

  • chronic stress

  • crippling negativity

  • healing from a past relationship

  • intimacy and commitment issues

  • infidelity

  • self-esteem

  • trust or jealousy issues

  • developing self-compassion

  • difficulty saying ‘no’

  • anger, social and interpersonal issues

  • depression, post-partum depression

  • PTSD

  • couples counseling, pre-martial counseling, marital conflict and resolution, divorce and transition

  • children, teens and family therapy
     

I'm passionate about collaborating and guiding people to recognize their own strengths, I love working with people who are looking to improve their self-esteem, self-worth and overall confidence. It is exciting to watch someone begin to blossom and shine with more confidence. If you are contemplating entering the dating world or perhaps already in a relationship, I look forward to bringing about more awareness and improve upon communication, connection and trust with others and yourself. I have extensive experience in working with adults, children, teens and couples including those of dissimilar ethnic backgrounds, gender and age. My compassionate approach is helpful in working with teens that are struggling with issues of peer pressure due to alcohol, cannabis use, drugs, sexuality, bullying, friend/family/relationship issues and educational/career choices for the future. Together we can create a strong foundation for the future that you want. I am committed to your journey.


I will assist you in uncovering hurtful patterns and cycles that aren’t working for you anymore. Utilizing a mixture of cognitive behavioral, narrative, solution-focused, mindfulness and stress management. I work with you collaboratively, patiently and encouragingly to strive to bring about awareness and facilitate feelings of renewed hope and new beginnings while focusing on and enhancing on your strengths, those you know about and the new ones we will find.

 

I feel that commitment to the therapy process is key. I hope that you will enjoy working in a more intensive approach to help bring about change at a deeper level. I am not into just slapping a band aid over the problem. I believe that healing does not occur over night but can transpire by providing a nurturing and non-judgmental environment that is conducive to the healing journey.


Education: I have a post-graduate degree in Clinical Counseling with a specialization in Marital and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. I have specialized training in working with the LGBTQ+ community at the Orange County LGBTQ+ Center. In addition I have specialized training in teen, marital and family therapy. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, supervised by Laurel Wiig, PhD, LMFT.

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We work with adults, couples, families, children and teens.  If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or if you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we are here to offer guidance and support no matter your situation.

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drlaurelwiig@gmail.com

(310)774-1364

Porter Ranch Counseling
11145 Tampa Avenue Suite 27A
Porter Ranch, CA 91326

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