— — Emily Morales, M.A., LMFT
Emily Morales M.A., (she/her/ella) is currently completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Ms. Morales completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies with a focus on Immigration from the University of California Santa Cruz. Her doctoral research examined growth and transformation in adults ages 18-65 after a traumatic event. Ms. Morales completed a CAPIC-approved predoctoral internship at Pasadena City College’s Personal Counseling Services. Her previous clinical experiences include working with children, adolescents, adults, families, LGBTQIA2S+ community, trauma, crisis support, and community resourcing. Her approach involves trauma-informed care, empowerment, solution-focused, and narrative theory where the individual is the expert and the therapist offers options to the individual so they can take on their life’s challenges. She believes in empowering those to work through their life stressors and unlock their life dreams and purpose. Ms. Morales has been working within a community-based mental health setting for the past 9+ years and hopes to provide support to this community through a strong therapeutic alliance. Ms. Morales is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students, and serves as the Vice-Chair of the California Psychology Internship Council. Ms. Morales is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and is fluent in Spanish. Therapy can be provided in Spanish.