phone: 310-701-4010 email: Dr.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Pujo is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015, and completed her B.A. in psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2010.
She received intensive training in her pre and post-doctoral internships working with clients of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to manage symptoms of a wide range of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. She has particular expertise in working with clients managing bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
I believe every client is unique in the quest for growth and self-awareness. I focus on building a relationship of trust that is based on empathy, acceptance, authenticity, and collaboration. I provide a safe and secure place for clients to explore patterns and behaviors that are no longer working, or may be preventing them from personal growth. I address each client’s needs, drawing on psycho-dynamic, humanistic, and existential theories and modalities. I incorporate mindfulness and other cognitive behavioral interventions. Together we work to relieve clients’ emotional suffering, gain self-awareness and insight, and improve coping skills. I believe that everyone has resilience and the capacity for positive change.
In addition to treating mood, anxiety, substance use disorders, as well as psychotic disorders, I have worked with LGBTQ clients, and those struggling with the adjustments relating to stages of life. I am particularly interested in helping those struggling with grief and loss.
Taking the first step toward growth is often the hardest. I am passionate about embarking on this personal journey with each and every client.