Gabriela Parra, LCSW
Specializing in Providing Therapy to Smart and Sensitive Women Suffering from Depression, Anxiety, or Self-Esteem Issues

Call (424) 264-5156, Book Online, or Email


Individual Therapy 

If you're one of the millions of women in the world today who struggle with feeling off-balance due to depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues, you can greatly benefit from having a therapist guide and support you on your road to recovery. 

Research has shown that working with a therapist can be the catalyst for you to move towards the life you want instead of feeling stuck in the same-old habits and stress cycles.

In one-on-one therapy sessions with me, we'll work on evidenced-based techniques to achieve results by helping you develop your insight, identify negative thinking patterns, learn new coping skills, and practice better self-care. 

Using these tools will help you boost your self-esteem and also help you improve your social, love, family, and work relationships because you'll be able to deal with life's stressors in a calmer, healthier, and more proactive way.

Here are some common issues which may be contributing to your depressed feelings, anxiety, and/or self-esteem difficulties:

  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Criticism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Unresolved Childhood Trauma
  • Workplace Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Rejection
If this sounds like you, my therapy services can offer you a safe-haven of relief to address your emotional vulnerabilities and most importantly to tackle the problems that drain your emotional resources and joy in life.

Couples Therapy

There may be times when you would like your loved one to participate in therapy sessions with you. You may need their support on your journey or want them to increase their awareness of the part they play in your life. Afterall, they know you best and they might even be one of the factors contributing to your emotional stress!

Your spouse, partner, or companion can be invited to join you in periodic couples sessions to help you work on your relationship with them to target your desired treatment goals. 

If you're interested in this option, it's important to continue to have individual sessions in between couples sessions to keep working on your personal goals of lessening depressed feelings, reducing anxiety symptoms, and/or improving your self-esteem.

Family Therapy

Your family is your own world where you deserve to feel respected and appreciated in your roles as wife, partner, mother, sister, or even daughter.

Family therapy can be scheduled as an additional component to your treatment plan to work on any relationship conflict or parenting difficulties you may be facing.

I have extensive experience in providing therapy to families of all stripes (traditional, multicultural, single-parent, LGBT, etc.) who are having difficulties with conflict, trust, or even bonding issues due to situations like adoption or blending families. 

Here's What We Can Do to Help You Start Feeling Better...

As a therapist specializing exclusively in the treatment of women with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues, I'd like to help you:

  • Understand your “triggers”- why you engage in unhealthy thought patterns, draining relationships, or self-destructive behaviors.
  • Combat your automatic negative thoughts & anxious emotions to make more mental space for using positive self-talk and mindfulness.
  • Learn new coping skills and life strategies to help you calm yourself down and rebound more quickly from depression or anxiety to practice more healthy ways of living.
  • Gain more self-confidence, self-respect, and self-empowerment to make positive changes in your relationships and in your life.
  • Challenge yourself and your comfort level by learning how to more appropriately and effectively express your feelings; try new activities, or meet new people; and
  • Practice self-care to give you more spiritual energy to improve your life, relationships, and professional career.

You Can Feel Lighter & More Vibrant Again...
Let's Get Started!

We all have moments when we need help because we feel stuck in life or are riding out an emotional rollercoaster. Let's get you some help so you can start letting more light and tranquility into your life again.

Call (424) 264-5156 to Make an Appointment, Book a Session Online, or Email Your Request

Here's the info you need:

Scheduling Sessions: My regular weekday sessions are scheduled on Mondays & Wednesdays between the hours of 10:00am and 8:00pm. Each session is 50-minutes in length.

You're welcome
 to call me to discuss your treatment needs and to schedule a visit. If you prefer, you can also book an appointment with me online.

Weekend Therapy Appointments: I offer a limited number of Saturday sessions to accommodate your work and family schedules between the hours of 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Please contact me by phone or email to inquire about my available Saturday therapy slots or you can immediately reserve your weekend sessions online.

Located at 777 Silver Spur Rd., Suite 229, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, in the red brick Palos Verdes Peninsula Building. Cross streets are Silver Spur Road & Roxcove Drive, adjacent to the Silver Spur Town & Country Shopping Center. 

My office is located on the second floor (with elevator access). It's two blocks away from the Promenade on the Peninsula Mall and is minutes away from the surrounding South Bay cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, and Lomita. It's also just a short drive from Redondo Beach, Harbor City, and Long Beach.

Parking: There is free parking in the open lot behind the office building. Plenty of street parking is also available on Roxcove Drive & Silver Spur Road.