Are you struggling after receiving your diagnosis? Or perhaps you're reeling from the loss of a loved one. I can help you adjust to these life-altering experiences by focusing on reducing distress and helping you find hope & meaning. I am also a certified grief professional.
I offer telehealth (all of CA) and in-home sessions for locals in Corona, Riverside & Orange County. Yes, I am currently accepting new clients.
Kids : : Teens : : Adults : : Couples : : Families
Kimberly B. Virrueta, M.S. Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #126957 : : : Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9998
Compassionate Counseling Through Cancer, Illness & Grief
Asking for help is often the hardest step. I want to acknowledge your courageous choice to face the distress you're feeling. As humans, our first instinct is to shut down and avoid emotional pain. It's uncomfortable and unwelcome. Unfortunately, burying it backfires and can often make it even worse. You are brave for choosing to face it today. And I'm here for you every step of the way.
I'm here to listen, help, and walk alongside you. Counseling is a place to share your heart and feel connected to someone who cares. This is a safe space to address your fears, burdens, and emotional pain...and to find HOPE again. Together, we will navigate through the most difficult of times. You can learn more about me here.
I'm glad you found me, and I hope you'll get in touch today.
Orange County | Corona | Norco | Riverside | Los Angeles | San Diego CA
Cancer & Grief Counseling with a Heart
I'm a therapist in Corona, CA specializing in counseling individuals, couples & families who are facing a life-threatening illness such as cancer. This is often referred to as medical family therapy. Some common concerns for my clients include anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues.
I am certified in treating grief & bereavement, and I also provide general counseling to individuals, couples & families. I use art, books, games, & play therapy (including medical play) for young clients. You can choose from telehealth sessions (all CA residents) or in-home services (Orange County, Corona, Norco, or Riverside).
My Counseling Approach
You are the expert of your own life; I respect and honor that. Together, we will explore what is most important to you. This includes your spiritual beliefs, personal values, culture/ethnicity, and other important pieces that make you uniquely YOU.
By experiencing unconditional acceptance in therapy, you will learn how to accept yourself. Acceptance can help you develop self-compassion, kindness, and love. Once those qualities are present, you can grow without shame or regret weighing you down.
I bring my whole self into therapy as a genuine fellow human being who, just like you, is doing my best to journey through life. Through our authentic relationship, you can find comfort in knowing that you're not alone and it's OK to be imperfectly YOU.
Healing occurs when you can safely explore your thoughts & feelings without fear of being judged. The scars you carry are proof of your strength & resilience. I attend to the whole person: mind, body, & spirit. Each part of you deserves to be seen and healed.
One of my passions is giving therapists the tools they need to help their clients who are facing illness, grief, or loss. These are designed to be done in session.
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