Life Skills Awareness will remain open and offer online and over-the-phone therapy during COVID-19 isolation.
Dr. Terri Thomas
Psychologist and Counselor
Doctor of Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Advanced Mental Health Counseling, Certified 5150 Evaluator and Writer
Life throws many challenges our way and we choose which action to take in response to those challenges. I’ve worked with people from various social, political, and ethnic backgrounds and the one thing that everyone has in common is that we all face challenges in life. There are numerous reasons that people seek mental health and therapy professionals, and those reasons are very personal and unique to each person. Finding the right counseling professional to guide you in learning more about your own mental health diagnosis, getting you through an immediate crisis, or feelings of uncertainty are some critical factors in getting you through the tougher times.
I provide therapeutic counseling care to individuals, couples, and families who have found themselves in need of making adjustments in their lives or who are wanting to learn more about a mental health diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, obsessive behaviors, substance/alcohol issues, schizophrenia, personality issues, marital problems, or parent/child issues.
Congratulations on taking another step to provide great self-care in your decision to seek help from a licensed mental health professional. You have many to choose from and I thank you for taking the time to consider the mental health professionals at Life Skills Awareness to help you maneuver on your new journey.
Associate Marriage and Family Counselor (AMFT)
Master of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Business, 5150/5585 Certified
In the four years that I have worked in the mental health industry, I have learned so much and worked with so many different types of people. I have absolutely loved every minute of it. I have experience providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy with individuals struggling with addiction and trauma. I currently specialize in treating at-risk youths and their families.
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Member of Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
My name is Uniesia Gay and I am an ACSW, working on my way to becoming a Licensed Social Worker. I currently have been with Life Skills Awareness for 3 wonderful years and have worked on many of their programs like their Proposition 47 Grant and Reentry Program. I have also worked with their Probational Youth and Youth Sex Offender Program. I am currently specialized in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques, as well as providing counseling services in individual, couple, and group therapy settings.
My name Mirna Duron and I am the medical scheduler for Life Skills Awareness. I am here to help you have the best possible experience when making an appointment as a new or existing patient. I thrive in professionalism and confidentiality when it comes to attending to each patient. I am especially skilled at developing excellent interpersonal relationships with staff patients and look forward to speaking with everyone who is actively trying to achieve a better mental state of mind in their life. I am here to answer any questions and happy to help. I enjoy meeting new people and seeing new faces every day.
My name is Leandra Cueva and I am an office assistant here at Life Skills Awareness. I am here to help you with setting up an appointment or answer any questions you may have regarding the practice. I want to help everyone achieve their goals when it comes to being the best person they can be. Mental health is an important area in life that doesn’t always get the time and focus it needs for some, I want to help make that work for you. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and I respect the individual needs of each person I speak with. I will do my best to make sure you have the best experience with our office!