I'm a licensed Marriage and Family therapist specializing in Child, Adult, Family and Christian Counseling. I have been counseling children and adolescents for over 15 years in different settings-- school, agency and private practice. I focus on solutions rather than problems, offering an approach that is very strength-based.
I counsel all faith systems. My training is in all counseling theories state mandated via accredited universities for the Marriage and Family Therapist program. I use play therapy with children 12 and under.
For general clients seeking therapy , I utilize cognitive behavioral, client-centered and solution-focused theories to help you develop coping skills or re-gain pre-crisis functioning and healing. My specialties include depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions, widowhood and emotional issues related to cancer/illness. I am an eight-year breast cancer survivor and can help you navigate the full gamut of emotions you may experience with diagnosis, treatment, etc.
Should you choose Christian counseling with me, I customize therapy to suit your unique character in Christ and your relationship with Him. I use my strong knowledge of Scripture to help adult and adolescent clients strengthen their walk with Christ and fine tune their discernment of how God is leading them in work, family and relationships. I place a strong emphasis on the hope we have in Christ and relying on His strength, not our own, when navigating trials and crisis. Together, over time, we watch Christ unfold in your life, transforming you into the person you want to be in Him.
In Luke 24 when two disciples expressed confusion, “Jesus responded by going to Scripture and applying it to His ministry…If we, like these two disciples, do not understand what the Bible means, we can turn to other believers who know the Bible and have the wisdom to apply it to your situation.” (Life application study Bible) My goal is to provide you with exactly that-- Bible application support for your presenting issues.
I hold two Masters Degrees in counseling from two Universities-- Hope International University and Azusa Pacific University.
Contact me so you can begin to truly thrive and heal in all areas of your life.
God bless you,
Nancy Bubica ReachesLong Beach CA