About Muriel Casamayor
My name is Muriel Casamayor (She/her/Ella) and I am a Latinx psychotherapist licensed in the state of California (LMFT License #116554). I have worked in the mental health field professionally since 2010. However, I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2014.
I was born and raised in Peru, and I am a first-generation immigrant. I understand the struggles with immigrating to a new country and understanding a new culture. Adaptation isn’t easy and sometimes is faced with traumatic experiences and little to no support. I am passionate about working with my Latinx community and other minorities. I am a big domestic violence advocate. I have worked with Los Angeles Police Department helping victims of domestic violence, which included working with children and their families. I have been able to help families to become survivors but also to thrive in life.
I have provided mental health evaluations and therapy for multiple individuals, struggling with a wide range of moderate to severe psychiatric disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, psychotic disorders, depression, and anxiety, as well as issues related to domestic violence, substance abuse, separation from loved ones and dislocation. I have also done work assessing children’s attachments to their parents, as well as the impact on children of parental separation and the impact of an increase of stressors at home.
I graduated from California State University, Los Angles with my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University.
Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder and Thought Disorder, Anger Management Issues, Immigration Evaluations, and Crisis Intervention
Age: Children, Preteens, Adolescents/Teenagers, Young Adults, Adults, and Older Adults.
Life Issues: Addiction, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Drug abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life transitions, Parenting, Peer relationships, Racial identity, Relationship issues, School issues, Self-esteem, Self-harming, Sexual abuse, Substance abuse, Suicidal ideation, Teen violence
Type of Therapy: Cognitive behaviors (CBT), EMDR, Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Intervention, Family System, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Strength-Based, and Trauma-Focused.
Modality: individuals and families