Alva Ileana De La Torre-Peña
22 Williamsburg Lane, Suite C
Chico, CA 95926

My approach

I approach therapy as a proactive life affirming and courageous process that can assist you to address difficult life experiences. While our life experiences from childhood to adulthood continue to shape our worldview and influence our every action and reaction, I can help you choose and create the life you want. First, we can identify repetitive thought patterns that create obstacles. Then we can help you move past blaming or questioning yourself to awaken your full potential for happiness and self-fulfillment. I would be delighted to work collaboratively with you in a caring and honest psychotherapeutic environment.

I specialize in helping people recover from trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, sexual and emotional abuse, and grief issues. I love working with people of all ages from babies to elders. I draw from many treatment approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Play Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. As a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural therapist, I have particular expertise in addressing cultural and intergenerational family issues.