My name is Vannia Duran. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I use EMDR as a powerful tool to work through negative experiences and past traumas and help clients navigate living with a mental illness.
I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), traditional talk therapy, and can incorporate the arts into your session.
I work with clients who have experienced trauma or negative experiences. Clients living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or psychosis.
My communication style
Sometimes we worry about being a burden on others if we let them in on what we are thinking. Rest assured, you do not have to worry about being a burden. I am exactly where I want to be. This time is your time. I have a nonjudgemental outlook on life and prioritize your safety and well-being.
My journey to mental healthcare
As someone living with mental illness myself, know that a more stable life exists. Living with mental illness does not mean your life is over. It does not make you less of a person. It does, however, mean you have to be more intentional with your time and energy to get the most out of life. You don't have to have everything figured out. You just have to learn to navigate these ups and downs.
My goals for you
I approach goal setting by finding out what is most important to you. I want to know your priorities so we can create a goal that strikes the balance of making the biggest impact in your life while also being realistic.
My first session with you
I hope to make the most out of your time with me. So at our first session, I will want to learn more about you, what your interests are, what you want to get out of life, and where you feel you might be stuck.