Phone: +1 (209) 262-4387

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 7 pm

07 Jun 2021
Victoria Carrera
Therapist I

Victoria Carrera

Therapist I

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from Phoenix University. When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. I have experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. I have training in integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I am a humanistic, person-centered Therapist. I am currently a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist. My areas of treatment include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and self-esteem. My overall goal as a Therapist is to provide meaningful, heartfelt, soul-stirring transformations that activate movement that leads to life changing evolutionary experiences for those I serve. I look forward to supporting you on your healing journey. License #130089 NPI 1578197083

Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

 

   +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

About us

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
  • Play Therapy
  • Child Disruptive Behavior
  • Childhood Trauma

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

Our Team

Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
Michael Lospinoso

MA, Registered Associate PCC

The Best Thing In Play Therapy

We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

Why Choose Us

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

 

We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

About Us

Dedicated Therapists

We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

 

Well Counseling

You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

 

Teletherapy

Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

 

Transportation Assistance

Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

 

Latest News

Suicidal Ideation: A Fleeting Thought

Hopelessness can have a significant influence on daily life, as it may reflect an individual’s negative view of the future. Hopelessness can often lead to a person losing interest in important activities, events, or people. Someone who has become hopeless may no longer value things that were once important and may have no expectation of future improvement or success.   People

Read More
Teen Depression Is Different

The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

Read More
Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

Read More
tmc_a_free_consultation

Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

Phone: (209) 262-4387

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY: Closed

    Request More Information

    23 Mar 2020
    Michael Lospinoso
    Therapist II

    Michael Lospinoso

    Therapist II

    I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from The College of New Jersey in 2007. From there I discovered the profession of Art Therapy. This led to my completion of a Master’s degree in Counseling in 2013. My counseling degree included a concentration in Art Therapy which is accredited by the American Art Therapy Association and I am currently collecting hours towards my Art Therapy credential (ATR). Early in my education I volunteered for two different crisis hotlines. Both routed calls from the national suicide prevention line and included comprehensive training. Crisis management remains an interest of mine. I have experience counseling children, adults, and families within a community agency. My experience also includes work with individuals with eating disorders, forensic psychiatric patients and in mental health court, schools and higher education. In my approach I utilize art therapy and counseling techniques. I draw from psychodynamic, Cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical behavior therapy. I am currently registered as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. License #4806 NPI 1447759956

    Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

    There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

     

       +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

    About us

    Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
    Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

    Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

    Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

    We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

    We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Depression Disorders
    • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
    • Play Therapy
    • Child Disruptive Behavior
    • Childhood Trauma

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

    No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

    Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

    No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

    Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

    We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

    Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

    Our Team

    Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
    Michael Lospinoso

    MA, Registered Associate PCC

    The Best Thing In Play Therapy

    We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

    Why Choose Us

    Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

     

    We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

    About Us

    Dedicated Therapists

    We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

     

    Well Counseling

    You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

     

    Teletherapy

    Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

     

    Transportation Assistance

    Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

     

    Latest News

    Suicidal Ideation: A Fleeting Thought

    Hopelessness can have a significant influence on daily life, as it may reflect an individual’s negative view of the future. Hopelessness can often lead to a person losing interest in important activities, events, or people. Someone who has become hopeless may no longer value things that were once important and may have no expectation of future improvement or success.   People

    Read More
    Teen Depression Is Different

    The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

    Read More
    Radical Acceptance

    Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

    Read More
    tmc_a_free_consultation

    Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

    Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
    Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

    Phone: (209) 262-4387

    MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    SUNDAY: Closed

      Request More Information

      23 Mar 2020
      Marissa Preciado
      Therapist I/Supervisor

      Marissa Preciado

      Therapist I/Supervisor

      I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. I continued my higher education at the same institution, earning my Master of Science degree in Counseling Education with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. In addition, I have earned my PPS Credential in School Counseling, along with my Administrative Credential. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with diverse populations. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and trauma. I have an extensive background working with foster and delinquent youth, as well as, sexually reactive youth and victims of sexual trauma. I am highly trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), both focusing on emotional and social aspects. It is my passion to help individuals gain insight throughout the healing process. I look forward to providing a safe and therapeutic environment to begin your journey. Furthermore, I am dedicated to helping and guiding interns on their paths to becoming licensed therapists. License #87971 NPI 1497988844

      Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

      There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

       

         +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

      About us

      Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
      Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

      Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

      Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

      We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

      We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

      • Anxiety Disorders
      • Depression Disorders
      • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
      • Play Therapy
      • Child Disruptive Behavior
      • Childhood Trauma

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

      No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

      Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

      No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

      Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

      We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

      Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

      Our Team

      Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
      Michael Lospinoso

      MA, Registered Associate PCC

      The Best Thing In Play Therapy

      We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

      Why Choose Us

      Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

       

      We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

      About Us

      Dedicated Therapists

      We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

       

      Well Counseling

      You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

       

      Teletherapy

      Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

       

      Transportation Assistance

      Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

       

      Latest News

      Suicidal Ideation: A Fleeting Thought

      Hopelessness can have a significant influence on daily life, as it may reflect an individual’s negative view of the future. Hopelessness can often lead to a person losing interest in important activities, events, or people. Someone who has become hopeless may no longer value things that were once important and may have no expectation of future improvement or success.   People

      Read More
      Teen Depression Is Different

      The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

      Read More
      Radical Acceptance

      Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

      Read More
      tmc_a_free_consultation

      Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

      Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
      Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

      Phone: (209) 262-4387

      MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      SUNDAY: Closed

        Request More Information

        23 Mar 2020
        Shannyn Mc Donald
        THERAPIST I/Supervisor

        Shannyn Mc Donald

        THERAPIST I/Supervisor

        I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University, followed by my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of San Francisco. I have been working with young children, families, teens and adults with severe mental illness since 1993. In 2010, I became a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have supervised and trained MFT interns for several years, as they make their way towards licensure. My specialized areas of treatment are trauma, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behavior, LGBTQ and family conflict resolution. It is my goal is to provide a safe, open and mindful environment for you to grow and heal by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I am looking forward to supporting you on journey of healing. License #48050 NPI 1538291695

        Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

        There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

         

           +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

        About us

        Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
        Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

        Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

        Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

        We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

        We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

        • Anxiety Disorders
        • Depression Disorders
        • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
        • Play Therapy
        • Child Disruptive Behavior
        • Childhood Trauma

        Frequently Asked Questions

        Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

        No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

        Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

        No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

        Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

        We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

        Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

        Our Team

        Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
        Michael Lospinoso

        MA, Registered Associate PCC

        The Best Thing In Play Therapy

        We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

        Why Choose Us

        Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

         

        We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

        About Us

        Dedicated Therapists

        We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

         

        Well Counseling

        You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

         

        Teletherapy

        Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

         

        Transportation Assistance

        Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

         

        Latest News

        Suicidal Ideation: A Fleeting Thought

        Hopelessness can have a significant influence on daily life, as it may reflect an individual’s negative view of the future. Hopelessness can often lead to a person losing interest in important activities, events, or people. Someone who has become hopeless may no longer value things that were once important and may have no expectation of future improvement or success.   People

        Read More
        Teen Depression Is Different

        The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

        Read More
        Radical Acceptance

        Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

        Read More
        tmc_a_free_consultation

        Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

        Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
        Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

        Phone: (209) 262-4387

        MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

        SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

        SUNDAY: Closed

          Request More Information

          23 Mar 2020
          Samantha Moreno
          THERAPIST I

          Samantha Moreno

          THERAPIST I

          I have received my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2017 from California State University, Los Angeles. I then went right into a graduate program and received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 2019. During these years I was able to work with a variety of populations. I have a background in treating adults, teens, and children with issues that cause distress in their daily lives. I am currently a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the BBS of California. My goal as a Therapist is to provide evidenced-based treatment, using CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy to change the negative patterns of behaviors, emotions, and relationships for each of my unique clients. I am very aware of the importance of establishing a good therapeutic alliance with my clients and I strive to treat each person with dignity and respect as we work together. License #107152 NPI 1508416942

          Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

          There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

           

             +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

          About us

          Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
          Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

          Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

          Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

          We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

          We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

          • Anxiety Disorders
          • Depression Disorders
          • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
          • Play Therapy
          • Child Disruptive Behavior
          • Childhood Trauma

          Frequently Asked Questions

          Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

          No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

          Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

          No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

          Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

          We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

          Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

          Our Team

          Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
          Michael Lospinoso

          MA, Registered Associate PCC

          The Best Thing In Play Therapy

          We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

          Why Choose Us

          Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

           

          We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

          About Us

          Dedicated Therapists

          We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

           

          Well Counseling

          You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

           

          Teletherapy

          Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

           

          Transportation Assistance

          Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

           

          Latest News

          Suicidal Ideation: A Fleeting Thought

          Hopelessness can have a significant influence on daily life, as it may reflect an individual’s negative view of the future. Hopelessness can often lead to a person losing interest in important activities, events, or people. Someone who has become hopeless may no longer value things that were once important and may have no expectation of future improvement or success.   People

          Read More
          Teen Depression Is Different

          The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

          Read More
          Radical Acceptance

          Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

          Read More
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          Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

          Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
          Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

          Phone: (209) 262-4387

          MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

          SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

          SUNDAY: Closed

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            23 Mar 2020
            Eric Garcia
            THERAPIST II

            Eric Garcia

            THERAPIST II

            My studies marked the beginning of my pursuit of a License in Professional Clinical Counseling. I graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and a Master Degree in Counselor Education. During my program I interned at Modesto Junior College and CSU Stanislaus, where I helped students work towards both academic and personal goals. Through these internships I have enjoyed working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I am currently registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor as I continue to approach licensure. In our sessions I will be utilizing both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which incorporates mindfulness to help relax and re-balance. License #4095 NPI 1841716040

            Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

            There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

             

               +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

            About us

            Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
            Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

            Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

            Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

            We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

            We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

            • Anxiety Disorders
            • Depression Disorders
            • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
            • Play Therapy
            • Child Disruptive Behavior
            • Childhood Trauma

            Frequently Asked Questions

            Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

            No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

            Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

            No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

            Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

            We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

            Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

            Our Team

            Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
            Michael Lospinoso

            MA, Registered Associate PCC

            The Best Thing In Play Therapy

            We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

            Why Choose Us

            Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

             

            We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

            About Us

            Dedicated Therapists

            We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

             

            Well Counseling

            You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

             

            Teletherapy

            Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

             

            Transportation Assistance

            Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

             

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            Teen Depression Is Different

            The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

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            Radical Acceptance

            Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

            Read More
            tmc_a_free_consultation

            Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

            Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
            Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

            Phone: (209) 262-4387

            MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

            SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

            SUNDAY: Closed

              Request More Information

              19 May 2017
              Valerie Lamke
              THERAPIST I, Clinical Director

              Valerie Lamke

              THERAPIST I, Clinical Director

              I am a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley having earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Psychology. I was an Organizational Consultant and worked for several Fortune 500 companies focusing on organizational assessment, statistical analysis, employee relations, program development and training. In the year 2000, I graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. I did research on Clinical Assessment Instruments and researched Dual-Career Families. After completing my internships in Turlock and Sacramento, I became licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist in 2004. I have had training with the Gottman Institute and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) through UC Davis. In addition to private practice I have been on staff at CSU Stanislaus Psychological Services, lectured on mental health issues, and in 2008 received 5 Teaching Credentials. In addition to seeing clients, I also supervise and develop interns towards licensure. License #40555 NPI 1497816359

              Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

              There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can’t seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn’t enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

               

                 +1 (209) 262-4387     Call Now

              About us

              Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California Office -1
              Abalance Client-Centered Counseling Modesto California - General 7

              Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

              Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

              We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

              We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

              • Anxiety Disorders
              • Depression Disorders
              • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
              • Play Therapy
              • Child Disruptive Behavior
              • Childhood Trauma

              Frequently Asked Questions

              Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

              No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

              Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

              No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

              Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

              We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

              Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

              Our Team

              Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
              Michael Lospinoso

              MA, Registered Associate PCC

              The Best Thing In Play Therapy

              We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

              Why Choose Us

              Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

               

              We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

              About Us

              Dedicated Therapists

              We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

               

              Well Counseling

              You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

               

              Teletherapy

              Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

               

              Transportation Assistance

              Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

               

              Latest News

              Suicidal Ideation: A Fleeting Thought

              Hopelessness can have a significant influence on daily life, as it may reflect an individual’s negative view of the future. Hopelessness can often lead to a person losing interest in important activities, events, or people. Someone who has become hopeless may no longer value things that were once important and may have no expectation of future improvement or success.   People

              Read More
              Teen Depression Is Different

              The symptom profile for teenagers is different than that of adults. Parents sometimes do not recognize the symptoms because depression in teenagers is not what most people think of as signs of depression. As a result, many teens unnecessarily suffer in silence.

              Read More
              Radical Acceptance

              Radical Acceptance is the acceptance of life, on life’s terms. While pain is part of life, radical acceptance allows us to keep that pain from becoming suffering. It is about accepting the facts of reality, no matter how painful, without avoidance, overthinking, or dangerous behaviors. When a person does not accept the realities of life

              Read More
              tmc_a_free_consultation

              Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

              Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
              Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

              Phone: (209) 262-4387

              MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

              SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

              SUNDAY: Closed

                Request More Information