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    “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams & take risks. Life is happening now.”
    ~Paulo Coelho

    Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

    As your therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

    If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

    About Charissa D. Pizarro, PsyD, RPT

    Whether it is your first time in therapy or not, I can appreciate the difficulty and ambivalence of engaging in psychotherapy. The process of finding the right therapist is daunting! What I have to offer is a safe space where you will not be judged for who you are or what you bring, somewhere you can be yourself and bring any issues no matter how trivial they may seem to the lay individual. Together we can devise a plan of action and you can begin your journey. This will be a collaborative process as therapy should be.

    Finding a New Identity after Oppression


    Addressing the Trauma of Family Separations at the Border

    Addressing the Trauma of Family Separations at the Border

    The US-Mexico border is often a lifesaving portal for many individuals and families who attempt to escape extreme poverty, warfare, drug violence, domestic violence, gang violence, and similar traumas from their country of origin.
    What ‘Encanto’ Can Teach Clinicians About Intergenerational Trauma

    What ‘Encanto’ Can Teach Clinicians About Intergenerational Trauma

    As a Latinx psychologist, I enjoyed Disney’s newest animated film, Encanto, at many levels. The first time I watched Encanto, my Latina inner child reclined back at the theater and reveled while watching a Disney movie that had it all.