Phylisha Lewis, MSW
Registered Associate CSW ASW89553
We aren’t given a handbook on how to navigate difficult challenges that we may experience in life. Yet, oftentimes, we feel alone in our experience and without direction towards what action is best for us. My hope for you is that you don’t have to face your challenges on your own and allow someone to assist you in exploring ways to improve your mental health.
My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based which means that you —the expert in your experience—can be supported to guide your therapy in a judgment-free space. I want you to be a collaborator in your sessions so that you may feel empowered to share your experience, set goals that are intrinsically meaningful to you, and then take that experience and transition it into your everyday life.
Through blending an eclectic array of therapies, I will provide you mindfulness, compassion, and personal insight. Some of these therapies include talk therapy, a combination of behavioral therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness practices to guide healthy coping skills. I enjoy working with both teens and adults and have experience in a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and relationships.
I welcome you to reach out to see if this may be a good fit for you.
Nori Deatherage, M.Ed.
Registered Associate PCC APCC14146
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling to balance it all? Perhaps you are feeling strain or disappointment in relationships or in yourself? Have you endured great loss and are living with grief or sadness, dealing with difficult adjustments, abuse, addiction, or feelings of disconnection with people and the world around you? Are you struggling in school or work life? You might be feeling a sense of guilt or shame or longing for something different in your life. Whatever barriers or challenges you may be facing right now, you have come here for a reason, to find help and professional support.
Although major life transitions can bring up feelings of loss, abandonment and uncertainty, it can also be a time of change and growth. With every major change in our lives, there can be a sense of grief and fear of the unknown, but with these changes come opportunities for us to develop and grow as individuals.
Life is unpredictable, but with the right tools and perspective you can endure life’s most challenging trials. I know this from my own personal experience. Rather than fixing your thoughts and energy on the negatives around you, let us focus on your strengths, and allow me the opportunity to give you additional resources to pull from. We do not have time to waste. Your life is valuable and there are tools and techniques that can help you. Our success will be based on a bond of trust.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Pepperdine University and Masters of Education from Azusa Pacific University. I am also a school counselor and have the privilege of serving children and families in the Irvine Unified School District. Specifically, I work with students through one-on-one sessions and in small groups, provide mental health education to staff and parents, and serve as a resource to connect families with various support services in the community. I am trained in school-based conflict mediation, crisis response, and suicide risk assessment. I work closely with fellow professional therapists, constantly keeping myself informed and sharing wisdom concerning the best techniques to help with specific problems.
I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples and helping people find true self-worth and hope a midst a variety of different life challenges. I take a person-centered approach and look to design techniques that best fit with your personality and greatest needs. I am inspired by your potential and willingness to commit to creating change. You are worthy of love and belonging and I would be honored to have the opportunity to guide you in finding happiness and hope in your life! Let’s get started right away.