Alexandra Tillapaugh, M.S.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist AMFT 107193
As a therapist I enjoy connecting deeply, listening intently, learning people’s stories, and collaborating on ways to make changes and to move forward. We can sometimes feel alone, stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure of where to go or how to improve things on our own.
Getting an unbiased look from a different viewpoint will often bring new awareness and can be a catalyst for change. Together we will work towards reducing any shame, embarrassment, or unhelpful thoughts. I will help you to recognize your strengths and gain insight into who you are. Your values, experiences and emotions are valid and I truly want to help you feel heard and understood.
In addition to my work with adults, I also have a particular passion for working with children, teens and young adults. The process of growing up comes with so many challenges to navigate. Making new friends, conflicts with parents, balancing academics with activities, and figuring out who you are and who you want to be. Often children and teens feel misunderstood, so it is my job as a therapist to help them truly feel heard. Through the process of therapy, I help them identify their feelings, learn better ways of coping and teach them to communicate what matters to them.
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.