Helena Turner, MFT Registered Intern (IMF 75294)
Supervised by Richard S. Williams, LMFT (MFC 35761)
Each one of us is an individual, unique and valuable in our own right. Yet, we are also engaged in a complex web of relationships. In our relationships we have the potential to experience joy and fulfillment as we share ourselves with the people we love. But many of us also find that our relationships are the sources of our deepest pain and confusion.
Taking the first step to call a therapist takes courage. It’s hard to admit that we need help, especially when we live in a culture that demands that we always be perfect. But what you’ll experience in therapy with me is a different kind of relationship, one that is unconditionally supportive and healing. In therapy, we will work together to explore your relationship patterns to figure out what is working in your life and what isn’t. We’ll work together to find permanent solutions so you can move beyond the pain and confusion into a place of greater connection and purpose.
I specialize in working with children, teens, and couples. I have considerable experience treating children and teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, peer relationship problems, risky behaviors (such as substance abuse and violence), or a history of traumatic experiences. I also work with couples who are in distress or are experiencing marital and other relationship problems.
I have nearly ten years of experience designing and developing behavioral health programs for teens and adults across the United States. Before entering private practice, I worked as a mental health clinician delivering individual, couple, and family therapy to clients living in San Joaquin County. I also worked for a non-profit agency in West Sacramento delivering school-based psychotherapy to students in low-income and impoverished neighborhoods. I am a former Parent-Teen Workshop facilitator, and have provided early intervention group counseling to parents and teens to prevent risky behaviors, improve communication skills, and reduce anger management problems in their homes. I have a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in psychology from Brandman University.