Rosa Barraza,MSW, LCSW
I use the following practices in my therapy: cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness.
All of us have had different outcomes in life; whether or not it's been a positive experience or negative, ultimately, our growth comes from the perspective we develop in between. My practices have had a significant impact on my clients and myself. These practices have worked on most clients I've had in the past and that I currently treat. Clients have become more positive and goal-oriented, gained confidence, learned the differences between healthy and unhealthy self-talk, changed in perspective, had their self-esteem grow, and found ways to be productive in society while implementing skills to work through emotional and angry outbursts. My goal as your therapist is to support and teach you to be a healthier version of yourself. As a result, you will be able to see and feel yourself growing as a person throughout therapy.
I wanted to become a therapist because of my own experiences. Since I was little, I have wanted to help people, as I have learned how meaningful, healthy relationships are in our growth journey. As a therapist and social worker, I can help people in various ways within our micro, mezzo, and macro environments. I currently work full-time with veterans who have served in the military.
I left my position as a therapist with the County of San Bernardino, working with youth and adolescents. Working with children in the system, either through CPS or Probation, impacted my personal life so much that I decided to become a foster parent and provide forever homes to children. Missing the therapeutic growth working with children led me to work for Norina's practice, as I enjoy working with children and would like to continue working with children as long as I can!