Whether you’re here looking for individual therapy or couples counseling, you’re looking for your way out of the struggles you’re in, and you’re ready to take your first step with a licensed, experienced therapist who can actually help you. You’re ready to invest in yourself, which is the greatest foothold to get you to the life you really want. Investing in yourself is loving yourself, and that’s the momentum we’ll use to get you to the next step, and the next.
Online Therapy Available Throughout California and New York
My practice is dedicated to helping you create the life you want for yourself. For over 20 years, I’ve provided safe, compassionate, anti-oppressive therapy to people of all identities. My work is based in constant, ongoing training and research, in order to provide you the greatest care possible.
My style is consistently attentive, warm, empathic, and straightforward. I believe that for therapy to be life-changing, you have to feel safe to say anything to me in sessions and that I need to really see and understand you. I currently offer two types of therapy:
My focus is in providing you the highest quality care and ease via online therapy, with limited in-person sessions available. Online sessions offer the same high-quality attention as a visit to my office, without backing out of your driveway.
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Founder, Psychologist . CA License PSY19605 . NY License 025562
I know how difficult life can be. In fact, the emotional pain I experienced as a young man almost ended my life. In the midst of my decision to not go on, I heard a small voice way in the back of my head say, “maybe there’s another way.” Struck by the hope that was still alive in me, I decided to see if there was.
It started with my first therapist, who listened and guided me. I felt like I was being introduced to my real self. As I learned to stand up on my own emotional feet, I begin to walk into my new world. My new path led me to graduating from USC, traveling to over 50 countries, and owning a large, successful software distribution company in the Silicon Valley.
But my idea of success changed. I now wanted it to be about helping others free themselves of their own prison of limitations. I wanted my life to be about guiding others toward creating the joyful lives and thriving relationships that they deserve as well. I knew, and I still do, that if I could do it, so can you. To learn more about me, click here.
My mission is to deeply see, hear, and understand you so that together we can make sense of what you’re going through, allowing us to get the traction you need to finally begin your journey of creating what you truly want in your life.
I saw Dr Ortiz for 2 years. He was exceptionally kind and understanding. I shared with him all of my emotional challenges and he was able to give me feedback and helped me make changes in my thinking and life. He provided a very safe environment to share my struggles. Seeking out him as a therapist was one of my best life decisions.
I came to see Dr. Ortiz because of non-stop anxiety I've suffered all my life. I had previously been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, but nobody had been able to help me. Dr. Ortiz taught me to "self-soothe", slow down, and to take risks and express myself with people. I learned to ask for what I wanted, rather than fretting over what I wasn't getting or what wouldn't work out for me. Dr. Ortiz is a gem. I don't know how I would have become who I am now without him.
I saw Dr Ortiz because I was going through a painful separation/divorce. He helped me confront my grief, understand my anger and sadness, and express what I need. I feel so much more confident now.
I have Dr. Ortiz to be an effective and caring therapist. He’s given me and my family insight into destructive behavior patterns we’ve developed, and he’s given us constructive suggestions for doing things differently. Our family dynamics are unquestionably healthier.
Dr. Ortiz is one great therapist. Our son began to feel better after the first meeting with Dr. Ortiz, and each week he learned more and made more meanings from his loss. He is happy about that relationship and everything else, thanks to Dr. Ortiz.