Irene Velasco, MFT | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Vallejo CA

Hi, I’m Irene.

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

My passion is supporting adult children of immigrants who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or low self-confidence find a path forward.

Irene Velasco, MFT | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Vallejo CA

Hi, I’m Irene.

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Are you looking for a therapist who deeply understands the issues related to immigration and acculturation? I am very aware that for therapy to be effective, addressing a client’s cultural needs is crucial.

As a Filipino-American and immigrant myself, I offer multilingual therapy to the immigrant population.

Your experience of being a child of immigrant parents is unique and complex.

As immigrants, we often downplay our trauma to avoid assigning blame to our parents or others, wanting to take responsibility ourselves. We tend to view trauma as a singular event. However, trauma is more accurately described as an experience that overwhelms our system, and it isn’t always attributable to parental shortcomings.

Navigating your cultural identity between your parents’ culture and the culture of the country you reside in can lead to identity conflicts and confusion. Language barriers can further compound these difficulties, affecting your academic performance, social interactions, and access to essential resources. Socioeconomic hardships, including financial instability and limited access to healthcare, create additional stressors that can impact your overall quality of life.

Moreover, the pressure to excel academically to fulfill your parents’ aspirations and overcome stereotypes can contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety. Social integration poses another challenge, as you may have encountered difficulties in forming friendships, feeling accepted, and coping with discrimination or stereotypes, which can affect your sense of belonging and self-esteem.

Within the family, generational and cultural differences can lead to conflict and emotional challenges. Adapting to a new culture while maintaining ties to your heritage can create acculturation stress related to identity, values, and beliefs. Furthermore, cultural attitudes towards mental health and seeking therapy may pose barriers to accessing support. It is not unusual to become anxious, depressed, or stressed.

I have been there, and I understand.

These interconnected issues highlight the importance of providing culturally sensitive resources and support to help children of immigrant parents navigate these challenges and thrive.

You need support, and it is critical to get support from someone who understands the complexity of being an immigrant in this country. As an immigrant myself, I have experienced similar challenges. While your struggles are personal and unique to you, I understand the broader context.

My goal is to explore your life story and to help you through your challenges.

It is time to get relief and find joy.

Please contact me for a free phone consultation.

Ready to feel more confident and in control?

Are you looking for a therapist who deeply understands the issues related to immigration and acculturation? I am very aware that for therapy to be effective, addressing a client’s cultural needs is crucial.

As a Filipino-American and immigrant myself, I offer multilingual therapy to the immigrant population.

Your experience of being a child of immigrant parents is unique and complex.

As immigrants, we often downplay our trauma to avoid assigning blame to our parents or others, wanting to take responsibility ourselves. We tend to view trauma as a singular event. However, trauma is more accurately described as an experience that overwhelms our system, and it isn’t always attributable to parental shortcomings.

Navigating your cultural identity between your parents’ culture and the culture of the country you reside in can lead to identity conflicts and confusion. Language barriers can further compound these difficulties, affecting your academic performance, social interactions, and access to essential resources. Socioeconomic hardships, including financial instability and limited access to healthcare, create additional stressors that can impact your overall quality of life.

Moreover, the pressure to excel academically to fulfill your parents’ aspirations and overcome stereotypes can contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety. Social integration poses another challenge, as you may have encountered difficulties in forming friendships, feeling accepted, and coping with discrimination or stereotypes, which can affect your sense of belonging and self-esteem.

Within the family, generational and cultural differences can lead to conflict and emotional challenges. Adapting to a new culture while maintaining ties to your heritage can create acculturation stress related to identity, values, and beliefs. Furthermore, cultural attitudes towards mental health and seeking therapy may pose barriers to accessing support. It is not unusual to become anxious, depressed, or stressed.

I have been there, and I understand.

These interconnected issues highlight the importance of providing culturally sensitive resources and support to help children of immigrant parents navigate these challenges and thrive.

You need support, and it is critical to get support from someone who understands the complexity of being an immigrant in this country. As an immigrant myself, I have experienced similar challenges. While your struggles are personal and unique to you, I understand the broader context.

My goal is to explore your life story and to help you through your challenges.

It is time to get relief and find joy.

Please contact me for a free phone consultation.

Irene Velasco, MFT | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Vallejo CA

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I specialize in therapy for adult children of immigrants. Depression, anxiety, grief, lack of self-confidence, and challenges with life transitions are signals that you might benefit from psychotherapy to understand the cause of your suffering. You can heal and feel better, and you don't need to suffer alone. Joy is possible, and I'm here to help.

As a Filipino-American and immigrant myself, I offer multilingual therapy.

Irene Velasco, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
California License Number 94890

Phone: 707-334-2607

Email: info@irenevelasco.com

Fax: 707-230-5569

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