Erica Basso, LMFT

Erica Basso, LMFT

Live Your Life Stress-Free.

As a young woman living in the modern world, the constant societal pressure to be, act, and look a certain way can be overwhelming in itself. Adding negative self-talk, the ever-present anxious pit in your stomach, and low self-esteem can make it feel as though there’s an enormous pressure sitting on your shoulders at all times.
Symptoms of anxiety often include panic attacks, difficulty concentrating, rapid breathing, hyperventilation, fatigue, and insomnia. When anxiety disrupts your ability to live a calm and healthy life, then it’s time to reach out and get the support and guidance you need to learn how to interrupt your inner critic and change the narrative in your mind.

Do I Have Anxiety?When anxiety disrupts your ability to live a calm and healthy life, then it’s time to reach out and get the support and guidance you need to learn how to interrupt your inner critic and change the narrative in your mind. I work with professional women just like you who are struggling to overcome anxiety and panic attacks that affect their lives, careers, and relationships.Symptoms of anxiety often include panic attacks, difficulty concentrating, rapid breathing, hyperventilation, fatigue, and insomnia. If you don’t recognize any of these specific symptoms, consider whether or not you would answer yes to any of the following questions:● Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about keeping up with your responsibilities at work or in day-to-day life? ● Are constant worries and fears getting in the way of building deeper relationships or performing well in your career? ● Do you feel restless, stressed out, and unable to concentrate?​ Is daily stress leaving you too exhausted to show up as your best self in your professional and personal life? ● Do you feel unfocused, barely there, and like you’re missing out on living your own life?

When Should I Schedule A Counseling Session with Erica to Discuss Anxiety?

Arriving at this page signals you’re on the right path to change your life. Most people struggle with anxiety for years before getting help. By the time you’ve found yourself here, you may feel overwhelmed with self-criticism, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, or fear. All of which can leave you feeling like giving up. Anxiety can feel overpowering. It can leave your self-esteem in the dust and keep you from reaching life goals or from forging deeper connections with friends and family. When we work through your inner thought patterns and learn how to use techniques, such as cognitive coping affirmations, to overcome limiting beliefs and mindsets, you can turn negative self-talk into self-love and kindness.

Some issues we can address during therapy sessions include:

Perfectionism

The good news is, you’re already good enough just as you are. The bad news is, you might not feel that way. Let’s change that self-narrative to be self-compassionate and positive.

Existential Crisis

Why are we even here? Am I doing enough? Do I have enough time? These are the big questions of life, and we all want to feel that our lives have meaning. If you’re struggling through what feels like a purposeless existence, let’s connect and learn more about what it means to be you.

Imposter Syndrome

Feel like you’ve been “faking it until you make it” your whole life? You’re not alone. Many women feel like they are not capable of being the person they are expected to be, so they pretend to be something they’re not. Let’s start advocating for the fantastic person you are not the person you’re trying to be.

Environmental Worries

Let’s talk about the fact that the world is melting. Isn’t that what took out the dinosaurs? This is some truly frightening stuff, and many people find themselves trapped in cycles of worry about the instability of our planet and ecosystems. Let’s develop some resilience to handle this ever-present stressor, explore ways you can be part of the solution, and practice self-compassion when we’re part of the problem.

Health Stress

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people experienced elevated levels of stress-related to fear for their own health and that of their loved ones. Others were already well aware of how worries related to their health impact daily life. A chronic illness diagnosis, loss of a loved one to a disease, or other health concern doesn’t have to define your existence.

Financial Stress

Many young people are starting out their adult lives with staggering levels of debt and struggling with a constantly shifting economy and unstable workforces. If you do manage to have a little extra money left over at the end of the month, you feel guilty spending it on something you might enjoy since you should just put it in savings, donate it to a cause, or keep paying down that debt. You’re doing your best, and we can work together to understand how financial stress is holding you back from leading your best life.

Through the therapy process, we will work through the causes of your anxiety and learn healthy ways to cope with stress, anxiety, and the messy parts of life. You will get the tools you need to reclaim your life and peace of mind. Our goal through therapy is to shift your focus to living a life of full expression and enjoying the things that are truly most important to you.

Holistic-Integrative Therapy Sessions

I practice from a holistic integrative approach, which means I view the mind-body-spirit connection as integral in understanding who you are as a whole person. I approach each session with compassion and without judgment, so I encourage you to show up as yourself and express how you’re feeling and what you’re going through. In our sessions, problematic patterns are explored in-depth in order to address the underlying causes. Our therapy sessions are tailored to you with a combination of research-proven techniques to help transform depression, anxiety, and helplessness into freedom, strength, and wholeness. In our sessions, we'll take into consideration the balance of many different aspects of your life. Which means we may explore:

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How you’re feeling in your body.

Your body sensations associated with your emotional experience.

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How you incorporate movement and nourish yourself.

What your relationships and community are like.

Your creative and spiritual practices.

We will work through the cause of your anxiety at a deeper level and build up a healthy self-image and outlook on life through positive self-talk and incorporating a balanced lifestyle. I will encourage you to befriend your emotions and learn healthy ways to manage stress to shift your cognitive and behavioral patterns to healthier, friendlier viewpoints.
My focus is on incorporating a balanced lifestyle through your way of interacting with the world and how you treat yourself and your body. Therapy is unique as it’s the one place where it’s all about you! You will do most of the talking, and I will offer suggestions when I believe they will be helpful to you.

About Working with Erica Basso, LMFT

If you’re struggling with anxiety, I’m glad you’ve found me. I'm Erica Basso, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anxiety, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism in professional women in California. I believe we all have the natural capacity to grow and flourish in a positive direction if we are given the support we need.
With a combination of mindfulness and self-compassion based techniques, I will support you in regaining the confidence to step into the best version of yourself. You will no longer feel controlled by limiting beliefs and fear and will be able to form deeper, satisfying connections with loved ones. Together we can find the tools, clarity, and self-acceptance you need to more skillfully feel confident in your strength and ability to overcome stressful situations and life events.

Ready to Start a New Season of Self-Growth?

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with me and start your journey to better mental health today!

Locations

14930 Ventura Blvd Suite 230Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

940 E. Union St. #102Pasadena, CA 91106