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SoCal IFT Therapy
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Lluvia J. Hetrick, M.A., LMFT

CA License: MFC# 103371


"My approach to therapy focuses on building the therapeutic relationship and supporting each client with an individualized treatment plan to support their needs. I am a trauma-focused therapist and believe presenting problems that bring people to therapy, are rooted in earlier experiences. Our brains and bodies are trying to do the best they can to survive and thrive; however, their strategies can be maladaptive. I bring a holistic approach to psychotherapy, looking at the whole system rather than simplifying symptoms down to their parts.


I primarily use Mindfulness and Brainspotting as a modality for healing, though I am trained in EMDR, family systems, TF-CBT, DBT, and CBT.   Brainspotting is a gentle yet effective neurobiological approach to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, panic disorder, PTSD, attachment wounds, etc. I specialize in working with severe and complex PTSD including, but not limited to, those with a history of childhood abuse and neglect, those who have been impacted by natural disasters, and toxic stress.  Other specialties include multicultural issues and neurodivergent people.


A little bit about me: My education and personal life experience provides me a multicultural lens focused on compassion, acceptance and curiosity.  I was raised in Mexico before moving to California and am fluent in both Spanish and English. I am an LGBTQIA+ ally as well as knowledgeable about a variety of spiritual and religious belief systems including Christianity and Buddhism. I am married and a mother to 4 children ranging in ages from high school to adulthood.  I enjoy music, poetry, camping, hiking, being outside in nature, meditation, and traveling."


  • PTSD/Trauma 

  • Sexual Assault Specialist

  • Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence/Strangulation Specialist
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Anxiety Disorder Specialist

  • Neurodivergence

  • Multicultural Issues



  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • EMDR Trained

  • Brainspotting Trained - Level 1 and 2

  • Attachment Focused Somatic Experiencing

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

  • Positive Parenting - Triple P Level 2 Seminars

  • Positive Parenting - Triple P levels 3 & 4 Primary

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) - Suicide Prevention Training and Therapy

  • Brief Intervention Therapy (Drug and Alcohol for school age children)

  • Sand Tray

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Advanced research in PTSD

  • Crisis Management including Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) & SCAN’s 

  • Motivational Interviewing

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