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  • Therapy for Individuals and Couples in California

    Healing that creates peace within, so that you create peace around you.

    Welcome to Peace of Wisdom Therapy

    It’s time for peace of mind.

    You have deep unhealed wounds from your past destroying your life and your relationship, but you want to live life wholeheartedly.

    We can’t heal emotional pain by avoiding it.

    The truth is time does not heal all wounds. It’s normal to want to push your feelings aside, but the only way to release the pain for good is to give it your attention and work through it.

    Therapy can give you the support you need.

    Stay in peace, Not in pieces

    Hi! I’m Paula Parra, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist.

    I’m here to hear you in a welcoming space, free of judgement and criticism, full of encouragement and reassurance. Together, we will get to the root of your suffering and work through challenging situations in your life.

    Therapy can help you see things with more clarity and take actions that get you on track in the direction you want to go. You will feel like you are good enough as you move through life.

    Healing begins with true love for who you are.

    With the help of a treatment approach that considers your whole being, customized according to your needs, I look forward to helping you cultivate:

    • emotional peace
    • confidence
    • a deep love for yourself
    • healthy relationships, and
    • a strong foundation for creating a better future

    I use several approaches in our work together, including EMDR and Mindfulness based therapies.

    For questions about my rates and insurance, review this page- investment.

    To get started and discuss things further, text or call me at

    424-450-3911 or email me at [email protected]

    Healing on A Deeper Level

    You can let go of overthinking, be secure in your vulnerability, and trust that you know what is good for you.

    You can uncover your true self and release fear about the unknown.

    I am committed to helping you recognize and recover from harmful habits and mindsets so that you can be the best version of yourself!

    Healing that creates peace within, so that you create peace around you.

    Colleague Testimonials

    It was more than a pleasure to work with Paula. During that time, I realized that she would always look outside the box and do what is best for her clients and co-workers. She is extremely well organized and adjusts to challenging situations seamlessly. I Co-Facilitated the following groups with Paula while working together at Compton Mental Health Clinic- Healthy Relationships for Women and Coping with Anxiety and Depression for Men. I saw first-hand her clinical and communication skills at use.  She displayed empathy and assisted with the clients’ work on solutions. Observing her was as an invaluable experience and has made me serve my clients in a more positive way.  Paula knows her work exceptionally well and is able to assist with individual adults, families, couples, teens, and young children

    Dina Mc Dowell, Medical Case Worker

    Paula and I worked closely together as colleagues at the LA County Department of Mental Health from 2009-2011.  Together we created and ran a trauma group, which greatly benefitted the group’s participants.  Paula always created a safe space for her clients to express themselves and was effectively able to assist her clients in the healing process.  Paula is knowledgeable in many different therapeutic approaches and is skilled at discerning how to use this knowledge to help her clients meet their goals.  She has much empathy for others and uses her intuition well.  She is also a reliable and ethical professional whom I give the highest recommendation.

    Andrea Guido, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    I have known and worked with Paula since 2015 at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Paula is a wonderful and insightful clinician. She is both professional and compassionate. Her experience coupled with her insight, integrity and ethics combined with her experience in crisis work as well as individual, and group therapy work, make her a first-rate therapist. I would highly recommend her to any mental health organization and most definitely as a personal therapist.

    Marylouise BarrosNiska, PhD., LMFT

    I worked with Paula at The Los Angeles County Compton Family Mental Health Clinic from 2012 to 2015. Paula was an individual therapist to many of my substance abuse counseling clients who were dually diagnosed. The transformative work my clients achieved through working with Paula in individual therapy was evident in the way they participated in my treatment groups, providing excellent input and encouragement to other clients in recovery from addiction and struggling with mental health issues. Paula is kind, attentive, patient, and a great listener; all qualities that go together to make her a phenomenal therapist I highly recommend.

    Darren Day, Substance Abuse Counselor