Most clinicians offer some form of an initial consultation for clients prior to booking their first session. This allows for you, a potential client, to gather more information about the provider and their practice. It also allows the therapist to assess whether they can be of service to you.
Dr. Tumini Sekibo-Kaliku, Psy.D.
Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94025066) Under the Supervision of Rika Tanaka, Ph.D. (PSY30925).
Dr. Sekibo is a license-eligible psychologist who completed her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Fueled by her belief that there is more that binds us than divides us, her research interest has been focused on the cultural aspects of love and marriage. She has also received extensive clinical training in caring for diverse families in community mental health settings, such as the California Lutheran University Community Counseling Center and Vista del Mar Child and Family Services.
Dr. Sekibo has several years of experience in providing therapy services to adults and families facing various challenges such as specific or general anxiety, traumatic stress, panic and eating disorders, disruptive behaviors, interpersonal conflicts, and so much more. She especially enjoys coaching parents and caregivers in addressing issues with family relations, including providing support for parenting-related anxieties, behavioral strategies, and interpersonal or attachment dynamics. She is well versed in mindfulness-based interventions, which she uses to encourage interpersonal and personal growth in the parenting arena.
She joins the team with a specialty in parent-focused family support strategies. This is a fancy way of saying she likes to work with parents who are interested in doing better for their families. Using an analytical problem-solving approach, her parent intervention style focuses on an ecologically valid strategy that leads you to Evaluate your parenting style and challenges; Explore your current parenting strengths; and Supports your specific growth needs while Tracking and maintaining positive change.
Within this framework, she provides bespoke solutions for each family’s unique developmental needs.
She looks forward to joining your parenting village, as a guide in your journey toward conscious parenting.
– General Anxiety
–Panic and Eating Disorders
– Interpersonal Conflicts
– Family Relations
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