My name is Dalia Fullingim and I am a bilingual, licensed marriage and family therapist.
I obtained my M.S. in counseling/MFT from CSU Fullerton in 2015, and have been working as a mental health therapist in various community clinic settings since 2014. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as an elementary school teacher for five years.
As a mental health therapist, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups, and I have worked with a broad range of symptoms and diagnoses ranging from ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, trauma, etc., as well as a broad array of life adjustment disorders. I specialize in and am passionate about working with adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, and trauma. I am fully certified as a trauma focused CBT therapist, and I have extensive experience working with the CBT modality.
I have a psychodynamic and attachment-theory based orientation which allows me to truly listen to you, to help you explore your past, root causes behind symptoms, and childhood wounds. This helps us to work together to better understand how the past is showing up in the present, which then allows us to focus on the present negative thoughts and negative core beliefs which are holding you back from actualizing your true self. Through the employment of CBT strategies, we are then able to address those negative core beliefs and thoughts, reframe and shift them, and work towards a healthier future.
My belief is that you, the client, hold the answers to your life struggles, that you are
the expert, and that I am simply there to help guide and access those strengths in order to make powerful shifts in the present and future.
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship which allows you to tell your story, feel heard and validated, and feel that you have a safe place to deal with the struggles of life. Coming from a multicultural home myself, I understand the need for cultural sensitivity and I understand the need for culture to be incorporated into therapy practice.
-Mood disorders and adjustment disorders
-ADHD and behavioral issues
-Divorce and coparenting;
Evidence-based practice certifications: