Corion “Cory” Duran
Life can difficult, sometimes you find yourself in a place and you’re not quite sure how you got there, feel stuck, or don’t know where to go next. We can often feel overwhelmed by our emotions and thoughts. While emotions can be painful, they are a necessary part of life. We often react to our emotions in ways that only increase our suffering. Despite this we are capable of feeling our emotions fully and still living a valued life, we can learn to accept the necessary pain in life without amplifying it for ourselves. I approach therapy in a way that often involves identifying the things we value in life most and developing skills to help us get over the hurdles that prevent us from living those values. My hope in therapy is that you will walk away from it feeling closer to the life you want for yourself.
I work with adults, children, families and people in relationships. My experience includes working with issues such as depression, anger, and general life issues, while I also specialize in trauma and anxiety. It is my belief that therapy should be affirming of your core identity and help you to build a trust in yourself. Central to my approach with anyone is the idea that only you can define your identity and experience. Therapy should be for anyone and everyone, and I tailor my work to the needs of the people sitting with me. My approach to therapy is influenced by Person-Centered Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as the Gottman Institute and Structural Family Therapy. If you have any questions regarding therapy with me I’d be happy to answer them.
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University, Fresno. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #95245 and I am under the supervision of Dino Di Donato LMFT #39831. More information is available at Facebook.