Maribel Dugas, Therapist in Granada Hills, California — Zencare
Maribel Munguia Dugas
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Maribel Munguia Dugas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Granada Hills Accepting In-person
Updated June 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce & separation
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Maribel Munguia Dugas, LCSW, CIMHP is a Latina, Bilingual Mental Health professional that has worked in a variety of settings to provide high quality care to clients since 2003. She has worked with teenagers and families providing support in a large school district since 2004. She is a Certified Heartmath (Biofeedback Heart Coherence) Provider as well as a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP). Throughout her own education and her health journey she learned the importance and impact of looking at nutrition, health, exercise, supplementation, stress reduction and overall inflammation reduction and mental health outcomes. She is passionate about bringing clarity, relief and symptom reduction to clients through a Holistic Approach to Mental Health. In addition, she has worked for many years with couples helping them to find more satisfaction in their relationships, teaching them to communicate better and teaching them how to work together to truly find contentment as a couple. She is a follower of Jesus and loves to provide support and services through a variety of community service modalities including Therapy Support Groups and a Summer Teen Self Esteem Camp. She is also a Supervisor to new Clinicians that provide services under her supervision. Maribel offers services in person and via Telehealth and has openings in both modalities. Ideal clientele are passionate about growing and feeling better and willing to take an active approach in their treatment. Her office is located in the city of Granada Hills.


Message to clients

The urban dictionary defines "Zen" as a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. It is a way of being and involves dropping illusion and seeing things without the distortion of our own thoughts. We can't always control what is happening, but we can control how we perceive and react to it.

You and I can work together to explore your challenges, your traumas and any relationship dynamics that may be impacting your mental health. We can come up with a plan together to build resiliency, learn and implement effective scoping strategies and gain relief from problematic symptoms and intense feelings.

Investing in yourself and your relationships is the best investment that you can make!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Maribel Dugas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am-7:00pm
  • Wed 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 1pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Granada Hills practice
17418 Chatsworth St., Suite 201B, Granada Hills, California 91344
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 4:30-7:30
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 1pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

LAUSD, School Social Worker, 2004 - Present
Munguia and Associates, Inc., Mental Health Therapist, 2008 - 2016
Krav Maga National Training Center, Fitness and Self Defense Instructor, 1997 - 2015
Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital, Medical Social Worker, 2012 - 2014

Evergreen Certifications, Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider, 2020
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Masters in Social Work (MSW Social Welfare) with PPSC Credential, 2003
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BA in Psychology and Education, 1999


Licensure

California: 24834


Languages

English

Spanish