She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Rena Trujillo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Long Beach, CA. Rena works with young adults and adults, including parents. Her speciality is helping athletes and professionals improve their performance through decreasing their stress levels and improving their communication skills. Many of Rena’s clients experience an intense amount of pressure and struggle to advocate for themselves. They might feel like imposters, like they don’t belong at the level they’re at. This can lead to feelings of fear, frustration, or anxiety. They begin therapy because they seek healing from the emotional challenges that come with performing at a high level.
Therapy with Rena helps clients avoid the difficult feelings that accompany pressure for excellence. She takes a process-based approach when helping clients, which leads them through reflecting on and making changes in each part of their lives. Her goal is to help clients find their true selves so they can live authentically, instead of by everyone else’s expectations. Her sessions include conversations about motivation and motivation to change, self-compassion, feminism, and attachment types. She teaches clients skills in mindfulness, which can improve their self-awareness, and also helps them clarify their goals. By providing positive and supportive guidance, Rena encourages clients every step of the way through their therapy journey.
Rena earned a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. She has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field and runs a therapy practice called EmPower Mental Fitness where she’s dedicated to helping individuals improve their lives
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Performance anxiety - Underperforming, due exclusively to anxiety
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 13 years
California State University Long Beach Athletic Department , Athletic Dept. Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE): Employee Assistance Services for Education (EASE) , EAP Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Center for New Directions, Psychotherapist II, LCSW Supervisor, 2020 - 2022
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Twin Tower Correctional Facility, Psychiatric Social Worker II, 2017 - 2019
Good Samaritan Hospital , Medical Social Worker, 2013 - 2016
Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project, Care Programs Manager/Adherence Specialist/Volunteer Organizer/Community Liaison, 2011 - 2013
University of Southern California, MSW, 2011
University of California Los Angeles, BA of American Literature and Culture, 1998