Rena  Trujillo
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Rena Trujillo

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Long Beach Accepting In-person
Updated July 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Performance anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

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


Message to clients

I believe you deserve a space of your own to feel safe to externalize what is deep inside of you; to deeply discover who you are; to discover what you want and love in your life; to accept where you came from and use it as your strength. I want to help you on your journey to fully becoming the Empowered you by exercising your Mental Fitness. My purpose is to guide you towards your true self. You deserve to share what is deep inside of you and to accept your origin story: every superhero has one and so do you. My wish is for you to fall in love with you; your search stops here; I look forward to meeting you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $135 - $150
  • Premium session 6pm and after/weekends : $210 (50min)
  • Premium session before 9am: $210 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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 10am - 5pm
  • Tue 10am - 5pm
  • Wed 10am - 5pm
  • Thu 10am - 5pm
  • Fri 10am - 5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Long Beach practice
1 World Trade Center , 8th floor, Long Beach, California 90831
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 5pm
  • Tue 10 am - 5pm
  • Wed 10 am - 5pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5pm
  • Fri 10 am - 5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

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


Licensure

California: 79575


Languages

English