The wound is the place where the Light enters you.


I meet you where YOU are and work with you to create a safe space for you to reflect on your strengths and challenges, gain insight, and move towards meaningful and lasting change.

Augustina Rueda, LCSW

Augustina Rueda, LCSW

License numbers: CA 119578,
NY 084839, and CT 010167

My goal in our work together is to create a safe, and nonjudgmental space for you to reflect on your strengths and challenges and gain insight into your internal world, from past to present day, helping you to discover the true potential of your life, so everyday can be a celebration, and feel like a real ‘breath of fresh air.’

With time, dedication to the process, and compassion, you will quickly realize that a life with less stress and more confidence is possible.

Those aren’t just buzzwords or some kind of unattainable dream – you can start down that path today.

There may be no magic button or quick-fix solution when it comes to changing things from the past that have been difficult, but what we can do is work together to find comfort and resolve in the difficult areas of your life, and the challenges you have to face. Through various techniques and long-standing approaches with proven results, we’ll be able to figure out what behaviors and/or thoughts might be holding you back from living your best life, and finding meaning in everyday situations.

Whether you’re looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you’re open to a real change in your life and where you’re going, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals.

There is no ‘perfect person’ for this type of therapy. Anyone dealing with any type of behavioral or emotional issues, from depression to couple’s counseling, and everything in between, is welcome. You can rest assured that you will be in a comfortable, supportive, and encouraging environment, where the focus will be on you alone – there is no ‘cookie cutter’ way of doing things here, and your individual needs to achieve growth are the top priority.

Currently I am in the process of completing a Certificate Program in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research, the first of its kind for this emerging treatment modality.

The topics below are some of the challenges my clients are working with:

Stress and Anxiety
Excessive stress, nervousness, worry, intense feelings of panic, sleepless nights, and moderate to severe social discomfort – these are distressing experiences that I help you cope with and learn to manage more effectively.

Relationship issues
I teach you to set and maintain healthy and loving boundaries for successful interpersonal relationships at a pace that feels right for you. Together we will explore the history of your close relationships and how these impact your attachment style and the way you relate to others in present day.

Life transitions
Joining the workforce, career changes, break ups, pre-marital concerns , parenting —these are just a few of the common concerns we explore for insight and growth.

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