Lourdes T Cortez, MSW, LCSW


Online Therapy

About Me

I have experience assisting adults, children, teenagers, and their families improving their lives. I firmly believe in every person’s inner strength and resiliency in overcoming any obstacles or challenging situations in their lives. I am fluent in Spanish and as an immigrant I can relate to the Hispanic cultural values and spiritual beliefs as well as other cultural diverse groups.

Education & Experience

Lourdes T. Cortez, MSW, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). California State University, Bakersfield, Masters of Social Work Degree/Diploma conferred date 2013 I have experience assisting Adolescents, Adults, Children, Young Adults Transitioning into Adulthood, and individuals experiencing ADHD, Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Codependency, Domestic Violence, and Trauma. I utilize different evidence-based approaches to assist clients achieving their treatment goals. My emphasis is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Motivational Interviewing, Structural Family Therapy, and Spiritual Counseling. I respect clients' and their family’s spiritual values and can assist them through processing and clarifying their feelings regarding their higher power. My therapeutic style reflects the Social Work Core Values of Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Individual, Importance and Centrality of Human Relationships, Integrity, and Competence.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA - EMDR International Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • Spanish


  • Does Not Accept Insurance

I provide Superbills to obtain private insurance reimbursement at your convenience.