Welcome to the True Potential Counseling blog.  For more details, please visit the True Potential Counseling website.

Andrea Cairella, MC, L.P.C. is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a Certified Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Counselor and is a trained Emotionally Focused Counselor for Couples and Families. Andrea specializes in couple’s counseling, trauma/PTSD, and children.  In addition she also enjoys working with adults and children who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief & loss.

“As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their objectives and find greater peace of mind, self-acceptance and joy in their lives.  It is my goal to provide a nurturing environment for my clients as they grow and discover their internal strength.”

Please visit my website at: http://www.truepotentialcounseling.com/go/contact/

True Potential Counseling, 295 Redondo Ave Ste 101 Long Beach, CA 90803

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Welcome to True Potential Counseling
Life can be filled with opportunities and possibilities as well as challenges and obstacles to overcome. As we explore our inner world and grow personally we can take this internal awareness and knowledge to manifest what we would like to create in our outer world. This blog offers you resources, inspiring messages and information that promotes your emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and sexual well-being to reach your highest potential in life, relationships, work and play.

Super cool. Sounds great.

Thank you…I am glad that you enjoyed it!

Great label…’True Potential’ Counseling. So very sad when indivdiuals do not know their potential impact on their own lives and the lives of those around them.


Thank you so much for your comment and for visiting my site. I hope you are enjoying the postings. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Hi Andrea, I love your blogs. I was wondering if there are any books or websites you could recommend on schizophrenia. A very close relative of mine was recently diagnosed and I’m trying to help him and his family out by finding some type of information on this disorder. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Hope you are doing well.

A friend of mine in college had a father who had schizophrenia, which was very difficult for her and her family to deal with at the time. She shared with me her experiences growing up with a parent with this diagnosis. I wish your relative, you and your family the best of luck as you navigate through this process. I have included some possible resources that might be helpful to your relative, you and your family to understand and cope more easily. Some books I can recommend for your relative are: 1) 100 Questions & Answers About Schizophrenia: Painful Minds, Second Edition by Lynn E. DeLisi (It offers a simple and straightforward overview and provides some useful answers to important questions someone who has been diagnosed may have); 2) 1) The Everything Health Guide to Schizophrenia: The latest information on treatment, medication, and coping strategies (Everything Series) by Dean Haycock and Elias K. Shaya (is a book for an individual or for family members). Some books I could recommend for his family are: 1) The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life by Kim T. Mueser PhD and Susan Gingerich MSW (This one comes highly recommended with great reviews); 2) Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers by E. Fuller Torrey (This is a bestselling book on schizophrenia).

Hello, Andrea! I enjoyed your interview on NPR.

Do you accept “MHN” insurance for your counseling services?


I have another client who uses Health Net and does out of network with me. Basically what that means is you pay privately until you meet your deductible and then any expenses after that your insurance will reinburse you 60% or 80%. I provide you with receipts at every session that you can submit to your insurance or I would be happy to provide you with a superbill so you can process your claim as well. Whichever is more convenient for you. I look forward to speaking with you soon. I can be reached at 602-882-9982 to schedule an appointment. Thank you again for your interest.

I didn’t find any topic on narcissim, so thought I’d ask. We need couple counseling desperately. How do you deal with this common problem in counseling, when of course, no one thinks they are narcissistic?

Yes I have dealth with this issue in therapy before. Emotionally Focused Therapy is an effective tool for repairing relationships that are dealing with a variety of situations: mental illness (i.e. depression, anxiety, narcissism, sexual addiction), infidelity, high level conflict, etc. Although there can never be a guarantee that therapy will fix the relationship completely, if both partners are willing to work on their relationship their is a higher likelihood of success in treatment and in the marriage. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to connecting with you in the future.

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