Hi, I’m Tammy Hyland
Haven’t we all wondered at some point, “What went wrong…Why me…How on Earth did I get here?” A difficult child or teen, a sick loved one, a relationship on the rocks, and unexpected job termination, a death, a divorce… these are just some of the things that can completely turn our world upside down and put us into a tailspin. Sometimes we are able to navigate through life’s struggles with strength and perseverance, other times we just need help.
My Experience: Life experience is an important asset when counseling others, and I have plenty to draw from. At the age of 55, I have experienced the pain of divorce, both in childhood and as an adult. I have helped family members and friends who have experienced struggles associated with depression, anxiety, dependency, infidelity, divorce, parenting, step parenting and blended family issues. From a very early age, I had a yearning to understand human behavior and to grow through each experience.
My Education: I completed my Masters in Psychology at Chapman University, and am currently providing counseling support in a private practice in Irvine, Ca. My personal experience in helping others through such problems has given me a deep understanding and insight into the emotions that accompany them, and my educational and clinical experience has enabled me to put theory to work and help people in need.
Tammy Hyland: (949) 750-4777
Hi, I’m Jan Covyeau
I am a Registered Associate with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of Psychology and Counseling at Hope International University. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the corporate world over 25 years in the areas of education, sales, finance and most recently adoption. I discovered my passion for helping others in my role of Adoption Adviser in the emotionally charged adoption process. It is this passion and my own life challenges, healing and personal growth that served as the catalyst in my pursuit of becoming a therapist.
Entering this field later in life provided me with invaluable personal experiences which have played a key part in helping to better understand my clients and many of the issues they face. I have found my education and experience to be most effective in working with individuals, adolescents and couples that are facing various issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or relational difficulties.
I also enjoy working with couples and families who are struggling in their relationships. I incorporate the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective method for healing relationships. When working with clients, we look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction.
I recognize it takes courage and vulnerability to sit with a perfect stranger and share details about your life, relationships and struggles. I am a firm believer in that there is no issue or setback that is too large to overcome. Therapy is a gift you give yourself. It can truly transform your life and provide you with the opportunity to become your best self.
Jan Covyeau: (949) 633-7885
Hi, I’m Jeremiah Matters
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and am currently providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families for issues ranging from anxiety and depression to relationship struggles. I am also passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping individuals navigate their Coming Out Journey.
One area of study that I am particularly interested in is Attachment Theory, which describes the deep and long-term bonds that form between two people. As children, how we were shown love, support, care, and affection by our attachment figures affects how we view love today. If your core needs were met growing up, then you probably have a fairly secure attachment style. However, if your needs were met only some of the time or not at all, then you may have developed an insecure (anxious, avoidant, or both) attachment style that has probably affected some of the most important relationships in your life. The beauty of Attachment Theory is that our attachment style is constantly adapting and changing. With new and healthier experiences, we are able to adopt a healthier and more secure attachment style.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a relatively short-term therapy for individuals and couples that is evidence based and highly effective. EFT focuses on adult relationships from an attachment perspective. The goal is to help clients become more in touch with their primary emotions and learn how to express those emotions to others so that their needs can be met.
I always say, “Life is best lived as your authentic self”, and there’s no better way to live with authenticity than by learning how to express who you are and how you feel with those who are closest to you. If you are ready to be more known by loved ones and start living life with more authenticity, please call or text me at the number below. I look forward to working with you!
Jeremiah Matters: (949) 524-9362
Hi, I’m Dama Perez
M.A., AMFT, APCC
I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about working with adolescents, couples, and families. I earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I am fluent in both Spanish and English.
I am passionate about helping my individual clients meet their therapeutic goals whether it be understanding themselves better, developing better coping skills, or healing from past wounds. I find that my experience and education has prepared me in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, and grief. I also enjoy working with couples and families in repairing relationships. When working with couples and families I incorporate the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective method for healing relationships.
My professional experience prior to becoming a therapist includes working in human resources and educational leadership for over 10 years. The correlation between a student’s socio emotional wellness and academic success was my impetus in pursuing a career in therapy. I am encouraged when my clients make connections, have breakthroughs, or adapt new skills which positively influence other aspects of their lives. I love being able to serve as an agent of healing in their process.
I take on an empathic and humanistic approach with clients. Having a therapist that you trust and feel comfortable with is important. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation to determine if I may be a good fit for you.
Dama Perez (949) 922-6647