(951) 575-2215  therapy@corazoncounseling.com

(951) 575-2215

Emilia Ortega-Jara LCSW Owner/Clinical Director

Emilia Jara Ortega

Owner / Clinical Director Corazón Counseling

My holistic approach to healing addresses the whole person - mind, body, heart, and spirit. I offer a safe space to grieve, feel, and heal. My therapeutic work incorporates various traditional indigenous wisdom, and eastern wellness teachings along with evidence based psychotherapy techniques such as CBT and EMDR. In addition, I bring a social justice framework into my healing practice addressing the historical trauma many have experienced due to the social, cultural, and political inequalities that to this day continue to negatively affect the mental and emotional wellness of families and communities.

- Emilia Ortega-Jara


  • LCSW with a Masters in Social Work, Concentration: Health/ Mental Health San Jose State University, 2009
  • EMDR Trained through EMDRIA, June 2017
  • Birth Story Listening- Birthing from Within, March 2017
  • Maternal Mental Health Advanced Clinical Training
  • Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, December 2014
  • Life Coach Institute of Orange County, Life Coach Certification July 2013
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care, Postpartum Support International Certification, June 2012
  • Multidimensional Family Therapy, Riverside County Dept of Mental Health Therapist Certification Riverside, CA April 29, 2010
  • Healing and Transformation/Multicultural Wellness Certification, Capacitar International San Francisco, CA November 18, 2008
  • Women, Trauma, and Substance Abuse Certification, Amity Foundation Albuquerque, NM November 2003
  • Behavior Specialist/Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training/Certification, Casa Pacifica Camarillo, CA December 1997