Emilia Ortega-Jara LCSW, PMH-C, Founder & Clinical Director

Emilia-Ortega-Jara LCSW

Founder & 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


  • Ecotherapy Certification June 2022- The Earthbody Institute
  • Repair Wounds of Grief Training/Private Practice Grief March 2022
  • Coaching for Healing and Liberation Training July 2021
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certification, Postpartum Support International, October 2019
  • Maternal Mental Health Advanced Clinical Training
  • EMDR Trained through EMDRIA, June 2017
  • Birth Story Listening- Birthing from Within, March 2017
  • 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
  • LCSW with a Masters in Social Work, Concentration: Health/ Mental Health San Jose State University, 2009
  • 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