Providing In-Person Therapy Services in Torrance, CA, and Surrounding Areas
Dr. Carol J. Piccirillo
Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Torrance, CA
My journey towards becoming a psychotherapist in Torrance, CA
Ever since I was young, I was curious about people. Often, I sat in quiet observation, watching and wondering. I pondered behaviors, like cruelty, kindness, and compassion. In fact, I contemplated emotions, like love and hate, rage and calmness, and sorrow and happiness. In adulthood, my inquisitiveness expanded as did my desire to do meaningful work. Thus, it evolved into a desire to help people who suffer from emotional distress. This led me to graduate school and the study of psychology.
While earning a Ph.D., I aspired to become skilled at helping people. Especially those who dealt with anguish within themselves as well as tension in their relationships. I focused on learning about the link between human connection, emotion, and behavior.
Where am I now?
Ultimately, my work as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist is rooted in the desire to explore the part of ourselves that wants to change. Plus, we desire to make meaning out of things we don’t understand. I work with people who suffer from anxiety and depression, couples that struggle with their connection and commitment to love each other. Additionally, I work with families that face the strain of contention and disagreement.
Currently, I have a private practice in Torrance, California where I work with individuals, couples, and families. Typically, my clients seek me out because they yearn for healing and are willing to embark on a journey. Their curiosity serves as a foundation for awareness, insight, healing, and growth. This happens both within themselves and within their relationships.