Why we Exist to Serve You
For over a decade Self Help LA has been the Industry Leader in the field of Psychological and Behavioral change.
Started in 2009 by our Founder, Armando Perez, he wanted to offer something that seemed so elusive in the traditional field of psychotherapy…
Founder of Self Help LA – Armando Perez
Throughout his years of schooling, learning and training he realized that even though he came across many people that had been to counseling, very few of them had actually completely resolved the issue they sought help for.
He was shocked at the stories he would hear about people going to therapy for years and seeing little to no results!
How was that possible!?
Easy, it was due to the standard of treatment of the therapist combined with a lack of commitment from the client.
That standard, at least for him, was about to change.
During that time, he was discovering what is now a methodology for the staff at Self Help LA. Armando was actually utilizing many of these same mind techniques with athletes for the purpose of mindset training, peak performance and even accessing parts of the brain that speed up healing during an injury. He knew there was a faster, easier way to create lasting results.
This is what he now calls Results Therapy™
Instead of sitting on a couch and venting about your problems – let’s go back to the beginning. Where did these feelings really begin? Previous relationship? That old boss that never liked you? Was it because of your ex? Childhood?
What is the true root cause?
RESULTS Therapy™ helps you discover the root of the problem and identify the neurological patterns responsible for your behavior.
It’s like a corrupt app that keeps disrupting the system!
Sometimes we can become trapped in a pattern of talking about our problems and repeating them. Instead, we should focus on tools that help deeply understand human behavior, and consequently, change it. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results… then why do we keep falling into the same behaviors?
Surely there’s got to be a better way!
RESULTS Therapy™ is a flexible set of specialized tools to deeply understand human behavior and improve it. Carrying the same thinking and feeling patterns over time creates a neurological “groove” in your mind, called a neural pathway. These grooves, like a walking trail in the woods that has been carved out over time, change through continual use.
Your brain, through persistence, feels a feeling or thinks a series of thoughts and creates a path (neuropathway) to make it easier for you to find your way back to that same feeling, thought or state of mind.
If you are prone to feeling anxious, angry, or worried, these thoughts become easy paths for your brain to follow. Like a man walking the same familiar path from their childhood, many people get stuck in a continual cycle of feeling the same feelings for years. Eventually, we become so used to these paths, that changing our mind and going a different way simply feels unthinkable.
Once those ‘corrupt apps’ are discovered with the help of one of our practitioners, and through the specialized techniques of Results Therapy™, we can “uninstall” those corrupt files and update the operating system!
Meet Our Team
In Person Availaility:
Certified MHt, MNLP
Nancy is a Certified Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming, a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Certified Life Coach , Financial Coach, and holds additional master certifications in Reiki, Ho’oponopono, EFT, Timeline Therapy and Reconnective Healing.
Nancy specializes in helping individuals and couples overcome emotional, mental, behavioral and health challenges. She provides tools and effective techniques to help individuals achieve rapid and permanent results. She helps couples to drastically improve their communication skills, heal from emotional wounds, re-build trust and understand each other on a deeper level.
While being an expert in human behavior Nancy still enjoys learning new innovative and effective tools and techniques that she can introduce to her clients for rapid change.
She has a caring approach in her sessions when working with adults, couples or children and also speaks fluent Spanish.
Nancy has a unique ability to connect with her clients while also providing a direct approach when needed.
She enjoys teaching and utilizes the principles of neuroplasticity to guide her clients on how to effectively use their brain, mind and intuition more effectively.
She incorporates her therapeutic intuition and knowledge of the healing arts to provide clients with additional support for overcoming, stress, anxiety and depression.
On her free time she gives back by teaching classes to improve the quality of your relationships, effective communication, financial literacy, reiki and improving your emotional well being.
Absolutely amazing experience so far, thank you Nancy for guiding me every step of the way, I’ve had nothing but great results dealing with my anxiety, I look forward to continuing my therapy with her and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for guidance.
Dr. Leticia Montiel
DCH, CNFPT, RH
Dr. Leticia has been a student and practitioner of Hypnosis, Alternative Medicine, Spirituality, Shamanism, Metaphysics, NLP, EFT, and aspects of the Mind-Body-Soul connection for over three decades.
Among other things, Leticia is a bilingual, (Spanish) charismatic visionary, Holistic Life Coach, therapist, Energy healer, teacher, artist, designer, and producer.
Her mission is to help children and adults reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one sessions and group workshops that create a measurable impact on people.
- In 1991 after completing years of extensive research and rigorous academic requirements she became the first Mexican woman to earn the prestigious Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy Degree from the renowned “American Institute of Hypnotherapy.” The only educational body in the country licensed to offer such prestigious title
- She held the position of Resource Center Director for the American Institute of Hypnotherapy for 13 years.
- In 2011 she updated her skills and training to re-certify her credentials as an NLP Trainer and other modalities such as TIME Techniques™, EFT and Life Coach
- After attending a two-year apprenticeship training from the Peruvian Shamanic tradition under the guidance of THOTH Doctor Leticia is now (2012) a Certified Shamanic Practitioner.
- Dr. Leticia earned a Certified Spiritual Counselor certification from the prestigious American Board of Hypnotherapy in 1996, again being the first Mexican woman to earn such certifications in this country.
- Dr. Leticia has trained extensively in Past Life Regression, TIME Techniques™, Applied Kinesiology, Science of Mind I & II, Iridology and Hypno-anesthesiology.
Wes Lucus - Downey
Certified MHt, MNLP, MNP
Wes Lucus, MHt, MNLP, MNP has coached couples and individuals around the United States and Canada to help them overcome negative emotions, improve communication, and become their best selves. He has conducted trainings and workshops, and consulted for several businesses in the areas of growth, sales, motivation, and team building.
Over the past 20 years, he has built and sold 2 businesses. He is constantly deepening his understanding of mindset, business, and relationships, having trained with Tony Robbins, Neil Strauss, and several local practitioners. When he’s not working with clients or engaged in a seminar, he’ll likely be found learning even more from books and podcasts.
Wes lives in Orange County, CA with his wife of 17 years, 2 children, and their dog. He enjoys philosophy, entrepreneurship, any opportunity to explore the unknown, and he draws from a wide range of personal and professional experience to help you make the change you’re looking for.
I was recommended to see Wes and I am glad I did. Wes has been great in helping me get through what I limited myself to.
I feel a lot better since I started seeing Wes and would recommend him to any one I know and even those I don’t know.
You have nothing to lose but any self imposed limits.
Rafael Lopez - PHONE/ZOOM Only
Certified MHt, MNLP
Rafael is a Certified Master NLP Practitioner who assists individuals and couples to overcome any obstacles that are present and holding you from whatever it is you desire. He directs you to the best path in connecting with yourself and others; as well as, creates the most optimal plan to your success.
Working with couples to rekindle their love, helping single people to overcome their anxiety and fear, or working with families to communicate on a much deeper level to bring them together.
Raphael has 20+ years working in the health and wellness industry and provides a wide variety of experience from his many endeavors in helping others change old patterns.
He has coached men and women in the area of relationships and helping them align masculine and feminine energies. He has worked with teenagers and adolescents through various youth programs including helping create teaching material for the YMCA.
Not only is Rafael a great teacher of change but he is also a great student of it. In his off time he really does enjoy learning, growing and discovering new ways to positively affect the people in his life. He is all about the work/life balance and he’s aware at how important it is to have something to do that reignites that passion inside you.
He has a motorcycle he loves to ride on the weekends and can be found on a Sunday afternoon cruising down the coast with the wind in his hair and a smile on his face.
A session with Rafael feels like a conversation with a good nonjudgmental friend. I felt comfortable saying anything to him. Instead of sitting there and listening to you talk about your problems, Rafael will spend a short amount of time discussing your problems and the majority of the time trying to actually SOLVE whatever issues are troubling you in your life. This place is about action, not talking.