Sylvia Botros is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Nurturing Connections in Tustin, CA. Works with teens, adults, and couples.

Sylvia Botros

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC



Are you feeling frustrated communicating with your partner? Are you experiencing anxiety, or struggling with low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma? Are you having difficulty controlling your emotions, especially in situations reminding you of the trauma? Do you avoid certain places or activities that remind you of the trauma? Are you having difficulty sleeping, eating, or concentrating? You’re not alone, and I’m here to help.

I specialize in trauma working with individuals, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Through EMDR therapy, clients reprocess distressing memories, alleviate emotional pain, and foster resilience. Empowering individuals to overcome the effects of traumatic experiences and reclaim their lives is my primary focus.

Anxiety can present in various ways such as excessive worry, disturbing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and fear of losing control, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, sweating, trembling, muscle tension, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest tightness, stomach discomfort, and headaches. Anxiety treatment can help individuals feel a sense of relief, calmness, confidence, and control leading to happiness.

Communication issues can strain relationships and exacerbate feelings of isolation and frustration. Through tailored therapy sessions, I help individuals and couples develop healthier communication patterns, fostering understanding, empathy, and connection. Anxiety can be crippling, impacting various aspects of your life—from work to relationships to personal fulfillment. Using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, I empower my clients to manage their anxiety effectively, reclaiming control over their thoughts and behaviors.

Low self-esteem can sabotage your relationships, career aspirations, and overall well-being. Together, we’ll uncover the underlying beliefs and patterns contributing to your low self-esteem, and I’ll provide you with practical strategies and support to cultivate a more positive self-image and sense of worth.

In every session, my goal is to create a warm, trusting, and non-judgmental environment where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to make meaningful changes in your life. I prioritize building a strong therapeutic alliance based on trust and respect, providing a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment.

When you’re ready to get started, I always offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your journey towards healing and personal growth!

“One day at a time.” This quote reminds me of the importance of focusing on the present moment and taking small steps toward progress, which can bring a sense of calm and clarity even in the midst of challenges.