We had the good fortune of connecting with Nancy Paloma Collins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nancy Paloma, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is the success behind my brand. I believe in the work I do and the development of my brand with no doubt. Throughout the years, I have experienced sharing ideas with the wrong people, I don’t allow that to set in. I Constantly, remind myself to take in advice, nevertheless always believe in my brand and believe in me. I had a full-time corporate job, for many years and one day, I woke and asked myself “Why am I trying to put my all into a place that can’t see or appreciate my strengths”. From the moment I decided to put my passion, my strength into my brand, it has flourished into a successful practice. Taking that leap, that risk is what has made my business successful. I have two private practice offices in the state of California and in the process of creating a non-profit. I believe that success is fifty percent risk, one hundred percent hard work!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am the clinical director and founder of Paloma Therapy, a group practice of mental health providers that provide services to those who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, divorce, community violence, have gone through heartbreak, and trying to find love after trauma. My practice focuses on providing skills that will help a person implement life-changing resources. I am a speaker and entrepreneur helping those who have gone through trauma, rise from the pain and increase their positive outlook of life. We offer private pay services for those who qualify through Victims of Crime program in California, we service couples, individuals, professionals, LGBTQ+ and anyone that is looking to make their mental health a priority.
Starting off was not easy, I needed to believe in myself and one day I woke up with the emotion of knowing and understanding that my calling in life was to reach people and help others reach their full potential. Life is about mindset, the belief that you can make things happen. Many lessons are learned along the way, and still to this day when those challenges come my way, I remind myself that these growing spurts are an opportunity to learn something new. We are all in a state of flux throughout life and those challenges are the best lessons.
I want the world to know that Paloma Therapy is a resource for those looking to change their life, their mindset and ready to take that step to a brighter future. That we all go through challenges and that it’s ok to ask for support! Mental Health is the most important part of living a fulfilled life! We are one phone call or email away from helping you make those changes.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
WOW! This is exciting! I’m from LA, so I know the gems! Let’s GO!
Monday: Top of the morning at Coffee and Plants in Pasadena and an afternoon walk at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, then we end the day with a late lunch early dinner at Mercado in Pasadena, I recommend the Pasadena Paloma.
Tuesday: Echo Park, Tierra Mia coffee shop, I recommend the Horchata latte and the tres leches muffin, a walk around Echo Park, enjoy the perfect scenery and stroll around the lake on the Swan boats, end the day with Dinner at Pocha in Highland Park, I recommend Ceviche a La Pocha.
Wednesday: Explore Little Tokyo, Museums, food shops, I recommend Sushi Gen.
Thursday: A Day of relaxation at the Beverly Hills Hotel Spa and lunch at the Cabana Café, maybe some drinks at TomTom and late dinner at Bossa Nova over at the Sunset Plaza.
Friday: The best Michelada early afternoon at La Chuperia in Los Angeles, Dinner at Casa Fina in East Los Angeles and Show at Casa 101 Theater also in East Los Angeles (Arena: A Musical is showing from November 26 to December 19th 2021).
Saturday: Toca Medera in West Hollywood and shopping at the promenade in Santa Monica, dinner at Ivy at the Shore.
Sunday: “Strut Brunch” in Costa Mesa for the best Queer venue in OC, late lunch early dinner at Las Brisas in Laguna beach with a beautiful sunset view.
Now that’s an amazing week!!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m a first generation Mexican American, Chicana born and raised in East Los Angeles. I dedicate my success to my community. My community provided me with those life experiences that are part of who I am, a strong Latina who at the same time shows empathy and understanding that we are all diverse and beautiful, that we experience trauma, that these experiences mold us and make us who we are. I will say that the most valuable people of my success are my parents, who are supportive and dedicated parents, that taught me work ethic, they instilled in me the “yes you can” attitude and constantly remind me that my dreams could become a reality. Jenni Rivera’s book Unbreakable is remarkable in providing the Latinx community with true experience and knowledge of domestic violence, sexual abuse and the significance of advocating for our personal rights and the rights of children, this book has inspired the work I do with victims of crime.
Other: https://mentalhealth411.com (949)536-5133
Photos: La Vida Photographica Yaquelin Hernandez Photos: Irene Gutierrez Styling: Vaya Mari Salinas