Dr. Cathy Chargualaf, Ph.D., DCH

Life Esteem LLC     (626) 893-0340

Complimentary & Alternative Therapies

Complimentary & Alternative Therapies can help you take control of your life. Learn ways to respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.


Self-regulate your emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, anxiety, increase resilience, and create balance.  Unlock your natural intuitive guidance for making effective choices, and take charge of your life. 


The Stress and Well-being Survey gives you a snap shot of your current level of well-being and stress management skills.  The Survey results will provide you the insight on what areas you can improve on.


Join us for LIVE discussions and engage with others that share common life challenges.  Read more to find the current list and schedule for the FREE Online Support Groups.


Dr. Cathy Chargualaf

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf is the founder of Life Esteem, LLC, the Life Esteem Wellness Center, and the Institute of Natural Healing in Southern California.  She has a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Humanistic Science, Summa Cum Laude, specializing in Spiritual Counseling, a board-certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and has a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the American Board of Hypnotherapy. 

She has certifications in Counseling for Addiction-Based Relationships, Transformational Coaching, HeartMath® Clinical Practitioner for Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation, HeartMath® Building Personal Resilience Coach and Mentor, HeartMath® Stress & Well-Being Assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Practitioner, Licensed Facilitator for the California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™), CPI 260 Leadership Assessment, Law of Attraction, and several other performance instruments.

Dr. Chargualaf takes a holistic approach to inner values, needs, and desires of the whole person, in mind, body, and spirit. Often the journey is one of new levels of wellness, balance, and inner peace.  


Recent Articles

The Secret to Happiness

It's in the Declaration of Independence: the right to the pursuit of happiness. We feel we deserve to be happy, and we strive for it in our lives. 

But what does being happy really mean, and how can we do it?



Heart-based living

Following your heart is learning to discern the wisdom of your heart feelings and then stepping into it. Heart-based living includes practicing the qualities of the heart, such as love, compassion, kindness, patience, forgiveness, cooperation and more of these similar qualities.


Secrets to Finding Happiness

"Studies also have shown that one of the best predictors of happiness is whether a person considers his or her life to have a purpose," says David Niven, Ph.D., author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People. 




Women and Stress

It has often been shown that women are the worriers and often do not make time to manage their health and take care of themselves. 

Learn to recognize the signs of stress, and what you can do to combat it.


How Hypnotherapy Can Benefit You

Many people appear to be skeptical when it comes to hypnotherapy and how it can have a positive impact on the way you think. There are many common myths about hypnotherapy which lead people to question its effectiveness.


Solution for Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety can be described as any or a combination of feelings that all have their roots in some type of fear, including unease, worry, apprehension, dread, powerlessness or a sense of impending danger – real or imagined.