Expert care, every step of the way.

Meet our incredible clinical care team, here to address your needs.

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Clinician on a video call with other people around it in round bubbles

Expert care, every step of the way.

Meet our incredible clinical care team, here to address your needs.

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Photo of Shabnam Rahimi

Shabnam Rahimi

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, DNP

Specialty

Trauma-informed care, PTSD, anxiety, depression, BPD

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Shabnam has dedicated the last decade to a multifaceted career in healthcare, spanning critical care, urgent care, post-operative care, aesthetics, internal and family medicine, and mental health. Initially embarking on her journey as a family nurse practitioner, she found her calling working with underprivileged communities. Her deep engagement with these populations brought her face-to-face with a pressing need for mental health services, which propelled her to further specialize in this field. She completed a primary care psychiatry fellowship at UC Irvine School of Medicine, followed by earning a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) degree from Johns Hopkins University.

In her practice, Shabnam employs a holistic approach that integrates both Western and Eastern medical traditions, including yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, to enhance the mental and physical well-being of her clients. She is driven by the belief in the brain's neuroplasticity—the ability to rewire and adapt at any age—which informs her commitment to helping patients achieve meaningful, lasting changes in their mental health. Recognizing the common anxieties associated with seeking mental health treatment due to societal stigmatization, Shabnam is passionate about supporting her patients in taking brave steps towards self-improvement. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and immersing herself in her favorite TV shows.

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Photo of Jacqueline Toal

Jacqueline Toal

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP

Specialty

depression, anxiety, and holistic healthcare

US States Served

Serving: Arizona, California, Colorado

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Jacki’s interest in the mental health field came after witnessing firsthand the unmet need for quality mental health services when she was a registered nurse. It motivated her to obtain her masters in psychiatric nursing.

These days, Jacki works with people on an individual level to help them achieve their highest level of health. She’s passionate about increasing access to quality mental health care, and facilitating the mind, body, and spirit connection while utilizing evidence-based practices. To someone who might be nervous to start care, Jacki says “Taking care of mental health is self-care, everyone experiences struggles and we are here to help with those challenges in a warm and non-judgemental atmosphere. I love answering questions and providing education.”

When she’s not working, Jacki can be found enjoying the great outdoors, hiking, and kayaking with her dogs.

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Photo of Sabrina Brown

Sabrina Brown

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-based, Solution focused, Strength Based

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sabrina brings seven years of experience as a therapist, having worked both online and in-person. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she discovered her passion for mental health while working as a home care aid for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This experience ignited her desire to serve others and led her to pursue a career in therapy, specializing in areas such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, women's issues, and stress.

Sabrina finds fulfillment in witnessing her clients' progress and success while prioritizing her own self-care. She encourages others to seek help without hesitation, reassuring them that it's normal to feel nervous and that taking this step toward mental well-being is something to be proud of. Outside of her work, Sabrina enjoys staying active through workouts and exploring new recipes in the kitchen.

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Photo of Syamjith Jayadevan

Syamjith Jayadevan

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

PMHNP

Specialty

LGBTQIA+, Depression, Anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California, Colorado

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sam is an experienced mental health professional who has worked in both outpatient and acute inpatient settings at one of the largest academic psychiatric hospitals in Texas. As a first-generation immigrant from India, Sam has been working in the healthcare field for 12 years, dedicating the last 5 years specifically to mental health. Drawing from personal experiences with mental health challenges, Sam's aim is to utilize these experiences to assist others in their own healing process.

Sam provides empathetic support to individuals, recognizing the integral role mental health plays in all aspects of life. Sam firmly believes that mental health is as crucial as physical health, influencing emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. It is vital to destigmatize mental health, understanding that seeking help is not a sign of weakness but a courageous step towards overall well-being.Sam acknowledges that embarking on a mental health journey can be intimidating and anxiety-provoking. Outside of work, Sam finds joy in reading, playing cricket, and spending quality time with family. With his compassionate approach and dedication to making a difference, Sam is committed to providing individuals with the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.

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Photo of Tessie Eberhart

Tessie Eberhart

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

MSN. Ed, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, Pregnant/lactating women, LGBTQIA, military sexual trauma

US States Served

Serving: Arizona, California, Colorado

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Tessie believes in providing all patients with respect, dignity, care, and compassion — it’s what’s driven her throughout 30 year career in the mental health field. Having her own personal experiences with anxiety and depression, Tessie seeks to create a safe environment where patients can express their needs in a judgment-free zone.

Tessie wishes more people suffering from mental health challenges could see just how strong they really are: “It does not make you weak, it actually shows how strong you are having to live with your mental health issue every day.”

When she’s not working, Tessie spends time with her husband and two teenage sons.

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Photo of Keith Brar

Keith Brar

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

PMHNP

Specialty

Supportive Therapy

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Keith is a seasoned healthcare professional who has worked in diverse settings, including inpatient care at Kaiser Permanente on the Medical Surgical/Telemetry Unit, urgent care, primary care, and various outpatient psychiatric services. As a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, he recognized the profound need for a holistic approach to psychiatry, which led him to specialize in this field. Keith's extensive experience and commitment to comprehensive care highlight his dedication to addressing not just the symptoms but the overall well-being of his patients.

Specializing in depression, anxiety, and lifestyle management, Keith is driven by a deep passion for helping others and providing for his family. He emphasizes that effective psychiatric care involves more than just medication and talking about feelings—it requires a complete adjustment to one's life. Keith understands the courage it takes to seek help and reassures his patients that feeling nervous is normal and seeking support is a sign of strength. In his free time, Keith enjoys golfing, weight lifting, and spending quality time with his family.

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Photo of James W. Darden IV

James W. Darden IV

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

PMHNP-BC, ACNP-BC

Specialty

Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ADHD

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

James is an accomplished individual with a diverse professional background that spans various fields of healthcare. Over the course of his career, he has dedicated four years to serving as a firefighter, demonstrating his commitment to protecting and assisting others in times of crisis. Seeking to expand his knowledge and contribute to the field of mental health, James spent two years at Yale University engaged in research focused on evaluating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Insomnia.

Building upon his research experience, James transitioned into the role of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializing in physical medicine and orthopedics. He subsequently pursued a career as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

James strongly believes in a holistic approach to healthcare, with mental health serving as the foundation for overall wellness and the cornerstone of a fulfilling and purposeful life. While James enables individuals to lead lives that are not only healthy but also deeply meaningful. James also recognizes that while disease is a pathological process, illness is an intrinsic part of the human experience.

Outside of his professional pursuits, James enjoys kitesurfing, honing his skills at the gym, and immersing himself in philosophical literature. His wife and their dog, Koda, also play an essential role in his life, reminding him of the importance of love and companionship.

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Nneka Jon-Ubabuco

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Specializes in treating depression and anxiety using a person-centered, holistic approach.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Nneka’s interest in the mental health field started early in life as she saw her close family members and friends struggle with mental health. She knew she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and decrease the stigma around mental health, especially for those in the African-American community.

Having worked in private practice as well as in inpatient facilities seeing patients of all ages, Nneka believes in the power of educating her patients so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment.

Nneka knows that taking care of your mental health can be scary, but she aims to make it feel as easy as possible. “I wish more people knew that they have resources and options when it comes to mental health care. Seeking out services does not have to be the last resort when everything else you have tried has failed.”

In her free time, Nneka enjoys picking up new hobbies and is looking forward to seeing friends and family when it’s safe to do so.

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Photo of Ijeoma Ajayi

Ijeoma Ajayi

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC, APRN-C

Specialty

depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, and panic disorder

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Ijeoma Ajayi is a highly experienced and compassionate healthcare professional, with over 20 years of experience in the field. She completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley. Throughout her career, Ijeoma has worked in a range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and correctional settings, supporting clients of diverse backgrounds and ages.

Ijeoma is passionate about mental health and dedicated to optimizing her patients' well-being. She believes in utilizing a holistic approach to treatment and working collaboratively with clients to create individualized treatment plans that meet their specific needs. Additionally, Ijeoma is committed to providing culturally competent and compassionate care to all her patients.

When not working, Ijeoma enjoys watching television, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She is always evolving in order to grow her expertise in mental health and provide the best possible care to her patients. Ijeoma understands the struggles that her patients face and is dedicated to guiding them on their mental health journey with empathy and understanding.

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Photo of Sandra Lujan

Sandra Lujan

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC, APRN, MSN

Specialty

I have provided care for active duty members, veterans, their families, and child/adolescent patients. Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sandra, with over nine years of experience in the mental health field, has cultivated a deep expertise across various settings such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, corrections facilities, and outpatient clinics. Her career has primarily revolved around providing comprehensive care to a diverse array of clients including active duty members, veterans, and their families, as well as children and adolescents. Sandra's extensive exposure to different mental health environments has not only enriched her understanding but also honed her ability to adeptly respond to the distinctive needs of each group. Her passion for mental health was ignited by a fascination with human behavior and the complexities of the mind, leading her to commit her career to understanding and treating mental health conditions with an emphasis on the criticality of early intervention.

Specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD, Sandra utilizes evidence-based practices tailored to foster healing and resilience among her clients. She aims to empower individuals to achieve greater emotional balance and enhanced overall mental health. Sandra's approach is marked by empathy, respect, and a commitment to meet the unique needs of each individual, offering support that is both accessible and of the highest quality. She champions the idea that mental health is as vital as physical health, advocating for destigmatization and increased awareness to ensure that more people recognize the importance of seeking help. Outside her professional life, Sandra enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring new culinary experiences with her family, continually embracing life's adventures.

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Photo of Ozioma Enworom

Ozioma Enworom

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Mood Disorders, Addiction, OCD, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Relationship/Family Issues, PTSD, Stress, Grief, and Trauma. Therapeutic Framework: Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Attachment-based, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT).

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Ozioma is a dual certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in various settings, including psychiatric emergency departments, correctional health, urgent care, family medicine, and occupational medicine. Motivated by the fragmentation of the current healthcare system and systemic barriers to quality mental health care, Ozioma expanded her clinical practice to include mental health services through additional education and training. She believes that understanding the connection between the mind, body, and spirit is essential for overall wellness.

Ozioma specializes in treating mood and psychotic disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and more. Her goal is to create a safe space where patients feel seen, heard, and empowered to make the right decisions for their mental health, enabling them to live their best and most authentic lives. She is passionate about helping people heal and improve their health. In her free time, Ozioma enjoys taking long walks with her pup, spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling.

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Photo of Sandra Miyakawa

Sandra Miyakawa

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQIA+, Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosis Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sandra boasts over a decade of expertise in acute psychiatric settings, excelling in crisis intervention, medication management, and patient-centered therapeutic interventions. Her compassionate approach fosters trust and rapport, aiding countless individuals in regaining stability and confidence. In outpatient care, Sandra champions personalized treatment plans, prioritizing inclusivity and cultural competence to ensure respectful and affirming care for patients from diverse backgrounds.Driven by a passion for advocating patients' voices, she dedicates her career to mental health awareness and destigmatization.

Sandra creates safe spaces for individuals to seek help, emphasizing the validation of unique experiences and fostering open communication. Witnessing patients' progress fuels her dedication to improving mental health outcomes, while her reassuring guidance encourages individuals to embark on their mental health journey at their own pace. Outside of work, Sandra cherishes relaxing outdoor moments with her wife, two children, and loyal German Shepherd.

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Amarachi Igwe

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, maternal mental health, PTSD, sleep disorders

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Amarachi brings over 7 years of experience in behavioral health and acute-care nursing to her practice. For the past two years, she has dedicated her care towards individuals in need of holistic mental health support. Amarachi's expertise enables her to diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Amarachi aims to be at the forefront of patient care, providing personalized and individualized attention to each person she serves. Collaborating with her patients, Amarachi develops tailored treatment plans that align with their unique needs and aspirations.

Amarachi understands the significance of seeking mental health care and endeavors to create a safe and welcoming environment where individuals can openly discuss their concerns. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients achieve optimal mental health and well-being, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives. Beyond her work, Amarachi finds joy in spending time with her family and friends. Amarachi deeply cares about providing compassionate and empathetic care to her patients. She believes that mental health is just as crucial as physical health and advocates for accessible care through tele-health services. She thrives in working with individuals who are committed to making positive changes in their lives, recognizing that different approaches are often needed to achieve different outcomes.

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Photo of Porsha Peterson

Porsha Peterson

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, CBT, Talk therapy

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Porsha has a rich and diverse clinical background spanning over 17 years, she has showcased her expertise in various domains, notably in critical care, and her journey has led her to become a dedicated provider in the adolescent and adult outpatient population. She achieved a Masters of Science in Nursing with Magna Cum Laude honors from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in 2020. Prior to Mood, Porsha provided invaluable assistance to patients in psychiatric crisis in emergency departments and offered care to individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health concerns through both telemedicine and in-person visits. These experiences have given her profound insights into the intricate interplay between mental health and physical well-being.

Driven by her commitment to holistic well-being, Porsha pursued and excelled in her educational journey. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Porsha finds fulfillment in her roles as a parent and a compassionate healthcare provider. Her passion lies in dispelling the stigma attached to mental health, a mission she pursues with zeal. Porsha's comforting assurance that collaborative solutions can always be found echoes her empathetic approach to care.Outside of her work, Porsha dedicates time to activities that rejuvenate her spirit. She enjoys attending church services, engaging in exercise routines, reading, and cherishing moments with her children.

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Photo of Diego Centeno

Diego Centeno

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Anxiety, Depression, CBT Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Diego is a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with experience at Brain Health USA and Access Behavioral Health. He specializes in medication management and psychotherapy for various mental disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). At Brain Health, Diego participated in a program focused on improving access to mental health services for underserved populations. His background as a Registered Nurse in the ER provided him with valuable insights into the profound effects of mental health disorders on individuals' ability to form relationships, make decisions, and find happiness.

Diego is deeply motivated by seeing his patients improve and knowing that the care they receive positively impacts their lives. He finds great satisfaction in helping patients overcome their challenges and achieve greater fulfillment. Diego emphasizes the importance of seeking help and reassures his patients that improvement is possible with perseverance. In his free time, Diego enjoys riding his vintage motorcycle, cycling, hiking with his dog, and traveling.

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Photo of Trenice Johnson

Trenice Johnson

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, CBT

US States Served

Serving: California, Colorado

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Trenice has spent the last 9 years as a healthcare provider working with patients across a range of settings, including clinics, nursing homes, and inpatient hospitals. During this time, she has developed a particular interest in mental health care and has worked in both family practice and psychiatry simultaneously. In her work with patients struggling with anxiety and depression, Trenice emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to care that recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind and body.

Trenice is committed to making mental health care accessible to individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds, and she believes that seeking care is an act of self-preservation that should never be stigmatized. She encourages her patients to stay open-minded about their wellbeing and to be proactive in seeking care when they need it. When she's not working, Trenice enjoys spending time with her children, engaging in high-intensity interval training and weightlifting, and binge-watching her favorite TV shows.

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Photo of Elizabeth Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

DNP, PMHNP, BSN

Specialty

Specializes in mood disorders and crisis stabilization.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

For Liz, the journey to working in the mental health field is personal. “When I was growing up, I had an aunt who was in and out of psychiatric hospitals due to depression. I used to love going to visit her and the other patients at the hospitals, and my interest in connecting with people in the mental health field developed at a very young age because of this.”

With 15 years in the field, Liz brings experience from working in inpatient units, addiction units, and crisis stabilization sites including psychiatric emergency rooms and psychiatric urgent care centers. She’s passionate about body positivity in the mental health space and believes that mental health care should not be stigmatized. “Extra support and human connection is helpful for almost everyone. It doesn’t hurt to reach out to connect to see if there are ways that we can maximize your living experience.”

In her free time, Liz enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, baking, and listening to podcasts.

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Photo of Belen Anzaldo Wongk

Belen Anzaldo Wongk

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders using a holistic approach. Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Belen brings with her over 10 years of experience in both the medical and psychiatric field. Her passion for mental health led her to practice psychiatry full time as a PMHNP-BC: “In this profession, I get to witness people’s quality of lives improve after they seek help, and I enjoy being a part of their journey.”

Belen takes an individualistic approach to each new patient to meet them where they’re at. “My job is to educate and make recommendations, but I want people to feel empowered about their choice in treatment. I believe that creating a safe space for open dialogue about fears and concerns is paramount and allows me to educate, encourage and empower the people I treat.”

In her free time, Belen enjoys going on mini adventures outdoors with her husband and son, as well as reading and listening to podcasts.

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Photo of Candice Hall

Candice Hall

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma-focused Care

US States Served

Serving: Minnesota

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Candice brings with her over 10 years of nursing experience, including time spent in the United States military, where she provided care to soldiers impacted by trauma.

Candice focuses on individuals holistically, looking at all aspects of their lives to provide the most efficient and highest quality care. She’s motivated by being a part of the movement to progress the mental health care field: “everyone has mental health and it is ok to go receive services. We are here for you, to listen to you, and provide the care you need.”

In her free time, Candice enjoys dining out with friends, listening to music, working out, and traveling.

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Photo of Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW, MSW

Specialty

Specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Anxiety, and Depression.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Jen didn’t start out in the mental health field, but after an entry level job at a group home for children opened her eyes to the opportunity to support vulnerable populations, she returned to school to get her Masters in Social Work, and has been passionately dedicated to this work for the past 13 years.

Jen’s motivated by our shared humanity: “We are all human, and we all experience the ups and downs of life, some more traumatic than others. But we all need help and support in our lives at some point. The sheer resilience of the human spirit is amazing, and if I can be of assistance in any way to help someone reach their full potential, then I consider myself lucky.” She wants people to know that there are lots of ways to support mental health that look to the whole person, including sleep, how we play, work life, and relationships. For anyone who’s nervous to start therapy, Jen acknowledges that taking the first step is truly an act of courage: “It is normal to feel anxiety about sharing intimate thoughts and feelings with a stranger. But I hope to grow our relationship and to prove that I am non-judgmental, deeply empathetic, and will work to make you feel seen, heard, and valued.”

In her free time, Jen enjoys hiking, swimming, and being in fresh air with friends and family.

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Photo of Nicole Moore

Nicole Moore

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

DBT, CBT, Client Centered, Art Therapy, Ancestral Medicine, LGBTQIA populations, and BIPOC issues, depression, anxiety

US States Served

Serving: Colorado

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Nicole brings with her a wide range of experience providing therapy in various settings and to people of all ages and circumstances. She says:: “Humans deserve to be listened to, cared for, and provided with holistic ways of healing mixed in with a clinical approach. There are also systematic forces of oppression, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and the list goes on, that significantly impact our lives in the United States. These issues cannot be neglected when people are showing up to heal what they label as a mental health issue when in fact their experience involves being marginalized or abused by these systems of oppression.”

To anyone who’s nervous to start therapy, Nicole encourages you to channel that nervous energy to make change in your therapy sessions, with Nicole as your guide: “I specialize in working with humans who want to heal ancestral traumas and who are open to a healing journey.”

In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time in her community and with family as well as expressing herself through art, music, and dance.

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Photo of Dominique Griffin

Dominique Griffin

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Mood disorders, depression, anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Dominique began her nursing career in 2010, working in the emergency department for eight years. It was there that she began treating patients who had been diagnosed with mental health conditions. In 2018, she began her specialization in mental healthcare, and has never looked back: I care deeply about helping others improve their mental health overall.” To anyone nervous about starting treatment for mental health, Dominique says “This is a HUGE, positive, life changing event and that there is no need to suffer. You are doing the right thing and I am here to help you to succeed in your journey along the way.”

In her free time, Dominique enjoys reading, journaling, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

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Photo of Samantha Rasmusen

Samantha Rasmusen

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Trauma, complex and developmental trauma, attachment trauma, Somatic approaches, Brainspotting, Transpersonal

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Samantha's professional journey has revolved around her dedication to guiding individuals, couples, and families towards healing and self-discovery. Employing a relational and humanistic approach, she utilizes a framework that is both transpersonal and holistic. Drawing on her expertise in integrative, somatic, mindfulness, and trauma-sensitive methodologies, Samantha empowers clients to nurture their internal strength and resilience. She is particularly adept at holding space for transformative spiritual and exceptional human experiences, while also addressing intergenerational and ancestral trauma as a compassionate companion on the path to healing.

Samantha's initial fascination with psychology was driven by her curiosity about human behavior. Her own complex trauma history ignited a search for answers, leading her on a profound spiritual journey of healing. Embracing the role of the wounded healer archetype, she discovered deep self-compassion and empathy, which she now channels into her role as a therapist. She encourages everyone to know that therapy can be a pathway to personal growth and self-fulfillment. Her reassurance for those considering therapy is to embrace any nerves and remember that therapists are there to provide a non-judgmental space. When she's not guiding clients, Samantha devotes her time to her role as a mother of two young children. She finds joy in practicing yoga, singing, dancing, and enjoying nature with her family.

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Photo of Samantha Kerdman

Samantha Kerdman

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Co-parenting/divorce, blended families, LGBTQIA+, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Samantha, a dedicated therapist, commenced her career in community mental health, supporting adults facing co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges. Transitioning from an elementary school teaching career, where she taught grades K-1, Samantha realized her passion for more direct support and pursued training to become a therapist. She further honed her expertise by running social skills groups for students on the autism spectrum in schools and working with insurance clients dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and mood disorders in a private practice setting. Samantha's commitment extends to specializing in helping families navigate the complexities of divorce, co-parenting, and blended family dynamics.

Motivated by a profound desire to make a positive impact in others' lives, Samantha emphasizes the importance of cultivating peace. As a Telehealth therapist for four years, she understands the challenges of starting something new and assures clients that feeling nervous is entirely normal. Samantha is passionate about raising awareness of community resources and encourages individuals to harness anxiety as a tool for personal growth. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in spending quality time with family and friends

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Photo of Sarah Dawes

Sarah Dawes

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, CBT

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sarah’s extensive background in the mental health field has enabled her to experience a wide range of people from all walks of life and experiences. She knows the importance of providing “a safe space to process their traumas as well as day to day obstacles and barriers. I care deeply about self-empowerment and giving clients the choice to better themselves.”

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, including her children and dogs.

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Photo of Yuriana Carpio

Yuriana Carpio

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT, TF-CBT, MAP, Depression, Anxiety Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Yuriana, a seasoned community-based clinician, specializes in aiding families and individuals in overcoming daily challenges and developing skills to address past negative experiences. Driven by a profound interest in providing a safe space for individuals to be heard and seen, Yuriana focuses on treating depression and anxiety, aiming to make a meaningful impact and foster genuine connections.

Deeply convinced of the importance of mental health and its direct impact on physical well-being, Yuriana strives to convey this understanding to others. She encourages those who may feel nervous about embarking on a new journey, emphasizing that such feelings are a natural part of the process. Outside of her professional commitments, Yuriana finds joy and fulfillment spending time with her two daughters and husband.

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Photo of Jeffrey Stambook

Jeffrey Stambook

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, CBT

US States Served

Serving: Arizona, California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Jeff has spent the past 25 years dedicating his career to treating people with anxiety and depression: “I believe that this work is the best use of my abilities.” Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, he wants people to know that relief from feelings of depression is possible: “I am always thankful for a person's willingness to share with me. I hope that I can continue to be a source of support and encouragement to those who are struggling.”

In his free time, Jeff enjoys running, jiu jitsu, traveling, and home renovation projects.

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Photo of Samyra Alexander

Samyra Alexander

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Trauma-specific care, interpersonal violence, anxiety, aging

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Samyra brings extensive experience in individual therapy for adults of diverse backgrounds, having worked in both outpatient and domestic violence center settings. Her journey into mental health was motivated by challenging societal taboos surrounding the topic in her community. This motivation traces back to her childhood, where she observed the stigmatization of her grandmother, who suffered from mental illness. Samyra's deep-seated goal is to help individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, and PTSD regain normal functioning, guiding them towards living their best lives by setting and achieving personal goals. She ardently wishes to dispel the misconception that mental health treatment is solely for those with severe mental illnesses, emphasizing its broader applicability.

Samyra empathizes with the nervousness that can accompany the initial steps into the realm of mental health, as she too experienced similar feelings. During her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, and indulging in TV shows and movies.

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Photo of Kayla Mulholland

Kayla Mulholland

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness, ACT and Strengths Based Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Kayla, a licensed clinical social worker, brings extensive expertise in working with refugee and immigrant populations, as well as systems-involved parents and youth. With a background in clinical therapy in orphanage settings in Mexico and experience with foster youth and recently arrived immigrant families, Kayla is deeply committed to social justice efforts, recognizing the systemic factors impacting mental health outcomes. Her journey began about 12 years ago in the community mental health sector, focusing on migrant day laborers in San Francisco. Having lived in Spain and Mexico, where she learned Spanish and closely collaborated with asylum-seeking communities, Kayla has firsthand experience fostering resiliency to improve individual outcomes.

Specializing in trauma-informed mindfulness-based care for immigrant and refugee populations, Kayla is motivated by witnessing others' growth and supporting them in creating the lives they desire. She cares passionately about personal development and aims to eliminate taboos and stigmas associated with seeking care, especially for vulnerable populations. In her free time, Kayla indulges in filmmaking, cycling, and exploring waterfalls in Mexico with her toddler.

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Photo of Christina Mander

Christina Mander

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and Addictions, Psychodynamic, Client-centered, CBT, Gestalt, Solution-focused, Trauma-Specific Care

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Christina brings with her 12 years of experience working with Substance Abuse and Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, and Trauma.

For Christina, it all comes down to the individual and their ability to change: “I believe we all have the ability to change, to see challenges as opportunities to grow, and become your best possible self. Together, we can work through these challenges, begin the healing process, and move forward with a renewed sense of self, confidence, and hope for the future.”

In her free time, Christina enjoys making natural bath and body products, cooking, traveling, and playing the guitar.

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Photo of Hanaa Eldereiny

Hanaa Eldereiny

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Narrative, CBT

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Hanaa has dedicated herself to the field of psychology, completing two master's degrees in Educational Psychology and Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has gained valuable experience providing therapy to individuals and families in various settings, including schools, homes, and private practice. Hanaa noticed that many of the issues students and families faced were rooted in psychosocial and emotional concerns, mental well-being, and family dynamics, rather than solely academic struggles. Motivated by her desire to support others in achieving success, which she recognized was closely tied to mental health wellness.

Hanaa recognizes that individuals are the experts in their own lives and aims to assist them in working towards meaningful goals. Hanaa emphasizes the importance of mental health in overall well-being, as it influences thoughts, emotions, actions, and the ability to cope with life's challenges. Outside of her work, Hanaa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, engaging in DIY projects, and indulging in late-night movie sessions.

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Photo of Michelle Cativo

Michelle Cativo

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Trauma focused care, CBT, TFCBT, Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Michelle brings a wealth of experience from various settings, including residential, community mental health, telehealth, and hybrids, where she has worked with diverse populations ranging from military veterans to homeless individuals, children, adolescents, and families, with a focus on trauma-informed care. Her personal encounters with trauma and astute observations of its impact on the mind and body have shaped her commitment to trauma-focused care, emphasizing the importance of differentiating and addressing individual experiences.

Motivated by the dynamic nature of her work and its impact on both clients and herself, Michelle prioritizes the well-being of her clients and herself alike. Recognizing the complexity of mental health, she advocates for ongoing education and understanding, highlighting the unique experiences inherent in each diagnosis. Michelle offers reassurance to those entering the field, acknowledging common nerves and encouraging them to challenge doubts, emphasizing that experience is the best teacher. Outside of her professional pursuits, she finds solace in reading, spending time with her dogs and husband, indulging in true crime documentaries, and savoring meals out.

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Photo of Diann Kaainoa

Diann Kaainoa

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, family dynamics, and relationships,

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Diann boasts a wealth of clinical expertise, amassing over 16 years of experience in the field. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with diverse populations, spanning adults, adolescents, children, infants, and families. Her therapeutic repertoire extends to encompass a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, and relationship difficulties. Diann's professional journey has been marked by a varied terrain, covering hospital settings, home visits, mental health clinics, and telehealth services, attesting to her adaptability and dedication in providing accessible mental health care. Diann's passion for mental health kindled two decades ago when she volunteered at a local domestic violence center. There, she took on the role of facilitating victim domestic violence groups, realizing the profound difference she could make in victims' lives. This pivotal moment inspired her to pursue a Social Work graduate program, culminating in the attainment of her Masters in Social Work.

Diann’s profound commitment to mental equilibrium drives her to help clients realize their full potential, and she strongly believes that mental health is a prerequisite for a happy and productive life. Diann's message is one of embracing the present, releasing the past, and warmly welcoming the future. In her leisure time, she finds solace in the simple pleasures of life, walking her dog, enjoying the beach, and relishing the moment.

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Photo of Rae Lynn Johnson

Rae Lynn Johnson

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

APCC

Specialty

Narrative, CBT, grief and loss,

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Rae Lynn's journey in the mental health field is marked by a diverse range of experiences and a strong commitment to supporting individuals across various contexts. With internships at the high school, middle school, and special education levels, as well as within a home hospice setting Rae Lynn's passion for helping others has consistently shone through. Rae Lynn's path into mental health was shaped by her comfort in providing assistance within church, school, and social settings. Transitioning from years of teaching special education, she pursued a master's program, finding her calling in the dual school counselor/clinical counselor program, which propelled her into the realm of mental health. Her expertise encompasses narrative therapy, grief counseling, depression, and anxiety. Guided by principles of self-integrity and a sincere desire to aid individuals across all demographics, Rae Lynn aims to view people beyond their presenting problems or circumstances.

Her advocacy extends to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health treatment. She believes that everyone, regardless of their situation, can benefit from seeking mental health help, emphasizing that reaching out for support is a sign of strength. For those contemplating therapy, Rae Lynn advises exploring talk therapy with different therapists until finding a professional who truly understands and challenges them.Beyond her professional endeavors, Rae Lynn treasures quality time with her family, travel, reading, and the fulfilling pursuit of completing jigsaw puzzles.

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Photo of Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, ACT, DBT, Holistic & Trauma-specific care

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Danielle has dedicated her career to supporting vulnerable populations, starting as a clinical case manager, group therapist, and intake counselor for young adults transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Her extensive experience in these roles highlighted the urgent need for accessible, quality mental health care, prompting her transition into Telehealth where she continues to provide therapy for individuals of all ages dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance dependency. Driven by a deep commitment to social work, Danielle focuses on breaking down barriers to care and ensuring that services reach underserved communities.

Embracing a holistic approach to mental health, Danielle integrates mind, body, and spiritual strategies to foster long-lasting change in her clients. Her therapeutic philosophy centers on building genuine rapport and empowering individuals to take control of their mental health journey. She values the opportunity to instill hope and promote well-being across diverse populations, always striving to provide compassionate and personalized care. Outside of her professional life, Danielle is an avid outdoor enthusiast, whether she's relaxing at the pool, enjoying a music festival, or soaking up the atmosphere in a park.

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Photo of Jocelyn Torres

Jocelyn Torres

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, DBT Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Jocelyn brings valuable experience as a therapist with roles as a psychiatric social worker, mental health therapist and currently serving as a hospital clinical social worker. Growing up in a community that underscored the urgent need for mental health support, Jocelyn witnessed firsthand the devastating impact of drugs on mental health. Her focus lies in anxiety and depression treatment, particularly with transitional age youth and the adult population.

Motivated by the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the mental health field, Jocelyn deeply cares about the well-being of the community she serves. She advocates for increased awareness that help is available for mental health needs, emphasizing the importance of destigmatizing these experiences. Jocelyn encourages those seeking support to understand that their feelings are valid, and while seeking help may be intimidating, they are not alone. Outside of her professional endeavors, she finds solace in hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with her family.

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Photo of Jackie Meraz

Jackie Meraz

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Humanistic Therapy, Strength Based, CBT, and Client-Centered

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Jackie believes that the power of understanding one’s own emotions is crucial for people to accomplish their goals. With extensive background in group and individual therapy settings, Jackie brings a humanistic, client-centered approach to her practice, helping her clients through difficult moments and allowing them to gain self-reflection and understanding.

For anyone nervous to start therapy, Jackie says: “It is about the process and taking it one step at a time. Sometimes the hardest step is the first step!”

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Photo of Michelle Reyes-Neil

Michelle Reyes-Neil

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management and adjustment issues

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

For Michelle, the motivation to help others through therapy comes from a deeply personal place as a child in a military family who experienced loss early on: “ I learned very early on how much having the right support and managing mental health needs could change things after working with a social worker.”

Nowadays, Michelle uses evidence based treatments to support her clients through life events such as loss and grief. Michelle takes an individualized approach to her therapy, and wants to ensure that her clients feel at ease: “It can be scary to start something new, especially with something that is so personal. Our sessions will be more of a conversation and there is no agenda. I simply want to be a support in your life as you direct it.”

In her free time, Michelle enjoys game nights with friends and trying new restaurants with loved ones.

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Photo of Stephanie Razo

Stephanie Razo

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, trauma informed care Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Stephanie, a dedicated hospital social worker, is driven by a profound passion for helping others and aims to extend her therapeutic reach beyond the hospital setting. With a focus on perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, Stephanie's commitment lies in assisting others in helping themselves and delivering quality services to those seeking support. She firmly believes that it's okay to ask for help, emphasizing that seeking assistance does not diminish one's character.

In her therapeutic approach, Stephanie meets individuals at their starting point, considering it a privilege to be part of their unique journey. She recognizes the courage required to prioritize emotional well-being and encourages taking a leap of faith. Outside of her professional endeavors, Stephanie cherishes moments with her husband, two sons, and their dog, actively participating in their shared love for sports and outdoor activities.

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Photo of Leticia Cantor

Leticia Cantor

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, DBT, Trauma informed, Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Lety, a seasoned mental health professional with a decade of experience, specializes in serving rural communities, reflecting her commitment to expanding mental health resources where they are often scarce. Born in Mexico and brought to the United States at the age of 9, Lety's upbringing in a resource-limited rural community sparked her dedication to mental health work. Initially hesitant about entering the field, she found inspiration while working with passionate individuals focused on serving the population aged 0-5. Witnessing the positive impact of interventions and becoming an educator herself, Lety discovered her calling as a therapist dedicated to individuals, families, and communities.

In her practice, Lety specializes in addressing trauma, depression, and anxiety, emphasizing the profound impact of early intervention on brain development. She finds immense joy in observing the progress of the individuals she serves, highlighting her deep commitment to the well-being of others. Lety encourages openness to feedback, genuine compassion with patients, and trust in the therapeutic process. Beyond her professional life, she treasures spending time with her children and prioritizes self-care, including regular workouts.

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Photo of LeHenry Solomon

LeHenry Solomon

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT, Parenting, Systems of Care, Anxiety, Depression

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

LeHenry has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field with individuals, families, and children of various ages. He has facilitated groups, supported therapists in obtaining licensure, and worked closely with psychiatrists to provide the best possible care to his clients. Born to a Marine father and an elementary school teacher mother, LeHenry's desire to help others began at an early age. His community's unhealthy generational coping strategies fueled his passion for making a positive change in the world.

LeHenry believes in supporting individuals in an empathetic, non-judgmental manner to help them reach their life goals. He is motivated by his desire to ensure a better future for generations to come and to leave the world a better place than it was before him. LeHenry understands the connection between mental and physical health and stresses the importance of taking care of both for optimal well-being. He encourages people to take the first step towards self-care, assuring them that it is okay to be nervous as they begin any relationship.

In his free time, LeHenry enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, watching television, and listening to music.

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Photo of Nicole Humphreys

Nicole Humphreys

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Client-centered, CBT, Solution-focused, mindfulness

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Nikki has dedicated her career to helping individuals in forensic mental health settings achieve their goals through individual and group therapy. With a genuine passion for supporting those facing mental health challenges, Nikki emphasizes meeting each person where they are at and establishing trust to address their unique needs. She finds satisfaction in contributing to positive changes in people's lives and fostering safe and supportive spaces for therapeutic growth.

Driven by a desire to alleviate suffering and promote understanding, Nikki advocates for the importance of mental health care and seeks to destigmatize seeking help. She encourages individuals to recognize seeking support as a sign of strength and empowers them to navigate and overcome mental health challenges. In her free time, Nikki enjoys cherishing moments with her family, especially her husband and children.

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Photo of Lorene Smith

Lorene Smith

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, CBT, grief/loss, trauma, attachment issues

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Lorene brings a decade of experience supporting young adults and families involved with Child Protective Services, coupled with over 13 years conducting biopsychosocial assessments for disadvantaged adults facing various stressors. Her journey into mental health was fueled by a desire to aid young women in coping with depression and trauma, stemming from her own past struggles.

Lorene finds fulfillment in empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and thrive, driven by her personal commitment to helping others reach their fullest potential. She advocates for the normalization of mental health journeys and encourages embracing life's adventures with resilience and joy, cherishing moments of music, nature, and the beauty of being alive.

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Photo of Wendy Neyer

Wendy Neyer

Pronouns

 

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Solution focused, cognitive-behavioral approach

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Wendy brings a wealth of experience from her work in mental health and acute healthcare settings, with a special focus on enhancing mood health and assisting individuals in navigating life's transitions. For Wendy, her role as a mental health provider is a cherished privilege, allowing her to stand beside individuals during their most vulnerable moments. Collaboratively, she helps them work towards overall well-being through the discovery of self-awareness and insight. Wendy's inspiration to join the mental health field is deeply personal, rooted in her relationship with her grandmother who exemplified resiliency while living with a mental health diagnosis. Wendy firmly believes that each person possesses a purpose and the potential to achieve it.

Wendy passionately underscores the fact that everyone encounters emotional responses to life's difficulties. Wendy reassures individuals that seeking help is a courageous step and emphasizes that therapy provides a platform to openly discuss thoughts and emotions, fostering improved responses to life's stressors. Beyond her professional commitments, Wendy finds solace in the arms of nature, enjoys quality time with her family, and sunsets.

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Photo of Linda Espinoza

Linda Espinoza

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Panic, Trauma, and Depression. Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Linda’s connection to the mental health field comes from a deeply personal place — as a first generation female-Latinx born in the USA to Ecuadorian parents and the first person in her family to attend college, she grew up with many of the common challenges that female-Latinx folks face, especially regarding the taboo around mental health.

Linda has experience providing psychotherapy to a wide range of people across inpatient, outpatient, and shelter facilities. She’s motivated by seeing her patients make positive changes and have cathartic moments. To anyone who’s nervous to begin therapy, Linda wants you to know that “Seeking mental health treatment doesn’t mean you are broken or crazy, but rather that you are a powerful being that needs tools to live the best version of yourself.”

In her free time, Linda enjoys spending time with her two children, cheering on her son playing soccer, hiking, traveling, watching Netflix/Hulu, and getting a good laugh or good cry.

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Photo of Sarah Mireles

Sarah Mireles

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LPCC

Specialty

DBT, ERP, CBT, ACT, BIPOC, Hispanic/Latino/a, Autism, ADHD

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sarah, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Certified Life Coach (CLC), has a robust background in various therapeutic settings including intensive hospital, residential, and outpatient clinics. Her extensive experience spans multiple diagnoses such as severe anxiety, OCD, autism, ADHD, and depression. She has contributed her expertise at Rogers Behavioral Health and Resilience Residential Treatment Center, among others, providing support to those with personality disorders and psychotic conditions as well as assisting individuals dealing with grief, loss, trauma, and significant life transitions. Her work in private practice has particularly focused on aiding minority populations, underscoring her commitment to diverse groups.

In her journey, Sarah has transformed her personal challenges into professional passion, inspired by her own experiences of feeling undervalued and stuck in multiple unsatisfying jobs. Her pivotal moment came when she decided to make significant life changes with the help of therapy, which eventually led her to her career in mental health. Dedicated to empowering others to overcome their mental barriers, Sarah employs a variety of therapeutic techniques including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is passionate about guiding her clients towards realizing and achieving their potential, helping them navigate their fears and challenges, and ultimately building a life that aligns with their values. Outside her professional life, Sarah enjoys hiking, visiting the beach, baking, and immersing herself in adventure and thriller novels.

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Photo of Darlene Shipp Estes

Darlene Shipp Estes

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Darlene is a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a decade of experience, holding a Master's degree from the University of Phoenix. She employs straightforward yet empowering approaches, utilizing evidence-based techniques that emphasize an individual's strengths, values, and goals. Deeply passionate about aiding victims of trauma, Darlene has specialized her practice by obtaining certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Her extensive work with justice-involved individuals—those who have faced or are facing challenges in correctional facilities—has enriched her understanding and dedication to assisting those accustomed to enduring significant hardships.

Her therapeutic expertise covers a broad range of areas including anxiety, PTSD, depression, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, grief, and bipolar disorder, with a special focus on individuals who have experienced trauma. Darlene is committed to helping her clients achieve a lifestyle of well-being, underpinned by the belief that mental health is crucial to overall health. She aims to create a supportive and understanding environment in her counseling sessions, where clients feel safe to express themselves and explore paths towards healing and positive change. Outside of her professional life, Darlene enjoys reading, continual learning, and watching films, which further enrich her understanding of human experiences and emotions.

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Photo of Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa Garcia

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, Client-centered, Solution Focused, Culturally sensitive, Psychodynamic, mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, trauma informed care; LGBTQIA+ populations, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, college students, BIPOC issues

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Vanessa has a diverse background in mental health, spanning various settings from substance abuse outpatient facilities to private practice. Her journey began as an engineer at Boston University, where she discovered her passion for psychology and social work, driven by a desire to understand how individuals can implement change and how environmental and cultural factors shape their experiences. In her practice, Vanessa prioritizes client-centered therapy, emphasizing cultural sensitivity and systemic awareness. She fosters a judgment-free space for clients to explore their identities and challenges societal perceptions of mental health through advocacy and self-growth.

Vanessa believes in the inseparable connection between mental and physical health, advocating for self-compassion and empowerment. For those nervous about starting therapy, Vanessa encourages honesty about feelings and reassures that seeking support is a courageous step toward self-discovery. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring new recipes, baking, traveling, playing video games, hiking, and watching shows.

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Photo of Ann DoQui

Ann DoQui

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, trauma, chemical dependency and chemical dependency adjacent

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Reflecting on her path towards becoming a therapist, Ann says: “I originally became interested in mental health to find my own way, after a less than perfect childhood and adolescence. I think the best therapists are those who have done their own work, and are thus able to walk alongside their client, fully understanding the path that person is walking during treatment.” With experience ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma informed care, Ann has witnessed the power of the therapeutic experience with her clients.

Ann knows that many people might be nervous to start therapy, but wants them to know that “You are in control of the pace and depth of the work we will do together. This is a collaborative endeavor, and your feelings matter every step of the way.”

In her free time, Ann enjoys gardening, Pilates, and spending time with her husband and children.

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Photo of Emily Belford

Emily Belford

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Trauma-informed care, LGBTQIA+, seeking safety, addiction recovery

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

For Emily, having a background in clinical social work means understanding that each person is an individual and needs individual care: “I specialize in walking beside my client and helping them meet their goals, instead of trying to dictate what is wrong or what an individual should do or change.”

Having worked in substance abuse outpatient treatment for four years, Emily brings with her extensive experience with substance use as well as many common issues that are associated with addiction, such as codependency, trauma, and relational issues. She understands that trying therapy for the first time can be intimidating, and wants people to know that she can help you meet your goals in a way that makes you comfortable.

In her free time, Emily enjoys crafting, playing video games and watching anime, and spending time with her dogs.

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Photo of Kendall Davis

Kendall Davis

Pronouns

 

Titles

LPC, LAC

Specialty

CBT, Family systems, trauma informed care, anxiety, depression

US States Served

Serving: Colorado

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Kendall is a clinical therapist who has worked in outpatient and medical assisted treatment organizations for several years. As a first-level clinical supervisor, Kendall has provided both clinical services and supervision to other therapists. Prior to becoming a therapist, Kendall worked as a radio disc jockey and an over-the-road truck driver. Throughout Kendall's career, their focus has been on helping people discover their power to navigate through life, and being a trusted aid in the process of change.

Kendall is committed to facilitating the change process without causing any further harm. Kendall believes that change is a process of reaching new potentials, and that it starts with the individual. Kendall meets clients where they are and supports their plan as it develops. Kendall finds joy in playing video games, attending comedy shows, and reading a good book in their free time.

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Photo of April Garcia

April Garcia

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Trauma, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

April knew she wanted a career helping others in the mental health field since she was young. Having had trouble finding someone she could confide in herself, she wanted to make a difference in others’ lives by making a career out of counseling. April cares deeply about supporting her patients as they work towards a healthier life, and is motivated by seeing their personal growth during sessions.

In her free time, April enjoys spending time with her cats, going to Disneyland, exercising, and cooking.

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Photo of Brandey Herrera

Brandey Herrera

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Women, BIPOC

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Brandey brings a wealth of experience working with diverse populations across hospital, school, and private practice settings. Her journey into therapy was sparked by her own transformative experiences navigating life's transitions, instilling a deep appreciation for the power of a safe space to process emotions. Specializing in supporting women, BIPOC adults, and issues such as anxiety, stress, and self-confidence, Brandey is committed to empowering individuals through an intersectional lens, fostering resilience and self-compassion. She advocates for holistic mental health care, emphasizing the importance of addressing physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.

Brandey reassures those embarking on their mental health journey that nervousness is natural, encouraging them to embrace change at their own pace and discover the transformative potential of therapy. In her leisure time, she enjoys bonding with her family over TV shows, exploring the outdoors with her beloved Pittie, and indulging in reading accompanied by a refreshing matcha.

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Photo of Jazmine Maddox

Jazmine Maddox

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, EMDR, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, CBT, DBT, CPT, trauma, PTSD

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Ms. Jazmine’s turning point to becoming a therapist was in high school, when she enrolled in her first psychology course: “I no longer questioned the why's and how's or even my own past experiences. I now wanted to be a part of the change.”

Having worked in various settings with people experiencing addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression, Ms. Jazmine takes a collaborative approach to her therapy: “I would describe my therapeutic style as warm and empathetic, but ready to help you to overcome the obstacles that are standing in your way.”

In her free time, Ms. Jazmine enjoys spending time with her dog, exercising, and exploring her new city with close friends.

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Photo of Rumicko Kellenberger

Rumicko Kellenberger

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

APCC

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, and SBFT

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Rumicko believes deeply that having a supportive and trustworthy therapist to share the journey of life with is vital towards the human growth experience: “I have observed that therapy can be a metaphorical life line to individuals who seek to process their experiences, make meaning of them, in addition to the development of coping skills and insight to successfully navigate through them.” To anyone who’s nervous to start therapy, Rumicko wants them to know that all new journeys can encompass a level of fear, doubt, and hesitancy, but that the positive changes will outweigh those temporary feelings.

In her free time, Rumicko enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family.

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Photo of Christy Mammini

Christy Mammini

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, trauma, mindfulness, attachment theory

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Christy brings over 13 years of expertise in the field of psychotherapy, working extensively with individuals, families, couples, and groups. Witnessing firsthand the profound impact of mental illness and trauma on both individuals and families during her upbringing, she embarked on a transformative journey of self-discovery, driven by an unwavering need to fathom the intricacies of the human psyche. As her understanding of psychology deepened, Christy felt an innate calling to share this knowledge with others, guiding them towards a path of health and comprehension.Christy's motivation lies in facilitating individuals' exploration of their innate ability to heal from past wounds and obstacles that hinder their pursuit of a fulfilling life. Her firm belief in the fundamental right of every individual to receive love, support, and care underscores her approach to therapy.

When addressing those hesitant to embark on their mental health journey, Christy assures them of her understanding and the inherent anxiety associated with new beginnings. She offers a pace that is both challenging and comfortable, fostering an environment where questions are encouraged and embraced. As the poet Robert Frost once said, "The only way out is through," Christy believes that this journey is profoundly rewarding and worth every step.Beyond her professional dedication, Christy finds solace in running, hiking, reading, and spending cherished moments with her dog Zoe, family, and friends.

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Photo of Maggie Shapiro

Maggie Shapiro

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Trauma informed care, client centered, chronic illness, pre and post-partum, grief and loss

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Maggie, a licensed professional since 2019, possesses a wealth of experience in non-profits and community mental health, showing a deep commitment to serving her community. Her roles have included managing programs catering to diverse populations such as chronically homeless individuals, women with chronic illness, pregnant and postpartum women, and those seeking outpatient substance use treatment. Guided by strong mentors instilling a sense of purpose in helping others, Maggie has cultivated her compassion and empathy from a young age, primarily focusing on supporting individuals through life transitions and difficult changes. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, she has embraced working with a diverse and often marginalized population, striving to create positive impacts in her community.

Maggie strongly believes in the importance of addressing mental health for everyone, even for those who might seem to have everything together. She encourages the creation of personal spaces for self-growth, highlighting the inherent value in such an investment. Beyond her professional commitments, she finds joy in spending time with her children, attending concerts, watching sports, and nurturing her plants.

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Photo of Sandra Orozco Loza

Sandra Orozco Loza

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Art Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Motivational Interviewing. Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sandra brings over a decade of dedicated experience in directly assisting individuals grappling with mental health challenges. Her professional journey encompasses diverse roles, including serving as a Residential Counselor in a residential treatment program, delivering therapy within both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and providing social services at the county level. Sandra's enduring curiosity about the intricacies of the human mind and her fervent desire to contribute to mental health support drove her to pursue studies in psychology and social work, culminating in a career dedicated to aiding those in need.

Sandra's clinical expertise extends to a wide spectrum of conditions, including Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, support for LGBTQ+ individuals, and care for adoptees and foster children. What fuels her commitment is the profound resilience of the human spirit, and she finds immense fulfillment in nurturing and empowering others to reach their goals. Witnessing patients experience moments of clarity and knowing she played a part in facilitating meaningful changes in their lives brings her great satisfaction. To those who may initially find therapy intimidating, Sandra offers her compassionate support and reassurance, emphasizing her readiness to establish a meaningful therapeutic relationship to guide them on their healing journey. Beyond her professional endeavors, Sandra is an active soul, often found hiking, biking, and exploring new horizons through travel.

Photo of Sandra Thompson-Webster
Photo of Sandra Thompson-Webster

Sandra Thompson-Webster

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), conflict and crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, humanistic and motivational interviewing

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Sandra brings a wealth of experience garnered over 18 years, having worked across a diverse array of institutions and programs, including forensic mental health, state hospital outpatient initiatives, 24/7 crisis community teams, and a spectrum of environments from homeless encampments to shelters, substance abuse recovery programs, and child welfare initiatives. In her practice, Sandra employs evidence-based treatment strategies, approaching each client with a highly individualized perspective that meets them exactly where they are in their unique journey.

For Sandra, her work is a deeply personal calling rooted in her own experiences and the profound need she perceives within her community. She notes, "Not only have I had my own journey through healing, but I have personal experience encountering individuals who suffer from untreated mental health and substance addiction." Sandra's mission is to provide hope to those who may be feeling hopeless and to inspire others to acquire the tools needed to reach their full potential, thereby taking another step towards a more fulfilled life. To those who may feel nervous about embarking on their therapy journey, Sandra offers a comforting reminder: "I wish more people knew not feeling okay is only a chapter or two of the story…it is not the end of the book." In her free time, Sandra revels in the company of her family and numerous pets.

In her free time, Sandra enjoys road trips to both snowy and beach destinations, attends concerts, captures the beauty of nature through photography, and immerses herself in the soothing sounds of R&B, jazz, and soft rock.

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Photo of Jonathan P. Won

Jonathan P. Won

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

Psychological Associate

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, CBT, DBT, Trauma, LGBTQIA+, Testing, & Addiction

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

As a Chinese Filipino American, Jonathan grew up in a culture where mental health was taboo. Over time, he came to recognize the importance of mental health, which helped him train to become a psychologist. Jonathan has experience working with multiple therapeutic modalities, including CBT and DBT, and is motivated by creating social change and helping every client in some way or form. To anyone nervous about starting therapy, Jonathan says: “Nervousness is a sign of being uncomfortable. Being uncomfortable is the foundation of creating change.”

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

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Photo of Yulia Higgins

Yulia Higgins

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Adjustment to illness, grief and loss, relationships, family systems, anxiety, depression, CBT, DBT, Solution-focused and client-centered care

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Yulia always knew that she’d end up having a career centered on helping others, and feels that the mental health field is her true calling: “It brings me joy to see a positive change in someone’s life. I love seeing clients discover their inner strength, learn new coping skills, and regain hope.”

Yulia brings with her extensive experience providing therapy in various care models including outpatient mental health clinics, hospital settings, and palliative care. She wants people to know that it’s always the right time to start therapy, whether you’re experiencing a crisis or just looking to better understand yourself. “It takes courage to recognize the need in therapy and be vulnerable to open up to someone about your deepest hurts and struggles. You don’t have to walk it alone - there is help and there is hope.”

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Photo of Lisa Tahir

Lisa Tahir

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

LGBTQIA+, Addiction Recovery, Couples Therapy, Existential/Spiritual Issues, End of Life Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Body Image Issues, College Students, Healing from PTSD

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Lisa came to the mental health field after her own transformative experience with a therapist at a young age. With 22 years of experience as a therapist herself, Lisa is still amazed at how resilient and resourceful people are on their path towards feeling better: “The desire to be loved and happy drive so much of our human experience and I am motivated to help people achieve peace, fulfillment, meaning, and happiness.”

Taking a client-centered approach, Lisa works with you to change the beliefs you have about yourself by healing traumatic experiences so that you can feel happier and create the life you want.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys yoga, meditation, long walks, and spending quality time with her family, cats included.

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Photo of Asher Denise Lutz

Asher Denise Lutz

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, trauma, military

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Asher knows that for many people, starting a mental health journey can feel overwhelming. To anyone who’s nervous about starting care, Asher wants you to know that “You are brave, you are strong, you are here for a reason, growth feels uncomfortable as you are exercising a new way of thinking, being, living, and you can better be present in your life when you are operating from you fullest capacities of quality living.”

Asher believes that anyone and everyone can benefit from talk therapy, and feels honored to be a part of each of her clients’ journey towards healing.

In her free time, Asher enjoys hot yoga, networking, research, and self care.

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Photo of Joseph Marin

Joseph Marin

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Behavioral issues, anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, peer relationships, relationships issues Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Joe’s path to becoming a therapist is rooted in their childhood experiences: “I had a health scare that shook my world and it opened my eyes to how so many others are going through their own issues. I knew that we all go through our own mental health journey; it's important to help myself, others, and to help contribute with mental health awareness.”

'Having worked in various mental health settings including group homes, shelters, and at outpatient facilities, Joe brings with them a deep understanding of what motivates their clients on the path towards feeling better.

In their free time, Joe enjoys spending time with their family, working out, and playing basketball.

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Photo of Claudia Estrada

Claudia Estrada

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT; Latinx Community; Woman Issues Children/Adolescents; Grief; Anxiety; Depression; Stress; Relationship Issues Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Claudia has extensive experience working across diverse clinical settings, both in-person and virtually, with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in addressing a wide range of clinical diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, behavior problems, and relationship challenges, drawing from her own experience overcoming past trauma with the help of a therapist during her adolescence. Driven by her passion for assisting others in navigating their struggles, Claudia prioritizes her clients' well-being and aims to provide effective support tailored to their unique needs.

She aspires to gain leadership experience to further contribute to the field and aims to encourage prospective clients to explore therapy by validating their feelings, offering psycho-education, and suggesting they give it a try for at least a month. Outside of her professional endeavors, Claudia enjoys spending quality time with her two daughters and friends, engaging in a variety of enjoyable activities such as traveling, watching movies, visiting theme parks, camping, crafting, attending events, and exploring different cuisines.

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Photo of Olga Villanueva

Olga Villanueva

Pronouns

she/her/hers

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Olga is a dedicated mental health professional with over six years of clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. She has supported clients through various individual and relational challenges, including domestic violence, immigration issues, attachment wounds, identity conflicts, and life transitions. Her diverse background includes providing mental health services in both public and private sectors, from in-person sessions in schools, police departments, and community mental health clinics to telehealth therapy. As a Mexican-American cisgender woman and native Spanish speaker based in San Diego, CA, Olga has a deep commitment to social justice and a passion for helping others navigate their emotional struggles.

Growing up facing adversity within her own family, Olga understands the complexities of navigating challenging systems and the importance of mental health support in fostering resilience and healing. She specializes in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, codependency, attachment issues, emotional disturbances, stress, and life transitions. Olga creates a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space that promotes insight, support, empowerment, and alignment with personal goals. She believes in the power of the therapeutic process, even when it feels difficult, and encourages her clients to see it as a rewarding investment in their well-being. In her personal time, Olga enjoys practicing self-care, meditation, and staying active, all while nurturing her connections with friends and loved ones.

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Photo of Orlando Interiano

Orlando Interiano

Pronouns

He/Him/His/El

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

ADHD, Integrative, ACT, DBT, CBT, Humanistic Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Orlando brings extensive expertise in supporting individuals and couples through life transitions, specializing in ADHD, depression, anxiety, and addiction recovery. With a diverse clinical background spanning private practice to community mental health centers, Orlando applies humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness practices to empower clients on their healing journeys.

His journey into mental health was fueled by a natural inclination to connect deeply with others, coupled with personal growth experiences. Orlando is passionate about creating safe, empathetic spaces where individuals feel seen, heard, and empowered to explore their paths to healing and self-discovery. He believes in the transformative power of therapy and aims to destigmatize seeking help, emphasizing that therapy is a courageous step toward growth and self-awareness. In his free time, Orlando enjoys immersing himself in captivating books, exploring music through various instruments, and experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.

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Photo of John Pangilinan

John Pangilinan

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Task-Centered Approaches.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

John brings his expertise to various domains, including Hospital Social Work, School Social Work, and private practice. In his role as a Hospital Social Worker and school social work, John assists clients in navigating challenging situations. Drawing on a combination of therapeutic modalities, recognizing the significance of the first step in therapy and approaching each client's experience with a deep sense of honor, meeting them where they are and providing a non-judgmental and healing environment. John collaborates with his clients to uncover opportunities for growth, create goals, process feelings related to change, and facilitate a safe space for transitions.

Outside his dedication to his work and clients, John is a passionate home chef and enjoys the creative process of preparing delicious meals. He values his relationships with family and friends, as well as prioritizing self-care to maintain his own well-being. He harbors a curiosity about how other nations approach mental health and seeks opportunities to contribute to the global effort in helping those in need.

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Photo of Chihiro Usami-Melling

Chihiro Usami-Melling

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, compulsive eating disorder, and codependency

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

After immigrating to the US as a student, Chihiro experienced many of the issues she now helps others with, such as anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. Chihiro says “Seeking help for yourself is a very courageous act. Sharing your concerns with a trained therapist can be liberating and help you feel a lighter load on your shoulders.”

Through her therapy, Chihiro aims to help patients make a positive impact on their own lives by offering different perspectives to help them feel empowered and live authentically with emotional freedom.

In her spare time, Chihiro enjoys decluttering her house, performing strength exercises, playing tennis and learning to play the violin.

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Photo of Vanessa Chavez

Vanessa Chavez

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Vanessa, a dedicated mental health professional with five years of experience, specializes in providing direct therapy to adults, focusing primarily on depression, anxiety, and trauma. Her journey into the mental health field was serendipitous, guided by a friend who led her to a transformative experience working with remarkable individuals. Despite initial doubts stemming from a challenging internship, Vanessa discovered the profound impact she could make in people's lives, witnessing positive changes and progress. In her practice, Vanessa is passionate about depression and anxiety treatment, finding fulfillment in making a genuine difference in someone's life, especially during challenging times.

Committed to the well-being and healing of others, she challenges stereotypes surrounding mental health, advocating that seeking help is a natural part of life. Vanessa offers a reassuring message to those starting their mental health journey, emphasizing that healing takes time and expressing her unwavering commitment to supporting them every step of the way. Outside of her professional role, Vanessa enjoys shopping and cherishing moments with friends and family, creating lasting memories.

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Photo of Andres Garcia

Andres Garcia

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety, Depression, CBT, DBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, addiction, and substance abuse

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

As a first generation American son to immigrant parents from Mexico, Andres is deeply familiar with the specific challenges facing this community and others: “Growing up, mental health hit close to home and was viewed as a taboo topic. Because of that, I have answered the call to serve and provide individuals assistance with their mental health.”

With experience providing care to folks from all ethnic backgrounds and different walks of life, Andres feels motivated by the change he sees in his patients’ lives after they begin therapy. To anyone who might be hesitant to get mental health care, Andres says: “I have been there myself and it took several tries to finally take the leap. When I did, my healing began.”

In his free time, Andres enjoys computer programming, sports, and spending time traveling with his family.

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Photo of Iyanna Stoudemire

Iyanna Stoudemire

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Substance Abuse

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Iyanna is a versatile mental health professional who has gained valuable experience working across a variety of settings, including inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, correctional institutions, detox facilities, and schools. While her initial aspirations leaned towards a career in law, her life took a different turn when her parents opened their home to foster children during her high school years. Witnessing the profound impact of childhood trauma on behavior in adults, Iyanna felt compelled to delve deeper into the field of psychology, seeking a better understanding of how trauma shapes individuals' lives. This led her to pursue higher education in the field, solidifying her commitment to supporting individuals through their psychological journeys.

Iyanna is driven by her innate desire to continuously learn and embrace new challenges, propelling her growth within her career. She possesses a genuine passion for helping others navigate the various complexities of life, recognizing that mental health is a crucial aspect at every stage, from childhood to adolescence and through adulthood. Iyanna firmly believes that each individual has the potential to tap into their best selves, and she is dedicated to empowering her clients to envision and embody that version of themselves.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Iyanna finds joy in spending quality time with her family, engaging in the therapeutic and creative process of baking, relishing walks along the beach, indulging in arts and crafts, drawing inspiration from motivational speakers, and embracing new experiences.

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Photo of Bailey Armstead

Bailey Armstead

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT, Trauma-informed Care, DBT, psychosis, mood disorders

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Bailey brings a wealth of experience in mental health, having worked extensively in community health, private practice, and various settings such as psychiatric hospitals, homeless populations, and forensic environments. With a background in preschool teaching and providing support to children and adolescents in a group home, Bailey's journey in mental health began from a place of compassion and love for the field.

Specializing in depression, anxiety, anger management, psychosis, trauma, and mood disorders, Bailey thrives on the challenges presented in her daily work. She emphasizes the importance of building rapport with clients, recognizing the impact of nature and nurture on individual behavior, and tackling the stigma surrounding mental health in society. To those starting their personal journey in therapy, Bailey encourages seeing it as a step toward self-discovery, envisioning personal growth in relationships and life. In her free time, she finds solace in getting lost in the world of books on her Kindle.

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Photo of Rebecca Yeretzian-Santana

Rebecca Yeretzian-Santana

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Titles

LMFT, ATR

Specialty

High-acuity, trauma-informed, chronic & terminal illness, LGBTQIA+ ally

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Rebecca is an experienced psychotherapist and art therapist with a background in inpatient pediatric care, offering psychosocial palliative support. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, and families coping with chronic and terminal illnesses, serious mental health issues, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, and body image concerns. Her work spans both inpatient and outpatient settings, where she provides compassionate care to those facing profound emotional challenges.

Originally trained as an oil painter with a BFA in fine arts, Rebecca went on to obtain an MA in psychology to integrate art into her therapeutic practice. She is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for her clients, helping them find moments of peace amidst their struggles. Rebecca is particularly attuned to the nuances of the human experience, finding meaning, empowerment, and resilience in the face of adversity. She emphasizes the importance of intersectionality and diversity in mental health and believes that it’s okay not to have all the answers. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys painting and drawing from life.

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Photo of Traci Turner

Traci Turner

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Trauma specific care, CBT, and grief and loss

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Traci brings over 23 years of experience in human services to her role, having worked extensively with diverse populations. Beginning her career as a clinician for elementary and middle school students, she transitioned to providing individual and group therapy for incarcerated adults, focusing on areas such as parenting, grief and loss, and trauma-informed therapy for incarcerated women. Traci's journey into psychology was rooted in her childhood aspiration to be a helper, leading her through nursing school and eventually to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Human Service and a master's in social work. As she approaches retirement from the State of California, Traci looks forward to establishing a private practice to continue serving her community and surrounding areas.

Specializing in trauma therapy and grief and loss, Traci is deeply committed to guiding her clients towards healing and reaching their full potential. With a passion for assisting individuals in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, she emphasizes the importance of seeking help and reassures that no one will be judged for their struggles. Outside of her professional endeavors, Traci finds solace in reading, hiking, swimming, and spending quality time with her family, enjoying activities such as volleyball and badminton.

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Photo of Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health, College Students

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Melissa brings extensive experience from her roles in inpatient mental health and working with diverse populations, including adolescents, adults, and couples. Currently, in her role supporting college-aged students, Melissa focuses on recruiting quality mental health providers to ensure students receive optimal support in a university setting. She believes that addressing mental health is essential for daily functioning, relationships, and a purposeful life, considering it a privilege to guide individuals through life's challenges and foster greater awareness of their strengths and resilience.

Passionate about providing an authentic and safe space for her clients, Melissa emphasizes the transformative power of therapeutic connections and the importance of relationships in supporting mental health and wellness. While advocating for the destigmatization of mental health care, she encourages seeking therapy as a strength and essential self-care practice. In her free time, Melissa enjoys activities like running, yoga, and spending quality time with her husband and two young children.

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Photo of Alina Salisbury

Alina Salisbury

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT, Medical Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Restoration Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Alina specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults grappling with depression and anxiety disorders. Drawing from her personal experience with a supportive therapist during her upbringing, Alina embarked on a career in mental health to extend similar assistance to others. Employing a diverse array of therapeutic modalities such as Restoration Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, Alina emphasizes organization and values positive feedback in her practice. Family holds a significant place in Alina's life, driving her commitment to healing and support.

Alina reassures clients that seeking help isn't as daunting as it may seem, emphasizing therapy as a supportive space to navigate through challenges. Encouraging an open dialogue, Alina invites questions, ensuring that each individual's treatment journey is tailored to their unique needs. Beyond her professional pursuits, Alina finds joy in reading, engaging in board games and Dungeons & Dragons, playing video games, and taking leisurely walks along the beach.

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Photo of Kareena Rieselbach

Kareena Rieselbach

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, Trauma-Informed Care, ACT, Psychodynamic

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Kareena is a dedicated psychotherapist with a wealth of experience working with clients across a wide age range and in various settings. With a strong background in assessing and treating individuals in inpatient psychiatric facilities, as well as providing individual and group therapy in outpatient settings, Kareena has honed her skills to cater to diverse needs. Her passion for psychotherapy has been evident since a young age, as she naturally became a confidant for others and developed a genuine interest in understanding their emotions and experiences. After decades in the field, she remains captivated by the unique perspectives each person brings to the world, and she feels privileged to assist others in navigating life's challenges and achieving their personal goals.

Approaching therapy from a holistic and integrated perspective, Kareena tailors her approach to meet the specific needs of her clients. She has a sincere desire to comprehend and support each individual to the best of her ability. Recognizing that mental health is not a binary concept, but rather a nuanced continuum, she emphasizes that everyone faces mental health struggles at some point in their lives due to the inherent challenges of existence. Kareena firmly believes in the transformative power of therapy, creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can take control of their lives and embark on a collaborative journey of self-discovery.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kareena finds joy and rejuvenation in reading, embraces the tranquility of yoga, and cherishes moments spent playing games, immersing herself in nature, and enjoying the company of her loved ones.

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Photo of Candice Peterson

Candice Peterson

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, CBT, ACT, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Candice began her career in the mental health field supporting those who are unhoused or marginally unhoused. It was through this experience that she drew connections between mental health and life outcomes, and how having access to mental health care is crucial for people’s wellbeing and livelihoods.

Candice wants people to know that they’re not alone, and that while starting therapy can be overwhelming, everyone at some point will need support with their mental health.

In her free time, Candice enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and exercising.

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Photo of Shira Mehrnia

Shira Mehrnia

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Trauma focused therapy, family systems, post-partum and infertility

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Shira is a mental health professional with extensive experience in working with clients who suffer from eating disorders and addiction. She has worked in various inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, providing support and guidance to clients on their healing journey. Shira's work is inclusive and diverse, with experience working with individuals from different cultural, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Her passion for understanding people and their motivations led her to switch from nursing to mental health. Shira takes pride in helping clients find meaning and live fulfilling lives by facilitating incremental changes and solving problems. She believes that mental illness is not a character flaw and can happen to anyone. She also understands the courage and strength required for seeking help and aims to empower her clients through their vulnerabilities.

In her free time, Shira enjoys reading, taking long walks, and spending time with her kids at the park or the beach.

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Photo of Ayo Odeyemi

Ayo Odeyemi

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Ayo's journey through the mental health field has encompassed a range of roles dedicated to aiding populations across all life stages. With a breadth of experience spanning clinic, community, and skilled nursing settings, Ayo has been instrumental in providing support to individuals grappling with mental health disorders, medical challenges, physical disabilities, and co-occurring conditions. Her collaborative approach shines through in her work within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, where she has engaged closely with other professionals.

Ayo's commitment to partnering with individuals on their journey to healing stems from her genuine affinity for this collaborative process. Observing the profound impact of mental health on personal lives and the broader world, she has dedicated herself to creating positive change in her clients' lives. Her positive outlook is driven by a vision for a brighter future and a desire to foster a more optimistic view of the world for everyone.Ayo's priorities extend to her family, clients, and personal well-being as she remains deeply engaged in others' journeys to recovery. Her steadfast belief in the uniqueness of each healing process and the recognition that healing takes various forms beyond depictions on TV underscores her commitment to individualized care. She encourages perseverance, authenticity, patience, and self-worth for those seeking healing from trauma. Beyond her professional endeavors, Ayo finds joy in cooking, cleaning, traveling, and reading, reflecting her well-rounded approach to life.

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Jennifer Marsh

Pronouns

She/her

Titles

LCSW, CCTP, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

Specialty

EMDR, CBT, DBT, Integrative, Relational, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Focused, Healing from difficult childhoods

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Jennifer began her journey in helping others during her undergraduate studies where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences. It was during an internship that she found her calling to connect with people on a deeper level, prompting her to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her personal encounters with trauma have not only shaped her professional path but have also ignited her passion as a learner and advocate. Jennifer is deeply committed to understanding how past traumatic experiences manifest in both the body and mind, influencing present-day functioning. She specializes in addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD, bringing a blend of collaboration, creativity, and openness to new approaches in her therapy sessions.

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Harriet Esquivel

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, Art Therapy, Military

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Harriet has extensive experience in both school-based and office-based settings, working with children, teens, couples, families, and adults. With a double major in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy, Harriet is trained in evidence-based interventions and incorporates creativity into therapy for those who are open to it. She values a strength-based, person-centered approach, utilizing patience and creativity to foster a trusting and meaningful connection with her clients to help them achieve their goals and enhance their overall well-being.

Born and raised in Southern California, Harriet's warm, patient, and creative nature has been a defining aspect of her personality. Her journey into psychology began after a chance encounter in high school, sparking a passion that led her to pursue psychology studies. She values meeting individuals where they are at and celebrates the diversity of each person's unique needs, experiences, and aspirations. Harriet strives to spread awareness that seeking therapy is a valuable resource for navigating life's challenges and stresses, emphasizing that the first therapy session is like taking the first bite of a large task—it's a step towards healing and growth. Outside of her professional life, Harriet enjoys spending time at the dog beach with her dog, engaging in drawing and painting, cherishing family moments, playing catch with her sister, and indulging in anime.

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Heidi Kocharian

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW, MSW, PPSC

Specialty

Client- centered, cultural humility, strengths-based, solution-focused, systems theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, relationship-building/social skills

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Heidi has cultivated a diverse and impactful career in mental health over the past six years, spanning nonprofit settings, educational systems, and group and individual counseling. Her journey began with providing counseling services to adolescents and young adults in families affected by domestic violence. She extended her expertise to foster youth and their families and then moved into school-based therapy where she has spent four years assisting students with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and ASD through various therapeutic methods. Additionally, Heidi offers support to family members and guardians, helping them understand and aid their children's educational and emotional needs.

Heidi’s academic path in Collaborative Health and Human Services, with a concentration in social work, was largely driven by her own experiences as a first-generation college student navigating personal mental health challenges. These experiences motivated her to ensure that young people have better access to mental health services, particularly in educational settings where they spend a significant portion of their time. To deepen her impact, she earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC), specializing as a school-based therapist. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Heidi is committed to destigmatizing mental health care and fostering resilience through a nonjudgmental, collaborative therapeutic approach. Outside of her professional life, Heidi enjoys exploring new culinary experiences, engaging with her church community, indulging in photography, and relaxing with her family and cat.

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Penny Rayas

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

LGBTQIA, CBT, trauma informed care, body positivity Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Penny has dedicated the last 17 years to working with young adults and teens for the County of Santa Cruz, primarily serving monolingual Latino clients. With extensive experience supporting individuals post-hospitalization after suicide attempts, Penny brings a compassionate and understanding approach to those struggling with depression and anxiety. Viewing life as a spiritual path, Penny sees helping others overcome mental health struggles as a crucial part of this journey.

Penny is driven by a deep desire to make a difference in the world, fostering a better place for people, the earth, and animals. Recognizing the importance of connection in therapy, Penny aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and encourages clients to find someone they resonate with to improve their mental health. In their free time, Penny enjoys exploring new places, hiking, and traveling with their husband, kids, and grandkids.

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Photo of Michelle Quintanilla

Michelle Quintanilla

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

CBT, DBT Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Michelle has dedicated herself to advancing her education and expertise to better support diverse populations in the mental health sector. She began her career working with individuals with acute mental health disorders, where she experienced the unpredictable yet immensely rewarding nature of saving lives. Michelle later transitioned to working with children and adolescents, guiding them in finding motivation, setting goals, and developing emotional resilience. For the past six years, she has focused on helping individuals of all ages cope with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma.

Raised in a Latino community where mental health was often considered taboo, Michelle was inspired to pursue a career dedicated to effecting positive change. Her goal is to educate and assist individuals in need of mental health support, particularly those who may have been hesitant to seek help. Michelle emphasizes the importance of recognizing mental health as a personal and unique experience, impacting thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and overall well-being. She invites individuals to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, empowering them to take control of their lives with confidence. Michelle's approach emphasizes collaboration, guiding individuals toward achieving their goals with resilience and determination. Beyond her professional endeavors, Michelle enjoys traveling with her family, cherishing moments with her two kids and husband.