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 Candice Hall

Candice Hall

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma-focused Care

US States Served

Serving: Arizona, Colorado, 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 Kate Plascencia

Kate Plascencia

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT, CATC IV

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, substance use

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Kate’s interest in the mental health field began in high school with her first AP Psychology course. Now working as a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in substance use and addiction, Kate’s driven by “helping people reach their full potential and learning coping skills to deal with whatever life throws their way.”

Kate says she wishes more people knew that “change is possible and everyone struggles with something, whether it is something big or something small. There is no shame in asking for help, it is a shame when people struggle in silence because of the stigma associated with asking for help.”

When she’s not working, Kate enjoys being active through hiking, practicing yoga and spending time with her family and her dogs Kali and Leo.

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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

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 Michelle Chieme

Michelle Chieme

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Michelle began her career as a nurse in an oncology unit, where she noticed firsthand that while her patients were being treated for their physical illness, so many of them were also experiencing anxiety and depression: “I saw the importance of treating mind, body, and spirit.”

Michelle cares deeply about her patients — she sees herself and her patients as a team, getting through the issues at hand one step at a time. She’s passionate about destigmatizing mental health: “I wish more people knew that they are not alone with their symptoms, and that there’s hope.”

In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing with her three dogs.

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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 Joseph Marin

Joseph Marin

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

CBT, 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

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 Maya Carroll

Maya Carroll

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

PMHNP

Specialty

Depression, anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Maya is a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service, and has been working with active duty service members and their families for over 20 years. She cares deeply about her patients receiving the highest level of care possible, and takes an individualized approach to each person.

Maya wishes more people understood that mental health is a continuum, and anyone at any given time can develop a mental illness. She’s ready to work with you to start your journey to better mental health.

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Photo of Meaghan Cotter

Meaghan Cotter

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

MSN, FNP-BC

Specialty

Specializes in anxiety and depression treatment + young adult wellness.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

For Meaghan, it all comes down to people and the beauty of their lives and their stories. “Anxiety and depression are very real things and I am motivated to help people live their best stories through active listening, working as a partner in care, and medication management when needed.”

Meaghan began her career working as a nurse in a hospital setting, where she grew to love supporting the patient experience and helping people navigate complex life situations. After experiencing her own personal loss, she learned that everyone experiences struggle and sometimes needs support from others to get through it.

Meaghan wants people to know that mental health struggles are more common than we think, and that you’re not alone if you’re experiencing difficulties with your mental health. “Sometimes the problem in front of us can look really big. I always encourage people to break it down into small steps. If you climb one small ring up a ladder at a time, you will eventually make it to the top. It’s much more daunting to think you have to jump from the ground all the way up.”

Meaghan loves spending her free time going on runs or on long walks with her family.

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Photo of Nneka Jon-Ubabuco

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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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

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 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 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 Joseph Futerman

Joseph Futerman

Pronouns

He/His

Titles

Ph.D. LMFT

Specialty

Psychodynamic Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Family Therapy, Hypnosis, LGBTQIA+, Anxiety, Depression, Alternative Spiritual Paths (Non-Christian)

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Joe believes that the path towards solving humanity’s greatest problems begins with the individual: “What seemed like the best way to help people grow and change to become their best selves was therapy, which was what had helped me.” Joe is passionate about helping his clients find their pathway to health, efficacy, and happiness through curiosity and compassion.

To anyone who is nervous to start therapy, Joe says: “I believe with all my mind and heart that if you honestly and diligently undertake this process you can find better options for yourself and those you care about. We can do this together if you are willing and ready and I will promise you that I will be there with you on the journey.”

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Photo of Joy Linn

Joy Linn

Pronouns

She/They

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

LGBTQIA+, disordered eating, body image issues, trauma recovery, CBT, IFS, depression, anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Accepting New Clients

Bio

Joy’s path towards becoming a therapist began at a young age when friends and professors noticed their talent as a non-judgmental, compassionate listener, and encouraged them to enter the mental health field. With experience in community-based mental health settings as well as private practice, Joy aims to help their clients uncover the root causes that are causing them discomfort in their lives.

They believe that, while it’s completely natural to feel nervous when starting therapy, “It is often worth taking that risk. It is essential for all of us to do our part in shifting from a stigmatizing, pathologizing societal view by practicing compassion and respect for all mental health challenges.”

In their free time, Joy enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with their family and three cats.

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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 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

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 Tracey Manning

Tracey Manning

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LPCC

Specialty

Trauma-informed/trauma-focused therapies such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Having started her career as a finance major, Tracey soon found her passion for the mental health field after a psychology course changed the trajectory of her life. Twenty years later, Tracey is still deeply moved and motivated by her work as a therapist: “I appreciate being able to assist in facilitating that moment of insight, reprieve, and empowerment for my clients.”

Tracey has worked in a variety of settings and brings extensive experience in trauma-informed care, specifically with clients who have experienced violence. She wants people to know that their circumstances can improve no matter how long things have been a certain way, and that perfection is not required in order to be good or great.

In her free time, Tracey enjoys traveling, being out in the sun and in nature, listening to audio books, visiting amusement parks and museums, and playing video games with her child.

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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 Markroel Solte

Markroel Solte

Pronouns

He/Him/His

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety, Depression, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Veteran Issues, Substance Abuse

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

Mark believes that mental health care can be a priority for everyone: “Choosing to receive services in the mental health care field is just as normal as visiting a health care physician.” With a varied background including active military service that eventually led him to becoming a therapist, Mark brings with him experience working with families, veterans, as well as those experiencing substance abuse and addiction.

He cares deeply about each of his clients, and takes an individualistic approach to each session: “I'm here to help but more importantly, I'm here to listen. In our time together, you're the most important person in the room.”

In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with family, physical fitness, and learning new things.

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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

Limited Availability

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 Karen Contreras

Karen Contreras

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, complex trauma, parenting issues, relational issues among other concerns.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Being in the mental health field for the past 25 years has given Karen the type of perspective she hopes to pass on to each of her clients: “Emotional injury can be treated, validated and healed. Mental health, physical health, and spiritual health are integrated.”

With experience in trauma, relationship, parental and family issues, Karen aims to take an individual therapeutic approach to therapy: “I care deeply about walking with you as a confidant, guide, and beneficial influence towards healing.”

In her free time, Karen enjoys playing the acoustic guitar, singing, and spending time with her two grandchildren.

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Photo of Brenda Medina

Brenda Medina

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, Client Centered, Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused, Creative Therapies, Play Therapy. Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

For Brenda, her role as a therapist is about supporting her clients to learn to live their lives fully and with purpose: “I am here to facilitate your healing and self-empowering process, and to provide a safe space for you to do that at your own pace and on your own terms.”

Brenda brings direct experience working with a broad range of people including those suffering from trauma, grief, and loss, as well as those experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. She’s committed to increasing awareness about the benefits of treatment in the Hispanic population and to offer opportunities to patients to receive care in their mother language.

In her free time, Brenda enjoys playing the piano, training dogs, crafting, and traveling.

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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

Limited Availability

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 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 Jaime Gomez

Jaime Gomez

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders, Chronic and progressive illnesses, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

US States Served

Serving: Colorado

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

Jaime didn’t always picture herself in the mental health field, but a part-time job in college as a crisis hotline counselor changed the course of her career path: “It helped me realize I’m able to help people heal from the inside out.”

Over 20 years later and with experience in a variety of therapeutic settings, she’s continually inspired by the transformation she’s seen in people who invest in themselves by seeking therapy.

She wants people to know that mental health is health: “We are all worthy of good health and pathways to make it even better.”

In her free time, Jaime enjoys being outdoors with her family, watching true crime shows, and cheering for the Denver Broncos.

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Photo of Greg Gregson

Greg Gregson

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and communication

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

Greg’s experience spans across various mental health settings, including schools and outpatient facilities. He believes that starting therapy can be transformative, but doesn’t have to be complicated: “Imagine talking with a friend. It can be as simple as that.”

Greg sees himself as playing a role in helping his clients find their path. He centers his care around supporting each person as an individual, and gets great joy from seeing them move forward and grow.

In his free time, Greg enjoys working on his pilot’s license, spending time with his family, and caring for their furry little buddies.

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Photo of Miranda Robinson

Miranda Robinson

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Sexual issues

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

For Miranda, growing up in a rural town meant that access to medical and mental healthcare was limited. She knows firsthand the power that therapy can have to transform someone’s life, and while access can be hard, “You have to advocate for yourself and not give up. Therapy is good for us all.”

Miranda wants people to know if they’re nervous to start their mental health journey, as soon as they start working with her, they’ll wish that they started coming sooner.

When she’s not working, Miranda enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and crafting.

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Photo of Alexa Levine

Alexa Levine

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

MS, LMFT

Specialty

Specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Alexa believes that mental health care is a vital piece of one's overall health. Specializing in depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety, she’s seen firsthand the dramatic positive impact therapy can have on someone's life and the power of telling one’s story. “This motivates me to work with clients and assist them using empathy, compassion and support.”

For anyone who’s considering starting therapy, Alexa wants you to know that she’s excited for you to take this step and invest in yourself and improve your well being. “I truly believe everyone, regardless of circumstances, would benefit from mental health treatment. You don’t need to be in the midst of a crisis or major life transition in order to start or resume therapy! It’s a powerful way to reconnect with yourself, reflect, and increase motivation and insight.”

When she’s not working, Alexa enjoys spending time with her family, and dogs, listening to podcasts, reading, going on long walks and exploring new coffee shops and brunch spots.

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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 Christian Castaneda

Christian Castaneda

Pronouns

He/Him

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. Can provide therapy in Spanish/Terapia en Español disponible.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

Christian brings with him over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, from inpatient psych to rehabilitation centers to social work in the medical setting.

Christian cares deeply about bringing authenticity to the therapist-patient relationship, and believes that connection and belonging are paramount to help clients make the changes they want to see in their lives. “I am motivated by witnessing others grow.”

In his free time, Christian enjoys snowboarding, surfing, Jujitsu, and spending time with his wife and three dogs.

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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 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, trauma informed practice, and motivational interviewing

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

For Sandra, the systemic barriers to accessing treatment and care hits close to home and motivates her work: “I have personal experience growing up as a minority, and observing individuals who suffer from untreated mental health and substance addiction. I have always had a passion for working with individuals faced with mental health, grief and loss, and other challenging life events.”

In her work with clients, Sandra uses evidence based treatment strategies and takes an individualized approach to each client. To anyone who is nervous about starting therapy, Sandra says: “I wish more people knew not feeling ok is only a chapter of the story…it is not the book.”

In her free time, Sandra enjoys going to theme parks, concerts, and community events with her family, taking road trips, and listening to R&B, jazz, and soft rock.

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Photo of Julianne Bull

Julianne Bull

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Anxiety and panic specific care, LGBTQIA+ specific care

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

For Julianne, it all comes down to helping people discover and live the life they want: “One of the reasons I love what I do is seeing people learn that capacity for change.”

Julianne started in the mental health field studying child development as an undergrad, then went on to get her LMFT degree after realizing that she loved working with adults and seeing their ability to evolve: “We as people are so resilient and capable of so much more than we think.”

Julianne wants people to know that while there may be a learning curve when starting mental health care, your therapist knows how to guide you along this process and you will find the version of therapy that works for you that helps you achieve your goals.

In her free time, Julianne enjoys finding adventures around California, including hiking, new beaches, and hanging out at home with her two special needs rescue cats.

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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

Limited Availability

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 Jazmine Maddox

Jazmine Maddox

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety, depression, 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 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

Not 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 Jose Juarez

Jose Juarez

Pronouns

He/Him/El

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Anxiety/stress related issues, depression, family concerns, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ+, social isolation, grief and loss, substance use disorder, and trauma.

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

Jose’s passion for the mental health field comes from his 30-year career as a social worker in various settings, including a private practice: “I came into the mental health field to help make a difference and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.”

Jose is motivated by his patients and their capacity for change, and wants people to know that it’s normal to be nervous when starting therapy: “It’s OK to not be OK. Embrace the nervousness!”

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Photo of Stella Petros

Stella Petros

Pronouns

she/her

Titles

LCSW

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Limited Availability

Bio

Stella brings with her over 18 years of experience in the field: “I went into the mental health field because I believed in the strength and resiliency of the human soul. I believe change is possible and I am humbled to be a part of the client's change process.”

In her sessions, Stella focuses on a strength-based approach to guide her clients in re-establishing an authentic relationship with themselves and others so that they are present lovingly and mindfully to the life they envision. To anyone who is nervous about starting therapy, Stella says: “Beginning therapy is a deeply personal, and courageous decision. Feeling ambivalent and nervous is part of the start of your journey, and I will be there to support you through this process.”

When she’s not working, Stella enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Photo of Angie Terhorst

Angie Terhorst

Pronouns

She/Her

Titles

LMFT

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, mood disorders, identity, parenting issues, family systems, relationships, communication, pregnancy, postpartum issues, grief/loss and trauma & abuse, CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, SFBT, CPT, and EMDR

US States Served

Serving: California

Availability

Not Accepting New Clients

Bio

Angie’s motivation to become a therapist is rooted in her belief that life is full of wonderful and sometimes difficult or painful experiences, some of which leave people feeling stuck. “Many times, trauma or past wounds can hold us back from moving forward or functioning in life. Sometimes taking the first step requires great courage. I feel honored to be part of people’s journey to explore and change, which brings restoring hope and harmony.”

With extensive experience treating people of all ages through various therapeutic modalities, Angie brings with her an individualistic approach to each client. “I provide clients with a warm, non-judgmental environment; a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. I have a heart for helping others find deeper meaning and a sense of purpose.”

In her free time, Angie enjoys spending time outdoors working in her yard, taking hikes, and playing tennis.