OUR THERAPISTS

Therapists

Therapists at Abundance Therapy Center each have their own specialties and populations they help. We have over 40 therapists whom you can choose to work with. We encourage you to read therapists' bios to determine who may be a good fit for you. If you are unsure, we encourage you to contact us to help determine which therapist might be a good fit for you.

Specializations:

Individuals, Young Adults/Adults, Co-occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use, Psychosis, Trauma, Abuse, Suicide Ideation, Life Adjustment, Career Stress, Relationship Issues, Self-
Esteem Issues, Communication Skills Issues, Stress management, Coping Skills, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT,
Spirituality, Motivational Interviewing and Empowerment.

TINISHA SPENCER

Therapist, ASW #98123

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances:  Aetna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Ya’at’eeh! My name is Tinisha and I just said “Hi” in Navajo. I am Native American and my tribe is Navajo. Growing up on the reservation was not easy. Despite my own hardships, I use my resilience to help others who also experience their own trauma and/or issues that occur throughout their life. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from Arizona State University because I have a passion for working with people who are in need or may just need someone to talk to.  

Before getting my degree, I donated countless hours of volunteer work with non-profit organizations. I worked as a caretaker for the elderly and for a special needs person with multiple disabilities. I also mentored/tutored children. Professionally, I have experience interning at a substance use residential treatment center with adults to interning at a psychiatric hospital with adolescents/adults to working in an outpatient partial hospitalization program with adults struggling with mental health issues. My experiences continue to allow me to be creative, innovative, to become self-aware and open-minded so I can collaborate and communicate effectively with a diversity of individuals.

 

My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, full of empathy, and compassion. I have experience doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have worked with people struggling with anxiety, depression, substance/alcohol use, schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation to name a few. Regardless of your diagnosis, I want to learn more about you as a person and hopefully along the way, I can plant seeds of healing.  

Tinisha is supervised by Jyung Kyung Park, LCSW

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CATHERINE VILLALPANDO

Therapist, AMFT #100444

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

 Individual, Teens/Adolescents, Young adults, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem, Parental distress, Postpartum depression, Stress management, communication skills, Coping skills, CBT, Solution focused, and Strength-based. 

Hello, and welcome! My name is Catherine. I'm an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist that is soon to be licensed! Born and raised in the beautiful Orange County, California. I hold a Bachelors and Masters degree of Science from California Baptist University. I have over 5 years experience working as a mental health professional with adolescents and young adults. I truly believe that we all have the power to change, no matter where we come from or struggles we have gone through. I am ready to help you become the best version of yourself. 

 

My therapeutic approach includes various therapeutic methods to meet the clients’ specific needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, strength-based and solution focused. I believe mutual trust, respect, and freedom to share emotional content without judgement are crucial to the therapeutic process. I am ready to work together to form a unique treatment plan with goals to nurture the best version of yourself. 

Catherine is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT

KRISTINA PARIS

Therapist, ASW #99536

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances:  Aetna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Adolescents 13+, Young Adults/ Adults, Marital/Couples Therapy, Sex Addiction, Grief and loss, Anxiety, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Post-Partum Depression, Trauma, Mindfulness, Self-esteem, Career Stress, Christian Counseling available.

Are you struggling or hurting in your relationships? Are you hoping you found the right one? Did you come to a roadblock in your life? Many times, we want to find the right person we can spend the rest of our life with. Life can throw many curve balls your way that can be hard to deal with mentally, physically, and emotionally. It can be hurtful, painful, and at times hard to move past. They can also make or break a relationship. I want to be able to walk alongside you and help you in trying times and times of struggle. It is my passion to help individuals, couples, relationships, marriages, and families work through life’s challenges to connect, reconnect, and reach their goals.

 

I am dedicated to helping people in their healing process and building a stronger foundation towards wholeness.

My therapeutic style is compassionate, relational, experiential, and non-judgmental. I have training in scientifically proven strategies, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and will be able to help you overcome cycles that kept you bound and stuck. I have helped many individuals work through communication barriers, intimacy and sexual issues, infidelity. I have also helped families develop and establish trust, work through conflicts and struggles in parenting, and nourish the relationship between parents and children. 

I have a Bachelor‘s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in social work, and a second Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. I have been married for 13 years and have 2 children. I have 3 siblings (one of which is my twin brother). In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, volunteer at my church, go to the beach, and get a good massage. 

I look forward to seeing you soon and helping you reach the fulfilling life you desire.

Kristina is supervised by Jyung Kyung Park, LCSW

KELLEY ESCAMILLA

Therapist, LCSW #101874

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, MHN, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Young Adults/Adults, Individual, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Life Transitions, BIPOC, Bilingual in Spanish

Hello and welcome!

It takes a lot of courage to seek help and I look forward to supporting you in your journey of growth, change, and healing. My therapeutic style is warm, attentive, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. I aim to provide a safe supportive space where you can share about your thoughts, feelings, challenges, and experiences, while working collaboratively on your goals and needs.  

 

As a therapist, I work from a Humanistic client-centered perspective and from a culturally sensitive lens. I incorporate an eclectic approach by utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Psychoeducation.

In the state of California, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. 

I look forward to being a part of your journey of transformation and growth and l am honored to walk alongside you, as you discover different parts of yourself, your strengths, and as we work together towards your goals.

In my free time, I’m spending it with my loved ones, traveling, listening to music, and going to concerts. 

TELMA ILEANA ARMENDARIZ

Therapist, AMFT #130574

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances:  Aetna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Adults, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Mindfulness, Self-Esteem, Self Compassion, Intimacy and Sexuality, Meditation, Zen Buddhism, Self-Empowerment, Movement-Based Therapy, Creativity, Self-Actualization, Somatosensory Experiencing, Gestalt Experiential Therapy, ACT, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Sexual Issues (Men & Women), Victims of Crime/Abuse, PTSD, Career Stress, Bi-lingual in Spanish

Through my continued immersion in experiential approaches, I have been able to expand my therapeutic philosophies and interventions for the purpose of encouraging the connection with the source of our capacity for nourishment and self-compassion in order to allow access to wellness, pleasure, and healthy human connection. 

In addition to offering a safe and caring space to explore, I place great emphasis on opening up the way towards creating a solid sense of self and safety in the body. My clinical interests are directed towards the resolution of trauma via mind and body connection, self-compassion, empowerment, sex and intimacy/relational healing, and embodiment practices. 

My therapeutic approaches display a combination of Biopsychology and Holistic interventions, as I truly believe in our potential to tap into an aligned and rich human experience through psychodynamic, existential, experiential, and most importantly, cognitive and sensory awakening practices. I am dedicated to supporting my clients in learning to steadily develop an ability to connect and tap into their truest selves for the purpose of shedding any conditioning or acquired maladaptive coping mechanisms preventing them from achieving their full potential. 

My training on somatosensory experiencing has allowed me to further develop my interventions by placing an emphasis on the nourishment of the nervous system for the purpose of the release of trauma. These, along with elements of Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Zen Buddhist Psychology, Depth psychology, Meditation and Visualization, shape the style and atmosphere of my therapeutic sessions. 

Telma is supervised by Jyung Kyung Park, LCSW

Telma Armedariz, AMFT
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CHEYENNE MILLER

Therapist, AMFT #130684

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Specializations:

Individuals, Couples, Families, Children 6+, Teens/Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, CBT, Attachment, Family Systems, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Female Issues, Trauma, Victims of Abuse, PTSD, Career/Work Stress, Substance Abuse, LGBTQ+ 

Hello there! My name is Cheyenne and I have a true passion for helping others more than just your typical therapist. At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with an incurable, slowly progressive, physical disability that shook up my entire world. I experienced a whole new level of a lack in identity, anxiousness, and depression. I am now thankful for this blessing in disguise because it gave me the opportunity to go to therapy. Not only was I able to work on my own mental health but also learn how to effectively communicate with others, understand transitional phases of life, become self aware about family dynamics and even increase my self esteem. My therapist changed my life so it is my honor to continue doing this work to help others the way she helped me. 

 

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Channel Islands in 2018 in Psychology and my Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in 2021 in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

 

For the last two years, I have been working with a wide variety of individuals from all walks of life. I have worked in Residential Treatment Centers specializing in Substance Use Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bi Polar Disorder, OCD, and PTSD. The typical modalities used were CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused and Person Centered Therapy. 

 

I also have a ton of experience working via Telehealth since my internship, The Parenting and Relationship Counseling Foundation, started right at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020! I had the opportunity to work with children, young adults, couples, individuals, as well as teach parenting, co-parenting, and relationship skills workshop classes. PaRC's modalities used were Attachment, Family Systems, and CBT. 

 

Life doesn’t have to feel as scary as our anxious brains tell us it is. My goals are to meet you where you’re at, collaborate a realistic treatment plan, help you gain self awareness, get you back to the manageable life you once had, and lastly DO THE HARD WORK. You don’t have to do it alone, so do it with someone who is nonjudgmental, supportive, empathetic, and whose done the work themselves. Let’s discover the all new and improved 2.0 version of you! You deserve it! Are you ready? I am! Let’s get started! :) 

Cheyenne is supervised by Melissa Stander, LMFT

JESSICA HEREDIA

Therapist, AMFT #92919

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances:  Aetna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Adults, Children 6+, Teens, Couples, Families, All Types of Abuse, All Types of Trauma, Attachment Issues, Crisis Mental Health, Co-occurring Disorders, Elder Adults, Grief & Loss, Individuals, Life Transitions, Mild to Severe Anxiety Disorders, Mild to Severe Mood Disorders, Mind-Body Practices, Moderate to Severe Psychosis Disorders, Personal Development, Psychoeducation, Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma-Informed Care.

Be unapologetically you. 

We all deserve health, wealth, and happiness as we imagine it. This life can be filled with endless joy and endless suffering. At times we feel conflicted between who we imagine ourselves to be and who we look at in the mirror, some of us even struggle to face our own reflection. The two most important elements in a therapeutic space are safety and trust. My experience includes 6 years of working with persons experiencing mild to severe symptoms of various kinds of conditions in a space of healing. Symptoms are the direct result of ongoing suffering and internal conflict. 

We will sit together to understand your current stressors, personal patterns, and family patterns. Your life is your choice and at the end of our time together, my hope is you will feel closer to your true Self compared to the day we met. I work with approaches ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychoanalysis, Trauma-Informed Care, Spirituality, and anything relevant to your needs. I have worked with children as young as 5 years-old to people in their 90's and I have learned the invaluable lesson of working with people as individuals regardless of their background.  

I enjoy music, meditation, movement, learning, writing, relaxing with my loved ones, and investing in my healing journey. Persons I have worked with call me down to earth, genuine, patient, optimistic, and a great listener. I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Fresno State, a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fresno State, and I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Specialization in Integrative Therapy & Healing Practices at Pacifica Graduate Institute. My life long goal is to create a world immersed in love by creating one loving experience at a time.
 

Jessica is supervised by Jyung Kyung Park, LCSW

Jess Heredia, AMFT
Cindy Chou, LMFT

CINDY CHOU

Therapist, LMFT #131364

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, Optum, Anthem, MHN, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Individuals, Teens/Adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Setting Healthy Boundaries, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Communication and Relationships

Welcome! My name is Cindy, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


I am a friend, a sister, and a daughter of immigrants, born and raised in the ‘burbs of LA. I am a firm believer of approaching life with a strong sense of humor and an even stronger cup of boba. In my role as a therapist, I am most motivated by the resiliency of my clients and draw inspiration from my own lived experiences.

Life shouldn’t feel so tough. When challenges arise, my goal is to empower my clients to live more meaningful, present-focused, and value-driven lives. I achieve this by tailoring sessions to meet the unique needs of my clients with the help of evidenced based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and various other modalities.

I received my Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, San Diego in Psychology and my Master’s of Science from the California State University, San Bernardino in Clinical Counseling.  I have experience working with individuals who live with anxiety, depression, and past trauma, and enjoy helping my clients navigate through the struggles of everyday life. I have worked with people from all walks of life, with the bulk of my experience in community mental health working with at-risk youth.

My clients are welcome as they are, whoever they are. I approach therapy with a collaborative and non-judgmental stance in which clients can be their most true and authentic selves. I will walk with and support my clients in their journey to healing, growth, and to living their best lives!

NICOLE MOREIRA

Therapist, AMFT #127762, APCC #10306

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Families, Couples, Teens/ Adolescents, Young Adults, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Setting Healthy Boundaries, Grief/Loss, Communication skills, Coping skills, Cultural Identity, Bilingual in Spanish

Hello, and Welcome! My name is Nicole Moreira and I am a bilingual, Spanish speaking Associate Marriage Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor born and raised in Los Angeles. I am a proud Latina that is actively working towards destigmatizing mental health in Latin cultures. I received my bachelors of art in psychology from Humboldt State University, then went on to receive my masters of science in clinical psychology from Notre Dame De Namur. I am very passionate about helping others understand the self and building a safe therapeutic environment were clients feel safe and understand that you are not alone in your struggles.

 

I think every person is unique and depending on your needs, I incorporate different interventions in the therapeutic process such as psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma focused therapy, Family Systems, and Strength Based Approaches. I have worked with diverse populations, including adults with severe mental health issues, homelessness with mental health issues, children in school setting, and substance use with co-occurring mental health issues. Its important for me to meet you where you are and I am excited to working together.

 

In my free time I like to do DIY projects around my home because it brings me joy. I like to spent time with my fur babies and take them out for walks or to the dog park. I also enjoy going out for hikes and I love to dance. I try and find the little things that bring me joy. Self-Care is very important and it can look like anything, even taking naps while keeping up with the Kardashians is on in the background

Nicole is supervised by Melissa Stander, LMFT

Nicole Moreira, AMFT
Monica Barrameda, AMFT

MONICA BARRAMEDA

Therapist, AMFT #112025

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Christian Counseling, Individuals, Couples, Adults, Young Adults, Children, Teens, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Life Transitions, Relational Conflict and Communication, Codependency, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Family Conflict

Hello, and welcome! My name is Monica. I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Oftentimes, life is simply hard, whether it be difficulties arising in your relationships,  past trauma you still have not healed from, transitions in your life you need help to navigate through, and indecisiveness in career. All of this can be overwhelming, leaving you defeated, or lost. I am here to meet you where you are at and give you the coping skills and tools you need. I am here to help you to be self-aware of old patterns that are not working, and build new ones to build a better lifestyle.

 

I graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelors degree in Psychology. I graduated from Hope International University with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

 

My counseling style is empathetic and integrative. I will use what's best for you,  I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused therapy and Gottman Theory. I specialize in working with young adults and children. I have worked with young adults in their life transitions, and I have a year and a half experience working with children at a school. Furthermore, I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse.  My passion is to bring healing to others, whether it be from their past mistakes, betrayal, grief, or heart break. 

Monica is supervised by Melissa Stander, LMFT

JOANNA ARREDONDO

Therapist, LCSW #99436

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, Optum, Anthem, MHN, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Individuals, Attachment Disorders, Stress Management, Mood disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma and abuse,
Cultural Identity, BIPOC, CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Acceptance Therapy, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Female Issues, Substance Abuse, Postpartum Depression

Hi there! Welcome, my name is Joanna Arredondo and I am a bilingual, Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience supporting diverse populations in a variety of settings including community mental health, Federally Qualified Health Centers and mobile crisis in conjunction with law enforcement agencies. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health through California State University, Fresno.

Through a client-centered, integrative (mind and body), collaborative process rooted in authenticity, compassion, non-judgmental and a respectful approach, we work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, symptoms, and patterns to identify the root cause of your present stressors. Through this collaboration, we focus on identifying and/or enhancing existing strengths, copings skills, resources, and support system to cultivate self-compassion, resilience and assist you in overcoming challenges, navigate life stressors more effectively, enhance your relationships and improve the overall quality of your life.

My therapeutic approach consists of multiple treatment modalities entirely dependent on individual needs. These include Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, psychoeducation and more. I have assisted individuals experiencing Anxiety, Depression, situational stressors, relationship problems, adjusting to life transitions, suicidal ideation, behavioral issues, trauma, loss and grief, generational trauma, cultural identity and more. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and judgement-free space where you allow curiosity to be a part of the journey to your best self.

Joanna Arredondo, LCSW

CRESHA COLLINS

Therapist, AMFT # 119694

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

LGBTQ, Transgender and non conforming, body dysphoria, selective mutism, African American families and Trauma, Teens, Couples, Individuals, Young Adults, Sexual disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Grief/Loss, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Healthy Boundaries, Attachment Disorders, Cultural Identity, Mindfulness and Meditation.

“Not that the path was smooth and pothole free. But still, it was my path, and like me, it was bound to be unique” -Zoey P.C

 

Welcome and thank you for landing on this site. Thank you for making self-care a priority for yourself, as well as for those you care about. It isn’t easy to open up to a complete stranger, especially about unresolved feelings and emotions. I want to commend you for putting yourself first, by choosing therapy, as a vehicle for your healing process.

My name is Cresha and honestly, I’ve been a therapist all of my life, just without the title, of course. I’m the person everyone has always called with their most treasured secrets and I would always try to help whenever I could. As far as my background is concerned,

I originally studied film. I received my BA in directing/producing and went on to travel the world, making music videos and film. Working in the film industry, is where I experienced so many people, who’s behaviors appeared to be incongruent with what they were projecting to the outside world. Most presented as anxious, had very low self-esteem, boundary issues, body image concerns and addictions. Initially, I wanted to better understand my Actors, by studying psychology.

Well, I took one psychology class, and the rest is history. I moved on to receiving my Master’s in psychology, as a Marriage and Family therapist. My family owns a non-profit, that serves the homeless community, in downtown Los Angeles. I worked there for many years, as a peer specialist and client advocate.

In addition, I’ve worked as a therapist at an intensive trauma focused center, who serviced rape victims, human traffic survivors and many more. I’ve also worked with children, who were as young as 3 years old, as well as elderly individuals.

Cresha Collins, AMFT

My approach is client centered and I believe in meeting the client where they are. I’m extremely empathetic, pride myself on being authentic from the start and I’m very easy to talk to.

I encourage clients to be forth coming, by simply being themselves. Besides, Everyone else is taken. Another approach I use is solution focused. I consider myself to be an active listener. I work hard, with my clients, to help them better understand where they lost compassion for themselves. I’m an advocate of journaling, because it helps to unlock the subconscious and considering a huge portion of our day to day lives are being governed by our subconscious, it makes sense. I’m optimistic, patient and consistent. My interventions are based on each individual client and never handled with a cookie cutter approach. I believe we all have very unique talents, that have gotten lost in translation. With your help, I believe we can find the very thing that brings excitement and balance. At the end of the day, people won’t remember your name or your face, but they will remember the way you made them feel. It is my honor to treat clients with the opt-most respect and to honor their journey. No one was given a blueprint. We are all just trying to be our best selves.

I’m from Hollywood Ca. originally, so I’ve seen my share. There is nothing you can tell me that would surprise, shock or scare me, so please always speak candidly.

My passions are working out, cooking, poetry and music.

Now that you know so much about me, I’d love to learn more about you.

Cresha is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT. 

Alex Cooperman ACSW

ALEX COOPERMAN

Pronouns: she/her

Therapist, ACSW #101850

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Families, Children, Teens/adolescents, Young Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, ADHD, Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+ Identity, Life Transitions, Communication and Relationships 

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves,” Viktor Frankl.

 

Hello and welcome! I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from the Oakwood School in North Hollywood, I went on to receive my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Skidmore College in New York. Soon after, I received a Master of Social Work from Columbia University, with a specialization in clinical practice. As the granddaughter of two Holocaust Survivors, I have always had a passion for helping others create a life worth meaning, especially considering the impact of trauma on the lives of individuals and their families. When individuals face situations outside their control, they may feel stuck and unsure of how to adapt to these circumstances. As a therapist, I am committed to guiding you towards finding meaning in that situation. Together, we can find what you can learn from it, and discover new ways to carry you through.

 

My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, client-centered, and strengths-based, where the individual’s self-determination and strengths are highly emphasized. I incorporate a variety of  therapeutic interventions based on your personal needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am highly motivated to meet you where you are at and build a strong therapeutic relationship together.

 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and partner, going to the beach, swimming, reading, and having little adventures. I am creative and enthusiastic, qualities I love to use and bring into my work as a therapist. I believe that people can be resourceful and resilient, even among adverse conditions. I am committed to providing a safe therapeutic space, one that is full of compassion and an open mind. I am looking forward to working with you!

Alex is supervised by Jyung Kyung Park, LCSW.

Saray Ceja, APCC

SARAY CEJA

Therapist, APCC #7975

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Adults, Grief and Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Communication Skills, Stress Management, Parenting Skills, Coping Skills/Stress, Christian Counseling, Bilingual in Spanish

There is such a broad spectrum of daily challenges we face whether long-term or short-term. Some seasons may feel lighter while others are unbearable. All in all, living in the mediocre is downright excruciating. I am here to say, you do not have to figure it out on your own. There is nothing more beautiful than the journey of self-healing and I would be more than honored to be a part of this process with you.

 

That is why I am passionate about partnering with each of my clients to reach their individual goals and live authentically. 

 

I use a strength-based approach and enjoy teaching my clients through psychoeducation, coping skills, skill building, and offering a fresh perspective—all to manage the hard things.  I believe in using an eclectic approach based on individual needs and utilize a wide array of modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma informed Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. 

 

I look forward to collaborating with you!

Saray is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT. 

JUSTINA WONG

Therapist, APCC #9356

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individual, Couples, Young Adults, Adults, Substance Use Disorders and Addictions, Trauma, Military Veterans, Life Adjustments, Self-Esteem, Mindfulness and Meditation, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Stress Management

I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I believe every client has a story to tell and I am passionate about helping people tell their stories and stand in their truths. Standing in your truth and accepting your story can be very painful growing process. I am here to support you in finding yourself by growing through your struggles and pain.

 

My counseling style is client-centered and integrative. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), art therapy, cinematherapy, and strengths-based approaches. I specialize in working with the military veteran community and clients who identify with experiencing substance use and addictions, depression, anxiety, and stress related to work/academics.

 

I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. In my spare time I like to work on special projects that support the military community, volunteer for different organizations that serve military veterans and their families, and bake for others.

Justina is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT.

Justina Wong APCC
Veronica Kim, AMFT

VERONICA KIM

Therapist, AMFT #98359

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Adults, Young Adults, Teens, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Life Transitions, Relational Conflict and Communication, Codependency, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Family Conflict, Personality Disorders, Spirituality

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” –Carl Jung

Whatever initiated your choice to heal, I’m glad you’re here. It takes tremendous courage and resolve to reach out for professional help, and I do not take that for granted! My commitment to you as a therapist is to listen closely and see sensitively as I help you make your way forward on a path that’s specific to who you are and where you hope to be. Together, we can find out what works best for you, whether it’s visiting the past to illuminate your present realities, integrating tools to support the lifestyle of your choosing, releasing old habits/beliefs/patterns, or discovering previously unrecognized parts of you. 

 

My inclinations are toward the Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic, but I choose to remain eclectic and flexible to support the unique traits and challenges you carry within you. I have about 5 years of experience working with diverse populations, including children in school settings, adults and families in IOP settings, and teens at a recovery center. I have encountered common struggles across cultures, but the way forward has always seemed to be complex and unique to the individual.

 

When I’m not immersed in the therapeutic process, I enjoy acting in small projects, cuddling with my cats, and wandering into local shops or museums—usually accompanied by an overpriced latte. I look forward to accompanying you toward your most empowering and self-embracing choices! 

Veronica is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT.

SHANNON HO

Therapist, AMFT #128235, APCC #10268

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Couples, Families, Teens/Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Parenting, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Life Transitions, Recovery Skills, Substance Use, Addiction, Self-
Esteem, Holistic Health, Empowerment, Cultural Identity/Identity Conflicts, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation

"The bird who dares to fall, is the bird who learns to fly." - Unknown

 

Hi, and welcome. I'm so glad you're here. My name is Shannon, and I am a therapist working in the Los Angeles area. However you envision your best self, I want to help you get there. Therapy can be scary, especially if you're just starting out or if you've had negative experiences before. My approach to therapy is to provide you with a safe space, and to allow you to take it from there; whether you would like the space to explore and to find yourself or if you would like to learn concrete tools to help you manage whatever it is you're going through, I want this space and this time to be yours. 

 

A little about me: I received my degree from Pepperdine University and have worked extensively with individuals with dual diagnoses, chronic mental health issues, community mental health, jail mental health, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, behavioral health and cultural identity issues amongst many others. My passion is to empower others to be their best and most authentic selves while giving them tools to navigate the stresses of daily life. I spend my free time with loved ones, on my couch with a new book or travelling (pre-COVID times).

 

I look forward to getting to know you as we work together to achieve your goals. And again, welcome - I'm glad you're here. 

Shannon is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT.

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Tiffany Shigeoka, APCC

TIFFANY SHIGEOKA

Therapist, APCC #8056

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Adults, Young Adults, Children and Teens, Anxiety and Social Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Stress, Adjustment Disorders and Life Transitions, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Meditation and Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and Addiction, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Needs

"We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved.  They come together and they fall apart.  Then they come together again and fall apart again.  It's just like that.  The healing comes from letting there be room for all this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy." - Pema Chödrön

 

Welcome! My name is Tiffany and I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with experience working with varying mental and behavioral health conditions throughout the human lifespan.  My philosophy and therapeutic modality includes actively collaborating and understanding who you are in a holistic fashion.  My interventions will be based on your individual needs, however I do primarily work from a person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach.

 

I am originally from Honolulu, where I was born and raised, prior to moving to LA.  I received my bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, then went on to receive my master of science in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Prior to joining the Abundance team, I mainly worked with high-risk populations including comorbid substance abuse and mental health disorders, along with facilitating groups including CBT skills, process groups, and social anxiety groups.

 

Outside of session, I volunteer, cook/bake (and on a mission to perfect banana bread), garden, hike, meditate, and travel/explore new places.  I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

As they say in yoga, the light in me honors and recognizes the light in you, and I wish you healing and prosperity through this shared endeavor we call life.  I look forward to being part of this wonderful journey with you.

Tiffany is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT. 

WENDY JAFFA

Therapist, LCSW #84925

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, Anthem, MHN, Cigna, Optum Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Young Adults, Adults, Life Transitions, Career Goals, Relational Issues, Stress Management, Grief and Loss

At every age, we face life-transitions. Sometimes we can navigate through them on our own and sometimes we need help to find that path.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping individuals find their path of joy by understanding the past, finding their voice in the present, and mapping out hope for the future. I can help you develop coping skills when facing unexpected and demanding situations so that you are able to move forward on your own path and at your own pace. Whether it’s adjusting to a new job or relationship, grieving the loss of a loved one, or managing life’s anxiety, I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to heal, grow and move forward. Together we will find strategies that will help you through these life-transitions and to help you be a better you.  


I am a compassionate and interactive therapist who strives to build a strong rapport with each of my clients. I use evidence-based treatments, including CBT, solution-focused, and Mindfulness approaches while maintaining a trusting and open environment.  


I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from CSU Long Beach. My training began in Clinical Case Management where I worked with clients facing challenging life obstacles. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike, walking my dog and spending time with my family. 

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CORNELIA SEIFFERT

Pronouns: they/them

Therapist, LCSW #104102

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, MHN, Anthem, Cigna, Optum,Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Adults, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Fears/Phobias, Gender Identity, Cultural and Systemic Oppression, Health Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Identities

I provide services for adult clients grappling with issues such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, interpersonal problems, health anxiety, financial pressures, grief, and trauma. I am a Diplomate & Certified CBT Therapist through the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies. I am certified in Motivational Interviewing (to assist clients with change). 

 

I take a person-centered, and strengths-based approach to therapy with clients. I have worked in community mental health care on and off since 2004 in both the United States and Oxford, UK. I provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ clients.

If you are looking for an accepting, supportive therapist who will help you reach your potential and engage fully in your life, please reach out. I believe that we all have the answers to life's problems within us but sometimes need guidance and support. I am LGBTQIA+ informed and queer-identified and provide a safe space for marginalized communities.

MARIA SOTO

Therapist, LMFT #129841

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, MHN, Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Optum, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Specializations:

Individuals, Older Teens, Young Adults, Adults, PTSD/Trauma, Panic Disorder, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Self Esteem, Empowerment, Bilingual in Spanish

I find that my approach to therapy is about discovering your wholeness through the process of self exploration, finding safety in allowing yourself to speak from your own voice, and finding ways to merge into a more empowered version of yourself. I work on getting to know the person at their essence, to address personal needs in relationships, and build awareness about core areas of focus in life patterns, to get you to where you want to be.  I believe therapy is a collaborative experience of personal accountability and authentic regard for healing.   

 

Some of my specialties are working with transitions, trauma, depression, PTSD, anxiety, Panic Disorder, women’s issues, boundary setting, and improving self esteem from a strength based lens. I am especially passionate about working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults, who are going through difficult times while also highlighting the positives of seeking therapy at any phase of life.  I am certified in several evidence-based practices, use experiential therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and trauma responsive treatment to process difficult emotions and improve the use of coping skills that are tailored to your specific needs. 

 

Together, we will work to improve reactions to stressors, build awareness about life patterns, and address alternative responses, to improve healthier relationships, WHOLEsome wellbeing, and positive self image. 

 

I am a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of experience working in community mental health. I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology with emphasis is Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2017. My experience encompasses a variety of clinical settings and services provided to individuals of diverse backgrounds. I am an empathetic and communicative person who enjoys providing services that are aligned with your needs and personality. In my personal time, I enjoy walking my dog, love a variety of self-care activities like journaling, decorating my home, and spending time with others. 

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ALLISON MARX

Pronouns: she/hers

Therapist, LMFT #127652

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem, Kaiser, MHN, Cigna, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Individuals, Young Adults, Adults, LGBTQIA+, Film Industry and Creative Professionals, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Identity, Life Transitions, Grief & Loss, Relationship issues, Polyamorous/Ethically Non-Monogamous Relationships, Gender and Sexuality, Mindfulness, Art Therapy

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who came to this field of work because I am passionate about helping people navigate life challenges to embrace their true selves and live authentically. That is not always easy to do in this world. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is key to creating meaningful change, and I strive to make this a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel empowered to explore, grow, and get to know yourself better.

My therapeutic style is warm, client-centered, and collaborative. I will work with you to customize our sessions to support your needs and goals in therapy. My approach is trauma-informed and incorporates Psychodynamic and Humanistic therapies along with mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and Art Therapy. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and with clients in polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous relationships, providing affirmative, kink/BDSM-aware, and sex-positive therapy.

I received my Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Prior to becoming a therapist, my career was in film and tv production, and now I enjoy working with creative professionals who are seeking a therapist who understands the stressors unique to their fields. When I am not in the office, I am often enjoying the great outdoors - hiking, camping, or riding my bicycle to the beach. And I love getting lost in a good book or tv series.

I look forward to meeting you and joining you on this journey!

MICHELLE SHIM

Therapist, APCC #6708

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals, Families, Adolescents, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Self-esteem, Life Transitions, Grief/Loss, Positive Parenting, Relationships, Christian Counseling, Self-empowerment

Beginning therapy can be both a courageous and empowering adventure. I enjoy guiding others in rewriting their own stories and I find fulfillment in witnessing the breakthroughs. The stories of our past, present, and future all work together to create our daily habits and actualized identities- but they don’t have to define our identities or capabilities.

 

My “style” encompasses a collaborative, person-centered experience that works toward identifying the foundations of your present concerns, while guiding you toward culturally-sensitive insights and meaningful changes. I’m most passionate working with women, artists and POC because of my own lived experiences. While I acknowledge the uniqueness in each of my client’s needs, I mostly find inspiration through a mix of the theoretical models of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Trauma-informed Therapy, Play Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and EMDR. Most of our sessions will explore negative thinking patterns, identifying/labeling emotions, behavioral changes, emotional dysregulation, conflict resolution, ‘adulting’, self-care, and/or faith-based exploration. 

 

I received my Masters in Educational and Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University in 2019 and have worked with at-risk youth, adults, and families in both schools and practices for 10+ years at various capacities. If I’m not in session, I am tending to my own relational gardens, reading to learn, quenching my wanderlust for outdoor adventures, or obsessing over cute dogs.

 

I look forward to working together towards your goals!  

 

Michelle is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT. 
 

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EVELYN RO

Therapist, LCSW #102610

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, MHN, Anthem, Cigna, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Teens, Adults, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Issues, Attachment Issues, Anger and Behavioral Issues, Self-Esteem, Stress, Grief & Loss, Trauma/PTSD

Because both theory and practice have taught me that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle by which meaningful therapeutic outcomes are achieved, I place great emphasis on developing a sense of safety, trust, and authenticity in our work together.

The same personality tendencies, thought patterns, communication styles, and ways of resolving conflict that may be causing you distress in the present moment have likely benefited you or helped you to get your needs met at other points in your life. And yet, when these characteristics cause us pain or distress, the natural tendency is to avoid, reject, or attempt to fix these parts of ourselves in isolation. But when we seek to understand these characteristics in the greater relational, familial, cultural, generational, and sociopolitical context of who we are, we find that the same sense of pending doom that debilitates us in one context helps us to be controlled and productive in another; or that the same tendency to challenge authority that gets your teen into “trouble” in the school setting helps them to assert themselves and speak up against injustices in another context.

My aim is to be a guide on the side (not a sage on the stage) to help you understand, integrate, and accept all aspects of yourself. I seek to understand the pain points in your life that bring you into therapy (whether it’s relational conflict, a critical life event, life/role transition, or mood changes causing challenges in your work, relationships, or daily life) in the greater context of who you are—as a whole person. We will explore, examine, and practice together how you can draw from your own strengths and resilience in order that your personality tendencies, thought patterns, communication styles, and ways of resolving conflict can be more helpful to you in your everyday life.

A large part of my professional experience has been in urban, public school settings in the Los Angeles metropolitan area—it’s a context that I've come to understand well. For teens, the school setting entrenches much of their lives—and yet, it’s rare that parents/caregivers get an accurate, full glimpse into their teen’s everyday experiences at school. As a mental health professional with experience supporting teens in the context of the education system, I’ve witnessed firsthand the social, academic, economic, and family stressors that teens face. This works out for well me because I find immense meaning in working with teens/young people as they journey through this critical juncture in their lives called adolescence. Whether your teen is having difficulty adjusting to a change in their lives, is experiencing sadness, anxiety, or self-esteem issues, or interpersonal conflict, I utilize my experience and insight in the education system to help you understand your teen and to help your teen gain the skills, self-awareness and self-understanding to thrive.


A few tidbits about me—ice cream is my go-to dessert; I enjoy reaping the benefits of running (but don’t always enjoy the run itself); and if you haven’t noticed already, I like to write in parentheticals (there’s always more being said than meets the eye, right?) 

LESLEY FISHER

Therapist, LMFT #129066

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Specializations:

Children (Ages 5+), Teens/Adolescents, Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Working Professionals, Children of Sexual Abuse and Trauma (CSEC Youth), Crisis Intervention, Eating Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Self-Esteem and Body Image

I believe everyone should have a safe space to be themselves in a non-judgmental environment and be heard. I would like to provide you with that safe space to share your story. As a therapist, I have worked in a school setting and in the community providing individual therapy to young children, teens and their families. I have spent the majority of my time serving teens, adolescents and adults who have lived in transitional housing and shelters and have experienced PTSD, sexual abuse and assault with dual diagnosis. I have also worked in-patient and outpatient hospitalization for eating disorders. I have specialized in anorexia, bulimia and binge eating while assisting with nutrition, meal prepping along with self-esteem, body image issues and managing depression and anxiety. 


In my approach to therapy, I meet you where you are at and collaborate with you to address the core presenting problem and create meaningful goals that you want to address during the course of therapy. I use different approaches during the course of treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge the negative thoughts and focus on integrating positive thinking, and work on implementing new behaviors and ways to respond to triggers and events. My work is also client-centered and humanistic to create acceptance, awareness and self-love. 


I attended the University of La Verne, receiving my B.S in Psychology and graduated in 2012 following that I attended Mount Saint Mary’s University for my Masters in Psychology for Marriage and Family Therapy.  My interests include reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. 

CATLIN MCGEE

Therapist, LCSW #79928

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser, MHN, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Children (ages 0-12), Teens, Families, Adoption, ADHD, Trauma and Abuse, Anger and Behavioral Issues, Parenting Support, Autism

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience specializing in psychotherapy with children from preschool through adolescence and their families.  My primary areas of focus include behavioral challenges and adjustment issues, ADHD, adoption, and trauma.  I believe parents and caregivers are the experts on their children and view therapy as an opportunity for connection, growth, and healing. I offer a nurturing, non-judgmental space that is client centered, collaborative and strengths based.  

 

I received my Master's of Social Work from Boston College in 2009 and settled in Los Angeles with my husband.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, family and friends, as well as traveling and reading.

 

I look forward to meeting you!

KRISTY FLETCHER

Therapist, AMFT #114855

Location: LA Office, Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Individuals/Adults/Young Adults, Couples, Substance Use, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Communication Skills, Mindfulness and Meditation, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Bilingual in Spanish

I am a cisgender, woman of color with a warm, calm and patient approach toward all clients. I believe in the power of authenticity and transparency, and enjoy the process of helping others reach their goals toward becoming tuned into themselves and others. I guarantee to show up authentically to each and every session. 

I believe there is power in the humanness we all share and I look forward to holding space for the unknown challenges you are willing to work on. I am a firm believer in therapy being a collaborative process where you are the driver, and I am here to hold the flashlight toward the paths leading to a life you feel works best for you. Therapy is about you and your goals with yourself, your loved ones and extended supports. I am a compassionate, empathetic, and a non-judgmental clinician who has worked with adults and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, self-esteem, communication and traumas. I specialize working with persons struggling with addiction, cross addiction and dual diagnosis disorders, specific to women.

My approach is eclectic and I use a variety of modalities, depending on what best suits you; I do not believe there is a cookie cutter approach to treating you. I believe in treating everyone with positive unconditional regard, and allowing you the freedom to explore the possible approaches to best reach your goals. The hodge-podge of therapeutic modalities I use are: client centered, humanistic, solution focused, experiential, strength based, CBT, and mindfulness. 

I received my Masters degree from Pacific Oaks College, have worked in the non-profit sector for over 6 years, and believe this career chose me to be an instrument of healing. In my free time I enjoy camping with my girlfriend, board games with friends, playing softball, painting, hiking mountains and cuddling our three kitties. I look forward to working with you to find the best way for you to feel supported and closer to becoming your highest self. 

 

Kristy is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT
 

SAMARA KATTEN

Pronouns: they/them

Therapist, LCSW #99750

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, and Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Young Adults/Adults, Teens/adolescents, Children, Older Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Power/Gender issues, Gender Identity Challenges, Transgender/Nonbinary, LGBTQIA+ Identity, Multi-Cultural/Multi-Generational/Intersectional Identity, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Communication and Relationships, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Physical/Mental/Spiritual Wellness

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” -Brene Brown


I believe that no one has one single story, and I take an intersectional, strength based approach to help you explore the many stories that have shaped who you are. Through development of a trusting and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, we can collaborate to identify the best strategies to help you evolve and cultivate change in your life.


I am a queer, nonbinary identified therapist with a warm and authentic deamnor. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and utilize a wide array of modalities, including psychodynamic techniques, attachment-based, and trauma informed therapy, strength-based therapy, Gestalt therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art and play therapy techniques, and Feminist therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness practice to help you discover how to become more present and connected to your mind, body and spirit. Whatever your current needs may be, we can work together to determine the best approach for you. 


I received my Master’s degree in social work from California State University, Northridge in 2016.  My clinical experiences include providing field-based mental health services and crisis interventions to underserved children, teens, adults, and families with various mental health struggles, including trauma, depression, and anxiety.  I have also worked with older adults and children on the Autism Spectrum and with learning disabilities.

JEFF HSIAO

Therapist, AMFT #119527

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

College Students, Young Adults/Working Professionals, ADHD/ADD, Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Perfectionism, Self-Esteem, Procrastination and Productivity, Stress and Burnout, Purpose and Meaning, Gaming Addiction, Men’s Issues, Positive Psychology (Happiness), Bilingual in Mandarin

Imagine the freedom of being your authentic self.

I make it a priority to create a safe and non-judgmental space when you enter the world of therapy. We will explore the cards you were dealt and together, find the best hand for you.

My approach includes identifying and addressing what is at the root of your presenting concerns and creating steps collaboratively that will work towards your goals for therapy. The modalities I use integratively are Client-Centered, Humanistic, Solution-Focused, Strength-Focused, Gestalt Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I earned my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. My clinical experiences include providing mental health care to underserved populations and in higher education settings, with an emphasis in ADHD/ADD, depression, and anxiety. I am also a researcher at the California State University of Los Angeles, focusing my topics on culture and relationships within Asian/Asian American communities.

As a gamer and content creator, I am familiar with Esports, streaming culture (Twitch.tv), popular video games, and social media platforms. I can offer insights and understanding to mental health issues commonly associated with gaming and content creation that is becoming more and more prevalent in the current digital landscape.

I look forward to working with you.

Jeff is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT.

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GRIZETTE MARTINEZ

Therapist, LCSW #83630

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Young Adults/Adults, Individual CBT, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Work/School Stressors, Relationship Challenges, Life Transitions, Family Conflict, Parenting Support, Intersectional Identities, Immigrant Families/Communities, Bilingual in Spanish

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” -- Audre Lorde

We are all deserving of being heard, valued, and living a fulfilling life. Yet, somewhere in history, in society, in our families, and within ourselves a different narrative may have been created -- a narrative that’s prevented us from recognizing our worth. As a therapist, I believe in healing as a community and I hope to work alongside you to address those experiences that have impacted your mental health. My personal upbringing, education at UC Berkeley and USC, along with my professional experience in community mental health have equipped me with the skills to address the impact of systemic, intergenerational and interpersonal traumas, depression, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation amongst other mental health challenges. I utilize a cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approach to support you in practicing the skills needed to navigate the complexities of life. I applaud you for taking this step forward to care for yourself and hope that my therapeutic approach is a fit for you. 

Outside of being a therapist, I care for myself by spending time and connecting with family + friends, jogging, playing with my fur babies, reading, and resting. May you find and practice the things that bring you joy.
 

LORIE NGUYEN

Therapist, ASW #82332

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Teens/Adolescents, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Coping Skills, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Immigrant Families/Communities, Life Transitions, Parenting, Racial Identity, Relationship Challenges, Self-esteem, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Entering therapy can be an overwhelming process and like any other relationship, you deserve to feel safe, heard, and respected. As First-Generation Vietnamese-American, I always strive to stay informed and provide culturally/competent care, attuning to the way culture, language, background, and systems of oppression/privilege shape and influence the way we view & navigate the world, both in and out of session. 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in sociology from UC Santa Barbara and my Master of Social Work from USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. My education and career have always focused on my passion for social racial justice and serving the needs of marginalized youth, individuals, families, and oppressed communities.

I have over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients. I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest care without judgment, and that I work alongside my clients in clarifying and supporting them to reach their goals. As a clinical social worker, I am warm, open, and encouraging. Using my experience, education, creativity, and my light-hearted sense of humor, I provide a compassionate and realistic approach to therapy. 

Lastly, I am a firm believer that change happens when we are given guidance to help draw on our strengths and elevate our unique qualities so that we can exist as our truest selves.

Thank you for trusting me in this process towards self-discovery! I’m thrilled for us to connect and partner!

Lorie is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT.

ALBA SANCHEZ

Therapist, LCSW #99514

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem (Commercial Plans Only), Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Birth to Five Years Old, School-aged Children, Autism, FASD, Trauma, Anxiety, Parent/Child Relationships, CPP, Bilingual in Spanish

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a genuine passion for strengthening families. My involvement in the field stems from my initial work at a domestic violence nonprofit agency, where I saw first-hand the strength and resilience of children and families. Since my time at this agency, I received my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from USC. I have had my clinical training in community mental health based agencies and elementary school based programs. My general approach is a strengths-based, trauma informed and collaborative approach guided by the needs of the client and family. Theoretical frameworks include a neuro-relational framework, attachment based, cognitive behavioral, and psychodymamic approaches.

 

Although the aforementioned offers a glimpse of my approach to working with children and families, what may not have been conveyed is my personable and positive attitude. It is an honor for me to walk alongside you and your family, during what may be a vulnerable and challenging time. I look forward to being witness to the resilience and strength you carry.

 

Outside of work, you can find me in the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. 

LAURA KATER

Therapist, AMFT #118109

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Children, Young Adults, Adults, Family, First Responders, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions

It's hard to choose a therapist just by looking at a few paragraphs. Therapy is an intimate, professional relationship; it is like no other relationship. You make an appointment with a stranger to sit down to talk about difficult emotions and personal struggles. You will probably be feeling nervous and vulnerable, which is entirely normal.

 

The best therapeutic relationship is one where the therapist can make you feel less anxious and vulnerable. That is when you can look at your past, present, or future struggles and worries and make changes to live a more peaceful and fulling life. I want to provide you a secure environment that you feel free to talk about your life. The therapeutic relationship should be judgment-free, one in which you do not have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings. Therapy  

is your time to talk about the things you need to talk about without the concern of anyone else's emotions. These are the reasons that make this relationship different from the others in your life. Therapy is not always fun and definitely not always easy. But, I believe that laughter and easy conversations can also be pleasant and rewarding.

Through our work together, my goal is to empower you. You will learn how to embrace the complications of daily living to create an intentional and purpose-filled life. My approach to counseling could be described as holistic, integrative, and strengths-based. Creativity and humor are always welcome in my practice. I utilize various effective evidence-based approaches based on individual needs and preferences including, narrative, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and play therapy.

 

I received my Master's degree from Californian Lutheran University in 2019. I have experience working with children, young adults, and the elderly. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, making home improvements, and exploring new places in my spare time.

Laura is supervised by Melissa Stander, LMFT.

JAMES HENDERSON

Therapist, LMFT #24459

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem, Kaiser, MHN, Cigna, Optum, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Individuals, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, Addiction, Mindfulness and Meditation, Work/Life Balance, Stress, Anger

I am a licensed marriage family therapist and have been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years. During this period I have worked as a private practice therapist, a clinician in a psychiatric hospital and as an EAP within a major corporation. My experience includes working with substance use, addictions of all kinds, anger and behavioral issues, women's and men's issues, bipolar/mood disorders, and in some cases, incorporating spiritual counseling. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, including person-centered, CBT, mindfulness, and what best fits the client's needs. I believe my life’s purpose is to be of service and help others. That my experiences, difficult and joyful, have helped me grow and develop my professional skills.


I am married, have a son, three dogs and a cat named Dylan. I enjoy music, reading, working out (a little) and hanging out with friends and family.
I was born and raised in England so by nature I am an ardent soccer fan. I also meditate and use yoga to relax and bring balance to my life and I try not to take myself too seriously. Laughter is healing.

SUE ZAFARLOTFI, PHD

Therapist, LCSW #97710

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Kaiser, MHN, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Trauma and PTSD

Welcome! I am a trained behavioral clinician, specializing in the treatment and assessment of various mental health disorders and psychosocial difficulties, including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and trauma. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based treatments in adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. I am also a clinical Hypnotherapist and am certified in CBT-I, which is an evidence-based treatment for insomnia.

My practice consists of multiple treatment modalities based on the individual’s unique treatment needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)- Mindfulness, Strength-Based, and Solution-Focused. I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds, as well as with LGBTQ individuals. These experiences have given me an enriched understanding of diversity, gender, and race.

I received my doctorate degree in Behavioral and Psychosocial Management of Sleep Disorders from City University of New York, while completing my doctorate fellowship from the Narcolepsy Institute, at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Additionally, I hold a Master’s degree in Social Science from Long Island University in New York, and a second Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. I also earned a double Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

I have extensive experience in healthcare, having worked in a major medical center in Northern New Jersey for over 20 years. In addition to my clinical practice, I have been an adjunct professor at New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University, teaching behavioral health and sleep disorders at the Department of Psychiatry for the Residency Program for over 15 years.

My husband and I moved to sunny California in 2017 to be near our children who have lived in California. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

MENG-NING CHENG

Therapist, AMFT #113473

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Adults, Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, Relational Issues, Life Transitions, Trauma, Psychosis, Addiction, Multi-Cultural, Bilingual in Mandarin

We all face different challenges at different times in our lives, and sometimes these become great opportunities to rediscover who we are and what we want. I believe by offering unconditional acceptance and empathetic listening, I can help you find your unique strengths which can move you towards healing and growth. In therapy, I often utilize depth psychology and psychodynamic approaches, working with our unconscious and past history to help gain insights into current behaviors. I believe in tailoring my therapy approach based on each client’s needs. And depending on your needs, I can integrate various modalities such as family systems, expressive art, dream therapy, and attachment theory.

 

I received my Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. My clinical experiences include providing field-based mental health services and crisis interventions to the underserved population struggling with severe diagnoses such as schizophrenia. I also worked with homeless veterans with PTSD, helped teenagers with anxiety and stress management in a school-based program, as well as assisted outpatient groups with incarcerated adults in recovery from substance abuse. 

I was born in Taiwan, speak Mandarin as my first language, and have been living in southern California for more than ten years. If you are an immigrant encountering challenges brought by language barriers or cultural differences, you are not alone. I can create and hold a safe therapeutic container for you to process, feel understood and empowered. 

In my free time I enjoy cooking and traveling. I appreciate your willingness and trust to choose me to be your therapist. I look forward to working with you.

 

Meng-Ning is supervised by Melissa Stander, LMFT.
 

CATALAINE KNELL

Therapist, LCSW #99247

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Medicare, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network

Specializations:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Family/Work Relational Issues, Anger, Grief and Loss, ADHD, Life transitions, EMDR

I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with individuals, couples and families, in a variety of clinical settings including the film and television industry, Hollywood community mental health, the LA LBGTQ Center, and Braille Institute. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, family and work relational issues, disabilities, as well as, grief and loss.  I work with older teens and adults of all ages and many cultures.

My counseling style is warm and thoughtful. I appreciate the human spirit and believe everyone deserves to be heard with respect, sensitivity and kindness. We will work together so that you feel empowered and supported to face the challenges life presents in 2021. 

My approach combines client centered, trauma focused (EMDR trained), mindfulness and somatic based therapies, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I adjust these modalities to make sure they encompass your specific and unique needs. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in your pursuit of more satisfying relationships and the attainment of your personal goals.


I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University Los Angeles. I spent many years living in France and teaching at the university level. In my spare time I enjoy my family, volunteer, and am an avid movie goer.

COLLEEN SALDANA

Therapist, LMFT #102218

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Body Image, Communication Skills, Mindfulness, Substance Use, LGBTQ+

Are you feeling alone, misunderstood, unmotivated, or perhaps struggle to find purpose? Or maybe you are experiencing conflict and/or unresolved issues in your relationship with your partner or family. Whether your hardships stem from feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, poor body image, or other factors that get in the way of your daily routine, it would be my pleasure to work with you. Together we can develop helpful coping tools, learn new insights, uncover hidden strengths, reframe negative thoughts, improve communication skills, and develop therapeutic rapport to work through current struggles.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and received my Masters’ in Counseling from Cal State Fullerton in 2015 and became licensed in 2016. During my studies I conducted my thesis on the psychological effects of adult children of alcoholics, which motivated me to further my research and practice into treating depression, anxiety, and other behavioral issues that so many of us endure daily. I am passionate about the practice of mindfulness, meditation, and whole person wellness. These practices help us gain a sense of self awareness and an understanding of our body’s reaction to outside stressors while increasing emotional well-being.

Throughout the years I have worked in a school for children with disabilities, as well as clients in family counseling, those with minimal to severe mental illness, substance use, struggles with self-image including eating disorders, LGBTQ, trauma survivors and PTSD, personality disorders, and more, all in an outpatient setting.  In addition, I believe an important part of recovery is to understand our family of origin and the unconscious impact they have had on our lives and how they have helped shape who we are today. This can increase our understanding of how we feel about ourselves and our relationships. I believe it is important to have compassion for everyone, while withholding judgment to create a safe environment for clients to heal and grow.

I often utilize modalities such as psychodynamic, CBT,  family centered, EMDR, and whole person centered approaches with clients depending on their individual needs. It is my goal to help increase hope, self-awareness, and  support you in achieving your therapy goals while attaining the quality of life you seek. No matter what your needs are, I very much look forward to working with you and building a trusting therapeutic relationship.

ESTHER KO

Therapist, LCSW #98670

Location:  Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Adolescents, Adults, Depression, Stress Management, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Work Issues, Multi-Cultural and Multi-Generational Issues

Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor occurs. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired, worried, and overwhelmed.

 

As a Licensed Psychotherapist, I hope to support you in the process of examining the deeper issues that are affecting you as an individual, in relationships, or at school/work. It is my goal to provide a nonjudgmental space in order to learn about you, and to help you explore unresolved issues, increase self-awareness, recognize behavioral patterns, improve conflict-resolution skills, provide alternative perspectives, and find strength and healing. Using a multimodal approach, I help clients reach their goals by integrating client-centered, cognitive behavioral, attachment-based, and psychodynamic theories while being mindful of systemic and environmental factors.

 

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from USC, and completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology at UCLA. I have experience providing crisis interventions and working in community mental health agencies, primarily in the Skid Row area. I also have a strong background in psychology research, examining the interconnection of stress, culture, and mental health. As a second-generation Korean American, I strive to be culturally attuned and incorporate research findings when providing mental health services.

 

When I’m not working, I enjoy trying new food, reading, running, learning martial arts, and traveling (although this one will be on hold for a while!).

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MARY SPEIGHT

Therapist, LMFT #51793

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Adults, Couples, Families, Veterans, PTSD, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem, Women's Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Spiritual Counseling, Compassion Fatigue

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’ve 20+ years of experience in the field of behavioral and mental health, having worked with infants, as an Early Interventionist, and then therapist, working with children, adolescents, adults and elder adults. I’ve provided mental health support to Veterans and Combat Vets suffering PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma (MST).  I have provided pro bono therapy to Veterans of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, along with their family and friends through the Soldier’s Project.  I’ve worked in community mental health, providing contracted mental health services with Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, and most recently with the High Desert Vet Center in San Bernardino County. And just recently I’ve become Certified in CCFP, Compassion Fatigue. 

I believe I’m eclectic in my work with clients. Therapy isn’t one size fits all. We all may have similar experiences, but how we behave and react may not always be the same. It’s important that you feel that you can share your experience with me without judgment. To be a mental health clinician is a calling. I believe it’s not just our emotional and mental health that is important, but it includes our physical and spiritual health as well, they all have to work together for us to be healthy. I am also a Reiki Practitioner and I use energy psychology to help people become more attune to their own energy and how it can affect those around them, not just themselves, along with Positive Psychology. I believe we all have the power to make changes and to be the change we wish to become; we just need to get out of our own way and allow the process to happen.

Self Care is important to me. I am a writer. I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and fiancé and my dogs.

CHERYL SWANSON

Therapist, LCSW #15814

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Teens, Adults, Parents of Children ages 2-12, Current and Past Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Christian Counseling

I'm so glad you are reaching out. You can’t change what’s happened in the past, but you can change the future. My goal is to work together with you and/or your child to better understand and resolve issues causing distress. We will use a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-based therapy interventions to look at behavior patterns and negative perceptions that are impeding positive relationships and a more fulfilling life. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.   

 

Parents, if you are struggling with a child’s difficult or disruptive behavior, you are likely feeling very frustrated and helpless. I love giving parents the tools they need to turn things around and help them enjoy their children again. Research has shown that teaching parents specific interventions is the most effective way to change a child’s behavior, as they can repeat them over and over as behaviors occur. Interventions are tailored to your specific household.  

 

I am Christian, and I have practiced for more than 25 years in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, private Christian schools, adolescent treatment centers, and in private practice. My Bachelor’s Degree was obtained at Loyola University of Chicago and my Master’s Degree is from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois. Outside of work, I enjoy painting, walking, travel, and playing with my cat.

JAMIE BRACCO

Therapist, AMFT #116918

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Anthem Medi-Cal, MHN Medi-Cal

Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

Children, Teens, Young Adults and Adults, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Mindfulness, Communication & Relationships, Life Transitions

I am a compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental therapist who works with children, teens, and adults who are facing a major life transition, relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, or self-defeating patterns of behavior.

 

My general approach to therapy is multi-disciplinary, combining psychodynamic techniques, attachment-based & trauma-informed therapy. I integrate mindfulness-informed practices to help you feel more present and connected to your mind and body, and to help you build greater acceptance and self-compassion.

 

Therapy is a collaborative process and my role is to empower you to achieve your goals. I have experience helping clients with concerns related to anxiety, depression/sadness, self-esteem, relationships, difficult transitions, grief, and trauma.

 

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. My clinical training is in community mental health including a high school and elementary school-based program. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching movies, and playing tennis.

 

Jamie Bracco is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT.

JILL GOTTLIEB

Therapist, LCSW #14338

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Cigna, Kaiser, Medicare, MHN, Optum/United, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Children and Adolescents, Transitional Age Youth, Adults, Self Esteem, Stress and Coping Skills, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Life Transitions

I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the change individuals seek in exploring and understanding more about the self.  I provide empathy and thoughtfulness with a focus on resiliency. 

I believe it is a privilege to be trusted with an individual’s most vulnerable and painful experiences in the pursuit of more satisfying and healthy relationships, achieving personal goals, and navigating difficult life transitions.  All of these things bring increased personal fulfillment.

I have training in mindfulness based cognitive therapy, DBT, strength based family systems, psychodynamic psychotherapy, emotionally focused therapy as well as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and have over 30 years of experience in clinical practice.  

JAN HARRIS

Therapist, LCSW #10312

Location: Telehealth

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Tricare, and Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Teens, Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Issues, Trauma, ADHD, Anger Management, Chronic/Terminal Illness, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Child Abuse

I have been a therapist for 40 years and I love my work as much now as when I started. It is an honor and privilege for me to share in the lives and growth of others. I came to therapy myself as a teen and young adult to resolve childhood traumas and to find joy in my adult life. Therapy is hard work with amazing possibilities for growth and change. Your life can be joyful and successful. You can meet your goals.


My therapy style is innovative and eclectic. I blend many positive and strength based therapies to meet each client's specific needs. You will experience unconditional acceptance and positive focused sessions designed to help you understand your past and re-imagine your present and future. My goal is to help you find the beauty and gifts inside you.


My experience is wide and extensive, including all forms of abuse and trauma, depression and anxiety, marital and family issues, developmental delays including autism, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and school problems, the emotional aspects of all disabilities, family and marital problems, parenting issues, Alzheimer's/dementia, loss and grief. I trained with Elizabeth Kubler Ross, a Swiss psychiatrist who brought the Hospice movement to the United States. I have worked with all ages and many cultures.


I received my Masters Degree from USC School of Social Work. My undergraduate studies in Psychology were completed at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, friends and our four-legged grand-kids, twin Cocker Spaniel pups. I enjoy needlepoint and other crafts, entertaining and antiquing. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

SCOTT HOWELL

THERAPIST, LMFT #104496

Location: Telehealth only

Accepted Insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN, Optum/United, Tricare, Most PPO Plans as Out-Of-Network

Specializations:

Children, Teens, Adults, Families, Trauma, Anger Issues, Anxiety, Depression, EMDR, Parent/Child Relationships, Substance Abuse