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Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

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LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Apr 22

Michael Bacallao

(he/him)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action? It's difficult to grow without support and even harder at times to find the tools to carve your own path. If you feel ready to explore how to reach your unique potential; let's figure out some goals, what's in the way, and how we can work through those challenges so you can reach your goals. My background in research, crisis care, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in-home therapy, group therapy and outpatient therapy has given me exposure to several forms of therapy. I am currently practicing CBT, DBT, ACT and some elements of other forms of therapy. If you are curious how we could approach your challenges and goals, please reach out and we can discuss options. Consultations are welcomed.

Next available: Apr 29

Victor Hernandez JR

(he/him)

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LMFT
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Have you been feeling like you can’t seem to pull yourself together or that you are emotionally drained trying to figure out what is going on in your life? Is anxiety or depression causing you problems with your spouse, partner, friends, co-workers, or family members? Did something bad recently happen? Are you going through a separation? Did you lose a loved one? Are you dealing with stress at work? Did you experience trauma in your life? Are you just feeling anxious? "You are not alone.” I am passionate about helping people deal with life challenges that cause them distress. My first goal is to help you identify what the problems are, how they impact relationships in your life, and what goals you want to work on to bring understanding, calm, peace, and joy back into your life. You are the expert in your life, and working together with me, I will challenge your thinking patterns to help you see alternative outcomes that align with the goals you are working toward.

Next available: Apr 30

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon.

Next available: Apr 23

Austin Nystrom

(he/him)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
In-person
486 Marsh Stree...
125 mi
My approach to therapy is to help each client adapt and grow from life's circumstances. I seek to help my clients thrive within their community and experience a grounded and vital sense of connectedness to self and all others. I utilize a holistic approach that embraces one's intersections and addresses mental, emotional, and somatic (bodily) experiences.

Next available: Apr 22

Bijan Madjlessi

(he/him)

Bijan Madjlessi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Most people want to live a meaningful and productive life, and yet there are many of us who feel that we cannot achieve it. When life becomes confusing and you find yourself stuck in anxiety, depression, anger, worthlessness, and hopelessness, it is time to reach out for a helping hand. I truly believe that once we develop healthy coping skills and create a plan of action for everyday life, you will be able to experience the life you desire. I have intimate experience working with individuals and families dealing with chronic illness, anxiety, depression, communication issues, substance abuse, and spiritual battles. There are solutions to the issues you are currently facing in your life. By working with me, you will be able to fully embrace peace of mind and spiritual health. Please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.

Next available: May 7

Dr. De Anda

Dr. De Anda profile image
PsyD
10 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
English: Dr. De Anda is bilingual in Spanish and comes from a bicultural background as he completed his formative years of education in Mexico. He earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, in San Diego, CA. Dr. De Anda has worked extensively with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Latinos/as, in diverse settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings, including a maximum-security state prison. He has worked with pre-adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples, and families of low income who have experienced different struggles, such as substance use, anxiety, depression, aggression, trauma, dementia, and psychosis (such as auditory and visual hallucinations). Dr. De Anda incorporates compassion and mindfulness in his therapeutic approach with people. Dr. De Anda seeks to establish collaborative relationships with patients that promote freedom for them to express themselves in sessions what is most important or conflictual for them. Dr. De Anda also helps people to identify and note peoples’ strengths and overall emotional resilience as a way of facilitating change and promoting a sense of empowerment. Español: El Dr. De Anda es bilingüe en español y proviene de un trasfondo bicultural ya que completó sus años formativos de educación en México. Obtuvo su doctorado en Psicología Clínica de la Universidad International de Alliant, en San Diego, CA. El Dr. De Anda ha trabajado extensamente con personas de diversos orígenes étnicos, incluyendo latinos/as, en diversos entornos, incluyendo hogares residenciales, clínicas, hospitales, escuelas y prisiones estatales de máxima seguridad. El ha trabajado con preadolescentes, adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias de bajos ingresos que han batallado con distintos aspectos de salud mental como uso de sustancias, ansiedad, depresión, agresión, trauma, demencia y psicosis (como alucinaciones auditivas y visuales). El Dr. De Anda incorpora la compasión y la atención plena en su enfoque terapéutico con las personas. El busca establecer relaciones de colaboración con los pacientes que promuevan la libertad para que se expresen en sesiones lo que es más importante o conflictivo para ellos. El Dr. De Anda también ayuda a las personas a identificar y observar las fortalezas de las personas y la resiliencia emocional general como una forma de facilitar el cambio y promover un sentido de empoderamiento.

Next available: May 3

Maz Karandish

(he/him)

Maz Karandish profile image
PsyD
7 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: May 1

Hernan Barenboim

(he/him)

Hernan Barenboim profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello there! I am Hernan. I know that sometimes it is challenging to accept that we need help. We live in a world that still penalizes people who express emotional problems, even though we all will have some emotional issues at some point. It is essential to ask for help sooner than later. In this way, we can avoid more significant problems in the future. I am here to help! I have more than 20 years of clinical experience at the national and international levels. I work with with my patients providing warm advice and always meeting you where you are. Together, we can understand your unique history and discover what you really want in life. From self-discovery to improving the relationships that matter, I want to be your strategic partner in the journey. Let's talk!

Next available: Apr 23

Marc Samir Moawad

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
I have been providing psychotherapy for over 16 years, specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, among many other concerns. I primarily focus on treating individuals (individual therapy) while on understanding relational concerns (how various relationships affect functioning, i.e., work, family, friends). I enjoy helping people of all religions, ethnicities, sexualities, gender expressions, abilities and disabilities. Additional information about me: I am a military veteran and equipped to work through various forms of trauma. In combination with my experience in Clinical Psychology, M.A., I also hold additional training and experience in Sport and Exercise Psychology, M.A., which helps me guide you toward a whole mind and body wellness.

Next available: Apr 25

Craig Dauderman

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you worry too much about different things? Are you hard on yourself, withdraw from others or struggle to engage in life due to feeling down? Would you like to feel less anxious, less depressed or finally work through unresolved trauma? Establishing a relationship with a well-informed therapist provides for no longer feeling alone in your experiences and safely addressing such underlying issues that may be keeping you stuck in your problems, preventing you from reaching your goals and living your best life. I am trained in a variety of evidenced-based therapy approaches to best meet your needs with a personalized care experience. I use Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. This means I am centered in meeting you where you're at and promoting your ability to heal from the past as well as better manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I offer expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, anger management, and relationship problems. We improve through feeling understood and more capable of managing life's challenges. I am committed to provide a supportive relationship that enhances your ability to work through obstacles and strive for enjoying a life worth living. I consider my work with those I serve to be a privilege and look forward to supporting you in your journey forward!

Next available: Apr 27

Orin Conant

(he/him)

Orin Conant profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I am a seasoned and dedicated therapist, holding a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and I am based in California. With 13 years of experience in this field, my practice is driven by a profound commitment to assisting individuals in their journey toward self-discovery and personal growth. My therapeutic approach centers around meeting my clients right where they are in their lives, offering them a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I am deeply passionate about nurturing self-understanding, self-compassion, and self-love, guiding individuals to embrace these qualities as they navigate life's challenges. In my practice, I emphasize the importance of moving away from self-criticism and self-blame, recognizing these patterns as hindrances to personal well-being. Instead, I work collaboratively with my clients to foster self-acceptance and self-compassion, empowering them to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help individuals discover their inner strengths, enhance their self-awareness, and develop the tools they need to lead more fulfilling and contented lives. It's a privilege and a passion of mine to assist others on their journey towards greater self-acceptance and emotional well-being.

Next available: Apr 23

Dr. Ashour Badal

(he/him)

Dr. Ashour Badal profile image
LMFT
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr. Badal. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in or find a balance in your life? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Working together, we can identify what's not working where you want to be and how to get there. This can bring the balance and harmony that you may be looking to bring back into your life. We will use holistic and clinically proven approaches, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit so you can reach the balance and alignment that you seek in your life. Whether you're dealing with a sense of being overwhelmed, grief, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. My experience and training spans over 22 years of clinical work with children, adults, couples and elderly treating a number of emotional and behavioral challenges. Additionally, my professional experience also includes academic research and publications in the area of human behavior, university faculty and Dean, and management consulting for private and governmental agencies. I hold a doctorate degree in human and organizational psychology, a secondary doctorate degree in clinical psychology and graduate degrees in human development, clinical psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Please feel free to contact my dedicated intake team provided below for any questions or scheduling a session: +1 (786) 755-1863 reception+Ashour7018@growtherapy.com

Next available: Apr 29

Brendan Kearns

(he/him)

Brendan Kearns profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
For those who struggle with decision-regret and anxiety around making the perfect choice, picking a therapist is three steps into the therapy already - if you're here reading this and that's you, I commend you as your therapy has already begun. Anxious and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, "imposter syndrome", endless struggles to be perfect, only to be met with guilt and regret; all uncomfortable things that we humans try to avoid and control, yet all of that avoiding and controlling just doesn't seem to do any good. You're here to learn better ways to manage these experiences, and that's where I can help. I leverage 14 years of clinical experience as an adjunct professor in clinical social work and as a therapist in the public and private sectors in Canada, the US and Australia to assist my clients. I am a well traveled surfer, climber, author, entrepenuer, and musician and I enjoy spending time in my backyard that is the central coast of California, exploring all that it has to offer.

Next available: Apr 23

Bernard Douglas

(he/him)

Bernard Douglas profile image
LMFT
35 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, in California. My approach to therapy is commonsense, based in Dialog, reflective listening, mindfulness based cognitive therapy in conjunction with breath work, journaling and dream journaling and practicing being present. I take my clients seriously, I take our work together seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously: my primary purpose is to be of service, to be useful to my clients. Our experiences are a map of where we have been, and what it was like. Our ‘stories’ are a mixture of moments we are proud of, grateful for and moments which we would rather not repeat. Through the therapeutic dialog we can come to understand why we make the choices we make and have an opportunity to discover new choices and decide how our story unfolds from the present moment into the future; with courage and kindness toward ourselves we can reach for the life we want to live and be the person we want to be. By the time my clients ‘graduate’ from therapy they will have developed tools which will continue being useful long after our work together has concluded. Personal responsibility and accountability are cornerstones of freedom.

Next available: May 16

Wade Denes

Wade Denes profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am not here to fix you because you are not broken. I am not here to judge you because you are free to be whoever you want to be. I am here to help you reach your goals and find a trajectory to true happiness. Your journey to wellness begins when you recognize the role you play in your own life. You are powerful, capable, and worthy of the joy you seek. I am here to walk this path with you. I have extensive experience treating clients with Relationship Distress, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Codependency, Bipolar Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder. I am a certified specialist in the areas of anxiety and addiction.

Next available: May 6

Dr. Ron Gellis

Dr. Ron Gellis profile image
PhD
40 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a Christian Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist. Like many folks who get into the mental health field, I had certain mental health challenges. My family of origin was burdened with addiction and mental health. I currently have 38 years of sobriety and am intimately familiar with 12 Step, Christ-centered and Mindfulness aspects of recovery. I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Addiction with family systems and attachment orientation. As a trained child psychologist I also place particular emphasis on developmental aspects of trauma. As a former Navy psychologist with many years working with veterans and first responders, I am very familiar with those cultures. I played college soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award winning underwater photographer and competed at the CrossFit World Games for 3 years. I am married, have a son (retired Navy) and a daughter in heaven.

Next available: Apr 26

Norman Severe

(he/him)

Norman Severe profile image
PsyD
25 years of experience
Warm
Virtual
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Dr. Norman Severe and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the local San Diego community for over 20 years. For the past 22 years, I have devoted my private practice to serving the mental health needs of children, adolescents and families in need of therapeutic and psychological support. I believe everyone can achieve great things in their lives by recognizing their strengths, working through struggles and overcoming obstacles by persevering and never giving up. I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents as well as adults who have experienced trauma related to abuse, car accidents and/or witnessing and being exposed to life-threatening situations. I also specialize in treating individuals who identify as Neurodivergent and/or have specific learning differences.

Next available: May 17

Jason Imhoff

Jason Imhoff profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
5152 Katella Av...
220 mi
You don’t have to keep living this way. You can change and live the life that you want to live! And you don’t have to do it on your own. Change is hard, but it is possible. It takes work. It takes help. It takes action. Are you ready? Truly ready? If yes, then let’s go! I help people, athletes, and leaders develop confidence in themselves to improve their performance in life, relationships, sport, and leadership. I love helping people be better by overcoming their specific struggles. I combine over 17 years of military mental health experience with sport psychology training and a Jungian perspective. I commissioned through the US Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps, learning leadership in one of the best leadership training programs in the world. This unique combination really helps me to understand the problem from multiple perspectives and implement effective strategies and solutions to help you make the most positive changes in your life. Make your first one now by booking an appointment with me.

Next available: Apr 25

James McLaughlin

(he/him)

James McLaughlin  profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Direct
Virtual
In-person
3102 O Street, ...
167 mi
Hi! I'm James McLaughlin, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Located in the city of Sacramento. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for help navigating the challenges of life. I focus on getting to the core of what may be getting in the way of fulfillment and work actively and collaboratively to re-write your life story. I'm warm and welcoming. I believe everyone deserves compassion and a helping hand. I can also be direct and challenging. My goal is to create an environment to encourage growth and change. After working a career in sales and marketing, I pursued a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and became licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Since then, I've helped populations cope with life's challenges such as trauma, addiction, grief, depression, and anxiety. My specialty is in helping people take control of the narratives of their own lives, to write the future they want to tell. In my spare time, I can usually be found running, wine tasting with my wife Sarah, and playing with my dog Noah.

Next available: Apr 22

Francesco Pisano

(he/him)

Francesco Pisano  profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
Born and raised in Italy, I received my bachelor’s in clinical psychology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and an MA in marriage and family therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. My experience includes working in school settings, with the Department of Family Services in mental health assessment and case management, and in community mental health with minorities, providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy in English and Spanish. I am trained in EMDR, accelerated resolution therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Brainspotting, Seeking Safety, and trauma-focused CBT. level 2 trained in Gottman method. I work collaboratively with clients to make sure all their needs are met while considering their cultural diversity and intergenerational/systemic trauma using a trauma-informed and attachment approach. I am a firm believer in the use of therapy as an instrument of change for the individual and society as a whole.

Next available: Apr 23

Michael Degrutt

(he/him)

Michael Degrutt profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
There are often times in our lives when we would like to talk to someone about the difficulties and challenges we face. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I would like to be a resource to help you build strategies to face these challenges head-on. I have worked with many individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and/or PTSD. I value receiving feedback to better tailor the therapeutic relationship and address your unique hardships.

Next available: Apr 25

Christopher Brown, LPCC

Christopher Brown, LPCC profile image
LPCC
11 years of experience
Humorous
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, possible client! You may be going through a stressful moment in your life. You may have had some complex trauma occur in your past. Or you may have a teen who is experiencing some mental health difficulties. Maybe you're looking for someone who may have more in common with you to help you through your challenges. Whether you are looking for a space to feel supported and discuss your trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship, life goals, or to simply feel seen, I may be the therapist for you.

Next available: Apr 23

Nayeem Lokhandwala

(he/him)

Nayeem Lokhandwala profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Holistic
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Nayeem Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Apr 23

Dr. Adam Wilson Ph.D.

(he/him)

Dr. Adam Wilson Ph.D. profile image
PhD
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California. I received my bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) system, another master's from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico. I've trained at three Veteran's Affairs hospitals (most recently VA Puget Sound) and completed my residency at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. I've co-authored more the 25 scholarly articles, chapters for medical textbooks, and symposia at national conferences, worked on a number of research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, and have been providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups since 2014.

Next available: Apr 23

Emmanuel Akuamoah, MSW, LCSW, MBA

(he/him)

Emmanuel Akuamoah, MSW, LCSW, MBA profile image
LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
630 N La Brea A...
203 mi
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years of experience in psychotherapy. I hold a Master's degree in Social Work and dual MBAs in Finance and Cybersecurity. Based in California, my practice has been enriched by my extensive travels and a deep appreciation for nature and hiking. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse population, providing tailored psychotherapy to meet a wide range of mental health needs. My approach is informed by a blend of professional expertise and personal insights, aiming to offer compassionate, effective care to each of my clients.

Next available: Apr 23

Steven Frank, LMFT (Ca license #18319)

Steven Frank, LMFT  (Ca license #18319) profile image
LMFT
30 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I’m Steven Frank. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), licensed in California and living in Seattle, Washington. The way the law works is that if I have a California license, I can live outside of California, but can only work with California residents. For that reason, all my work is performed online through telehealth. I see adults and senior adults in my practice and my work is with individuals. I’ve been licensed since 1983 but actually began to “grow” a private practice beginning in 1990. While most of my experience has been with clients dealing with depression and anxiety, over the last 4-5 years I’ve been more focused on the treatment for symptoms of trauma and abuse. I’ve been trained in EMDR (a specific treatment for trauma), and will use that method as needed, when appropriate, and with your understanding of the process, and consent. By the way, my first job experience (before beginning my schooling for the MFT license), was in the California State Hospital system as a psychiatric technician. I was a member of a hospital inpatient treatment team that treated people with severe mental disorders. This was excellent training for working with clients who are seeking help, but on an outpatient basis.

Next available: Apr 22

Joshua Turov

(he/him)

Joshua Turov profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I believe that therapy can heal, but I also know that telling a stranger about your deepest pain can be a strange feeling. Perhaps you've been feeling sad, depressed or worried, and hopeless that anything in your life can change. Or maybe you aren't sure what you would even want help with. You know you feel bad, but if someone were to ask you "How can I help?", you aren't sure what you would say. These problems can feel permanent and unsolvable. After all, something feels broken and unfixable, so how could you not feel that it takes all the energy you have just to get up in the morning and go about your day? Depression or anxiety can also feel isolating, as if nobody else could possibly understand. You may have even received advice from people who you feel mean well but can't understand what you're going through. Depression and anxiety are not permanent or unfixable, and therapy can help. Imagine feeling peace of mind, and excited about life and its possibilities. It starts by learning about you and going at your pace. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years experience working with adults and teens, I've seen therapy work, and I feel lucky that I get to be part of that journey for others.

Next available: Apr 25

Alvin Tan

Alvin Tan profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I am a licensed clinical social worker in San Diego, California. My primary background experience is in helping clients to regain/increase control over their mental health, via developing increased insight/understanding of symptoms, identifying and utilizing coping skills, developing positive support systems, and increasing ability to problem-solve/navigate challenges. I have worked with adults in multiple settings, including those experiencing active crisis within acute locked psychiatric care, clients coming into outpatient clinics for mental health services and counseling/groups, clients utilizing substance use disorder treatment individually and in groups, and adult clients with developmental disabilities in the group home setting. Professionally, I've also worked both as direct care staff as well as in management and supervisor roles, and have also mentored undergraduate and graduate students. I'm looking forward to meeting you and offering you support. *** At this time I am unfortunately only able to meet with clients at the top of each hour. This is in order to maximize the number of clients I can meet with during each week. Thank you for your understanding. ***

Next available: Apr 22

Aaron Rohrer

(he/him)

Aaron Rohrer profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, grief, or major life changes? You, like the many clients I've supported over the last 15 years, may be struggling with circumstances outside of your control, feel dissatisfied with the way substances are impacting your life, or are struggling to stay motivated or connected to the version of yourself you would like to be. Using basic principles from common and evidence based practices such as ACT and CBT, combined with client centered and solutions focused approach, I can work with you to help you impact the change you would like to see in your life.

Next available: Apr 23

Joe F Jones

(he/him)

Joe F Jones profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Asking for help is one of the most courageous things you can do for yourself. Life can be stressful, and you can feel pulled in many different directions. Being an African American man growing up in Los Angeles, I have faced my share of challenges and obstacles and when stress sets in, I understand that even the smallest pebble can feel like a major Boulder. I come from a traditional family where men and oftentimes women are discouraged from seeking help to deal with life's struggles and stresses. I aim to fill that void and change that narrative. I empower Men, Women and Families to seek to understand their struggles, anxieties and life challenges and to overcome them.

Next available: Apr 23

Daniel Yim

Daniel Yim profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations in different community settings. I have adapted different approaches in my clinical work to fit with the populations that I serve. As a therapist, I work to help make clients feel grounded and supported in our session appointments. I strive for authenticity when working with others. I try to help clients value honesty within themselves and in others. I hope to be able to facilitate growth and change in our time together.

Next available: Apr 24

Michael Cole

(he/him)

Michael Cole profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for visiting my page. Deciding to embark on the path of healing can be challenging, and I applaud you for taking the first step. I work with young adults seeking to address concerns related to relationships, infidelity, self-esteem, and commitment issues. I offer a safe and supportive space for exploring these complex issues. My goal is to help folks develop the skills they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, or relationship issues, I am here to help you create a more fulfilling life. I invite you to reach out.

Next available: Apr 23

Jason Stewart

(he/him)

Jason Stewart profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Allow me to introduce myself—my name is Jason Stewart, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with a genuine passion for helping others. With nine years of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations, including couples, families, individuals, and the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout my career, I have found that connecting with my clients on a deep and authentic level is at the core of effective therapy. I bring empathy, warmth, and curiosity into every session, creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and life's challenges. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, navigating complex family dynamics, facing personal obstacles, or seeking to understand and embrace your own identity, I am here to walk alongside you on your unique journey. In addition to my professional approach, I believe in the power of humor as a therapeutic tool. Laughter can bring lightness to difficult situations and foster resilience. By combining my years of experience, genuine empathy, warmth, curiosity, and a touch of humor, I strive to create a therapeutic experience that is both enriching and transformative. If you are seeking a therapist who values your unique experiences, understands the intricacies of diverse populations, and can provide a safe space for exploration and growth, I invite you to connect with me. Together, we can embark on a path of healing and create a life filled with fulfillment and well-being.

Next available: Apr 24

Nathan Taylor

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Nathan Taylor profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Nathan Taylor and I’d like to thank you for taking the time to look over my profile and to learn a little about me as a therapist. Choosing a therapist can be challenging (and maybe even more than a little anxiety provoking!) and it is important to take the time to find someone that you feel may be a good fit to work with towards helping you achieve your goals in therapy. With that in mind, I wanted to share a little about myself and my own path as a therapist. Should you feel like we may be a good fit, I genuinely look forward to meeting and hopefully working with you. Each of our own personal experiences, dreams, goals, hopes, and needs, both in life and in therapy are unique and individual. You may know exactly what those are for you, or you may feel like you are lost and overwhelmed. Either way, my role is to help you along your own path. To help define what you are struggling with and to take the steps that are needed to work through those struggles and challenges. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, know that it can be an incredibly valuable tool towards finding what it is that you are looking for. I’ve been in the mental health field in one way or another for well over 20 years, working with children, families, couples, and adults, both in the public sector and in private practice. While I started my career working with children in group homes, foster care, and in the legal system, my passion as a therapist has taken me in many directions. I’ve worked for many years as both a clinical supervisor for new and learning therapists and as an upper-level manager/administrator in the public mental health sector. Most recently, in addition to my work in private practice I ran several types of community mental health programs, both outpatient and inpatient, for a large behavioral health company providing mental healthcare to adults. I became a licensed therapist in 2008, yet I’m constantly learning, growing, and developing every day in order to become the best therapist that I can be. It’s my belief that it is an honor and privilege to work with people as a therapist to help each person in the way that they need. Over the years, I’ve received several advanced trainings and certifications that I’ve pursued to obtain the skill sets needed to specialize in a few areas that I believe are tremendously effective and helpful to those I work with. I’ve found that EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Hypnotherapy are the types of therapy work and interventions that are not only backed by research as highly effective, but also really resonate with those that I work with. As with anything in therapy, there is no one-size fits all approach, and I find it most valuable to help create a treatment approach in complete collaboration with you. As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, I've found this evidenced-based approach to therapy to be particularly effective with people for a wide variety of reasons, and as such EMDR is my current primary specialty. As EMDR therapy has gained a significant amount of positive attention lately, this may be something you're familiar with, heard about and would like to know more, or it's all together new to you. I'd be more than happy to share additional information with you about EMDR should you be interested in learning more. Again, thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. You’ve found the courage to get this far, let’s see how much further we can get together!

Next available: Apr 23

Brent Kornish

Brent Kornish profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, my name is Brent and I am a LCSW with a decade of experience working with individuals ages 18-64 struggling with depression, anxiety, issues with anger, issues with adjustment, trauma and PTSD. Extensive experience working with individuals who served in law enforcement, first responders, military and veterans. I utilize a strengths-based approach, utilizing therapy as a way to assist the individual navigate and gain the skills to address obstacles or issues they are struggling with.

Next available: May 7

William Lee

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William Lee profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi I'm William, I help parents work on the hard stuff so they can be the parents they want to be! I provide parents with a space dedicated to their parenthood and parenting. Whether you are a new parent, realizing you are like your parent (and don't want to repeat some traits), want a better relationship with your child, want to work through anger and resentment or just want to figure some things out - I am here to help you be the parent you want to be. I specialize in depression, anger, resentment, inter-generational parenthood, parenting a challenging child, parent-child relationship, and transitioning to parenthood. I have been told I am warm, understanding, and personable. Most importantly, I help my clients get honest. Area of specialty: Is it postpartum depression or anxiety? What parenthood means to you – Gain deep insight into your parenting values and style and how you relate to your child. New parents – Get support in adjusting to shifts in your identity and responsibilities. Anger, guilt, resentment, shame, and grief - It is common to experience these emotions towards yourself, your child and others. Parent-child relationship - Support in navigating parenting and relationship with your child. Regrets of being a parent. Inter-generational parenthood – Explore the valuable lessons from your parents and childhood experiences, extracting the best, while shedding harmful patterns and behaviors. Adjusting as your child grows – Each stage of development presents new challenges, and it’s not always easy to navigate these changes. Changing relationship with your partner – The once-familiar routines and romance have been disrupted. And it can be hard to navigate this new chapter.

Next available: May 1

Ryan Yamamoto

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Ryan Yamamoto profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
"Life is a journey, travel it well." I believe we're all on our own individual journeys of life that sometimes put us in valleys and sometimes on top of hills. When it comes to the valleys, sometimes it's alright to reach out to someone for a little guidance and help. Hi, my name is Ryan and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. One of my favorite parts of my own journey has been navigating the complexities of young adult life stages from college, to work, romance and beyond. But whether or not it's life transitions or just a need for someone to journey along side you during a difficult time, I am here to help.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. David Simons

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Dr. David Simons profile image
PhD
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Children (parenting issues) teenagers and adult. I am a clinical psychologist with 20 plus years of experience. With adults, therapy addresses specific problem areas to include couples, single parents, parenting, extended family conflicts, divorce, separations and life transitions after the loss of a loved one. Adolescents present with a confluence of issues involving, development, maturation, behavioral and emotions. For example, oppositional defiance, more serious conduct disorders, verbal and physical aggressive tendencies, risk taking behaviors, school problems, confrontations with parent (s), regarding independence, depression, anxiety, unrestricted free access to the internet, distancing behaviors toward adults and family expressing distain and rejecting family values in an attempt to "find themselves". Addiction issues will require a referral to a specialist. With children, behavioral issues with peers and within the family.

Next available: Apr 23

Randall Rubida

Randall Rubida profile image
LMFT
17 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Welcome! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) currently living in Pennsylvania, but was born and raised in California (Bay Area). I have been practicing for 17 years, and am licensed in both states. I find therapy rewarding at all ages, but specifically enjoy working with adults and families.

Next available: Apr 23

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher profile image
LMFT
35 years of experience
Virtual
As a licensed therapist of more than thirty years, I have the experience and expertise to work with clients on a variety of issues. I provide a safe therapeutic environment that builds trust and openness. Clients who engage in the counseling process discover new energy for life and relationships. This results in positive change and increased self-awareness. I’m actively involved in the sessions, providing guidance, structuring interventions, and setting goals. Positive change happens one step at a time, trusting that life can get better. I also have expertise in anger management/domestic violence treatment.

Next available: Apr 23

Luke Barrett

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Luke Barrett profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Luke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in emergency medical services, health care for the homeless, and hospital emergency departments. He is a United States Coast Guard veteran and he is located in California. Luke has a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in social work, and a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis on health care. Luke believes in short term realistic goals, positive psychology, harm reduction, and solution focused therapy to improve quality of life and recover from traumatic experiences.

Next available: Apr 23

Steve Sherry

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Steve Sherry  profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
25 years as a clinical social worker has taught me that finding the right therapist is like trying on a pair of shoes. It has to be the right fit for you to start the journey of self-exploration. I believe in a strength based approach, where we not only explore the issues that brought you to therapy, but we explore how to expand the things that bring you joy and happiness. As Dr. Seuss once said, “life is a great balancing act” and he could not have been more right. My practice focuses on individual therapy for adolescents, and adults. My areas of expertise include depression, mood disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Trauma, and transitional issues of work, relationships, etc. Client’s describe me as genuine and authentic, supportive, strength based, straight forward, and always keeping hope alive.

Next available: Apr 22

Jose-Santos Xavier Orozco

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Jose-Santos Xavier Orozco profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Humorous
Virtual
Welcome to my (safe) space!!! I'm a bit of a Fred Roger's enthusiast, so let me start by saying thank you for being you!! My most important value is to treat people with love and respect, no matter their background, no matter their circumstances!! I believe we all deserve it!!! My name is Jose-Santos Xavier Orozco, feel free to call me whatever makes you comfortable!!! Life to me is about being flexible, or like Bruce Lee said, like water, being able to bend and reshape whenever needed, while maintaining strength and purpose!!! I am a 36 year old male therapist who was born in SF and raised in Los Angeles! My early years were spent in the foster care system until I was placed into a permanent family at the age of 6. I am of mixed Ethnic background and have experienced culture/ identity difficulties since as long as I can remember. Life has naturally brought me to get a degree in Social work and work in this field. I would definitely consider myself a wounded warrior, although I feel like my injuries have been pretty well tended to by now. Learning to accept and love yourself has been my greatest achievement (on-going achievement) and I promise that when you get there too, it can be yours as well!!! I prefer working with ADULT population; I have very limited experience working with kids. Thank you

Next available: Apr 29

Andrew Benson

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Andrew Benson profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Hello. My name is Andrew and I'm a clinical psychotherapist (LCSW #88861). I provide individual therapy to adults via telehealth in California and Connecticut.That I use a blend of Psychodynamic Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, which means that we will focus on developing insight and collaborating on therapy goals. What matters most to me in therapy is creating a safe and trusting environment for you.

Next available: Apr 29

Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC

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Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Mr. Daniel Hernandez, LCSW-S has experienced enormous success helping his clients in his 35-year career in the human services field. He has seen tens of thousands of clients in practice. He is also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), which allows him to discuss the impact of nutrition, diet, and detoxification as it relates to one's mental health. Mr. Hernandez specializes in inspiring empowerment within people who have suffered sexaul trauma, grief & loss, and domestic violence to move forward with the rest of their lives. He also specializes in helping people to develop anger management mastery and serves as a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), which supports one's sexual health goals. Mr. Hernandez often uses a mental-spiritual empowerment approach to help his clients develop the necessary skill of inner healing. Mr. Hernandez is a licensed clinical social worker-supervisor in Texas and has an LCSW in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and is authorized to conduct teletherapy in Florida. He has 26 years’ experience as a master-level clinician. Mr. Hernandez completed his professional training as a master social worker from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1998 and his bachelor’s was earned from St. Mary’s University in social studies in 1988, both schools are located in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Hernandez has been married 28 years and has two adult children. He loves traveling for the enjoyment of nature and culture with his family and friends. He also loves spending time with people he meets and learns from everybody.

Next available: May 6

Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens profile image