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Sydney Shaevel

(she/her)

Sydney Shaevel profile image
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
10801 National ...
The therapeutic relationship is one that I hold close to my heart, as it is a piece of the puzzle that allowed me to flourish into my true self. I know firsthand what it is like to struggle and feel as though the obstacles ahead appear to be near impossible, whether big or small. While in the moment they may seem insurmountable, truly these experiences become the seeds of transformation and the foundation for stepping into our greatest possibilities in life. I invite you to explore your struggles collaboratively in a non-judgmental and safe space to cultivate greater self-acceptance, empowerment, and strength as you reclaim your inner knowing. I’m looking forward to supporting you as you step into new possibilities in this healing and transformative journey.

Next available: May 31

Janna Spiegel

(she/her)

Janna Spiegel profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Are you struggling to understand a recent break-up or are you dissatisfied with where you are in life and feel ready to make some changes? Are you looking for a safe and non-judgmental space where you can share your feelings? I specialize in working with women who are struggling with relationship challenges, job stress, life transitions, work-life balance (parenting), or low self-esteem. Through our work together, I will guide and support you as you shift from ways that are not working to ways that do. My style is warm, compassionate, interactive and I use curiosity to help you discover new ways of thinking and explore new perspectives. Through our collaboration, we will uncover your strengths as I support you to create the positive change you are seeking. Making the choice to start therapy can be intimidating, and anxiety-producing. My down-to-earth and relatable style makes this process easy and smooth. I look forward to supporting you as you begin your journey toward becoming the best version of yourself.

Next available: Jun 4

Pam Fenenbock

(she/her)

Pam Fenenbock profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm an experienced therapist with over 20 years in the field. I have always been interested in people’s stories and support clients facing a variety of issues: insomnia, sadness, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship challenges, work and life stress,and lgbtq support. If you are facing a challenge,it may be helpful to talk to an empathetic professional trained to help you develop new perspectives, feel supported and make changes. My focus is on the uniqueness of each client and feel it is important to establish rapport and a partnership so that the therapy experience is collaborative. I will not simply sit and listen but will interact, ask questions, and offer suggestions. I enjoy working with adults of any age in individual therapy. Some of my specialties include stress management, grief and loss, anxiety , self-esteem and supporting clients facing life changes. With more than 20 years of experience, I consider myself an eclectic therapist using an Integrative Holistic approach. I use a variety of tools from different therapies including Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Client Centered and Family of Origin in order to best support a client’s journey toward relief and wholeness of Mind, Body, and Spirit. I look forward to working with you and invite you to reach out.

Next available: Jun 5

Maria Belinsky

Maria Belinsky profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California and have been licensed for about 10 years now. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in Anthropology in 2004. I also received my Masters in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2005. Finally, I received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago in 2012 in Social Work with a clinical concentration. My professors used to tease me and call me the "thermometer" because I had so many degrees. I actually love learning (I do not love studying) and am a true "book worm." I built my own telescope when I was in high school and I have seen several stars (Arcturus and Vega) and Neptune up close which were amazing.

Next available: Jun 18

Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart profile image
LMFT
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
The most precious you can give to yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Life can get so busy and it's easy to become distracted by daily tasks. This makes it easy to loose sight of the most important person in your life....YOU! You are the most important project that you will ever work on and I am so glad that you are here. I have over 22 years of experience in the mental health industry and I am passionate about working with clients from all different backgrounds and life paths. I have experience working with a wide variety of ages from children to adolescents and adults. I also have experience working with with a variety of mental health diagnosis. It has been a blessing to work as a School Counselor for 22+ years, and know that it has provided me with a wealth of experience in so many areas with a large variety of clients with all different needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are and am passionate about helping them work on their goals. I have particularly enjoyed helping clients manage transition, trauma, depression, grief, adjustment, anxiety and parenting. I also am passionate about working with First Responders and their families. I have been part of a First Responder family for 27+ years, which has provided me with a wealth of information as well as compassion and commitment to serve this population.

Next available: Jun 18

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: May 31

Norit Bercovicz

(she/her)

Norit Bercovicz profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I'm Norit Bercovicz (pronounced Nor-reet Berk-o-vitz), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#122569) and a Registered Art Therapist in California. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University, I've dedicated over 7 years to working with with diverse populations, from children to military veterans. In my practice, informed by personal growth and training, I blend Art Therapy, mindfulness practices, and more to promote heightened awareness. Embracing a client-centered approach, I meet you where you are, whether or not that involves art-making. Specializing in day-to-day challenges like anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties, I also guide individuals in transforming uncertainty into opportunity. Beyond my therapeutic work, I find joy in nature—whether hiking, camping, or on a backpacking trip with loved ones. I recharge by spending time with family, friends, and my delightful fur baby, Shoko.

Next available: May 31

Steve Sherry

(he/him)

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: May 31

Renee H. Tunkel

(she/her)

Renee H. Tunkel profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Please note- I schedule appointments only at the top of each hour. Your healing can start today! My name is Renee H. Tunkel. I go by Hannah. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California since 2011. I have extensive background in body, mind, spirit somatic and holistic therapies. For those inclined, I incorporate a few moments of mindfulness meditation at the start of each session, to bring a centered, grounded focus that allows you to connect more deeply to your Inner and/or Higher Self, as well as to gain access to the unconscious mind, where the root of the issue lies. Since 1997, I have been helping individuals heal from anxiety, chronic pain, childhood trauma, sleep disorders, and problems of early attachment problems (prenatal and birth trauma) through my business All Ways Well Within. I also have been helping couples improve communication, deepen intimacy, and experience more sexual fulfillment in relationships. You are not alone! We all have old beliefs, feelings, and self-defeating patterns that get in the way of expressing our best selves and living our greatest lives, but this can change if you commit to doing the work!

Next available: Jun 3

Matthew Tentler

(he/him)

Matthew Tentler profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues. 
After working as a teacher, a professional behavioral analyst, and later as a first responder on a mental health crisis team, Mr. Tentler worked as a lead clinician for a non-profit providing aid for survivors of human trafficking, where he developed a trauma informed martial arts, self defense and somatic therapy program.

Next available: Jun 4

Rebecca Braunstein

(she/her)

Rebecca Braunstein profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
I am a dual-licensed LMFT/LPCC in both California and Arizona, and I've been in practice for eight years. I currently reside in Phoenix and provide therapeutic services via telehealth to individuals, couples, and families. I received my Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and my Bachelor's of Science at Northern Arizona University. I was born and raised in Phoenix, and identify as biracial (Vietnamese/Caucasian), queer, and non-religious. I have background experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, specifically in schools/in-home, community mental health, and psychiatric settings. I am seasoned in treating behavioral and mood/anxiety-related disorders, autism, trauma, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues (although I am not accepting couples at this time). Outside of my career, I enjoy art, piano, cooking, traveling, and going on romps with my Malinois pup, Ranni.

Next available: May 31

Donna Angel

Donna Angel profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
74225 Californi...
Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Donna Angel and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I specialize in self love, self compassion, depression, anxiety, body image issues, eating disorders, addiction and mindfulness. It is my passion and joy to work with individuals and families seeking to improve their emotional well-being and live a fulfilling life.

Next available: Jun 14

Dana Sperling

(she/her)

Dana Sperling profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. My name is Dana. I have been a Social Worker for over 20 years and have been working under my Clinical license for the last 11 years. I attended Kent State University where I completed my BA in Psychology and then attended California State University, Long Beach where I completed my Masters in Social Work. Making the decision to find a therapist is the hardest step to take. It takes courage to make yourself a priority and to acknowledge that you need help. Now that you've come this far, allow me to help you navigate whatever is getting in your way of living your best life.

Next available: Jun 1

Judith Leitch

(she/they)

Judith Leitch profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Taking that first step into therapy can be a whirlwind of emotions – scary, frustrating, maybe even a little weird, but also hopeful, and sometimes even a relief. That's totally normal! As a social worker with 14 years of experience, I'm passionate about helping people use therapy to build a more fulfilling life. Unlike a one-size-fits-all approach, I work collaboratively with you to understand your specific goals and navigate the challenges you're facing. Therapy can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be a drag. I'm here to provide a supportive and encouraging environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. I offer a supportive and encouraging environment, but I'm also honest and direct, qualities I find many people appreciate in a therapeutic relationship. Together, we can work towards the positive changes you want in your life.

Next available: Jun 3

Julie Loeb

(she/her)

Julie Loeb profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
I'm Julie Loeb, a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist specializing in guiding adult clients struggling with depression and anxiety through life transitions. With 20 years in mental health, including 13 years as a psychotherapist, I offer virtual-based therapy which is empathetic support and a judgment-free space for you to be heard. My experience spans private practice and public mental health clinics, honing my clinical skills and delivering successful outcomes. Get the tools you need today to thrive not just survive.

Next available: Jun 5

Cyrene Underhill

(she/they)

Cyrene Underhill profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#142738), I specialize in trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, life transitions, anxiety, and depression, I am passionate about supporting adolescents and young adults on their journey to well-being. My commitment to being client-centered means that I prioritize your unique experiences, values, and goals throughout our work together. I am someone who is passionate about the work I do and want clients to feel validated and seen; sometimes for the first time in their lives.

Next available: Jun 5

Jeff Golden

(he/him)

Jeff Golden profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there! I’m Jeff. Do you feel alone, stuck, or unable to reach your potential in your relationships, career, or overall health? Is it hard to accept yourself or others? Are you struggling to communicate with the people you care most about? YOU deserve support!! I help people through life changes, anxiety, depression, grief, and addictions. We can explore what works and does not work in your life and find useful next steps together. With evidence-based approaches, we can empower you to take action on what matters most to you. I applaud you for your courage to explore therapy and support options. In safe and compassionate conversations, we will learn together what can increase your overall satisfaction and sense of connection in life. Let’s start that journey together! NOTE: At this time, I am not working with minor clients. SCHEDULING NOTE: While some assistance may be offered during sessions, clients are responsible to schedule follow-up sessions to ensure a desired and treatment-recommended frequency. Unless otherwise agreed upon, if no session occurs for 3 weeks, the therapeutic relationship may be considered terminated. Thanks for assisting in keeping services and progress workable!

Next available: Jun 3

Rena / Ro Oppenheimer

(they/them)

Rena / Ro Oppenheimer profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Rena, and I also go by Ro (both names are great). I am a white queer non-binary Ashkenazi Jewish somatic therapist and artist. Prison abolition, harm reduction, and consent are important to me, and I strive to practice in ways that are honest and aligned with my values. A sense of humor is also essential to me in healing work, and I believe in making room to go deep as well as to have fun in therapy. I have experience working with folks who experience depression, self-harm, relationship issues, break-ups, trauma, and anxiety. I love working with millennials, young people, queers, and creatives. Right now, I am only seeing clients on Telehealth.

Next available: May 31

Leslie Mudaheranwa

Leslie Mudaheranwa profile image
LCSW
3 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
409 North Churc...
Hello and welcome to my page. It is a pleasure to be considered to come alongside you during this part of your life journey. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of social work and 3 years working as a mental health clinician. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults both individually, couples, and families. I pride myself on being compassionate and curious about each individual that crosses my path. I have been trained to diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. My goal is to help individuals lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. I make every effort to provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Next available: Jun 4

Mahsa Chadorchi

(she/her)

Mahsa Chadorchi profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of mental health and relationships. For the past decade, I have worked in a jail setting, where I have gained invaluable experience in crisis management. My work in this challenging environment has honed my skills in de-escalation and conflict resolution, and has taught me the importance of compassion and empathy in even the most difficult of situations. In addition to my work in the jail system, I have also maintained a thriving private practice, where I take an eclectic approach to therapy.

Next available: Jun 4

Devra Richman

(she/her)

Devra Richman profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Do you feel like something inside is broken? Do you feel less-than-whole emotionally, physically or in relationships and want to learn to put the pieces together to create your optimal life? Do you feel like your own worst enemy, tearing yourself down with negative self-talk? This is where I come in. Working together as your guide, I help you learn the skills, insights and strategies so that when future situations arrive, you will learn to trust yourself to confront challenges mindfully and compassionately. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and have worked with a range of clients from those with acute crises to those who want a mental health accountability partner to check in with. I’m a holistic psychotherapist who takes the time to make sure you are on the best path to healing. I approach the practice of therapy as a mutual relationship, one that is based on integrity and trust. I conduct each session with a calm, empathetic and attuned presence. My goal is to provide a safe container for you to fully experience all parts of yourself and to foster your personal growth.

Next available: Jun 3

Laura Lynn Neimark-Gizara

(she/her/hers)

Laura Lynn Neimark-Gizara profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I work with Brainspotting mainly as a modality of healing. My work is IFS informed and I draw upon many different therapeutic techniques and models such as EMDR. I also work with EFT, Mindfulness and Family Constellations. I have experience in community mental health, medical social work, domestic violence/women’s issues, Hospice social work and sexual assault/crises. I have degrees in nutrition and education, I am in Yoga teacher training, and have a Master's Degree in Social Work. I am spiritual and Reiki trained. I live with my partner of 10 years and our four furry children. I live in Lake Tahoe. I have lived in Oregon and Hawaii. I am born and raised in Southern California.

Next available: Jun 5

Lisa Caper

Lisa Caper profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I am an LCSW, licensed in both New York and California, and have been working as a clinician for over 20 years. I have worked with diverse groups of clients, from toddlers to seniors and every age in between. I have also worked with couples extensively. My style is very interactive and I consider my role to be a partner with my clients - we work together to set goals, figure out strategies and work towards resolutions. I am also a firm believer that a good match is crucial to the therapeutic process - you have to feel a connection and comfort. Interested in seeing if we are a good match to work effectively and efficiently together? Please feel free to contact me and/ or schedule an appointment, we can chat and decide.

Next available: Jun 3

Dr. Cheryl Lamin

(she/her)

Dr. Cheryl Lamin profile image
PhD
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Welcome! I am Dr. Cheryl Lamin Are you overwhelmed? Tired of worrying that you’re not good enough? Shame and self-criticism can hinder us from living our best lives. I know how hard it is to find the right help, and how important it is to feel understood. In a warm, safe environment, my clients and I navigate their difficult relationships, past trauma, feelings and circumstances and find healthy, doable solutions together. Your life is too important to stay stuck and suffer. You want to be guided by the wise part of yourself and discover how to deal with life on your terms. With my guidance, you will learn to express your true desires and get your needs met without guilt. With over 20 years of experience utilizing evidence-based therapies; I will help you: Recognize unhelpful patterns. Define your healthy path. Make a lasting and meaningful change. I’m excited to help you live the life you deserve! Email me today for a free consultation and see if we’re a good fit!

Next available: Jun 10

Yossi Benperlas

Yossi Benperlas profile image
LMFT
19 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Yossi Benperlas specializes in working with individuals wanting to improve their relationships. With respectful dialogue, he believes it’s possible to reconnect and be happy. With almost 20 years of experience, he draws on many approaches to help clients resolve the challenges they face. Connecting with clients is very important to him. He is Jewish Orthodox and speaks French and Hebrew.

Next available: May 31

Melissa Lapides

Melissa Lapides profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
You may be someone who is grappling with trauma and attachment issues, such as difficulties forming or maintaining healthy relationships, unresolved childhood experiences, or patterns of unhealthy attachment. Maybe you are seeking therapy to understand and heal these attachment wounds, and to develop healthier ways of relating to yourself and others. You are ready to drop the inner chaos, let go of unhealthy situations for good. I understand how hard it can be to face the same patterns over and over and I am here to help you get to the other side so you can have the peace and happiness you have been dreaming of. You don't have to stay stuck in confusion, guilt and fear any longer. Together we can work through this and help you find inner strenght and security.

Next available: Jun 5

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