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50+ Aetna therapists in California

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"Kyle" Chin Fong

"Kyle" Chin Fong profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
4800 Tassajara ...
150 mi
I am genuinely a gentle kind caring soul who will foster a safe space to build a trusting relationship. Your journey of healing will be one of respect and of guided discovery. As a fellow human being and as a father, child, brother, friend, and cousin, I know depression very well and have experienced it too. If you are feeling low and down on your luck, you are not alone. I have walked the talk and can empathize with many of you. Your empowerment and recovery is very meaningful to me. I believe each of you have the strength and knowledge to heal, but it is blocked due to painful memories. The key to treatment plan is collaboration. I will respect your readiness to move forward. Each of us have unique experiences and are at different stages of life. This is your journey, so I will be attentive to your desired pace. The following are the common troubles my clients need support to overcome. Depression Anxiety Trauma PTSD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Bipolar Disorder Adjustment Disorder Substance Abuse Disorder Self-Harm

Next available: Feb 28

Stephanie Reyes

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I understand that sometimes life can be challenging and can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, apathetic, sad and/or irritated. You may be surprised to know that there are ways to cope with these feelings so you can grab the reigns and get back on that horse! You want to create meaningful changes but aren’t sure where to start. I believe that the catalyst to that change exists within each of us, sometimes we need a little help to find it. I have experience working with older adults, adults, (teens 17+), veterans, active-duty military and their families, college students, EMS personnel, and caregivers in the treatment of mental health and life transition issues, marital issues, interpersonal issues, deployment, military separation, reunification, divorce, pregnancy, work and school issues, parenting and end of life issues (grief/placement). I can also provide case-management services, life coaching and ESA evaluations/letters.

Next available: Feb 29

Jerome Scott,LMFT

(he/they)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have been licensed as Marriage Family Therapist since April 3,2003. My area of clinical practice has focused on addressing the underlining causes of anxiety, addiction and depressive disorders. In addition, I have acquired a fundamental understanding of crisis that affects the struggle involving martial relationships. As a Marriage Therapist, I have expertise in the utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It my clinical experience that if you can effectively change your thoughts process your life will radically change for the better.

Next available: Feb 29

Nina Sandberg

(she/her)

Nina Sandberg profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
As an experienced family therapist, I have the skills and knowledge needed to help families navigate even the most challenging situations. What sets me apart is my unique perspective as a former stay-at-home mom to now-grown children, which gives me a deep understanding of the struggles and milestones that families face. If you're looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can make a real difference in your family's life, I invite you to consider reaching out to me for help.

Next available: Feb 29

Darian Brinton

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Humorous
Direct
Virtual
Hello, my name is Darian Brinton and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe you have the answers to life's biggest challenges and questions. I have found that by providing a listening ear, and space for intentional self-reflection, everyone can make significant improvements in many areas of their lives. I have experience working with men, young adults and teens with a variety of mental health-related challenges and complex life circumstances including Men's Issues, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Divorce, and overall stress to name a few. My mission is to help you find mental clarity, clarification of values, and an increase in present awareness. My approach to working with clients is to be a guide, allowing you to uncover insights and self-discovery at your own pace. I utilize an eclectic approach utilizing modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention to name a few. I assist in values exploration, mindfulness practices, and replacing faulty and unhelpful thoughts.

Next available: Feb 27

Victor Hernandez JR

(he/him)

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LMFT
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Empowering
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: Feb 28

Dr. Aline Smith

(she/her)

Dr. Aline Smith profile image
LMFT
37 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello I have 37-years of clinical experience including, trauma-informed therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Anger Management, Domestic Violence Intervention ,victims of sex and child abuse. Other areas of expertise include performing Immigration Evaluations, Marriage Annulments and evaluations for applicants for seminary studies. I am compassionate and empathetic. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.

Next available: Mar 20

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
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: Feb 26

Aimee Ismerio

(she/her)

Aimee Ismerio profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome, my name is Aimee. I am a first-gen, bilingual LMFT, fluent in both English and Spanish, with over 7 years of mental health experience. My work is rooted in empowering women who are called to heal generational patterns and traumas. I practice through a holistic person-centered lens that integrates ancestral knowledge and culture to assist in the healing of your mind, body, heart and spirit. I also utilize EMDR therapy to help assist in processing events that are keeping you stuck. My approach is person-centered, supportive, and direct. I offer space for those who want to feel safe, seen, and heard so that you can be your authentic self. Once your first appointment is scheduled you will receive intake forms. All intake forms need to be completed 24 hours before your appointment date or your appointment will need to be rescheduled.

Next available: Feb 26

Reyna Perez

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LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I'm Reyna. I am an integrative therapist and holistic nutritionist. I believe in treating the body (mind, body, spirit) as a whole, while addressing the gut brain axis (brain, heart, gut), how it effects mood, and offer nutritional supplementation. I am passionate about finding practical ways for you to decrease feelings of sadness, worry, or tension no matter what situation you are currently going through.

Next available: Mar 7

Bijan Madjlessi

(he/him)

Bijan Madjlessi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Intelligent
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: Feb 26

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

Melissa Decraene profile image
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Are you struggling with your work-life balance, family unit, parent-child relationship, or other relationships? Are these conflicts bringing you overwhelming emotions and distress? Are you in need of more healthy coping skills? As a professional therapist (LMFT) of over 11 years, I strive to empower client success while being a guiding presence in a supportive and safe space. By managing anxiety and dealing with burnout in the workplace/school, at home, and in relationships you can involve yourself in ideas and activities that bring you to the present and guide you toward your desired future. I am currently working with individual clients 18 and over only, and not accepting couples.

Next available: Feb 28

Dr. De Anda

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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: Feb 28

Jaazar Shalabi

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, my name is Jaazar (Jay) Shalabi and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Are you struggling with past traumatic experiences, cycles of depression and/or anxiety? Maybe you are struggling with relationship issues, confidence, low self esteem. Perhaps you are a veteran struggling to deal with integrating back to civi life or take back control of your life once again prior to service. I support those struggling with their unique symptoms by empowering them to retake control of their symptoms, thoughts, and life. Through direct, unconditional regard with no judgement, we will go through your journey to mental wellness together. You are the pilot, I am your copilot, wheres your destination?

Next available: Feb 25

Laura Dodge

Laura Dodge profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life's challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and/or uncertain. We all experience times when extra support is needed. Finding the right therapist is an important step on the journey to emotional wellness and personal growth. I believe my role is to help you find strength and solutions by creating a safe, accepting environment where we work together to explore problems, identify skills, and gain new insight. Together, we work to restore balance in your life and gain personal acceptance. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 14+ years of experience working in the mental health field. I enjoy helping individuals make the positive changes they desire in their life. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, family discord, adjustment issues, mood disorders, etc. My therapeutic orientation is eclectic and consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic.

Next available: Mar 1

Alan Caggiano

(he/him)

Alan Caggiano profile image
PsyD
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I mainly work with complex highly educated people interested in long term therapy who have significant life experience, aged 35 and over-- you realize self-improvement will take time and work. Most of my clients have developed serious and/or specialized interests in the arts or sciences, as I have. I'm a published personality researcher and former consulting psychologist for the California Dept of Mental Health, and have professional music composing and performance experience. I have wide and far-flung experience in many areas of the world, and worked in database design/programming for several F500 companies including Eli Lilly and Hertz I've been licensed 17 years, had a specialized training sequence in Jungian psychology, worked professionally in the human services, music and information technology industries and have lived over 60 years. If you want a therapist/analyst with knowledge that only comes from some talent combined with wide experience, I may be able to be of assistance. I have decades of clinical experience with people ranging from inmates in State prisons to scientifically brilliant individuals making progress in the areas of life-saving new medications. I've training in meditation (Zen, TM, Yoga, Tibetan), music, and endurance athletics. One central idea I love is "We can only fix the future." I like to help people move into a better one. But PLEASE see ground rules below. There are no exceptions. IMPORTANT NOTICES: 1) I have a Strict no-show/Late Cancellation policy. Cancellations less than 24 hours before appointments result in me billing a no-show fee. 2) All clients have a right to their notes from therapy for a "reasonable charge." ( State law) My fee is $20 per record. However any type of advocacy, for instance offering opinions on disability, involvement in lawsuits, and communication with agencies like Child Protective Services or your lawyers or the like is only handled in my independent private practice separate from GROW's intermediation. there is a sizeable retainer required before any discussion or work and my higher hourly fees are almost never covered by insurance.

Next available: Feb 25

Meredith Mebane

(she/her)

Meredith Mebane profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I help clients to overcome the obstacles that get in the way of living a meaningful and purposeful life. I believe mental health and wellness is a lifestyle of putting yourself first mentally, emotionally, and physically. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Chapman University. My primary focus includes depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, caregiver stress, relationship issues, and stress management. It is important for my clients to be comfortable, agreeable and involved throughout the treatment process. Treatment plans are individualized to meet your needs because one size does not fit all. I use a person centered strengths based approach using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I look forward to partnering with you on your healing journey.

Next available: Mar 3

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Do you have an an issue or concern that you're currently going through and want to be able to feel heard and understood? As a licensed Clinical Social Worker I can provide a safe and welcoming place where you can feel open to share those concerns or worries. Together we can work toward creating more balance in your life. I use a collaborative style to build on your strengths and resources and use them as the foundation of the helping process. I have 18 years experience working with children, families, and individuals as a social worker, seven of them as a licensed clinical social worker! Prior to training as a therapist I worked as and advocate for children, youth and families in various community based non-profits. The joy I felt in helping lift burdens for individuals and families was the force that led me to the path of clinical social work! I consider it a privilege to be invited and entrusted with the task of walking alongside you during a challenging moment in your life. Seeing you grow and succeed is one of the greatest reward I could ask for!

Next available: Feb 28

Craig Dauderman

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
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: Feb 24

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

Lara Touckly profile image
LPCC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a curious, authentic, and a very human therapist. I love working with people who want to do the work. I am here to provide a safe space that will foster vulnerability and growth. Therapy is so hard sometimes. I am here to make that pill a little easier to swallow. We fall into times where we feel stuck, don't have sufficient self-love, or just have ran out of hope. I am here to support you in getting unstuck, changing your perspective, increasing your self-love, and remind you that there is hope. Just because we don't see the light at the end of the tunnel, it doesn't mean it's not there. In the nature of being authentic: If you're looking for a "cookie-cutter therapist", I am not the one. If you are looking for heavy homework/worksheets, I am not the one. I am very human. At times, I cuss. Because, at times, life just fucking sucks. I am very open to feedback: I have the mental health portion of my job down, but you are the expert in you.

Next available: Feb 26

Monica Pulido

(she/her)

Monica Pulido  profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you ready to take control of your life and make some changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, stressed, stuck, and anxious and find it difficult to feel motivated? Or, maybe you’re recently experiencing a relationship issue and/or a recent loss and feeling sad and alone? I believe I can help you. My name is Monica Victoria Pulido. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Riverside and a Master’s in Social Worker from California State University of San Bernardino. I am a Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing as a clinician since 2003. I have extensive experience working with young children, young adults, outpatient care treating adults and the elderly, mental health settings, and groups. I can discuss and treat a variety of behavioral health concerns. I am interested in working with individuals who are experiencing major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and stress. In my work, I hope to offer you a safe, warm, and empathetic space where you can share your feelings but also feel empowered to make the changes necessary to live a more meaningful life. I strongly believe in the importance of meeting individuals where they are. I will assist you with developing insight into yourself and your situation. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and support you where you want to be. Whether that is: to gain confidence, communicate better, set boundaries, or start healing from your past traumas. I hope to be able to assist you in building a better version of yourself.

Next available: Mar 6

Brenda Salcedo

(she/her)

Brenda Salcedo profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to help adults navigate life's complexities. With expertise in mental health and a commitment to fostering positive change, I specialize in addressing issues such as stress, relationships, and self-discovery. My therapeutic toolkit includes evidence-based modalities tailored to your unique needs.

Next available: Mar 11

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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LPCC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! Thanks for reviewing the information for my online practice, "Coleman Counseling". My name is Mrs. Michelle Coleman. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in the field for over 20 years. I specialize in mood disorders, adjustment disorders, & addressing life stressors. Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client and is action oriented. Previous counseling experiences have allowed me to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, with a host of presenting concerns. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals to help them bring about positive changes in their lives. I use solution-focused and cognitive behavioral techniques to assist with concerns. Solution-focused techniques work well for individuals who present to reduce or relieve their symptoms. Cognitive therapy works best for individuals who have issues related to negative and unsuccessful patterns of behavior and make plans to change those patterns. My goal is to assist individuals with applying these strategies to their current goals and plan of action for change.

Next available: Feb 27

Kristine Diaz

(she/her)

Kristine Diaz profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and welcome, I'm Kristine! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, California and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. Do you feel like you haven't been enjoying your life the way you would like to - or even the way that you used to? Does it seem like there have been more worries than answers/solutions in your life? I empower high performers to manage depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship nuances. Together, we can identify what hasn't been working the way that it used to and find ways to sharpen what does work while adding new methods that can balance and bring hope back into your life. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or the cycles of life transitions - I'm here to help. It takes a lot of courage to seek therapy so I look forward to supporting you in your journey of growth and transformation. You can expect to have a safe, nonjudgemental and empathetic space to feel seen and validated when working with me. When it comes to mental health, I follow a "No B.S." policy - No Blaming&Shaming! Together you and I will use an eclectic and flexible approach in therapy that fits your needs!

Next available: Feb 29

Tara Steinke

(she/her)

Tara Steinke profile image
LMFT
4 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I'm Tara... I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with an emphasis on trauma studies. I'm a member of AASECT with the goal of becoming an AASECT certified sex therapist in the near future. I love working with clients who are struggling with career and life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management and relationship concerns. Prior to my work as a therapist, I worked for years in the entertainment industry with various film, TV and music artists. I love to work with creative types and understand the challenges many face working in that industry. I'm also a 500-hour RYT certified yoga and meditation teacher. I like to incorporate somatic and mindfulness exercises into my work with individuals and groups. I also have a background working as a sexual assault advocate and bring a strong passion and skill set for working with individuals with sexual trauma histories. I'm based in Los Angeles. When I'm not working, I can be found with my Chihuahua (Homer), hiking, reading, watching film & TV and working on creative writing projects.

Next available: Feb 28

LaKeina Ferguson

(she/her)

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello I’m LaKeina but you can call me Keina Have you ever felt like you were drowning due to all of your responsibilities? But you have to get things done because there is no one to do what needs to be done but you. Maybe you are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, processing trauma and or adverse emotions. If so there is hope, you are not alone as I will support you and assist you with developing appropriate coping skills. Sometimes our circumstances and mental state can detour us from being our best selves. However, we are all human and can all use help and support that is consistent. Many suffer in depression, anxiety and with processing trauma. There is a way to actively manage these conditions and relieve yourself from the guilt and shame that your emotions or your diagnosis may have produced over time. It will be my pleasure to support you with identifying the source of your adverse emotions, identifying the root and then from there assist you with properly processing. Therapy with me is not a dictatorship you will take the lead as no one knows you better than you know yourself. My role is to support you, encourage you and cheer you on as you go from struggling to actively managing!

Next available: Feb 27

Maria Welch LMFT

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm happy you found me! If you are here it means that something has prompted you to want change and healing. Healing is a long journey and you need the right people with you along the way. I'm Maria Welch LMFT, I specialize in helping people heal from or in relationships, and find a sense of peace in themselves with whatever they are carrying. Whether you are healing from divorce or grief and loss or just wanting a better relationship with yourself, Id love to help!

Next available: Feb 27

Katie Saelee

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Are you willing to take the first step towards change? If so, I am here to help. I empower individuals to take back control of their lives. Through a collaborative approach, we can identify the issue's you are struggling with and help you find new ways to cope and manage. I am passionate about helping others and will support you on your journey of personal growth. Let’s begin by exploring together and start the healing process today.

Next available: Mar 20

Dusty McLeod

(he/him)

Dusty McLeod profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
My therapeutic approach is nonjudgmental and client-centered. I want my clients to feel respected and supported, and by using an integrative method of various strategies and treatment modalities, I help you further develop your sense of choice and empowerment to improve your current situation and overall well-being. I have extensive experience treating all major psychiatric disorders. Still, my specialties include all forms of addiction, impulsive behaviors, hoarding behaviors, occupational stress, grief, anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. I embrace cultural, racial, gender, and sexual diversity utilizing a person-centered, collaborative client approach. I strive to help others achieve their maximum potential in life.

Next available: Mar 5

Dustin Adler

(he/him)

Dustin Adler profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hey Eeveryone - I'm Dustin! Are you waking up already consumed by stress, anxiety, and feeling exhausted? Or each day starts off heavy with the burden of an overwhelming life? Whether you’re feeling totally hopeless, the darkness of depression has overtaken you, you have lost your sense of purpose, or are deflated in your career or your relationship, I CAN help. Together, we’ll get to the root of where your pain comes from, learn what truly drives you, and discover parts of your identity that have long disappeared. You’ll learn tools to get out of your own way, stop judging yourself, and break free from the painful cycles that you have been stuck in. During our work together, you will master simple practices to help calm your nervous system so you no longer have to live in a heightened state of fear, anxiety or stress. I’ll teach you new coping skills to break free from past traumas that have been holding you back and develop new tools to find inner happiness and healthy relationships once again. It's time to take your life back! Let's work together on rebuilding your self-esteem and confidently embody who you truly are. We will learn what actually motivates you, and how to redefine success in a way that effectively propels you toward reaching your goals. You no longer need to feel helpless. Experience the relief of building a happier life!

Next available: Feb 26

Amanda Lewis

(she/her)

Amanda Lewis profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there! Do you ever feel as though there is much on your mind but no one to share it with? Like no one will understand what it is that you have to say? Are your thoughts and feelings leading to you feeling alone, depressed, or anxious? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma in your life and it is not resolved? Let me be the one to listen, support, and assist you in your journey. My name is Amanda Lewis, LMFT and I have 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, PTSD, ODD, job stress, relationship and communication issues, as well as woman's issues. You'll find that in therapy, I use a warm, non-judgmental, empathetic approach so that you feel safe while allowing me to provide not only support, but skills to assist you in healing and finding a new hope in your life- whether it is work, school, family, or relationships.

Next available: Mar 11

Masti Lashkari

Masti Lashkari profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
In-person
Newport Beach, ...
234 mi
Throughout my professional career, I spent 10 successful years working in the banking industry and another 10 years in pharmaceutical sales, exceeding in various sales and managerial positions. However, I was constantly drawn to psychology and eager to study the relationship between conscious and unconscious phenomena and the role of feelings and thoughts. Therefore, I was keen to make a career change to becoming a psychotherapist. To pursue my goal, I enrolled in a master's degree program in psychology, which required a significant time commitment. I often spent long hours in the evenings and on weekends reading textbooks, writing papers, and preparing for exams. Balancing my studies with my full-time job was challenging, but I was determined to succeed.

Next available: Mar 6

Dr. Briana Hedman

(she/her)

Dr. Briana Hedman profile image
PhD
10 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
Pasadena, CA 91...
194 mi
You've accomplished a lot, but something just isn't working anymore. I can help if you feel stuck in a relationship, career, or creatively; want to build resiliency and coping; have difficult life changes and transitions; have questions about identity and values; want a better understanding of repeating patterns in your life. You are curious and motivated to understand yourself and you're ready to learn new ways of coping with life's challenges. Perhaps you know what the problem is and have some good ideas about how to fix it. Unfortunately, that may not be enough to make the change you need. I want to be there with a new perspective, accountability, and support.

Next available: Mar 7

Vani Burnette

(she/her)

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LMFT
18 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi I'm Vani! Are you ready to live a more fulfilling life? Are you searching for peace and happiness that you know is right around the corner, but need some support getting there? Life can get messy and stressful. We can all use a little help from time to time. I am here to help support you on this journey. I am a marriage and family therapist with an undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and a variety of other client centered modalities to help clients feel valued and empowered. ¿Estás listo para vivir una vida más plena? ¿Estás buscando paz y felicidad que sabes está a la vuelta de la esquina, pero necesitas apoyo para llegar allí? La vida puede volverse desordenada y estresante. A todos nos aria bien un poco de ayuda de vez en cuando. Estoy aquí para ayudarte y apoyarte en este viaje. Soy terapeuta matrimonial y familiar y también tengo un título en nutrición y dietética. Mi estilo de consejería es cálido e interactivo. Creo en tratar a todos con respeto, sensibilidad y compasión, y no creo en las etiquetas estigmatizantes. Mi enfoque combina cognitivo-conductual, centrado en soluciones y una variedad de otras modalidades centradas.

Next available: Mar 5

Dr. Ron Gellis

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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: Feb 26

Boris Ruiz

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Boris. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been practicing for the past 7 years. In your unique life journey, you have navigated a path full of diverse experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Your story is a testament to your resilience and the growth that has emerged from your personal adventures. Throughout your life, you have embraced the power of self-discovery, learning, and transformation. Your narrative highlights your individual strengths and the lessons you've gathered along the way, shaping the remarkable person you've become today. It is your story, and I am here to listen, support, and help you explore your aspirations, identify your goals, and work together to create a future chapter that aligns with your desires and values.

Next available: Feb 27

Aimee Severe

(she/her)

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LMFT
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi i am Aimee a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the San Diego area. I enjoy working with 16 and up and specialize in gender health, prenatal and postpartum, and grief issues. I like to help see pregnant and new mom’s achieving the most out this time and find ways to feel less anxiety and depressed and more fulfilled. For people in the LGBTQ+ community i have specialized in gender health issues since 2014 and have always been an ally. During Covid I decided to increase my skill and knowledge with assisting people moving through grief and took a few seminars focusing on grief work with David Kessler.

Next available: Mar 1

Mana Ekbatani

(she/her)

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LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I welcome individuals who are interested in taking the first step towards positive change and fulfillment. Whether you are going through a difficult time in your life or dealing with long-standing issues, together we can find solutions. The process of therapy could be life changing and challenging. The goal of therapy is to help you build on your strengths and to empower you to face life’s challenges with more confidence. Through the course of therapy, you will gain new insights and greater self-awareness to achieve a richer understanding of your life. You will learn strategies that will help you master your thoughts, emotions and behavior in order to achieve personal growth. Please contact the office to make an appointment. +1 (786) 755-1863 reception+Mana12417@growtherapy.com

Next available: Feb 26

Dion Smotherman

(she/her)

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