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Brian Parker

(he/him)

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LPCC
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
565 Brunswick R...
191 mi
You are on a path toward healing. I would love to partner with you and bring my training and experience to support your healing and growth. My work as a counselor began 10 years ago in Colorado. I worked for a transitional housing program to help clients overcome addiction and other barriers to stable housing. I worked in a jail as a part of a rehabilitation program to reduce recidivism. I worked for a community mental health center with clients transitioning out of hospitalization or incarceration. I worked with adolescents in a community-based program to treat addiction and other systemic barriers to well-being. When I moved to California I worked for a family resource center to provide trauma counseling to children, adolescents, and families. I worked with individuals and couples, led process groups, and taught parenting classes. Now I have a private practice and am engaged in the wonderful healing community of Nevada County.

Next available: Mar 1

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: Mar 5

Emily Cortez

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read about me. My name is Emily Cortez and I am an LMFT in CA. It is my hope to connect with you in a warm, supportive space to help process and tackle the many challenges that life throws at us. I have been practicing in the field going on 5 years now and have experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjustment/life transitions, trauma, and grief/loss.

Next available: Mar 12

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: Mar 2

April Silva

(she/her)

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi! My name is April Silva and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of California. I have 12 years of extensive clinical experience working with people from a diversity of backgrounds and ages in both public and private settings. My focus is assisting people with trauma, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression/mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, LGBTQI+ issues, and adjustment disorders.

Next available: Mar 21

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Direct
Virtual
Greetings to You! I am Bethany and am thankful you have made the decision to live your most phenomenal life! Do you feel utterly lost, stuck or even misunderstood? Do you feel like you know what to do but don't have the will-power or tools to execute it? I help marginalized individuals identify how to show up as their most authentic selves and get the life they deserve. 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 relationship issues, racism, transphobia or addiction, I'm here to help and comfort. Seeking therapy can feel unnerving but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal, grow, try on new perspectivesand just BE. 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 and get you to the next level of your healing journey!

Next available: Mar 4

Maria Belinsky

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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: Mar 25

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: Mar 2

Princess Okieme

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Ms. Okieme spent ten years of her professional career as a Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Therapist working in clinic with autistic children as well as with cognitively challenged adults. Additionally, her work also involved counseling veterans, immigrants, domestic abuse victims and advising mothers on family dynamics and supportive structures. As well as, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders, who have a history of and/or are at high risk for homelessness, incarceration and/or institutionalization.

Next available: Mar 13

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: Mar 4

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: Mar 4

Mark Brody

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I am a Masters Level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have twenty years of experience working with a wide diversity of clients and issues. I’ve worked at clinics, ran my own private practice and worked as a therapist for enlisted NAVY and their spouses. I have been doing teletherapy for the last three years. Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. I aim to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity.

Next available: Mar 1

Amanda Lewis

(she/her)

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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

Denise Kalar

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am glad you are here and know the first step is the most important. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey with you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), skilled in assessing the needs of my clients and using different approaches based on each individual. I have experience working in schools, private practice, trauma centers, and community-based outpatients. I received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies (education) and a minor in peacemaking and conflict, as well as a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from National University in San Diego.--

Next available: Mar 1

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: Mar 4

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: Mar 1

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

Nonish Xiong

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PsyD
15 years of experience
Virtual
My role is to support clients in their journey towards change by enhancing self-awareness. This includes gaining a comprehensive understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, which serves as the foundation for adopting new habits and promoting healthy dialogue focused on change. By setting clear targets for behaviors and consistently practicing, repeating, and making adjustments until the desired outcomes are met, we strive to embed them into the subconscious mind, facilitating lasting transformation.

Next available: Mar 5

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: Mar 2

Dion Smotherman

(she/her)

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LMFT
30 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am Dion Smotherman. Are you discovering that your plans for making tomorrow better seem to fade shortly after your day get going? Maybe you feel your creativity and enthusiasm have taken a vacation. Have you noticed your relationships are becoming harder to maintain and you long for the return of your creative self. I enjoy working with families, couples, young adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with you through marital conflict, grief, loss. anxiety, depression and trauma. There are a few art materials you will need to purchase. I will provide a list. A beginning investment of $50 of supplies should work fine. Let’s creatively work together towards making positive changes using Art Therapy and CBT.

Next available: Mar 20

Steven Frank, LMFT (Ca license #18319)

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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: Mar 1

Jolene Ford

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, I'm Jolene, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a passion for helping individuals achieve balance and well-being in their lives. I've dedicated my career to providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions and support to those seeking positive change and personal growth. Areas of Specialization: Throughout my career, I have gained valuable experience in several areas, including: 1. Substance Abuse Disorders: I am dedicated to supporting individuals and families on their journey to recovery from substance abuse, providing guidance, and helping develop strategies for a healthier, substance-free life. 2. Crisis Management: Life can throw unexpected challenges our way. I am here to help you navigate crises, develop coping mechanisms, and build resilience in the face of adversity. 3. HIV Care/Management: Living with HIV can present unique emotional and psychological challenges. I offer a compassionate and understanding approach to help individuals manage their condition while maintaining a high quality of life. 4. Depression and Anxiety Disorders: I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety, offering strategies to alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being. My Mission: My mission as an LCSW is to guide and support you on your path to personal growth, emotional healing, and a more balanced life. I understand the importance of setting healthy boundaries in relationships, work, and daily life, and I am here to assist you in achieving this vital skill.

Next available: Mar 1

Terisa Berger

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical social worker (LCSW) in California. I received my master's in social work from the California State University, San Bernardino and have been practicing for 7 years. My focus has been on helping individuals that struggle with feeling like they are not enough, grief, anxiety, and depression reframe and reclaim their lives.

Next available: Mar 4

India Diggins

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, providing various services to adults and families. My approach is psychodynamic, relational, and insight-oriented with a holistic focus on the mind-body continuum. My style, while rooted in empathy, is also very direct. I will act as your mirror in order to help you see yourself more clearly. I also utilize positive psychology and strength-based approaches to help clients identify ways to increase their quality of life. Clients often walk away from therapy feeling heard, hopeful, and willing to attempt homework to improve their lives. *I specialize in trauma-informed depth psychotherapy for highly sensitive people.

Next available: Mar 27

Eva Brown

(she/her)

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LCSW
50 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I'm Eva. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, tired and just not as active in your life as you would like to be? Feeling challenged with just keeping up with everyday activities. Seem to forget to take care of yourself, that everybody else comes before you? I help people like yourself to get back to feeling more positive, less tired, burnt out, isolated and lonely. We will together come up with a plan for how to best work on the issues that you want to change. We will use an approach that you feel most comfortable with, and work toward a life that gives back pleasure, harmony and ease. Whether you are dealing with a situational situation or a longer-term struggle I'll be there to support you through your work. You have already taken a big step in the right direction just by reading through different clinicians' statements. The next step is to choose a clinician, contact Growth Therapy and set up an appointment. Sometimes these are the hardest steps to take. One of my most important goals is to provide you with a safe space where you feel validated, and supported and provide you with no judgment, compassion and respect.

Next available: Mar 1

Falu Rami

(she/her)

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LMFT
23 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 23 years of clinical experience. I also have my Ph.D. in International psychology with Organization and Systems specialty. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents from diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and international backgrounds. I have the expertise and a passion for diversity and global and cross-cultural issues. My specialties include working with immigrants and refugees and addressing acculturation, adjustment, and traumatic experiences. I also specialize in working with military service members and their family members, humanitarians, and ex-pats. My other areas of interest, skills, knowledge, and competence include assisting individuals, families, and couples to cope with racism and microaggressions. I assist individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, relational issues, substance abuse and addictions, and post-traumatic stress disorder, amongst others. I believe in the strength and resilience of each individual and in helping to promote resiliency to facilitate healing and growth. I believe in working collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to identify meaningful goals and services. I incorporate cultural factors and life experiences that shape everyone. I also try to include a holistic perspective on health and address underlying relational and familial issues that impact clients. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), and Family Systems, and use mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions. Other modalities I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. In addition to traditional therapy modalities, other key frameworks that inform my therapeutic approach and beliefs include Trauma Informed Care, Critical Psychology, Global Psychology, and Liberation Psychology.

Next available: Mar 1

Jason Stewart

(he/him)

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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: Mar 1

Dr. David Simons

(he/him)

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PhD
23 years of experience
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: Mar 1

Paul Fisher

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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: Mar 8

Kathleen McCarrick

(she/her)

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am Kathleen. Do you feel overwhelmed, burnt out or pulled in a million different directions? Are you struggling with your relationships, work or health? Is it difficult for you to find time for yourself, let alone, be kind to yourself? Do you feel "stuck" and unable to move forward? Many of us are experiencing loneliness, depression, anxiety and social isolation, so it is important to make caring for yourself a priority. Therapy can help you feel more connected, balanced and peaceful. Together, we can help identify what is not working and regain a sense of balance. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your body, mind and spirit. We will develop a "toolbox" of coping skills and create new insights and awarenesses to help you become a happier and healthier version of yourself. Seeking therapy can feel threatening but it's one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and by doing so also give to others. In our sessions, I will meet you with kindness, compassion, humor and evidence-based modalities, so you can overcome obstacles and habits that may be holding you back. My goal as your therapist is to provide a safe, supportive and empathic environment in which to work through current issues, conflicting relationships and/or past pain. I look forward to meeting you and working together.

Next available: Mar 7

Pamela Pisani

(she/they)

Pamela Pisani profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Are you looking for a new direction or searching how to live your best life? Life is challenging however there are opportunities to gain new insights and learn new skills in order to enjoy life and all that it has to offer. I enjoy incorporating active things into therapy, a sense of humor, and mindfulness. If you are trying to manage anxiety, depression, stress, work challenges, relationship problems, we will work together to find the solution that works best for you. Counseling offers a safe space to explore, learn new skills, and gain the ability to truly enjoy your life. I am available every other Monday for in person appointments and have some evening availability for counseling via telehealth.

Next available: Mar 7

Janine Ochoa

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing since 2019 since my internship to date with my license. I currently work in a substance rehabilitation center in the men's section and loving every minute of it. I have found that they learn so much and want to gain the tools to better their lives and not let the disease of addiction continue in their lives.

Next available: Mar 4

Sydney Johnson

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
As your therapist, I strive to facilitate a connection with you built on trust, safety, and honesty. I utilize empathy and compassion to help my client reach their goals and support them. I have been a therapist for 4 years, working with people of all ages. I utilize all forms of therapy including individual and couples therapy to help you meet your needs as best as possible.

Next available: Mar 7

Jennifer Nordstrand

(she/her)

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have been a medical social worker for about 30 years and have worked in every capacity in the medical field. This experience gives me a broad knowledge of chronic illnesses, anxiety, life altering illnesses, depression and unexpected life changes. I am also a mother of grown children and get how hard parenting can be, especially as a single parent.

Next available: Mar 29

Dalia Villafane

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Migdalia Villafane or “Dalia” as she prefers to be called believes that the therapeutic relationship is to assist individuals through therapy, changing the individuals’ lives for the better. Because this relationship is so essential, she believes it is important that she provides a safe, open and non-judgmental atmosphere where an individual can feel at ease. She knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual, so, she utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused, Family Systems, as well as mindfulness training. Her educational background includes an MSW from the University of Southern California and she is licensed in the state of California as an LCSW.

Next available: Mar 9

Michele Scyoc

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LMFT
30 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
Are you struggling in living your best life? Do you feel ‘off’ and not sure why? Having difficulties in your interpersonal relationships at home/work? Is the past keeping you feeling stuck? I will help identify and explore barriers keeping you feel ‘stuck’ in life. We’ll work together in identifying what is keeping you from living an authentic and fulfilling life. I will work with you in developing healthy coping strategies and tools in order to enrich your everyday life and overall functioning. This can be with family, friends, or in whatever capacity you’re struggling. We can identify how anxiety and depressive symptomolgy presents. How you currently deal with interpersonal and behavioral issues and develop new healthy coping strategies.

Next available: Mar 15

Rickey Bates

(he/him)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 10 years. My Master’s in Social Work focused on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality and how our different life experiences shape how we navigate our surroundings. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, some of my approaches to helping my clients identify their challenges and barriers to their identified problem starts with a person-centered and solution-focused approach to therapy. I recognize a client's right to self-determination, and I want to empower clients I work with to collaboratively come up with their own obtainable short-term and or long-term plans and goals for the present and the future lives they want to live. Let’s further explore together how to use better the tools you’ve been working with and perhaps add additional tools to the toolbox or not.

Next available: Mar 19

Joshua Siskin

(he/him)

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
My approach is solution focused. I am not primarily concerned with how or why your present challenge developed but will focus instead on helping you to find a way forward. I hope to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and help you to access your inner strength. Your ability to change or improve your situation depends on your desire to do so and my job is to awaken that desire within you. The biggest challenge all of us face is negative thinking. This is a reflection of our own disappointment of what we see when we look inside ourselves. By improving our self-image through accentuating our positive qualities we begin to see the world in a more positive light. A sure way of feeling better about ourselves is to find something good in every other human being.

Next available: Mar 7

Efrain Zepeda, Psy.D.

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PsyD
23 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Holistic
Virtual
Hello! I am Dr. Efrain Zepeda. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Social Worker. In the past 23 years of working as a mental health professional, one important lesson I have learned is that the most powerful therapeutic intervention is found in the interpersonal experience that occurs in the client-therapist relationship. Together we can analyze the past to co-create a new meaning to achieve healing. I strongly believe that therapy is not about labeling or judging, but rather about personal discovery.

Next available: Mar 8

Kimura Washington

(she/her)

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LCSW
1 year of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, my name is Kimura (Key-mu-ra), a Southern Californian native and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have had the distinct pleasure of providing client-centered care to individuals in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and surrounding cities and in partnership (case management, care coordination) with Veterans, Caregivers, Geriatric populations, Youth aging out of foster care, and individuals who were homeless. My foundation and blueprint are my faith, worship, and prayer; I provide Christian Counseling, and utilize CBT, Solution Focused, Strength Based, and Positive Psychology methods to support Clients in their personal journey to self-actualization, acceptance, and empowerment.

Next available: Mar 4

Gladys Andre

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Gladys, If you are having a hard time managing your day-to-day life, feeling as if you keep doing the same thing over and over again getting the same result. Desiring to make a change physically, emotionally and spiritually not knowing how or where to start come see me. As your therapist my focus is to provide the necessary support for you to achieve the desired outcome in a supportive manner while challenging you. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Some of the techniques that I use are Mindfulness, self-awareness and cognitive Behavioral. I am committed to working together with you helping you realize that the glass is half full never half empty. Credentials: LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas and Alabama

Next available: Mar 10

Ashley Yitong Li

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I am Yitong (Ashley) Li, a bilingual (Mandarin and English) LCSW. Life is tough sometimes, and relationship issues could be overwhleming too. I understand that you need a support. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to talk about it. I will work with to go through it, to heal and grow together. I am here to help! I am experienced in treating a range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attack, stress management, grief, parenting, and family relationship issues.

Next available: Mar 11

Akilah Peters

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Akilah Peters, Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW), based in California and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety , stress and trauma using person centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy that fosters healing and showing up as your authentic self.

Next available: Mar 7

Shawna Brevik

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Shawna. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. As your therapist I aim to create a therapeutic relationship where the client is the guide as I work to reflect and offer information from evidence based sources using as objective a lens as humanly possible. I'm also a trained yoga & mindfulness instructor which I incoropate into therapy whenever the client feels it may be beneficial to their work. In my free time I enjoy live music, yoga, nature, cooking, dance, hiking/walking, bowling, crafting, spending time with my loved ones.

Next available: Mar 7

Joni Carrasco, Ph.D.

(she/her)

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LMFT
21 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
In-person
365 Pearson Dri...
53 mi
Building self-awareness is often a hard place to start. I meet my patients where they are in their journey and support the process. Sometimes taking the first step to explore psychotherapy is confusing. Ask questions so you can find a therapist who is the right fit for you. My approach meets people where they are presently, to determine where they want to be in the future. I like to get to know my new patients to determine their needs in treatment.

Next available: Mar 11

Mary Denise Walton

(she/her)

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
In-person
1712 Thelma Dr....
127 mi
I am a client-centered professional with 15 years of experience providing broad mental health services to diverse populations of children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified art therapist with specialization in utilizing multiple evidence-based modalities to address substance abuse, dual diagnoses, depression, anxiety, trauma, and domestic violence.

Next available: Mar 4

Vic Lloyd

(they/them)

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LPCC
8 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California. I am a native of Cali but currently reside in the state of Georgia. My goal in life it to assist others with their mental health challenges and provide them with tools and education that will help them successfully manage these challenges.

Next available: Mar 6

Lorre Webb

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
My philosophy is one of practicality, based on treating you as a unique human being with specific needs. I also believe the ability to find the answers to your problems is with you. I enjoy empowering you through education as well as helping you obtain all of the qualities you have the potential for. My greatest goal is to help you develop into the healthy and whole individual you are meant to be allowing you to embrace life’s journey. I strive to help others realize the value of their individual being and inspire them to experience their maximum potential. I’ve worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, and have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders and people who have experienced the “Mother Wound”

Next available: Mar 6

Alyssa Stone

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I grew up in the Central Valley area of California. I enjoy helping others find their strengths. I found my passion for social work while volunteering at the Poverello House. I enjoyed giving back to my community. I am client centered/client focused. I have a holistic approach to therapy utilizing Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing skills.

Next available: Mar 2

Priscella A. Jaén

(she/her)

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering