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Efrain Zepeda, Psy.D.

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PsyD
23 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Direct
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: May 12

Bethany Kelley

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
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: Apr 23

Dr. Aline Smith

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LMFT
37 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Apr 23

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, my name is Alyssa, my cultural background is Italian and Hispanic. I am also married to an Iranian and have learned for decades about Iranian culture. I am familiar with first responders and have proudly been invited to do several ride-alongs with a local Police department. I began my work practices as a therapist in the Bay Area of California and have been serving for 8 years. I enjoy providing a non-judgmental environment to support you with providing skills and tools to improve life's challenges. I went to NDNU for my master's program, earning my Master of Science in clinical psychology. I did my undergraduate degree at Menlo College in Atherton California. Most of my time has been a significant amount of years working with children aged 0-5, in school settings, and with couples. I enjoy engaging in relationship building, providing tools you can apply daily, and also with women who have experienced trauma. I also am an animal lover and enjoy spending time with my Italian Greyhound "Rocco", with my husband and children, hiking, and engaging in meditation during my free time. I also love the color pink and have a love for collecting crystal beads and making jewelry.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Ashour Badal

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

Next available: Apr 29

India Diggins

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
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: May 6

Konika McPherson

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I’m passionate about many things surrounding the health and well-being of all genders. Along with mental health, I am passionate about maternal health, family and relationship dynamics, and hold a strong focus surrounding the multicultural context and how that has shaped who you are and how you respond to the stress and conflict in life. I have decades of experience in mental health and utilize a trauma-informed approach to help you along your journey. As a bi-cultural therapist whose journey to have children was as unique as my child is, I see the therapeutic process through a unique lens which helps me understand your journey and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to who you are and what you have experienced. My individualized approach is driven by a desire to help each client on their journey. My certifications have shaped the way I do therapy to help each client create a corrective emotional and relational experience. Through my trauma-focused lens I can help you heal and help you navigate the myriad of life transitions that can happen to an adult; be it graduating college, preparing for first-time motherhood, dealing with past traumas or childhood wounds, starting a new job, buying a new home, losing or gaining relationships, exploring your gender, sexuality or culture just to name a few. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to discover the root causes of your struggles and find healthier solutions and meaningful connections. If we sound like a good fit let's connect!

Next available: Apr 30

Randall Rubida

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

Next available: Apr 22

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: Apr 23

N'soroma James

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Warm
Holistic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a licensed psychotherapist in California, and I specialize in the examination of the human experience, with an emphasis in trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression disorders, and couple's therapy. I always strive to embody cultural humility, and I am proud to serve diverse clients of all backgrounds and walks of life. As a clinical therapist and cultural arts practitioner, I employ a unique artfulness to my style of therapy. I utilize traditional therapeutic modalities paired with mindfulness and meditation. I believe clients gain insight and answers to their challenges by exploring their inner-genius, and I am happy to serve as your trusted guide. Through clearly expressed goals and a commitment, one can be on the journey to self discovery, empowerment, mental wellness, and contentment. Under my therapeutic guidance, clients are empowered to create and embrace their own inner light. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes determination and a kind of "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" type attitude, and I am proud of you for getting started! In the words of the late Bruce Lee, "What we are not changing, we are choosing". Let's work together and get your life on the path you truly envision for yourself.

Next available: Apr 23

Rickey Bates

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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: May 7

Joshua Siskin

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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: Apr 22

Shaquil Jones

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there! My name is Shaquil and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist based in California. I have a passion for helping people navigate their personal journeys and seeing them achieve success throughout the process. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by working out, playing basketball, and going on hikes. I find that keeping my body and mind healthy helps me to better serve my clients. My professional passions include working with individuals and couples to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. I also have a personal interest in meditation and find that incorporating mindfulness techniques into therapy can be incredibly helpful for my clients. As a therapist, I can lend my expertise, resources, and feedback to those looking to overcome challenges and improve their mental health. I am also open to collaboration and learning from others within the community. If you're interested in working with me, I'd love to hear from you. And if there's anything the community can help me with, such as expanding my client network or discovering new methods for self-care, I'm always open to suggestions.

Next available: Apr 29

Martin Alvarez

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California, with six years of experience after graduating from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My focus is on helping adults navigate career stress, transitions, marital issues, and burnout to achieve their fullest potential. Additionally, I specialize in supporting adults transitioning back to their communities after military service and deployments, empowering them to reintegrate positively into civilian life.

Next available: May 8

Carrie L. McElwee

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! My name is Carrie McElwee and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in California. I believe in meeting the client where they are and creating a safe space for each client to feel empowered as positive change occurs, judgement-free and unapologetically. My mission is to promote mental health services through prevention, education, and interventions. I have in my professional career integrated humor, compassion, empathy, and realness. I am trained in using various evidence-based practices.

Next available: Apr 23

Robert Robbins

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Robert and I help people have better relationships, whether if its with themselves, their peers, socially, their family, their spouses or even their kids, I give people the tools and communicate better and alleviate the tension for bad communication. Everyone is different in what they may need to work or focus on in their life, but reaching out for help and knowing that their life can be better, the people in their lives can benefit from them being better, is the first step moving forward.

Next available: May 8

Galina Storozhenko

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a therapist with more than 16 years of experience. I have helped clients with a wide array of mental health needs and concerns. I have extensive experience with helping clients with issues that include grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse among other issues. I work in a person-centered framework and have a myriad of interventions that I can use based on what a client is needing help with.

Next available: Apr 28

Walter Wilches

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LMFT
29 years of experience
Virtual
I have been fortunate to help many individuals who are struggling with challenging emotional issues. My approach is eclectic combining cognitive-behavioral, relational, short solution focus therapy, and couples therapy. There's no "one size fits all" advice for dealing with emotional issues. I will approach your individual therapeutic needs by tailoring the treatment plan to meet your unique and specific individual counseling needs. I believe that my experience and therapeutic approach can be very useful with the type of challenges that you might be facing at this time.

Next available: May 20

Vivian Johnson

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Virtual
I have always been intrigued about the ways our life stories and experiences shape how we see and feel about ourselves and the world. My curiosity peaked when I studied early childhood development. As a pre-school teacher, and later, an art teacher to elementary and middle school aged children, I worked closely with the children and their families. My experience in the classroom inspired me to become a therapist. My first love, however, is art making. I enjoy using colors, lights, and darks to create images. In the same way I enjoy using art materials and tools, I enjoy using and teaching clients the therapeutic tools and techniques to help them access their inner wisdom, increase their awareness and to identify and work through barriers and issues to create fuller lives and relationships.

Next available: May 1

Tommi Graening

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Humorous
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. With over seven years of experience working with juvenile delinquents and over three years in psychiatric emergency services, my passion is helping young adults and families reduce negative self-talk, learn self-compassion, and set goals to improve their relationships and overall quality of life.

Next available: Apr 28

Pascale Dellefield

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LMFT
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I received my Masters from the California School of Professional Psychology and have been practicing for 22 years. I help individuals and couples struggling with personal relationships to discover who they are and what they want, to make some life choices and a plan on how to get there, to put words to their emotions to drive them to start to take action, to slowly gain the confidence in themselves so transformation can happen, and finally to trust that it was them who got themselves through the journey to reached their goal.

Next available: May 13

Tristanne Gallardo-Stewart

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
169 Hartnell Av...
307 mi
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Northern California. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon University and received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University and have been practicing for 5 years. I work with a variety of clients helping them process through life challenges while helping them gain strength and confidence in themselves.

Next available: Apr 29

Suzanne Grace

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
My desire is to help you live a full life, to listen openly and without bias and to understand you outside of your problems; to help you see that you have strengths and resources that will help you get through this difficult time or the challenges you face. My goal is to help you feel hopeful again. As a couple's therapist, (I also am a collaborative divorce therapist, divorce mediator, divorce coach, and parenting coordinator, and work to create parenting plans) my goal is to help the couple heal or learn how to move forward in a positive manner. One of my passion's are women's issues, including peri- and post-partum, loss, infertility, and grief.

Next available: May 4

Traniece Stephens

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in California. For the past 10 years I have worked with children and adults to address issues with trauma, self esteem, anger management, crisis management, suicide ideation, relationships, anxiety and depression. In Addition, I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Functional Family Therapy and as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.

Next available: Apr 22

Eddie Posadas

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1158 Cirby Way,...
169 mi
I am Eddie L. Posadas, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California, license number LMFT 144220. I am experienced in working with client who have experience various levels of trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic EMDR. Additionally, I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and in Clinical Trauma Professional. My practice serves individuals across all age groups—from children to adolescents to adults—as well as couples, families, and groups.

Next available: May 4

Claudia Herrera

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LMFT
14 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing in Florida and California. I have a PhD in Family Therapy. I have been working with clients in social and mental health settings for more than 20 years. I have experience working with diverse populations (different cultural backgrounds). I work with individuals, couples, and families facing grief, depression, anxiety, anger, life transitions, stress, problems in their relationships with relatives, co-worker/classmates, and trauma, among others.

Next available: May 3

Jennifer Callahan

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PsyD
112 years of experience
Virtual
Hello. I am a Clinical Psychologist. I am licensed in California and in Arizona. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence based treatment methods to achieve long term sustainable change with my clients. I hold a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology as well as a Psy.D ( Psychology Doctorate). I have been in practice for over 10 years with my practice focusing on Addiction, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.

Next available: Apr 30

Susie Cobb

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
22231 Mulhollan...
187 mi
Hello! My name is Susie, mother, LMFT, MA. As a mother and a therapist, I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals and families in all stages of life. I believe that the work we do within the walls of our home ripple out in our communities And can have positive impacts on everyone around us. As a therapist and a parent, I understand how deeply important it is to find empathetic, nonjudgmental support in your tender of moments. When faced with life's greatest challenges, you and your family deserve compassionate support from someone who understands.

Next available: Apr 26

Brian Carlson

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LMFT
19 years of experience
Virtual
Jungian therapy will look at the relationship of your “self” to your experiences and look at problems as a symptom of something deeper. ​ Whether it be a thought or perception, dream, belief, value or current relationship that brings you to therapy, we'll look for what messages are coming to you from within. Tapping into your own creativity, we can use myth and metaphor, poetry, dreams, literature and art to explore your relationship to the problem.

Next available: Apr 25

Lories Khoury

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Lories and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in California. I have been practicing for 8 years. I focus on helping the person get the life they want to have. I have worked with a wide range of people as young as two years old to over 65. I want my clients to learn to advocate for themselves.

Next available: May 10

Desiree Gordon

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PsyD
31 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California. I received my Masters in Health Psychology from National Louis University in Chicago. I received my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University- Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I have been practicing for over 30 years. I have helped individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations from a diverse population of adolescents to older adult male, female, and LGBT. p young adults struggling with career stress and burnout become the best versions of themselves.Over twenty (20) years of professional experience in a variety of settings such as mental health hospitals; addiction programs; community agencies; medical centers; graduate school programs, providing service to students, individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations from a diverse population of adolescents to older adult male, female, and LGBT. I have been trained in mental health issues for over 30 years in varying degrees. Over the last 15 years I have assisted individuals from all walks of life to begin their recovery. I am a partner in their healing journey and collaborate with them to identify the issues they feel need addressing.

Next available: Apr 26

Caroline Thomas

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LCSW
33 years of experience
Virtual
I am here for you. As a seasoned Therapist, I understand that embarking on the therapy journey can be scary and bring up numerous feelings. This is "your time" to explore, take risks, sit quietly and lead in whatever way feels most comfortable for you. I do not believe that there is one way to do therapy. If you have difficulty starting to tell your story, I may ask you questions to get to know you. I understand that just as I am getting to know you, you are getting to know me. We are mutually exploring "our fit."

Next available: May 6

Michele Danao

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Michele. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist actively working in the field since 2019. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Palo Alto University. I help adult individuals and couples navigate through life challenges and create a community together where you feel supported, validated, and seen.

Next available: May 7

Shareela Allen

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