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Debby Newman

(she/her)

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
16200 Ventura B...
189 mi
I am originally from South Africa and have an innate ability to connect with people from different cultures. I am committed to providing a safe and trusting environment, which is the core foundation of my work with clients. ​I work with adults and teenagers who are dealing with depression anxiety, grief, hopelessness and other mental illnesses. I help clients experiencing panic attacks/anxiety using the application of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). ​As a cancer survivor, I understand all aspects of being a patient. I am passionate about helping clients cope with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. In addition to working at Grow Therapy, I run a private practice in Encino. I have also worked as the Clinical Director at A Home Within, an organization that connects foster children with therapists in private practice. Their motto: "One child, one therapist, for as long as it takes." My work at Safe Harbor, an Intensive Outpatient and Dual Diagnosis Facility was where I saw families and individuals and guided weekly teenage groups for self-harm. I completed my traineeship at Hillview Mental Health, an outpatient facility for clients representing a full spectrum of mental illnesses. I ran groups and worked with clients individually. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and a Masters in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University.

Next available: Apr 23

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

Bethany Kelley profile image
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

(she/her)

Dr. Aline Smith profile image
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

Reina M. Michelle

Reina M. Michelle profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! I am Reina Michelle, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping people who are going through difficult times in their lives. I help by being a good listener and teaching communication skills that can make a big difference in improving their relationships with others. I also am experienced in working with people who have anxiety, depression, chronic illness and mood disorders as I have been certified in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) treatment. Sometimes we need a little help when life becomes too difficult to handle on our own. Looking at our problems from a different perspective can make a difference in becoming able to live harmoniously with our family and friends. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in San Jose, CA. I live in Santa Cruz, CA, and have worked with clients throughout Northern California for over 15 years.

Next available: May 9

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT

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Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT  profile image
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: May 2

Wade Denes

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

Next available: May 6

Konika McPherson

(she/her)

Konika McPherson profile image
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

Michelle Ikeda

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with diverse experience in social services and healthcare fields. My expertise is in helping individuals/couples cope with differences in priorities, improve communication, and facilitate better understanding of each other. I have a variety of experiences working with children and families with issues related to child welfare system, court or non-court custody related issues, legal guardianship related issues and parenting issues. I am very passionate about helping individuals and couples with relationship and family dynamics issues. I am bilingual in English and Japanese. Growing up in Japan, I was taught to be modest and humble, and also to always be mindful of others. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My belief is highlighted when interacting with clients as I use a client-centered approach.

Next available: Apr 27

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 23

Paul Fisher

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

Next available: Apr 23

Elyse Corman

(she/her)

Elyse Corman profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Elyse is a Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. She attended Pepperdine University and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. Elyse has been licensed since 2000 and provides cognitive behavioral therapy, to young children, teens, adults and families suffering from anxiety and depression. She has a special interest in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to address symptoms, as she witnessed its effectiveness with her own daughter. Elyse's experience includes working with children and adolescents and their families/caregivers in school-based settings, out-of-home care. and private practice settings. Additionally, Elyse has training as a Child Development Specialist from Thalians Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, focusing on supporting families with young children struggling with social-emotional regulation. Mindfulness strategies are utilized to help all clients, including her youngest clients, feel empowered by increasing their self-awareness. Change is not an easy process, as it is often more comfortable to accept what is familiar. The desire to change, (whether it is feeling stuck, relationship issues, life transitions, unexpected circumstances, old habits, or patterns of behaviors), occurs when the pain to remain the same is greater than the discomfort associated with the uncertainty of change. Here you will find a warm, welcoming, collaborative, safe space to embrace the courage to change, heal and become the best version of yourself.

Next available: May 16

Dr. Alysha Thomas

(she/her)

Dr. Alysha Thomas profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I'm Dr. Alysha! Are you ready to Empower your Mental Health? By creating a safe place for processing and expression, I support persons on their unique healing journey to strengthen authenticity and resiliency. My overall approach uses psychodynamic talk therapy, offering space to those wanting to explore new perspectives, reframes, and change. When we internalize or suppress our emotions and experiences of adversity, we may be faced with lasting emotional trauma that impacts our entire well-being. However there is power in validation and relatability and that is why I utilize a client-centered, strengths-based method, with consideration for relational, intersectional, and social justice contexts. I don’t consider myself an advice giver, but instead, I will collaborate with you to recognize your choices and help you make the best one for yourself. My objective is for you to feel empowered by reducing emotional burdens, developing coping strategies, identifying resources, and enhancing your strengths. You will be treated with respectful, objective, non-biased assistance. I believe that with the right amount of support, guidance, and compassion, our capabilities are endless. **Please note Couples Therapy is Cash Only at $200 per session. Individual cash sessions are $150**

Next available: Apr 23

N'soroma James

(she/her)

N'soroma James profile image
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

(he/him)

Rickey Bates profile image
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

(he/him)

Joshua Siskin profile image
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 24

Efrain Zepeda, Psy.D.

Efrain Zepeda, Psy.D. profile image
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

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

Tiffany J. Anderson

(she/her)

Tiffany J. Anderson profile image
LMFT
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi There, I'm a dedicated licensed marriage and family therapist. I work with college students, adults, and couples who recognize their challenges and are committed to the transformative journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life. With over a decade of experience in the mental health field, I am skilled at providing empathy, creativity, and expertise in our work together. I enjoy collaborating with my clients in setting goals they envision, leading to an unapologetic and fulfilling existence.

Next available: Apr 25

Sarah Han

(she/her)

Sarah Han profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist. I received my Masters from Loyola Marymount University and have been practicing for 5 years. I have experience working with clients of all ages, but I am truly passionate about helping transitioned age youth (17-25), adults, and couples. I hope to be a part of your therapeutic journey using different modalities to assist with your treatment and to empower you to find solutions by helping create individualized coping skills.

Next available: May 5

Martin Alvarez

Martin Alvarez profile image
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)

Carrie L. McElwee profile image
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

Galina Storozhenko

Galina Storozhenko profile image
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

Robert Robbins

Robert Robbins profile image
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

Walter Wilches

Walter Wilches profile image
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

(she/her)

Vivian Johnson profile image
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

Desiree Trinidad

(she/her)

Desiree Trinidad profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Desiree Trinidad, a passionate and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California. My journey began at USC Medical Center, where I gained invaluable experience working in the ER and Psychiatric Unit. My career has since encompassed roles in hospice care, counseling for the severely illnesses, and facilitating support groups for women in recovery. Each step has reinforced my love for working with diverse populations and the fulfillment I find in this work.

Next available: Apr 23

Tommi Graening

(she/her)

Tommi Graening profile image
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

(she/her)

Pascale Dellefield profile image
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

Tristanne Gallardo-Stewart profile image
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

Heather Jones

(she/her)

Heather Jones profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I have definitely done some living. I have had a career as a journalist, got married, had two children, and got divorced. Recently, I have balanced creating a blended family while starting a second career as a psychotherapist. Becoming an LMFT has been deeply gratifying. This work channels my experience and passion into providing greater understanding for others while pushing for further growth.

Next available: May 4

Suzanne Grace

(she/her)

Suzanne Grace profile image
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

Joe Henson

Joe Henson profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am Joe Henson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I consider myself a Bowen Family Therapist that has also utilizes CBT, DBT, and Solution focused treatment. I have extensive history working with children, teens, and young adults who are are just starting to figure out independent living. My style of therapy best serves those that want to both understand how their challenges and goals came to be as well as have a strong game plan to tackle those challenges for a meaningful change.

Next available: Apr 23

Christina Cowger

Christina Cowger profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
Recognizing patterns and applying actionable techniques for change is the cornerstone of our work together. I customize an emotional insight approach, cognitive-behavior structure, and mind-body tools for each client. We can safely explore how trauma and family patterns may have seeded beliefs and feelings that no longer serve the life you are striving to live. My neurobehavioral training informs how I partner with you to shift thinking, feeling, and reactivity, positively impacting self-esteem and relationships. Between sessions, tools are offered for ongoing continuity.

Next available: Apr 28

Claudia Herrera

Claudia Herrera profile image
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

Dr. Marjha Hunt

(she/her)

Dr. Marjha Hunt profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Have you been a little more stressed than usual? Are you having a hard time adjusting to a change or shift in your life? Or maybe you have been struggling with sexual challenges. I empower adults to better navigate anxiety and various life stressors. From struggling with relationships to decreasing anxiety, or even just wanting to become the best version of yourself. I am a therapist that provides a safe space for you to explore, navigate, and heal from the obstacles that keep you from thriving! I use a collaborative approach and am here to support, empower, and honor you and the person you want to be.

Next available: May 13

Lories Khoury

(she/her)

Lories Khoury profile image
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

(she/they)

Desiree Gordon profile image
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

(she/her)

Caroline Thomas profile image
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

Kenneice Tolliver

Kenneice Tolliver profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California and am licensed in California, Oregon and Nevada. I work with adult individuals who have a history of childhood trauma, neglect, or abuse in an effort to help them start to understand and process their experiences and begin to heal. I also work with mother/daughter family units to explore and process relationship disruptions in an effort to heal any lingering hurts and hopefully repair the relationship. With couples, I work on helping them improve their communication in an effort to increase their effective communication skills and decrease any miscommunications that lead to arguments.

Next available: May 8

Shareela Allen

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Shareela Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of clinical experience in the private and public sectors. Shareela is trained and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, and Grief and Loss for Children, Adolescents, and Adults. She enjoys working with various populations. Shareela’s approach is relatable, strengths-based, and collaborative. Shareela believes that through a direct and collaborative approach, her clients can explore the areas that prevent progress while finding their purpose. In 2020, Shareela cofounded her private practice, Change Therapeutic Services, Inc., where she maintains a relationship of respect for the therapeutic relationship while supporting clients in exploring areas that cause distress and developing goals as they move towards their future. Those who know Shareela will tell you she is fun, loving, loyal, organized, hardworking, and creative.

Next available: May 6

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

Paul Tassie

(he/him)

Paul Tassie profile image
LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hello! Hi! I'm a licensed therapist with 11 years of expertise and experience providing services in California and Michigan. I received my Masters from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I help young adults, adults and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, fatigue and any one of a variety of other challenges. Clients who engage in sessions realize less worry, sadness and stress. The goal is for you to have an improved experience of living and better relationships with yourself and others.

Next available: Apr 26

Patricia Soto

(she/her)

Patricia Soto profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Patricia Soto, a compassionate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist committed to guiding individuals towards mental well-being and empowerment though all seasons in life. With a focus on addressing depression, self-esteem, anxiety, grief, life transitions, work-related stress, and challenges within relationships and families, I'm dedicated to helping you harness your innate strengths and work on your journey to healing and happiness.

Next available: Apr 25

Michele Danao

(she/her)

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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

Antoine Heard

(he/him)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from California State University, Fullerton, and have been practicing for 5 years. I help couples and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma related symptoms navigate these different challenges. I will accept you, validate you, challenge you, but most importantly, give you a space to be all that you are.

Next available: Apr 23

Kathleen Barker

(she/her)

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LMFT
14 years of experience
Virtual
I am an alternative, openminded, non-judgmental therapist for those folks who have felt marginalized, ostracized, bullied, and judged for expressing parts of themselves that may be deemed "weird" or misunderstood. I am educated and experienced in LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma recovery, grief, relationship issues in unconventional relationships (poly, kink, platonic, etc.) I seek to help clients explore their values that have likely been buried by trauma, shame, and people-pleasing, and help form a structure to living a life that feels more genuine.

Next available: May 10

Adebola Soyemi

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I get satisfaction from being a voice of reasoning for others through my genuineness. I consider this a life purpose for me. I am driven by a deep desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those struggling with their mental well-being. I believe in providing a safe space with a non-judgmental stance while supporting the patient through his or her emotional well-being and encouraging autonomy.

Next available: Apr 22

Heather Barbatsis

(she/her)

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm Heather, a seasoned counselor dedicated to providing compassionate support to individuals navigating life's challenges. With over 20 years of experience in Social Work and Counseling, including service as a Navy Veteran, I bring a wealth of expertise and understanding to my practice. As an Author, I've authored books aimed at simplifying complex medical and mental health issues, such as Hospice, Home Health, and Palliative Care. My commitment to enhancing accessibility and understanding in these areas underscores my passion for empowering individuals to take charge of their well-being. In my counseling approach, I prioritize active listening and client-centered care. Your growth and goals are at the forefront of our sessions, as I work collaboratively with you to navigate the path toward healing and personal fulfillment. In addition to individual counseling, I specialize in couples therapy, helping partners navigate complex issues like communication breakdowns, conflict resolution, and rebuilding trust. Through tailored interventions and empathetic support, I assist couples in cultivating deeper understanding, connection, and resilience within their relationships. I also offer individual counseling for personal growth, healing, and support, providing a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions on their journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. Insight and progress can often be achieved in just one session, though the benefits of ongoing therapy are profound. Whether you're stepping into counseling for the first time or continuing your therapeutic journey, my objective remains the same: to provide you with the compassionate support and guidance you deserve. Your willingness to engage in therapy is deeply appreciated, and I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

Next available: May 2

Scott Fisher

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist based in California. I received my Masters from the University of Pheonix. At the moment, I help adults, adolescences, and children struggling with suicidal ideation, hopelessness, and low self-worth find themselves. I have been using a person-centered approach for the past 9 years working with individuals and families struggling with and managing severe to acute mental illness.

Next available: Apr 23

Jennifer Roberts

(she/her)

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LMFT
30 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping my clients find more congruency and peace in their lives. People often believe that their feelings of anxiety and depression are their individual problem or failure, but very often these feelings are just a normal response to a challenging world. They come to their first session worried that they are crazy or deficient in some way, but they’re not. You don’t have to feel this way. I can help you develop understandings about how you are responding to your world, how you are making meaning of your life and how those meanings might be causing you to feel anxious, sad, hopeless, and frustrated. I have decades of experience helping people create lives that feel safe, meaningful, and more joyfully aligned with who they are and what they want.

Next available: Apr 24

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