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Luisiana Kyriakides

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
651 Third Avenu...
Hi there, I'm Luisiana. Do you feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the challenges that life throws your way? Would you like to enhance the quality of life you deserve? A safe space to process difficult thoughts and feelings? I empower individuals to thrive in their environments by working on tough emotions, feelings and actions that may be preventing one from living their fullest potential. I enjoy utilizing a hollistic approach to support you to organically reach your therapeutic goals healing the mind, body and soul. Together we can analyze and address the root and help you fulfill your desired goals. I lean into a more client centered approach ensuring you to feel safe, comfortable, and authenticity. *I am also Spanish Speaking*

Next available: Jun 10

Nina Sandberg

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 30

John Cothran

(he/him)

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LMFT
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Change is stressful and adolescence is a period of enormous change - especially so these days with the pandemic, social media, gender politics, and looming concerns about the future. Many, many teens today feel overwhelmed by pressure. Struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationship problems, drugs, alcohol and academic problems is common. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that by 2021 49.5% of adolescents in the U.S. had a mental disorder, with females, LGBTQIA, and multiracial individuals at the highest risk. If you are a teen or the parent of a teen in pain and looking for a way forward, I can help. I began work as a counseling psychotherapist in 1994. Since then I've helped many adolescents, adults, couples, and parents ease their suffering and overcome problems such as these. My effectiveness as a helper comes from 1) listening carefully to understand your concerns and experience 2) non-judgementally accepting you as you are 3) knowing that you are the expert on you and planning treatment collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. 4) Providing the tools of skills training and coaching to empower you to heal and thrive For me, it's all about knowing that my clients don't need to be fixed. They need to be understood, accepted, provided with effective tools for solving their problems and trusted to overcome their difficulties in a way that works for them so they can feel better, function better and begin living life as they choose to. My approach is straightforward and built on compassion and evidence-based techniques.

Next available: Jun 3

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 6

Bonnie Mende

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, My name is Bonnie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California since 2005. I am also licensed as a Registered nurse and have worked in the field for 35 + years. I am a 58-year-old mom of 17-year-old twin daughters with plans for college in about a year. Yep, raising teenagers is no joke! Parenting has its fair share of hills and valleys. I have been married for 22 years. Are you finding that maintaining relationships is a struggle at times? Do you need someone to listen and hear you? I want to build rapport and understanding with each client. I have worked with clients struggling with a variety of issues and concerns. I have experience with clients who have experienced Anxiety, Depression, OCD, family and job stress, domestic violence, complex trauma, PTSD, child custody issues, teen issues, parent-child concerns, grief process, and people experiencing difficulties with substance abuse and use. My therapy is individualized according to what each client wants and needs. My goal is to align with my clients so they will experience being supported in their lives. I use therapy modalities that include: compassion-focused, solution-focused, multicultural, humanistic, strength-based, Christian, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical therapies. My strengths lie in my ability to put people at ease. I am honest, straight-forward, down to earth, value authenticity, and enjoy getting to know all kinds of people while refraining from judgment. I enjoy music and I sing and play the piano. I enjoy my family, traveling, reading, and my dog Toto, and 2 cats. I look forward to meeting you. Let's talk!

Next available: Jun 3

Princess Okieme

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
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: Jun 13

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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LPCC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Humorous
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: May 30

Marquita Dempsey

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my Masters and Doctorate from Argosy University in Southern California. I have been Practicing in Mental Health for over 10 years. I have worked with children, adolescent to adults from behavior issue, family to working with those individuals incarcerated.

Next available: Jun 5

Uchechi Alozie

(she/her)

Uchechi Alozie profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. I am used to working with families with different dynamics. I have a background in child welfare services, so I am very familiar with the trauma that comes from familial interpersonal relationships. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting, working with individuals suffering from debilitating chronic mental illness.

Next available: May 31

Laura Laird

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LMFT
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 12 years experience. I am passionate about and enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and children to help them with the challenges they face, including unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or whatever is holding you back. I have vast therapeutic and life experiences that help me better understand what you are going through and how to help you. Life is difficult, complicated and at times even traumatic, but it can also be filled with great joy and fulfillment. What is standing in the way of embracing the life you desire. It is not always easy getting to the point of asking for outside help. I recognize and respect the courage that it takes, and I am here to help you. I am a “person centered” therapist who works from a strength-based model using DBT, as well as techniques from CBT to help you access all that is within you to heal and change. One size does not fit all – No two people are the same, so no single therapy modality is right for everyone. I individualize treatment to ensure you are receiving what you need to reach your therapeutic and life goals. When you are willing to seek change, change will happen. Things can get better. Take that first step toward healing. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: May 29

Stephanie Andrews

(she/her)

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Relationships can be strained or become challenging for so many reasons. Sometimes we all need help to find the best way forward in our relationship to ourself, our peers, our colleagues, or our loved ones. Have your relational difficulties begun to negatively impact your life, leading to challenging emotions, low self esteem, anxiety, depression or other concerns? I love coming alongside individuals, couples and families to collaboratively improve communication, understanding, boundaries, and overall relational health so that you can move towards the life and connections you hope for! More specifically, I have 12 years of specialized experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families to address concerning or problematic sexual behaviors. Reaching out for help to discuss concerns about sexual behavior, whether it be for you, you and your partner, or your child can feel scary and vulnerable. If you have concerns related to sexual behavior, you may also be experiencing confusion, anger, shame, isolation, anxiety or depression that is impacting your day to day life. If this is you, I am committed to creating a non-judgmental space to explore your concerns and partnering with you towards identifying next steps and solutions.

Next available: May 30

Shobha George, Manas Therapy Room

(she/her)

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Shobha. Do you feel stressed out, anxious in a social circle, feel blue? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people manage anxiety and depression. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole person and CBT approaches, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Whether you're dealing with feeling down, overwhelmed, or stressed out, 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 mental health concerns that are holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: May 29

Fernanda Perez

(she/her)

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LMFT
19 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
3939 Atlantic A...
Hello, I’m Maria Fernanda Perez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked in a helping capacity for over 18 years. I specialize in working with violence and trauma survivors, teens, adults who have experienced challenges in their lives. I support couples and families who desire to develop a deeper connection to their body. For many of my clients this looks like symptoms of high sensitivity, anxiety, depression, and trauma interfering with their ability to connect with themselves. My traditional mental health background has given me a solid foundation in helping others to better finding their inner self.

Next available: Jun 11

Sara Licon

(she/her)

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the field. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults at both the outpatient and inpatient level of care. I provide support and guidance to individuals who deal with issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, body image issues and relationship problems. My style is warm, interactive, flexible, and collaborative. My approach is tailored to the individual, which I believe is vital to providing the best care. Together, we can work to achieve personalized goals and find positive coping strategies. Understanding these patterns and changing them can lead to a real and lasting improvement in life satisfaction.

Next available: Jun 4

Michele Scyoc

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LMFT
30 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Humorous
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: Jun 14

Alicia Flores

(she/her)

Alicia Flores profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi. I'm Alicia. Do you struggle to take action in areas of life that matter to you? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety or depression? I help individuals face life's challenges by empowering them with tools to build a life that is fulfilling and vital. I use solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I provide a non-judgemental and safe space for clients to explore their challenges and joys.

Next available: May 29

Alessandra Snavely

Alessandra Snavely profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with over 8 years of experience working with a variety of clients in different settings. Throughout those 8 years, I have primarily worked with adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the settings of a day center with groups, board and care homes, and intensive community outreach support. I also worked with teens in the setting of a crisis shelter who were seeking space from their family (along with family therapy) or who were foster youth often transitioning between foster care homes. I have had the opportunity to watch clients grow and succeed in different aspects of their lives, requiring less intensive support, and growing into healthy adults who have appreciated the support provided to them in a time of great need.

Next available: May 30

Michelle Ulloa

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome, my name is Michelle Ulloa. Are you missing joy and the drive in your life? Feeling disconnected with yourself, family, friends your partner and society? I can help so, let's do this together by making a positive impact in the areas affecting the progress you want. I will empower, inspirit and help create the change you are needing but its not easy and it will required you to do less of what is not working and more of what does work (we will explore what that is for you in session). Mixing conversations & interactive activities alongside with empathy and respect we can create change. I will met you where you are and push just enough each time you are ready in reaching your goals in therapy.

Next available: Jun 11

Enrique Botello

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, my name is Enrique Botello. Glad you are seeking support. Life is not all about sunshine and rainbows but a good thing that they do exist right. Often, life will confront us with emotional obstacles that will make us feel stuck or that there is no hope. I help people to reach their best version of themselves even when life throws rocks at them. Whether you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or other serious mental health symptoms, there is always hope. The use of evidence-based therapeutic modalities will be a process that will help people at different recovery times. No matter how long the road to the best version of yourself might take you, I will be alongside you. Finally, although not a requirement, I specialize in working with athletes of all ages. Sports create a lot of pressure in and out of the sport. Whether it is keeping grades up during school to continue to play a sport or a professional athlete having personal problems. I am here for you. *To ensure enough time for your appointment, please make the appointment on Saturdays at the start of the hour. For example 9:00 am or 11:00 am. For Thursday evening, it is only scheduled for 6:30 pm.

Next available: Jun 1

Erica Nocera

(she/her)

Erica Nocera profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
First, I wanted to briefly commend you for investing in your mental health and thank you for being here. Erica is a warm and compassionate therapist who values holistic health and believes in the importance of seeing the full picture in all her clients. She specializes in working with teens and young adults and has a particular focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, and recovered addictions such as eating disorders and substance use . Erica uses an eclectic approach to therapy that includes past, present, and future perspectives. She incorporates a range of modalities, including psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Erica is committed to ensuring that her clients feel safe, respected, and heard during therapy, and is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills. Erica is excited about the evolving mental health landscape, particularly in the wake of the COVID pandemic, and is passionate about making therapy more accessible and innovative. Erica received a Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy from California Professional School of Psychology-Alliant University and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Public Relations Journalism from University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She did her training at a number of outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics/hospitals, residential facilities, and detention centers in the San Diego, CA area serving the underserved populations before going into private practice. Outside of work, Erica is passionate about nature and the great outdoors, spending all of her free time hiking, swimming, and playing with her dog. She loves traveling to new places, with Aruba being her favorite destination so far. Erica's love of nature and the outdoors is a reflection of her belief in the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being.

Next available: Jun 13

DuJuana Ware

(she/her)

DuJuana Ware profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Availability Update: Beginning June 2024, Monday appointments at 5pm and 6pm (CST) are open. Tuesdays 7pm (CST) every other week are open. Schedule open through August 2024. Any appointments after August 2024 will not be honored without consultation with me. Thank you. Hi, I'm DuJuana. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or sad? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and confidence? You are not alone. My goal is to help you become your BEST self. Together, we can identify what you feel is not working and address the WHY behind it. We will use a combination of cognitive-behavioral strategies with a client-centered focus to improve how you see yourself and experience life. Creating a more balanced view of yourself will enhance your relationship to self and empower your relationships and communication with others. Whether you are struggling with being a teenager or #adulting at any age, I am here to help. Let's GROW! I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), licensed in California and Texas although, I reside in the state of Texas and only provide virtual sessions.

Next available: Jun 3

Joni Carrasco, Ph.D.

(she/her)

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LMFT
21 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
365 Pearson Dri...
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: May 31

Greg Ragle, LMFT

(he/him)

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Humorous
Virtual
Hi, I am Greg, You are given a safe space to discuss what you may be going through. Are you struggling with anxiety, being authentic, feeling overwhelmed or having relationship issues? Are you in a transitional period in life? Together we can identify protective factors and strengths to build upon. We can use myth, personal narrative, mindfulness and somatic exercises to address mind, body and soul. You may be nervous seeking therapy, but you deserve a guide in your healing journey. Let’s work together to walk the path.

Next available: Jun 1

W. Eric Griffith

(he/him)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with a strong focus on helping high school aged and older individuals navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, and trauma/PTSD. With eight years of practice, I provide compassionate and evidence-based therapy to create a safe space for clients to explore their concerns and foster healing and growth to become the best versions of themselves.

Next available: Jun 24

Krystal Thorburn

(she/her)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) practicing in California. With over 12 years of experience and a master's degree from Hunter College, School of Social Work. I specialize in supporting clients who are navigating past complex trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health challenges. My approach is grounded in compassion, empathy, and evidence-based interventions tailored to meet each client's unique needs. I believe in the power of collaboration and empowerment, working alongside clients as they journey towards healing, resilience, and self-discovery.

Next available: Jun 4

Joyce Siler

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm an LMFT in CA who has helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals. I received my MA from Western Seminary in Los Gatos. I have been practicing for more than 15 years. I am passionate about encouraging my clients in their strengths, equipping them with new tools and empowering them with renewed hope. I meet each client where they are at and work with them to facilitate individual and interpersonal growth.

Next available: Jun 13

MsDeryl Taylor

(she/her)

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LMFT
40 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hey there! I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist from California with 40 years of diving deep into the world of mental health, spiced up with a dash of international flair. My journey has taken me through a Psy.D. program to complete in Clinical Psychology, a master's in Counseling Psychology, and a bachelor's in Sociology. Living and working across the globe has fine-tuned my knack for connecting with people from all walks of life. I'm all about helping you find your ‘Zen’ again, mixing and matching the best bits from CBT and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to create a chill, judgment-free zone where we can work things out together.

Next available: May 29

Gloria Y Gonzales

(she/her)

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2895 Loma Vista...
Hello, my name is Gloria Gonzales, I am a bilingual/bicultural licensed psychotherapist, with three adult grown children. My experience is working with individuals, families, co-parents, adolescents, and couples since 2011. I have also had the opportunity to work as an adjunct professor teaching Clinical Psychology, to Master Level students. My hope is to help you heal and live an abundant life filled with happiness. I don't believe there is anyone who has had a perfect life, however our trials and mishaps can also give us wisdom as we go through life. Everyday is an opportunity to learn, heal & change!

Next available: May 31

Adrian Valadez

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Adrian Valadez. I'm a License Clinical Social Worker based in California. I received my Masters from California State University, East Bay in 2008. With over 16 years of experience working with children, teens and families in both clinic and school-based settings. I listen to your needs and work with you to meet your goals. Working from a strength-based and compassionate approach, I use interactive discussions, art and play interventions, humor, mindfulness strategies, and support you in developing new tools and resources. It would be an honor to journey with you through your healing so that you find freedom and redefine ways of living a purposeful life.

Next available: May 30

Jennifer Leone

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
5100 Marlboroug...
My name is Jennifer Leone, but please call me Jen. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in practice for 13 years and specialize in working with adolescents and young professionals who need support in relationships and life transitions. Habits, losses, regret and trauma can get in the way of realizing true potential and living a full life. I can guide and support those who are ready to get unstuck, moving towards a life less ruled by fear.

Next available: May 29

Katie McManus

(she/her)

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LCSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Clinical Supervisor based in California. I received my Masters from the University of Washington and have been practicing since 2006. In my personal experiences, I am a mother to a biological child and a step child. My early years were impacted by toxic relationships, substance abuse, divorce, parental suicide, blending of families. Setting and enforcing boundaries did not come naturally to me and is something I am continuously working on. In my experience as a therapy client, I have disliked working therapists who are blank slates. Therapy is a relational experience and I bring my wisdom and personal experiences into the therapeutic process when appropriate. I help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and avoidant and self-destructive behaviors become the best versions of themselves.

Next available: Jun 4

Sascha Bowlin

(she/her)

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm Sascha, Take a moment to acknowledge you've taken the first step towards bettering your mental health because, let's be honest - starting therapy can be empowering, confusing, or scary, all at the same time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of Mental Health for 10+ years. I have worked in many settings including county-based services, non-profit mental health, foster care, and schools. I believe that everyone knows what's best for them and what they really want, but sometimes we just get...stuck. My favorite part of my work is having the opportunity to help clients identify what is causing them to struggle and then come up with ideas for navigating life's challenges. All sorts of things can get in the way of us and what we want including difficult relationship dynamics, lack of support, our history, and difficulty managing emotions. I am here to sit with you while we get things sorted out... throughout your journey of finding and living your most authentic life.

Next available: May 30

Gunner Pellum

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
Born and raised in Southern California, I enjoy the outdoors, longboarding, martial arts, learning, and playing games. Since Graduating from Loma Linda University, I have 20 + years of experience working with adolescents and their families in a variety of outpatient, inpatient, residential, academic, and other settings. My expertise is in helping adolescents and their parents learn ways to form supportive relationships and work together to manage challenging circumstances and emotions.

Next available: May 30

Connie Stringfellow

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Connie Stringfellow I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have been a bachelor-level social worker since 2006; a master-level social worker since 2016; and a licensed therapist since 2020. My experience ranged from assisting children and families during my time working for Government entities to assisting families of all ages from the hospital to hospice service. With such vast experience, I believe I am qualified to assist you grow and heal.

Next available: Jun 8

Julia Palafox

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Have you ever felt like your life is a puzzle scattered all over a table and you are struggling to put the pieces together? I have had the opportunity to guide a wide variety of individuals with putting the puzzle pieces together. My name is Julia, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked in the mental health field for approximately eight years and have experience in a clinical setting and case management.

Next available: Jun 1

Fran Costello

(she/her)

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LMFT
27 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2522 Grand Cana...
I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I started in this field in 1997. I worked in various different behavioral healthcare entities, providing out-patient psycho-therapy to children, adolescence, and adults. I have been in my full-time private practice since 2010. About 60% of my clients are under the age of 18, and 40% are adults.

Next available: May 29

Joe Navarro

(he/him)

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LPCC
3 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Humorous
Virtual
My name is Jose Navarro, but my family and friends call me "Joe." I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) who uses a person-centered, trauma-informed approach with my clients. I love to work with individuals facing life stressors, anxiety, depression, relational problems, and trauma work, to name a few. I have experience working in community-based agency settings and private therapy practice. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals from all age ranges and backgrounds experiencing a multitude of life stressors and mental health concerns.

Next available: May 29

Adriana Navarro Gonzalez

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Adriana Navarro Gonzalez! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I received my Masters from California State University, Northridge. I have experience working with adolescents and young adults. Understanding your needs is at the heart of what I do. Whether you're facing challenges or seeking solutions, I'm here to listen and support you every step of the way.

Next available: May 29

Dr. Trenye Black

(she/her)

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LPCC
12 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Dr. Trenye Black is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC-QS) in Florida, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S) in Virginia. She earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2014 and her PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Teaching from Walden University in 2021. She is here to help support you through adversity, trauma, parenting struggles, relationships, struggles with deployment and reintegration. Her goal is to connect with you on your journey as you live a more purposeful life.

Next available: Jun 3

Karie del Solar

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been practicing in CA for the past 5 years. I am dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages who struggle to fit in, feel isolated, and have issues either at school, work, and/or at home. Most of my clients are neurodivergent, including Autistic individuals and people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as their parents and caregivers. I also work with giftedness, social anxiety, developmental delay, and those with learning differences.

Next available: Jun 22

Britt Kelly

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I graduated in 2015 from San Jose State University with a Master's in Social Work, and have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, small clinics, schools, and providing peer support for people experiencing infertility and parents of donor conceived children through the non-profits Resolve and Donor Conceived Community. I opened my private practice in 2024 and provide telehealth in California through Grow Therapy.

Next available: May 31

Joanna Bain

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around anxiety and depression. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as both modalities help me and the client build a shared understanding of their reality, and allow us to work together to chart a path forward.

Next available: Jun 6

Jazzy Gohar

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I aim to support individuals, couples and groups to connect with and express their true selves. With a solid relationship with ourselves and our support systems we are able to overcome many of lifes challenges. Unfortunately, a lot is out of our control, but I like to highlight our strengths in recognizing what is in our control and take back our own power to live the life we want and deserve.

Next available: May 30

Dejuan Evans

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I spent 5 years working in community mental health agencies with clients that had severe mental health diagnoses such as: Major depression, addiction, bipolar I & II, schizoaffective disorder as well as psychotic disorders. I provided case management, individual therapy and ran the following groups: LGBTQ+, Substance Abuse and CBT Skills. I have experience with adolescents, adults and elders.

Next available: Jun 4

Yvette Flanagan

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LPCC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor residing in California, with over a decade of dedicated experience in the field of mental health. My academic background includes a Master's degree from San Jose State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. My fervor for mental health advocacy is evident, and I derive particular fulfillment from collaborating with young individuals.

Next available: Jun 12

Susan Alonso

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
112 West 9th St...
My passion is children and adolescents, particulary those in the foster care system. I have worked with biological parents as well as foster parents, Dept of Family Services, and court systems. I also love working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety and low self esteem which can affect everyone in their circle. Family therapy is something I believe strongly in and have had some good successes at.

Next available: Jun 3

Kelly Hanzy

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
3065 Freeport B...
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in the golden state of California. I received my Master’s from John F. Kennedy University in California and have been practicing for 8 years. I work with couples, families and individuals as young as 16 years of age. I look forward to supporting you and working towards a better version of yourself! A little about myself: I love being active, which includes hiking, cycling, working out in the gym. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I believe in practicing what I share with clients, I don’t just say things and live the complete opposite. SELFCARE is the best care and the best way to ensure you’re in the best position to help! Be well. And cheers to a long healthy life!

Next available: Jun 26

Tucker C. Cannon

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I ’m Tucker Cannon, a licensed psychotherapist with almost 20 years of providing therapy, solutions and support to a wide range of families and individuals. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and also have bachelors degrees in Psychology and ChiId Development. I truly care about my clients' well-being and promise a commitment to high quality therapy services individualized to your unique needs. Growth toward one's full potential is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help each client overcome the obstacles that lead to the pursuit of personal and familial happiness. My therapeutic approach blends both a mind-body wellness with clinical training in evidence based therapies to improve functioning in those I work with. I am here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters and I'm excited to meet you and begin the process of healing and growth.

Tommi Graening

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Humorous
Open-minded
Authentic
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: May 30

Hannah Zimmerman

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LPCC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. In 2020, I graduated from San Diego State University with a Master's Degree in Child Development with a concentration in early childhood mental health. I became a therapist so that I could help others feel less alone in what they are feeling or what they are going through. Since practicing over the last four years, I have been supporting children and adolescents (ages 5-19) by providing short term therapeutic services. Since starting to provide therapy during the recent global pandemic, I have extreme gratitude for connection and the vulnerability that many so bravely have as they make the decision to start therapy and focus on improving their mental health. I have a great appreciation for humor, the outdoors, my two cats, and music. I encourage everyone to find ways to introduce moments of peace and happiness into each day.

Next available: Jun 1

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