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50+ Surest (formerly Bind) therapists in California

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Richard Lenchner

(he/him)

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LMFT
31 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
16530 Ventura B...
188 mi
My name is Richard Lenchner, LMFT and I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University. I believe that everyone deserves a happy and healthy life. This can be achieved when you learn how to balance your life emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally (ESPM).

Next available: Feb 22

Natasha Simon

(she/her)

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LCSW
18 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello my name is Natasha Simon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Are you a trauma survivor? Do you experience intense and uncontrollable emotions? Do you experience depression and anxiety? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and body image issues? If you are experiencing any of these issues, I am here for you. At this very moment you may feel helpless, but there is hope for you to overcome and move forward from the issues you may be experiencing. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and collaborative. I use principles of psychodynamic therapy, CBT and DBT and I adapt my treatments to best fit your needs. I believe strongly in the therapeutic relationship and I make sure to co-create a space where you can feel safe to be you and embark on your journey of self-discovery and healing. I meet you where you are at and welcome you without judgment. My purpose as your therapist is to be a resource and tool to assist you with becoming empowered to make positive changes and healthy choices in your life.

Next available: Feb 22

Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

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LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Feb 27

Ilena Sussman

(she/her)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Providing psychotherapeutic services to those seeking emotional sustenance and healthy psychological support during these very stressful times. I have been working in this field for approximately 20 years now. My experience is with all school grade levels, as well as adults from all walks of life. I find that the ideal patient is open-minded (willing to look at things from different perspectives), consistent (with attendance/self-care/psychoeducation), and humble to learn. My patients have described me as kind, trustworthy, accepting, an excellent mentor, dependable, and down-to-earth. Short-term and long-term assistance provided for: Adults (18+) Individual Therapy Anxiety Depression Coping Skills ADHD Asperger’s Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Codependency Developmental Disorders Intellectual Disability Life Transitions Peer Relationships Self-Esteem Spirituality Stress Women’s Issues Mood Disorders Thinking Disorders Trauma Certified

Next available: Feb 22

Jerome Scott,LMFT

(he/they)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Kim Lottes

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA. I received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco and have over ten years of experience working with spirituality, grief, and life transitions. I take people on a journey of initiation and reclamation to remember their true essence. My own path has involved listening within and following my heart's guidance. This allows me to offer a unique perspective aimed at healing and stepping into your wholeness.

Next available: Feb 22

Nina Sandberg

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Natalie Blair

(she/her)

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
I’m so happy you’re here! You’ve already taken the most difficult step to improve your life. Now it’s my turn to take your hand and help you through the next steps of your journey. My job is to empower women to reclaim their sexuality. By taking ownership of your body and your pleasure, you can refresh your zest for life. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health. I am a sex therapist who utilizes cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution- focused techniques to enable you to take control of your mental well-being. Good mental health is not a luxury, it is an essential component of a healthy life. You have the power within you to change your mindset and become who you are meant to be. Let me help you learn to live and love authentically!

Next available: Feb 29

Farimah Khalilifard

(she/her)

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LMFT
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.

Next available: Feb 23

Darian Brinton

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

Next available: Feb 27

Jennifer Barrios

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed MFT. I have been in community mental health for 8 years, and have had much success working with children and families in the child welfare system and on probation. I have also provided mental health counseling to children, families, and adults in both the field-based and outpatient/private setting. Currently, I serve as the Clinical Director of a mental health diversion program, providing resources and support to the forensic population as they reintegrate into the community.

Next available: Feb 22

Dr. Aline Smith

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon.

Next available: Feb 26

Michaela Renee Johnson

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Great to meet you! I believe the key to living a happy life, is learning how to speak your truth with grace & live a courageous life of authenticity. This requires checking in with yourself, often, exploring old patterns that aren’t serving you, tapping into grit & resiliency, and having a growth-oriented mindset. I'm an avid adventurer, having traveled to 20+ countries. I'm a licensed tailwheel (multiengine & seaplane) pilot who loves radial engines and vintage aircraft. In my spare time, you’ll find me hiking, gardening & reading and chasing a house full of boys.

Next available: Mar 14

Reyna Perez

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

Next available: Mar 5

Shannon Saltzman

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Shannon Saltzman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical social work experience and over 20 years in the field of social work, I specialize in treating adults and older adults. My approach I provide individual therapy to clients residing in the state of California. Treatment is comprised of a combination of evidence-based talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, and a solution-focused approach. As a therapist, I provide a warm, supportive, empathetic, non-judgemental, safe space for healing and recovery. I help clients move through whatever it is they may be struggling with and develop coping tools that they can continue to use beyond our time together.

Next available: Mar 4

Bijan Madjlessi

(he/him)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Intelligent
Virtual
Most people want to live a meaningful and productive life, and yet there are many of us who feel that we cannot achieve it. When life becomes confusing and you find yourself stuck in anxiety, depression, anger, worthlessness, and hopelessness, it is time to reach out for a helping hand. I truly believe that once we develop healthy coping skills and create a plan of action for everyday life, you will be able to experience the life you desire. I have intimate experience working with individuals and families dealing with chronic illness, anxiety, depression, communication issues, substance abuse, and spiritual battles. There are solutions to the issues you are currently facing in your life. By working with me, you will be able to fully embrace peace of mind and spiritual health. Please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.

Next available: Feb 23

Gregory Swift

(he/him)

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LMFT
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a devoted Christian Therapist, and Pastor. I have 22 years of experience, working with individuals, who struggle with depression, anxiety, mental health disorders, spiritual and faith issues, grief and loss, trauma, anger, marital issues, and substance abuse/dependence issues. I have been trained in the evidence based practices of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), seeking safety, and Biblical counseling. I have a masters of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a masters of counseling psychology and also a ThD in biblical counseling. I am a compassionate and caring therapist, and committed to providing professional and discerning counseling that is rooted in the truth of God’s Word. I look forward to walking with you through the process of growth, renewal, and redemption and through the restorative acts of Jesus. We will take time to get to the root of your concerns so that genuine healing can take place.

Next available: Feb 22

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 23

Moira Geraghty

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) based in California, offering INDIVIDUAL tele-health and in person therapy for adults and teens. If you're dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem challenges, grief, family or relationship issues, or navigating a difficult life transition, I'm here to listen and provide support. At this time I am not working with couples.

Next available: Feb 26

"Kyle" Chin Fong

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

Next available: Feb 22

Laura Dodge

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

Next available: Feb 23

Alan Caggiano

(he/him)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Deborah Bauman

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2010, and have over 10 years' experience in the mental health field. I have a strong and diverse background working both with veterans at the VA, and entertainment industry clients at the Actors Fund. I have been in private practice for a few years. I especially enjoy helping adults in their twenties and thirties to "launch" and overcome problems, allowing them to live their best lives.

Next available: Feb 28

Danae Samson

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! I am so glad you're here. Are you looking for a therapist you can connect with and will help you grow? I am passionate about helping teens and adults heal from traumatic experiences and overcome mental health challenges. It takes a lot of bravery to ask for help and examine your patterns of behavior. It is a honor to walk alongside clients and help them create meaningful change and healing. I am trained in the cutting edge treatment method of EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). EMDR is primarily used to help treat and heal trauma, anxiety, phobias, and distressing life events. Many of the clients report symptom relief through EMDR that they were previously unable to achieve in talk therapy alone, I would love to talk more and see if EMDR is a good fit for you!

Next available: Feb 22

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Craig Dauderman

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Do you worry too much about different things? Are you hard on yourself, withdraw from others or struggle to engage in life due to feeling down? Would you like to feel less anxious, less depressed or finally work through unresolved trauma? Establishing a relationship with a well-informed therapist provides for no longer feeling alone in your experiences and safely addressing such underlying issues that may be keeping you stuck in your problems, preventing you from reaching your goals and living your best life. I am trained in a variety of evidenced-based therapy approaches to best meet your needs with a personalized care experience. I use Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. This means I am centered in meeting you where you're at and promoting your ability to heal from the past as well as better manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I offer expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, anger management, and relationship problems. We improve through feeling understood and more capable of managing life's challenges. I am committed to provide a supportive relationship that enhances your ability to work through obstacles and strive for enjoying a life worth living. I consider my work with those I serve to be a privilege and look forward to supporting you in your journey forward!

Next available: Feb 22

Sharlene Hanaway

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, and Thank You for reading my profile! My name is Sharlene Hanaway. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for many years. During that time, I have worked with many clients who have been deeply challenged by their life circumstances and everyday issues. My clients have tried many different ways to help themselves but need fresh eyes and someone who can help them change their perspectives about the things they can change and let go of the things they can not change. It is a collaborative relationship where we find what works for you! I welcome you to work with me, so you can move on from the issues that are getting in the way of your living the life you want. However, at this time, I am no longer accepting clients for Couple Therapy.

Next available: Feb 22

Alex Andrade-Lozano

(he/him)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Alex Andrade-Lozano and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #142659, practicing in Fresno, CA. For the past 7 years I have worked with children and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. I primarily practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy. One of my greatest takeaways from DBT is that each client has a unique life that they want to be living. As your therapist, I hope to help you discover what that life is and help you make the necessary changes to achieve it.

Next available: Feb 22

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Princess Okieme

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Monica Pulido

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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

Next available: Feb 22

Tara Steinke

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 28

LaKeina Ferguson

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Andrea McLellan

(she/her)

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LMFT
12 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
In your journey, perhaps you have discovered that the roots of your disharmony are not identified. Would you would like to gain insight toward become aware of the underlying causes of your problematic issues – towards recovering your authentic self? I would be honored to help you discover for yourself the vital components to authentic healing. I would like to include here a note to our modern-day warriors – today’s public servants. I am speaking to those individuals who must daily share, up close, the pain of others – our first responders - nurses, paramedics, law enforcement, military, and all those who serve the public. You may find yourself having significant impairment in your social or occupational areas of functioning, or you may have the need to process a stressful event you have experienced. If you begin experiencing increased emotional arousal (anger, irritability, fear, depression) in daily events, you may be experiencing acute stress response. There are critical components involved in coming to terms with acute or post-traumatic stress, and I would be honored to help you recognize and implement these steps. I have been there.

Next available: Mar 12

Stephanie Hounnou

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I’ve been in the field for 8 years now and enjoy working alongside people with various backgrounds. My experience as a Kaiser therapist, community mental health and private practice allows me to better help my clients. I use mainly narrative, CBT, DBTand transformational evidence based techniques to work towards well being and growth. I also have experience utilizing EMDR.

Next available: Feb 23

Katie Saelee

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

Next available: Mar 20

Christine Ellis

(she/her)

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for taking the time to consider working together. I am a deaf licensed clinical social worker that specializes in working with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf Blind, CODA/SODA's (Children of Deaf Adults, or Spouse/Partners of Deaf Adults) and the interpreting community. All sessions are conducted in ASL (American Sign Language) only. By using a holistic approach with specific focus on the mind-body-spirit, I will meet you where you are at, and assist you with figuring out the next steps to take in feeling more whole again.

Next available: Feb 26

Anne E Gimbel

(she/her)

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am Anne Gimbel, licensed marriage and family therapist, and I begin by meeting you at your place of growth or need for healing. My goal with individuals, couples, or families is to explore and identify the thoughts that have a direct impact on your emotions and behaviors. Whether dealing with life-cycle issues, trauma, abuse, grief, recovery, or other changes that are occurring, I am active in the process to help you overcome these challenges. We will build a life you deserve by learning better communication and setting boundaries for your future.

Next available: Feb 27

Dustin Adler

(he/him)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Karen Anne Kaufman

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Karen. Do you need someone in your corner to support you in navigating life's challenges? You deserve a safe, collaborative, and therapeutic space to explore your whole self. I believe that our journey through life offers us many opportunities for change and growth, as well as transitions, which may be emotionally and psychologically challenging. It is through a trusting and thoughtful connection in therapy that support, strength, and solutions can be found. You have that person when working with me. I am here to help you discover and uncover solutions to address your concerns and needs, using an integrated approach to mental wellness. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or confused about your identity, work, family, and personal relationships, you will find comfort and compassion in a welcoming and healing space. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Feb 29

Amanda Lewis

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 22

Masti Lashkari

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

Next available: Feb 27

Vani Burnette

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 29

Dr. Ron Gellis

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PhD
40 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a Christian Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist. Like many folks who get into the mental health field, I had certain mental health challenges. My family of origin was burdened with addiction and mental health. I currently have 38 years of sobriety and am intimately familiar with 12 Step, Christ-centered and Mindfulness aspects of recovery. I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Addiction with family systems and attachment orientation. As a trained child psychologist I also place particular emphasis on developmental aspects of trauma. As a former Navy psychologist with many years working with veterans and first responders, I am very familiar with those cultures. I played college soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award winning underwater photographer and competed at the CrossFit World Games for 3 years. I am married, have a son (retired Navy) and a daughter in heaven.

Next available: Feb 26

Boris Ruiz

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

Next available: Feb 22

Aimee Severe

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 23

Kiana Shelton

(she/her)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Kiana Shelton. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. As a Black Woman, Mother, and Ally to all marginalized populations. I know not everyone is equipped to hold your vulnerability. My commitment to fostering a supportive therapeutic relationship allows me to guide individuals towards a deeper understanding of themselves, facilitating their journey towards growth and emotional well-being. Together, we can discover the paths to resilience, inner peace, and a more fulfilling life.

Next available: Feb 24

Mana Ekbatani

(she/her)

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

Next available: Feb 26

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