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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...
316 mi
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, genuineness and authenticity. *I am also Spanish Speaking*

Next available: Apr 29

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: Apr 25

Nattaly Valenzuela-Meza

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Holistic
Virtual
I am licensed by the State of California Board of Behavioral Services. I received my Masters in Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles in 2008. I have provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings, including Victims of Crime, Specialized Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Private Practice and Emergency Outreach Services with the Department of Mental Health. I am bilingual English/Spanish. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting allowing the client to process their thoughts in a safe and caring environment. With each client’s personal goals in mind, I strive to work with clients in exploring and identifying the best positive solutions to challenges. Clients are empowered with new skills and gain a renewed sense of confidence that can open doors. I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist II-National Anger Management Association. I provide court-order Anger Management sessions. I provide In-Person and Virtual sessions.

Next available: Apr 23

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: Apr 22

Sharon Stewart

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LMFT
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
The most precious you can give to yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Life can get so busy and it's easy to become distracted by daily tasks. This makes it easy to loose sight of the most important person in your life....YOU! You are the most important project that you will ever work on and I am so glad that you are here. I have over 22 years of experience in the mental health industry and I am passionate about working with clients from all different backgrounds and life paths. I have experience working with a wide variety of ages from children to adolescents and adults. I also have experience working with with a variety of mental health diagnosis. It has been a blessing to work as a School Counselor for 22+ years, and know that it has provided me with a wealth of experience in so many areas with a large variety of clients with all different needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are and am passionate about helping them work on their goals. I have particularly enjoyed helping clients manage transition, trauma, depression, grief, adjustment, anxiety and parenting. I also am passionate about working with First Responders and their families. I have been part of a First Responder family for 27+ years, which has provided me with a wealth of information as well as compassion and commitment to serve this population.

Next available: Apr 23

Jessy Tarnoff

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
My approach to therapy emerged out of my passion for health and my connection to nature. While I combine several modalities in my practice, empathy and authenticity are at the heart of my work. I strive to cultivate a safe and inclusive space for my clients. I am committed to ongoing education and self-reflection to better understand the unique experiences and perspectives of diverse populations. I also prioritize collaboration and advocacy with my clients to address and dismantle systemic barriers that impact their mental health and well-being.

Next available: Apr 24

Yvette Weeks

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LMFT
14 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! My name is Yvette Weeks, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering meaningful connections, emotional well-being, and personal growth. I work with individuals, children/adolescents, and families, focusing on a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anxiety, communication challenges, behavior issues, parenting challenges, and life transitions. I'm committed to helping others through their challenges to discover their strengths, learn new techniques, and create positive change. I believe that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and emotionally healthy life- in whatever way that looks like to the individual person or family. As a therapist who has personally experienced trauma, depression, and anxiety, I deeply understand the challenges and feelings that accompany these struggles. It is not always easy to seek support from others (believe me, I took a very long time to reach out to someone), and knowing that I can play a part in helping others feel better and do better, drives me to continuously learn and provide the best possible care. It is an honor to be a therapist, and I am dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those I have the opportunity to work with.

Next available: Apr 23

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: May 6

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: Apr 29

Dr. Ashour Badal

(he/him)

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

Next available: Apr 29

Brendan Kearns

(he/him)

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
For those who struggle with decision-regret and anxiety around making the perfect choice, picking a therapist is three steps into the therapy already - if you're here reading this and that's you, I commend you as your therapy has already begun. Anxious and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, "imposter syndrome", endless struggles to be perfect, only to be met with guilt and regret; all uncomfortable things that we humans try to avoid and control, yet all of that avoiding and controlling just doesn't seem to do any good. You're here to learn better ways to manage these experiences, and that's where I can help. I leverage 14 years of clinical experience as an adjunct professor in clinical social work and as a therapist in the public and private sectors in Canada, the US and Australia to assist my clients. I am a well traveled surfer, climber, author, entrepenuer, and musician and I enjoy spending time in my backyard that is the central coast of California, exploring all that it has to offer.

Next available: Apr 23

Rachel Armstrong

(she/her)

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi, I’m Rachel! Do you ever wonder why your kids struggle so much in school, have a hard time making/keeping friends, or have a difficult time following the same daily routines that are expected of them every day? Have you received multiple evaluations of them, but still feel lost in how to parent them? I get it. I’m not only an Autism and ADHD Specialist for both kids and adults ages 5-65yo, but I’m also a mom of neurodivergent kiddos. I work with children/teens/adults with varying presentations, who almost always have some level of anxiety, depression, trauma etc. I’m here to help support you and focus on what matters most. I also work with children and teens who do not have neurodivergent brains, but rather may have behavioral difficulties at home/school; issues with school refusal, significant degrees of anxiety and/or depression, overuse of social media and struggle in their parent/child relationships. I provide both individual and family therapy and believe that rapport with my clients and understanding their personal goals is what will make the most progress. I also specialize in life transitions, assisting teens in moving toward independence and the next steps in young adulthood. This includes career counseling, which I provide to adults of all ages.

Next available: Apr 22

Bernard Douglas

(he/him)

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LMFT
35 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, in California. My approach to therapy is commonsense, based in Dialog, reflective listening, mindfulness based cognitive therapy in conjunction with breath work, journaling and dream journaling and practicing being present. I take my clients seriously, I take our work together seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously: my primary purpose is to be of service, to be useful to my clients. Our experiences are a map of where we have been, and what it was like. Our ‘stories’ are a mixture of moments we are proud of, grateful for and moments which we would rather not repeat. Through the therapeutic dialog we can come to understand why we make the choices we make and have an opportunity to discover new choices and decide how our story unfolds from the present moment into the future; with courage and kindness toward ourselves we can reach for the life we want to live and be the person we want to be. By the time my clients ‘graduate’ from therapy they will have developed tools which will continue being useful long after our work together has concluded. Personal responsibility and accountability are cornerstones of freedom.

Next available: May 16

Amanda Medina

(she/her)

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Amanda I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and older adult populations. I have been a licensed therapist for 12 years. I began my career working with children and families in the foster care and dependency system. I went on to work in Adoptions and found it very rewarding. I have provided individual counseling to adolescents, adults and older adults. My areas of expertise include: stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, family/relationship issues, adoptions and personal growth. I especially enjoy working with children and adolescents. I utilize a multidimensional approach to therapy, exploring each individual's biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs. I enjoy aligning with others to assist them in healing from trauma, building self-esteem, improving communication in their relationships and reaching their goals. I consider myself an interactive, family-systems therapist.

Next available: Apr 23

Melisa Martinez

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello, my name is Melisa, and I am an experienced therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome mental health challenges and achieve their full potential. With nearly a decade of experience in the field of mental health, I have had the opportunity to work with diverse clients and gain expertise in various evidence-based therapies. As a therapist, I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where my clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors without fear of stigma. My approach to therapy is collaborative and tailored to the unique needs and goals of each individual. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy and parent child therapy among other modalities. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to make meaningful changes in their lives, improve their relationships, and develop healthy coping mechanisms. I believe in the power of therapy to transform lives, and I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to my clients. If you are seeking support in navigating life's challenges and improving your mental health and well-being, I would be honored to work with you.

Next available: Apr 24

Norman Severe

(he/him)

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PsyD
25 years of experience
Warm
Virtual
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Dr. Norman Severe and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the local San Diego community for over 20 years. For the past 22 years, I have devoted my private practice to serving the mental health needs of children, adolescents and families in need of therapeutic and psychological support. I believe everyone can achieve great things in their lives by recognizing their strengths, working through struggles and overcoming obstacles by persevering and never giving up. I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents as well as adults who have experienced trauma related to abuse, car accidents and/or witnessing and being exposed to life-threatening situations. I also specialize in treating individuals who identify as Neurodivergent and/or have specific learning differences.

Next available: May 17

James McLaughlin

(he/him)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Direct
Virtual
In-person
3102 O Street, ...
167 mi
Hi! I'm James McLaughlin, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Located in the city of Sacramento. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for help navigating the challenges of life. I focus on getting to the core of what may be getting in the way of fulfillment and work actively and collaboratively to re-write your life story. I'm warm and welcoming. I believe everyone deserves compassion and a helping hand. I can also be direct and challenging. My goal is to create an environment to encourage growth and change. After working a career in sales and marketing, I pursued a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and became licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Since then, I've helped populations cope with life's challenges such as trauma, addiction, grief, depression, and anxiety. My specialty is in helping people take control of the narratives of their own lives, to write the future they want to tell. In my spare time, I can usually be found running, wine tasting with my wife Sarah, and playing with my dog Noah.

Next available: Apr 22

Emmanuel Akuamoah, MSW, LCSW, MBA

(he/him)

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
630 N La Brea A...
203 mi
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years of experience in psychotherapy. I hold a Master's degree in Social Work and dual MBAs in Finance and Cybersecurity. Based in California, my practice has been enriched by my extensive travels and a deep appreciation for nature and hiking. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse population, providing tailored psychotherapy to meet a wide range of mental health needs. My approach is informed by a blend of professional expertise and personal insights, aiming to offer compassionate, effective care to each of my clients.

Next available: Apr 23

Joshua Turov

(he/him)

Joshua Turov profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I believe that therapy can heal, but I also know that telling a stranger about your deepest pain can be a strange feeling. Perhaps you've been feeling sad, depressed or worried, and hopeless that anything in your life can change. Or maybe you aren't sure what you would even want help with. You know you feel bad, but if someone were to ask you "How can I help?", you aren't sure what you would say. These problems can feel permanent and unsolvable. After all, something feels broken and unfixable, so how could you not feel that it takes all the energy you have just to get up in the morning and go about your day? Depression or anxiety can also feel isolating, as if nobody else could possibly understand. You may have even received advice from people who you feel mean well but can't understand what you're going through. Depression and anxiety are not permanent or unfixable, and therapy can help. Imagine feeling peace of mind, and excited about life and its possibilities. It starts by learning about you and going at your pace. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years experience working with adults and teens, I've seen therapy work, and I feel lucky that I get to be part of that journey for others.

Next available: Apr 25

Ladybird Daniel, LPCC

(she/her)

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Ladybird Daniel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with extensive experience treating PTSD, attachment challenges, ADHD, mood disorders, severe anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, self-harming behaviors, parent-child conflict, bereavement, adoption, and life transitions. Ladybird received her Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Sacramento in 2014. Ladybird was raised in North Carolina and loves to vacation there and enjoy fine country cooking. She serves as a foster parent volunteer for a local animal shelter and loves caring for animals in need.

Next available: Apr 25

Joe F Jones

(he/him)

Joe F Jones profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Asking for help is one of the most courageous things you can do for yourself. Life can be stressful, and you can feel pulled in many different directions. Being an African American man growing up in Los Angeles, I have faced my share of challenges and obstacles and when stress sets in, I understand that even the smallest pebble can feel like a major Boulder. I come from a traditional family where men and oftentimes women are discouraged from seeking help to deal with life's struggles and stresses. I aim to fill that void and change that narrative. I empower Men, Women and Families to seek to understand their struggles, anxieties and life challenges and to overcome them.

Next available: Apr 23

Kadrea Forte

(she/her)

Kadrea Forte profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Are you experiencing any challenges or roadblocks that life is throwing at you right now? Are you in need of a safe sanctuary with non judgmental support through anxieties,fears,or traumas? Do you find it hard to manage your interpersonal relationships, work,and fit in self care? Seeking therapy can feel so scary, it takes so much courage and strength to step out of your comfort zone. My job is to be on the passenger side of your therapy journey, helping you find the answers within, and giving you tools to support you along the way.

Next available: Apr 23

Lana Hoyer

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma work. It’s my passion to work with children and young adults with the number of challenges they can face to help them learn how to manage their feelings and develop ways to better cope with life. I also work with adults and new parents to navigate managing their new identity and improve their parenting skills. My approach to therapy is personable and genuine. I find that my style is particularly beneficial to those looking for a safe space free of judgment while getting honest engagement. I’m expressive, use humor, and genuinely enjoy getting to be a therapist. *I only work M-F from 9am to 3pm and do not offer sessions outside of these times*

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. David Simons

(he/him)

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PhD
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Children (parenting issues) teenagers and adult. I am a clinical psychologist with 20 plus years of experience. With adults, therapy addresses specific problem areas to include couples, single parents, parenting, extended family conflicts, divorce, separations and life transitions after the loss of a loved one. Adolescents present with a confluence of issues involving, development, maturation, behavioral and emotions. For example, oppositional defiance, more serious conduct disorders, verbal and physical aggressive tendencies, risk taking behaviors, school problems, confrontations with parent (s), regarding independence, depression, anxiety, unrestricted free access to the internet, distancing behaviors toward adults and family expressing distain and rejecting family values in an attempt to "find themselves". Addiction issues will require a referral to a specialist. With children, behavioral issues with peers and within the family.

Next available: Apr 23

Elyse Corman

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 16

Laurie Eaton

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LMFT
27 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, my name is Laurie. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for 27 years. I have been able to help a variety of people who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, anger management, trauma, family conflict, military-related issues, parenting and couples who want to learn better communication skills. I have worked with people from a variety of ethnicities and ages, from 5 to 75. I am compassionate, caring, and empathic. My background includes; working with troubled teens, military members who struggle with deployment, etc., a drug and alcohol treatment center, couples, and those who struggle with trauma from childhood.

Next available: May 7

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: Apr 23

Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC

(he/him)

Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Mr. Daniel Hernandez, LCSW-S has experienced enormous success helping his clients in his 35-year career in the human services field. He has seen tens of thousands of clients in practice. He is also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), which allows him to discuss the impact of nutrition, diet, and detoxification as it relates to one's mental health. Mr. Hernandez specializes in inspiring empowerment within people who have suffered sexaul trauma, grief & loss, and domestic violence to move forward with the rest of their lives. He also specializes in helping people to develop anger management mastery and serves as a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), which supports one's sexual health goals. Mr. Hernandez often uses a mental-spiritual empowerment approach to help his clients develop the necessary skill of inner healing. Mr. Hernandez is a licensed clinical social worker-supervisor in Texas and has an LCSW in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and is authorized to conduct teletherapy in Florida. He has 26 years’ experience as a master-level clinician. Mr. Hernandez completed his professional training as a master social worker from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1998 and his bachelor’s was earned from St. Mary’s University in social studies in 1988, both schools are located in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Hernandez has been married 28 years and has two adult children. He loves traveling for the enjoyment of nature and culture with his family and friends. He also loves spending time with people he meets and learns from everybody.

Next available: May 6

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: May 17

Alessandra Snavely

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LMFT
8 years of experience
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: Apr 23

Marixa Aguirre

(she/her)

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LMFT
Virtual
Hi there! My name is Marixa and I have been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years. I have a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master of Science in Educational Counseling. I have experience supporting individuals who are struggling with low self esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, painful past experiences, issues in relationships, “feeling stuck”, etc. I use a wide range of techniques to support my clients through their needs. I have found that using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), in combination with talk therapy, has supported many of my patients with reducing the overall intensity of their symptoms and helping them attain their treatment goals. Sometimes taking a leap of faith and allowing yourself to feel and process your pain is what will help you feel more in alignment with where you want to be and how you want to feel.

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. Greg Western

(he/him)

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PsyD
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
5101 East La Pa...
221 mi
Which therapist is the right fit for you? Someone you trust and who provides confidence in being able to meet your needs is the most important ingredient in my line of work. Navigating pitfalls of life and relations doesn't have to be a puzzle. Worrying about the future and thinking of the past can keep us from living. I enjoy witnessing the potential of others I have the opportunity to work with come alive. Learning skills to navigate the challenges life brings our way is quite a relief. Seeing people meet their goals and grow beyond what they imagined is a realistic outcome for those who choose to enter therapy. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in the office or via video. I specialize in treating family relational stress and family of origin concerns. A positive approach with genuine feedback is offered based on patient and family goals. Exploration of adolescent behavior, conflict resolution and emotional connection offer the roadmap to sustainable relations.

Next available: Apr 29

Ryan Briscoe

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LPCC
10 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
5329 Office Cen...
100 mi
Welcome. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families looking for Christ-centered professional therapy. We live in a fallen world where everyone has experienced some kind of suffering. I have gone through difficult seasons in my own life, which has made me able to really offer care and compassion to those going through their own struggles. I have dedicated my career to helping others find hope and healing.

Next available: Apr 22

Gabriela Aguilar

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Gabriela Aguilar and I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's Degree in Social Work and have been practicing for 5 years. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults and assist them in their journey toward a happy and fulfilling life.

Next available: May 1

Kylie Kellas

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kylie and I have been a therapist for 8 years, and am EMDR Certified. I support people who experience anxiety, symptoms from trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. I have a two step approach. First I teach people how to regulate themselves in-the-moment. That way they can get back to emotional safety when things are not feeling right. Then I help people find ways to stop what is bothering them before it even starts. That can look like setting a routine that helps reduce anxiety, processing past trauma, surrounding yourself with people that make you feel great, or figuring out what gives your life meaning and helping you do that.

Next available: Apr 23

Barri Pitkoff Aji

(she/her)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Barri. Is anxiety or depression preventing you from living the life you want? Are you longing for fulfilling relationships with others, but unable to attain them? Do you feel unsure how to handle a life transition? I have helped adults and adolescents figure out what's blocking them and create happier and more fulfilling lives for over twenty years. During the past 17 years, I have worked at an elite private school providing therapy to children ages 10-18 while also running a private therapy practice working with adults and adolescents. I have a deep understanding of the challenges of living in the adult world, relationship struggles, work conflicts, parenting issues, etc. as well as keen sense of how to help children navigate the challenges of growing up and moving through school, I am committed to helping my clients manage their mental health and achieve their life goals.

Next available: Apr 25

Erica Nocera

(she/her)

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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: Apr 26

Doris ChienYu Lin

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Counseling service is like having a personal trainer in the gym for our mind muscle; individually tailored guidance doesn’t hurt. We all have ups and downs in our life, work, family, relationships, and I'm here to support you through the things that are messy, challenging, and confusing with a safe space for you to just be yourself with no judgements. Let me join your journey of figuring-out, growing, healing, shining and thriving, and make the full access to life experiences with joy of living come true. I offer a free 15 minute consultation call. Feel free to contact me through email or a call - Doris@Boundless-Light.com / (626) 515-6008. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Next available: May 16

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

Next available: May 8

Bernard Cushing

(he/they)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I'm Bernard, I am a licensed therapist that has experience working with teens 13-17 and young adults 18-22 seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and life transitions in sessions (I do not currently take clients under the age of "12" or over the age of 23 years old for virtual therapy), I like to walk with my clients through their therapeutic journey’s no matter the difficulty. I am client centered maintaining the philosophy that every client no matter their age is the expert at their existence and has the ability to heal. I utilize humor, when appropriate to strengthen therapeutic bonds to understand them as a person and to walk with them to their own solutions pertaining to their challenges. I specialize in working with teens and young adults through difficulties with daily life challenges such as interpersonal relationships, family conflicts, life transitions, intimate partner challenges, and academic and career-related stress. I use a humanistic approach to my therapeutic style to explore what works best for clients. Some of the basic orientations I utilize are Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy techniques. The therapy journey helps individuals understand thoughts, feelings, reactions, and responses, aiding with healing and growth. This can lead to a life that feels more grounded, joyful, and meaningful. I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years. I have experience working as an intensive outpatient therapist providing individual therapy, group therapy, and case management. I have experience working with children, teens, and their families as an Elementary, Middle, and High School special education and general education therapist. I have worked with individuals from various walks of life, various spiritual beliefs, gender orientations, and a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Next available: Apr 22

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 my be nervous seeking therapy but you deserve a guide in your healing journey. Let’s work together to walk the path.

Next available: Apr 27

Olivia Morales

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
In-person
3325 Palo Verde...
218 mi
Hey, I'm Olivia! Are you ready to laugh, cry and create a connection with someone who is not going to give you cookie-cutter responses? Then keep reading. I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to throw it all out on the table, be met with compassion and validation and begin to piece together what they want to keep and what they want to toss. Many times in our lives, we put on certain identities and expectations that may not be ours but we keep them on out of comfort, fear, habit, you name it. I am here to help you sift through the pieces of you that you know but also become curious about the parts of yourself that you do not know. During that process, you can begin to find power in your choices and practice the art of being able to decide for yourself who it is you want to be. The stories you have come to believe about yourself are worth exploring and together, we can build a relationship where I will challenge those beliefs with you and assist you in building confidence to shift into your most authentic and understood self.

Next available: Apr 24

Heather Turgeon

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
860 Vía De La P...
195 mi
I am a psychotherapist and sleep specialist. I have over 10 years of experience helping people with both solution-focused, brief coaching and consultations, as well as longer-term in depth therapy. I met clients where they are and my style is collaborative. I've co-authored 3 books on sleep, parenting, and empathic communication, and have written articles for publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

Next available: May 1

Kimberlin Leon

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
I grew up in East San José, California, in a vibrant immigrant community overflowing with playfulness, rhythm, and resilience. The love and sacrifice of my family enabled me to pursue my dreams, becoming the first woman in my immediate family to complete high school, college, and grad school. I use she/her pronouns and identify as a woman of color with Filipino and Mexican ancestry. I feel alive hiking with my loved ones, salsa dancing, and enjoying my favorite cuisine—Japanese Hot Pot. I am passionate about providing a radically strengths-based approach to youth, families, and adults in therapy. As someone who embodies both privileged and oppressed identities, I strive for constant self-reflection to continuously grow and reduce the harm I can cause as a service provider. I affirm people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, religious creeds, physical abilities, and beyond. ***Prospective clients are welcome to contact me for scheduling requests through Grow, my professional website (www.kimberlin-therapy.com) or via my HIPAA-compliant email at info@kimberlin-therapy.com. Please note that my availability is not always publicly displayed.***

Next available: Apr 29

Judith Leitch

(she/they)

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Taking that first step into therapy can be a whirlwind of emotions – scary, frustrating, maybe even a little weird, but also hopeful, and sometimes even a relief. That's totally normal! As a social worker with 14 years of experience, I'm passionate about helping people use therapy to build a more fulfilling life. Unlike a one-size-fits-all approach, I work collaboratively with you to understand your specific goals and navigate the challenges you're facing. Therapy can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be a drag. I'm here to provide a supportive and encouraging environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. I offer a supportive and encouraging environment, but I'm also honest and direct, qualities I find many people appreciate in a therapeutic relationship. Together, we can work towards the positive changes you want in your life.

Next available: Apr 29

Beatriz Velasquez

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I'm Beatriz and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I’m a Latina bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist with many years of mental health experience. My passion is to connect with people in a way that makes them feel seen and heard. I'd describe my therapeutic interaction as casual and informal. I take a holistic approach to therapy. I believe that every client needs something different and I work to provide that along the way. I have specialized training related to trauma, early childhood mental health, and a certification in maternal/perinatal mental health (PMH-C).

Next available: Apr 23

Kelly Hanzy

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual