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Alice Loomis

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Humorous
Warm
Virtual
In-person
100 Barranca St...
206 mi
In this world, we face trials and challenges of various kinds that can leave us feeling confused, disheartened, anxious, lost, and sometimes even hopeless. Know that you are not alone and certainly do not have to face these struggles alone. Using an integrative and goal-oriented approach, I strive to walk alongside those seeking healing, growth, and transformational change. I have experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, past trauma, negative self-concept, and relationship issues. I have also supported couples toward restoration and reconciliation, resolving communication and marital issues. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and biblical counseling. Additionally, I incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman's Rapoport Intervention, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) to empower clients to challenge irrational beliefs, communicate and manage emotions, needs, thoughts, and behaviors in a healthier, more realistic way. I recognize the importance of faith and spirituality and how it can largely impact one's worldview. I offer Christian/Biblical counseling to those seeking faith integration in the therapeutic journey. Finding a good fit for a therapist is crucial for the healing process and could feel like a tiring task. Don't hesitate to reach out for a free virtual consultation - I look forward to the privilege to support you!

Next available: May 16

Bethany Kelley

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Greetings to You! I am Bethany and am thankful you have made the decision to live your most phenomenal life! Do you feel utterly lost, stuck or even misunderstood? Do you feel like you know what to do but don't have the will-power or tools to execute it? I help marginalized individuals identify how to show up as their most authentic selves and get the life they deserve. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, racism, transphobia or addiction, I'm here to help and comfort. Seeking therapy can feel unnerving but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal, grow, try on new perspectivesand just BE. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together and get you to the next level of your healing journey!

Next available: Apr 23

Dr. Aline Smith

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

Next available: Apr 23

Reina M. Michelle

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

Next available: May 9

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

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT

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

Next available: May 2

Dr. Ashour Badal

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Dr. Ashour Badal profile image
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

Bernard Douglas

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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

Wade Denes

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

Next available: May 6

Francesco Pisano

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
Born and raised in Italy, I received my bachelor’s in clinical psychology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and an MA in marriage and family therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. My experience includes working in school settings, with the Department of Family Services in mental health assessment and case management, and in community mental health with minorities, providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy in English and Spanish. I am trained in EMDR, accelerated resolution therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Brainspotting, Seeking Safety, and trauma-focused CBT. level 2 trained in Gottman method. I work collaboratively with clients to make sure all their needs are met while considering their cultural diversity and intergenerational/systemic trauma using a trauma-informed and attachment approach. I am a firm believer in the use of therapy as an instrument of change for the individual and society as a whole.

Next available: Apr 23

Emmanuel Akuamoah, MSW, LCSW, MBA

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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

Konika McPherson

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

Next available: Apr 30

Maria Aziz, MA, LMFT

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hello My name is Marya, I am an LMFT. I am originally from Afghanistan and was raised in California. I have a passion for this field because I have had many experiences that has taught me to gain strength , insight, awareness and I was able to heal myself through my healthy coping that began in my child hood as a refugee. I believe my experiences also provided me with great empathy, understanding and compassion. I want to help you heal through the most difficult challenges. I will not push, I will not pull, as your therapist I will stay by your side, hold your hand. I will understand through great intuition what you are needing and allow you to heal yourself to get the most out of your amazing journey in this life. I have a very unique approach for each one of my clients because I understand everyone is unique and requires different tools and approach and different lens. If you feel broken, you are not, in fact you are open to enlightenment and are able to gain ultimate strength, allow me to guide you with my intuition, clinical skills and because I, too, have been through my own journey and I want to help you on yours. ❤️

Next available: Apr 26

Michael Cole

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Michael Cole profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for visiting my page. Deciding to embark on the path of healing can be challenging, and I applaud you for taking the first step. I work with young adults seeking to address concerns related to relationships, infidelity, self-esteem, and commitment issues. I offer a safe and supportive space for exploring these complex issues. My goal is to help folks develop the skills they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, or relationship issues, I am here to help you create a more fulfilling life. I invite you to reach out.

Next available: Apr 23

Michelle Ikeda

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

Next available: Apr 27

sasha georgeson

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sasha georgeson profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
2 Fifer Avenue ...
188 mi
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Are you struggling in relationships or feeling numb to the enjoyment that life offers? I am committed to supporting you in overcoming the challenges that impact your ability to have a well balanced life. My style is warm, collaborative, trauma informed, interactive and process oriented. I integrate mindfulness into my work as a way to strengthen your relationship to yourself and others. I also bring creativity into discussions as a way to offer additional perspectives so you can find easier paths towards resolution. Whether you are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or relationship issues, I will meet you with compassion, curiosity and respect. Let’s work together to overcome your challenges.

Next available: Apr 22

Randall Rubida

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

Next available: Apr 23

Paul Fisher

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

Next available: Apr 23

Debby Newman

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

Next available: Apr 23

Elyse Corman

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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

Dr. Alysha Thomas

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

Next available: Apr 23

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

N'soroma James

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

Next available: Apr 23

Rickey Bates

(he/him)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 10 years. My Master’s in Social Work focused on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality and how our different life experiences shape how we navigate our surroundings. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, some of my approaches to helping my clients identify their challenges and barriers to their identified problem starts with a person-centered and solution-focused approach to therapy. I recognize a client's right to self-determination, and I want to empower clients I work with to collaboratively come up with their own obtainable short-term and or long-term plans and goals for the present and the future lives they want to live. Let’s further explore together how to use better the tools you’ve been working with and perhaps add additional tools to the toolbox or not.

Next available: May 7

Joshua Siskin

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
My approach is solution focused. I am not primarily concerned with how or why your present challenge developed but will focus instead on helping you to find a way forward. I hope to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and help you to access your inner strength. Your ability to change or improve your situation depends on your desire to do so and my job is to awaken that desire within you. The biggest challenge all of us face is negative thinking. This is a reflection of our own disappointment of what we see when we look inside ourselves. By improving our self-image through accentuating our positive qualities we begin to see the world in a more positive light. A sure way of feeling better about ourselves is to find something good in every other human being.

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. Greg Western

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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

Efrain Zepeda, Psy.D.

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PsyD
23 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Hello! I am Dr. Efrain Zepeda. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Social Worker. In the past 23 years of working as a mental health professional, one important lesson I have learned is that the most powerful therapeutic intervention is found in the interpersonal experience that occurs in the client-therapist relationship. Together we can analyze the past to co-create a new meaning to achieve healing. I strongly believe that therapy is not about labeling or judging, but rather about personal discovery.

Next available: May 12

Jackie Frias Gonzalez

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there, my name is Jackie. I’d like to start by saying it brings me great joy that you are here making time for yourself! Allow me to ask, what brought you here today? Is it fears…traumas… distractions… hardships…loss… endless worries… striving for something meaningful? If you’re finding it hard to answer, “where do I go from here?,” then arriving at this thought is exactly where you need to be to make the decision to create your own path . As you reach this crossroads I offer you tools to support you in bringing to light the barriers that prevent you from uncovering your full potential. I invite you to show up for yourself as you journey through the mountains and valley’s that are the wonders of your life.

Next available: Apr 25

Diane L. Foster

(she/her)

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years experience and training with individuals, couples and families who want to take charge of their lives. Together we can explore new coping skills, strengthen existing skills to improve relationships, and sharpen communication skills to enjoy harmony in your life. My approach is strength based, non traditional and focuses on your individualized needs. I take an empathetic, common-sense approach to exploring life's problems and guiding you through the issues you are currently facing and the ones you continue to carry from your past.

Next available: Apr 23

Horacio Renteria

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
In-person
740 G Street, R...
12 mi
Life is not going as you planned. You are feeling stuck, overwhelmed and confused. Need someone to talk it over with and find solutions in a safe space. I'm here for that and so much more. My approach is practical and personal. You won't be overwhelmed because the way I work is to make the difficult, easy. It's not simple, there is a lot of work to be done, but we break it down into manageable steps. What can seem impossible is achieved in a step by step process. You will have my support and encouragement to succeed. Therapy is your work to be done; I will be your guide.

Next available: Apr 25

Tamer Mostafa

(he/him)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Humorous
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Tamer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked for nearly 10 years in different capacities such as refugee resettlement, disability rights, substance use recovery, community health, and LGBTQIA+ centered care. I am most excited about creative self-expression, and I believe in person-centered approaches to understand the powerful role that stories play in shaping our everyday lives. I also find tremendous value in working together to deconstruct how these stories show up in the context of anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Seeking therapy is one of the most courageous steps you can take for yourself. Whether you want to heal past wounds, resolve conflict in your relationships, or better manage the stressors of life, therapy is the space where your goals and values are prioritized. It is where you can feel safe to be vulnerable and open. Because there is no singular way to engage in treatment, therapy does not conform to strict constructs, norms, or stereotypes. Rather, therapy is meant to reflect your authentic self and promote the innate power you hold. The right therapist should honor the nuances of your life’s journey, while also helping explore the path forward that you want to lead. In the words of Brené Brown, “Story stewardship means honoring the sacred nature of story–the ones we share and the ones we hear–and knowing that we’ve been entrusted with something valuable or that we have something that we should treat with respect and care." I look forward to honoring your journey here, and your journey forward. Thank you so much!

Next available: May 7

Shaquil Jones

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

Next available: Apr 29

Doris ChienYu Lin

Doris ChienYu Lin profile image
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

Tiffany J. Anderson

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 25

Karyna Auletta, M.A., LMFT, LPCC

Karyna Auletta, M.A., LMFT, LPCC profile image
LMFT
3 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you tired of going to a therapist who just "listens"? Most of my clients find success given my authentic approach, extensive educational background, evidence-based approaches and an environment for growth. I'm not your average therapist! You can sit with me. Through life's ups and downs, I'll guide you through learning, creating and solidifying skills that will help progress you through not only high performance but healthy mental functioning and improving your overall relationships. I understand the unique needs of each family/individual and tailor my approach to best fit my clients. One size does not fit all. My background at Pepperdine University prepared me for the diverse populations I would encounter as a therapist and gave me the confidence to assist in almost any area of concern. I've worked with children/adolescents in school settings, in-patient mental health rehabilitation facilities as well as outpatient mental health facilities. I specialize in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, relationships and high-performance. I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. I also have a background in behavioral therapy as a registered behavioral technician. Life is complicated. It takes courage to reach out for help and support. When we feel the most vulnerable it is even harder to take any risks. If you are ready to make a change and think working with me might be the guide you need, please reach out to see if we may be a good fit Availability for Adults 18-45*

Next available: Apr 22

Sarah Han

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 5

Martin Alvarez

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

Next available: May 8

Carrie L. McElwee

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 23

Brian Abell

(he/him)

Brian Abell profile image
LCSW
34 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am an LCSW with over 34 years of experience in mental health. I pride myself on tailoring therapy to the individual, couple, or family I am serving and their specific goals. I utilize a variety of modalities and philosophy's to provide services that meet the unique needs of those I serve. My many years of experience have taught me how to provide interventions for clients that result in long lasting changes and in my clients living more of a life that they want to be living.

Next available: Apr 24

Galina Storozhenko

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

Next available: Apr 28

Robert Robbins

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

Next available: May 8

Walter Wilches

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

Next available: May 20

Vivian Johnson

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 1

Desiree Trinidad

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 23

Tommi Graening

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 28

Pascale Dellefield

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 13

Tristanne Gallardo-Stewart

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

Next available: Apr 29

Heather Jones

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 4

Suzanne Grace

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 4

Traniece Stephens

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 29

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