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Brenda Salcedo

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
155 East Campbe...
144 mi
As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to help adults navigate life's complexities. With expertise in mental health and a commitment to fostering positive change, I specialize in addressing issues such as stress, relationships, and self-discovery. My therapeutic toolkit includes evidence-based modalities tailored to your unique needs.

Next available: Mar 11

Stephanie Reyes

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I understand that sometimes life can be challenging and can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, apathetic, sad and/or irritated. You may be surprised to know that there are ways to cope with these feelings so you can grab the reigns and get back on that horse! You want to create meaningful changes but aren’t sure where to start. I believe that the catalyst to that change exists within each of us, sometimes we need a little help to find it. I have experience working with older adults, adults, (teens 17+), veterans, active-duty military and their families, college students, EMS personnel, and caregivers in the treatment of mental health and life transition issues, marital issues, interpersonal issues, deployment, military separation, reunification, divorce, pregnancy, work and school issues, parenting and end of life issues (grief/placement). I can also provide case-management services, life coaching and ESA evaluations/letters.

Next available: Mar 6

Geraldine Roman

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LMFT
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. I help adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, co-dependency, school issues, trauma, among other issues, to help them discover how to become a better version of themselves.

Next available: Mar 6

Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

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

Next available: Mar 11

Ilena Sussman

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 7

Jerome Scott,LMFT

(he/they)

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

Next available: Mar 7

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: Mar 7

Farimah Khalilifard

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 8

Darian Brinton

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

Next available: Mar 7

John Cothran

(he/him)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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

Next available: Mar 11

Michaela Renee Johnson

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

Next available: Apr 2

Cathy Martin

(she/her)

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LMFT
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Have you ever asked yourself, "why don't I feel good about myself and my choices in life?" I want to help you explore those feelings and get to the root cause so we can reveal the parts of you that feel alive and whole again. Do you remember the hopes and dreams you had as a child? What happened to those dreams? It could be life events or circumstances, some that were out of your control and some that you made consciously or unconsciously. If you have experienced trauma, sexual trauma, this can contribute to your mental, physical, and emotional struggles. Sexual trauma is not easy to discuss, as it is a taboo topic, and you may not find you can share your story with your friends and family. Secrecy is part of the toxic shame that often leads to issues with self-esteem, relationships, intimacy, and other behavioral problems. Every person has the answers within themselves to reveal the shiny pearl in the bed of a sandy oyster. I can help you if you are ready to do the work of personal growth and healing.

Next available: Mar 6

Reyna Perez

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

Next available: Mar 7

Ted Atwood

(he/him)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
I believe in the value of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship to tap into your internal strength, self-expertise, and self-expression to promote growth and support healing. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #126521, in California, and I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015.

Next available: Mar 6

Maria Belinsky

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California and have been licensed for about 10 years now. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in Anthropology in 2004. I also received my Masters in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2005. Finally, I received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago in 2012 in Social Work with a clinical concentration. My professors used to tease me and call me the "thermometer" because I had so many degrees. I actually love learning (I do not love studying) and am a true "book worm." I built my own telescope when I was in high school and I have seen several stars (Arcturus and Vega) and Neptune up close which were amazing.

Next available: Apr 1

Gregory Swift

(he/him)

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

Next available: Mar 13

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Ashley Garrison

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LPCC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California. I am based out of Los Angeles and am passionate about supporting individuals toward becoming the best version of themselves. I have been practicing since 2020 through a variety of settings such as intensive trauma therapy and private practice settings. Throughout my career I have carefully selected modalities and interventions that I have seen make big changes in people's lives.

Next available: Mar 7

Moira Geraghty

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

Next available: Mar 7

Jaazar Shalabi

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, my name is Jaazar (Jay) Shalabi and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Are you struggling with past traumatic experiences, cycles of depression and/or anxiety? Maybe you are struggling with relationship issues, confidence, low self esteem. Perhaps you are a veteran struggling to deal with integrating back to civi life or take back control of your life once again prior to service. I support those struggling with their unique symptoms by empowering them to retake control of their symptoms, thoughts, and life. Through direct, unconditional regard with no judgement, we will go through your journey to mental wellness together. You are the pilot, I am your copilot, wheres your destination?

Next available: Mar 6

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, my name is Alyssa, I have worked as a therapist in the Bay Area of California for 6 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, I have spent a significant amount of years working with children aged 0-5, in school settings and with couples. I also am an animal lover and enjoy spending time hiking and engaging in meditation during my free time. I have a majority of training with couples, relationship building and skills and also with women who have experienced trauma. <!-- Professional verification provided by Psychology Today --> <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/441312" class="sx-verified-seal"></a> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://member.psychologytoday.com/verified-seal.js" data-badge="13" data-id="441312" data-code="aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucHN5Y2hvbG9neXRvZGF5LmNvbS9hcGkvdmVyaWZpZWQtc2VhbC9zZWFscy9bQkFER0VdL3Byb2ZpbGUvW1BST0ZJTEVfSURdP2NhbGxiYWNrPXN4Y2FsbGJhY2s="></script> <!-- End Verification -->

Next available: Mar 7

Deborah Bauman

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

Next available: Mar 6

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Craig Dauderman

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

Next available: Mar 9

Kabao Adame

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Virtual
I am a bilingual (Hmong and English) licensed therapist. I have experience with individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship problems from various age groups, multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am also trained in evidence based practice, TF-CBT, Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), a trauma informed relationship based approach for parents and young children. For parenting group support, I am trained in the Circle of Security Parenting Model, an attachment based parenting approach. Additionally, as a former social emotional coach for the school district, I can collaborate and help your school age children navigate the support system they need to be successful.

Next available: Mar 7

Sharlene Hanaway

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

Next available: Mar 7

Alex Andrade-Lozano

(he/him)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Mary Watts

(she/her)

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LCSW
29 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I"m Mary E. Watts, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a deep passion for guiding individuals, especially women, children and teenagers through mental and emotional challenges. With 29 years of experience and a Master Degree in Social work I've committed myself to foster personal growth and healing in my clients

Next available: Mar 7

Lori Brown

(she/her)

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LCSW
17 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there! I've been a therapist for many years and have much life and work experience to draw upon. You are the expert in you and I am your ally and resource. We team up and collerate in meeting your goals and freeing you up to be the best version of yourself. As we walk down this path there will be laughter, sweat and tears. Whether your goal is to figure out your career path, get your mood on an even-keel, or to move through your grief, I'm here for you. You can expect to grow in self-compassion, self-esteem and an appreciation for your strengths and resilience.

Next available: Mar 19

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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

Next available: Mar 6

Niloufar Hoveyda Founder@ Artemis Art & Therapy

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Holistic
Virtual
"I love mixing art therapy and conversation to get to the root of your struggles“ Hi there, I'm Niloufar. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? 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. 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, DBT and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're overwhelm with 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. Let's work together!

Next available: Mar 11

Tara Steinke

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

LaKeina Ferguson

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Maria Welch LMFT

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm happy you found me! If you are here it means that something has prompted you to want change and healing. Healing is a long journey and you need the right people with you along the way. I'm Maria Welch LMFT, I specialize in helping people heal from or in relationships, and find a sense of peace in themselves with whatever they are carrying. Whether you are healing from divorce or grief and loss or just wanting a better relationship with yourself, Id love to help!

Next available: Mar 12

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: Mar 26

Katie Saelee

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

Next available: Mar 20

Joanne Piedra

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LCSW
33 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi my name is Joanne and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of clinical experience, and I also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide counseling services for only adults. The past 14 years provided substance abuse treatment in both inpatient and outpatient programs, and telehealth services for the military with the USMC and USN active duty and retired Sailors, Marines, and their dependents. Experience working with teens and their families providing individual, group, and family therapy in both the state of California and New York. Providing clinical treatment in several clinical settings including residential treatment centers, day treatment/school programs, community-based programs specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Received specialized training and facilitating parenting groups/classes utilizing the approach of S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). Graduated from Fordham University in NY receiving MSW and Marist College receiving BSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA and Licensed Master Social Worker in NY

Next available: Mar 6

Mark Brody

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I am a Masters Level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have twenty years of experience working with a wide diversity of clients and issues. I’ve worked at clinics, ran my own private practice and worked as a therapist for enlisted NAVY and their spouses. I have been doing teletherapy for the last three years. Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. I aim to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity.

Next available: Mar 6

Amanda Lewis

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

Next available: Mar 13

Masti Lashkari

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

Next available: Mar 6

Denise Kalar

Denise Kalar profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am glad you are here and know the first step is the most important. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey with you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), skilled in assessing the needs of my clients and using different approaches based on each individual. I have experience working in schools, private practice, trauma centers, and community-based outpatients. I received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies (education) and a minor in peacemaking and conflict, as well as a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from National University in San Diego.--

Next available: Mar 6

Vani Burnette

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 18

Dr. Ron Gellis

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

Next available: Mar 18

Aimee Severe

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 8

Mana Ekbatani

(she/her)

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

Next available: Mar 6

Christopher Brown, LPCC

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LPCC
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, possible client! You may be going through a stressful moment in your life. You may have had some complex trauma occur in your past. Or you may have a teen who is experiencing some mental health difficulties. Maybe you're looking for someone who may have more in common with you to help you through your challenges. Whether you are looking for a space to feel supported and discuss your trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship, life goals, or to simply feel seen, I may be the therapist for you.

Next available: Mar 7

Gladis M. Rendon

(she/her)

Gladis M. Rendon profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello, my name is Gladis, and I am here to support you. Do you feel like you're carrying a heavy burden that's weighing you down? Have you ever had a difficult experience that you never shared with anyone, especially during childhood? Maybe it's been a struggle to cope with mental health issues like addiction, depression, or anxiety, and you think it could be linked to something that happened to you when you were younger?. I specialize in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and my expertise is in treating childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Together, we can navigate various forms of trauma, such as grief, loss, divorce, separation, domestic violence, and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. By working with me, you can gain a deeper understanding of how these experiences have impacted you, both emotionally and physically. This knowledge can help you regain control over your reactions and behaviors and begin the healing process. I hold an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University. Additionally, I am certified in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Managing and Adapting Practice, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Parenting Programs.

Next available: Mar 14

Dion Smotherman

(she/her)

Dion Smotherman profile image
LMFT
30 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am Dion Smotherman. Are you discovering that your plans for making tomorrow better seem to fade shortly after your day get going? Maybe you feel your creativity and enthusiasm have taken a vacation. Have you noticed your relationships are becoming harder to maintain and you long for the return of your creative self. I enjoy working with families, couples, young adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with you through marital conflict, grief, loss. anxiety, depression and trauma. There are a few art materials you will need to purchase. I will provide a list. A beginning investment of $50 of supplies should work fine. Let’s creatively work together towards making positive changes using Art Therapy and CBT.

Next available: Apr 3

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