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Brenda Salcedo

(she/her)

Brenda Salcedo profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
In-person
155 East Campbe...
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: May 31

Remya Jacob

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I am Remya Jacob, licensed clinical social worker in the state of California with experience of working as a medical social worker in various healthcare settings including memory care, clinics and hospice. My work focuses on helping and supporting individuals with different coping skills, prevent burnout and reducing stress. I like to incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy during sessions.

Next available: Jun 1

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: May 29

Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

Conrad Larkin profile image
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: Jun 3

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: May 29

Jerome Scott,LMFT

(he/they)

Jerome Scott,LMFT profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Jun 5

Nina Sandberg

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 30

Farimah Khalilifard

(she/her)

Farimah Khalilifard profile image
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: Jun 7

Monique Little

(she/her)

Monique Little profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique, and I am a clinical therapist. I am looking forward to meeting people where they are and becoming a small, but meaningful part of their journeys. I’ve been doing this work for a while now and I know the importance of research to finding an appropriate fit. My goal is to be of service and to help people that are looking to grow and heal. I have extensive training and experience in evidence-based modalities such as CBT and trauma-informed care. I have worked with several populations, including but not limited to; veterans, college students, people who struggle with addiction, couples, families, people struggling with marginalized identities as well as those looking to improve their quality of life, by way of personal growth, or trauma resolution. The approach that I employ is from a humanistic perspective. I understand the importance of respect and safety to the explorative process of being in therapy. CBT is utilized as a proven and effective way to treat a myriad of disorders, or simply to grow in perspective as an individual or as a member of a family unit/romantic partnership. I wish you only the best on your journey to wellness, even if our paths do not cross, best of luck. If you are interested in the services that I provide, please do not hesitate to reach out and start the process. I hope to hear from you soon.

Next available: May 30

Wendy Mark

(she/her)

Wendy Mark profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Wendy Mark, LMFT, your Chronic Pain Therapist in Los Angeles, California. Are you feeling stuck in chronic pain and doctors have told you there isn’t anything more they can do? Have your activities decreased so much that you are no longer doing the things that you used to enjoy? Whether you have been dealing with pain for 6 months or 50 years, we can work together to help you decrease your pain levels and get you back to living a life filled with joy in a reasonably short amount of time. In my own journey through pain, I tried every treatment possible to get rid of the pain and I was desperate to find a treatment that worked. I was lost. Then I discovered Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and it was a total game changer for me! While my passion is working with clients with chronic pain, I have also had over 15 years of success in working with a wide range of mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, school problems, trauma and PTSD, and women's issues. I enjoy empowering clients to reach their full potential.

Next available: May 30

John Cothran

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jun 3

Dr. Aline Smith

(she/her)

Dr. Aline Smith profile image
LMFT
37 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
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: May 29

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

Sammy Glenn profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Intelligent
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. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF POSSIBLE, CHOOSING A DAY 7-10 DAYS OUT WOULD BE IDEAL. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: May 29

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia focused on providing services to individuals and families. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and a PhD. in Social Work: Policy, Planning and Administration and have over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to children, teens and families. The onset of my career began with helping children and families within a community mental health setting as well as those involved in the child welfare system. My clients have a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I've also worked with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse. I believe in a humanistic, person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy where the focus is on helping clients develop a stronger sense of self within a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I am a proponent in addressing factors that contribute to the healing of the spirit, mind and body. I am happy that you have taken the first step in your healing process and I look forward to working with you.

Next available: May 31

Cathy Martin

(she/her)

Cathy Martin profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
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: May 29

Reina M. Michelle

Reina M. Michelle profile image
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 30

Reyna Perez

Reyna Perez profile image
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: Jun 7

Katja Rapp

(she/her)

Katja Rapp profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
I believe that we all have resources within us that help us through life's difficulties and can also provide healing, but sometimes we need a little help and guidance on our way to get back on the path that is right for us. I want to help guide you back to this route and find a connection to your “Self” again, using an approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, grief, loss, LGBTQ+, HIV and AIDS, substance abuse, as well as, anxiety and depression/bipolar.

Next available: Jun 25

Pam Fenenbock

(she/her)

Pam Fenenbock profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm an experienced therapist with over 20 years in the field. I have always been interested in people’s stories and support clients facing a variety of issues: insomnia, sadness, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship challenges, work and life stress,and lgbtq support. If you are facing a challenge,it may be helpful to talk to an empathetic professional trained to help you develop new perspectives, feel supported and make changes. My focus is on the uniqueness of each client and feel it is important to establish rapport and a partnership so that the therapy experience is collaborative. I will not simply sit and listen but will interact, ask questions, and offer suggestions. I enjoy working with adults of any age in individual therapy. Some of my specialties include stress management, grief and loss, anxiety , self-esteem and supporting clients facing life changes. With more than 20 years of experience, I consider myself an eclectic therapist using an Integrative Holistic approach. I use a variety of tools from different therapies including Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Client Centered and Family of Origin in order to best support a client’s journey toward relief and wholeness of Mind, Body, and Spirit. I look forward to working with you and invite you to reach out.

Next available: May 29

Maria Belinsky

Maria Belinsky profile image
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: Jun 11

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 6

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi!! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California with 10 years of clinical experience in various mental health settings. The focus of my work is on children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe the therapeutic process should be an integrative and collaborative approach toward healing, recognizing that every person has a unique history. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support and empower you if you are ready to take that step. Thank you for trusting me in your journey to healing. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: May 31

Bonnie Mende

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 3

Jaazar Shalabi

Jaazar Shalabi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
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: Jun 2

Maz Karandish

(he/him)

Maz Karandish profile image
PsyD
7 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: May 30

Marcella Iannacito

(she/her)

Marcella Iannacito profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of California. I received my Master's degree from the State University of New York, Albany and have been practicing for over 10 years. Most recently, I helped high-functioning adults work through anxiety, depression and chronic pain so that they can reach their full potential and live a balanced, happy and healthy life. As an engaged, solution-focused therapist, I provide insight and practical feedback for clients with an individualized approach. An important part of my therapy approach is to provide you with coping skills to navigate through life's struggles. We cannot eliminate the ups and downs of life, but we can become more well-equipped to navigate through it all. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can can gain tools and strategies to work through the pain and move forward into a space of confidence and self-trust.

Next available: Jun 4

SHERRY ELLIS

(she/her)

SHERRY ELLIS profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, how are you doing today? Have you had the opportunity to just check in with yourself today? Often times life is so busy that we forget about ourselves. Making this a habit minimizes your importance. Maybe all of your energy and focus has went into your career, your family, or others, and you often forget about an important person, You. With so many distractions and obligations you find yourself in a repeated cycle of feeling stuck, unhappiness, uncertainty, or self-doubt. All of these circumstances have prevented you from answering the question how can I live the life I want? Others may think you have it all together but inside you’re exhausted, tired of being in survival mode, and are ready to live. I am an open-minded relatable psychotherapist and I welcome you to a space where your healing and life fulfilling journey can begin. You are the expert of your life. I am not here to tell you what to do or how to live but to empower you to do the work and provide unconditional positive regard throughout your journey. I am passionate about empowerment and skill-building while working towards identifying and creating the life that makes sense to you. I focus on the present challenges while helping increase insight to make the desired progress towards growth, change, and restoration. I use a compassionate and understanding approach rooted in mindfulness to tailor techniques to your specific needs.

Next available: May 29

Meredith Mebane

(she/her)

Meredith Mebane profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I help clients to overcome the obstacles that get in the way of living a meaningful and purposeful life. I believe mental health and wellness is a lifestyle of putting yourself first mentally, emotionally, and physically. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have a Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Chapman University. My primary focus includes depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, caregiver stress, relationship issues, and stress management. It is important for my clients to be comfortable, agreeable and involved throughout the treatment process. Treatment plans are individualized to meet your needs because one size does not fit all. I use a person centered strengths based approach using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I look forward to partnering with you on your healing journey.

Next available: Jun 1

Ashley Horton

(she/her)

Ashley Horton profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hey there! I am so happy that you have reached out for therapy. My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for the state of California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion as a way to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: May 29

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona profile image
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: May 29

Craig Dauderman

Craig Dauderman profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: Jun 1

Kabao Adame

Kabao Adame profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a bilingual (Hmong and English) Asian American licensed therapist who has experience with children, teens and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship problems. Being vulnerable and discussing personal matters can be a difficult, yet a transformative experience. My counseling approach is holistic, collaborative, and being culturally responsive using integrative mental health practices to empower personal growth.

Next available: May 30

Sharlene Hanaway

Sharlene Hanaway profile image
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: May 31

Alex Andrade-Lozano

(he/him)

Alex Andrade-Lozano profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
*Currently not practicing Couples Therapy* 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: May 29

Princess Okieme

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 13

Edgar Melendez

(he/him)

Edgar Melendez profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Holistic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am Edgar! I understand we all go through struggles at some point in our lives. For some of us, this may seem more frequent than others. I am a firm believer that you have everything that you need to get your life back on track, reach the goals that you want or become who you want to be. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I approach therapy in a non-structured way, which allows me to meet you where you are. I tend to use multiple therapeutic approaches such as solution focus, person-centered, humanistic and CBT. I hope to be a part of your journey on this road that we call life.

Next available: Jun 4

Lori Brown

(she/her)

Lori Brown profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
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: Jun 4

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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

Next available: May 30

Marquita Dempsey

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

Next available: Jun 5

Katie Saelee

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LMFT
9 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: May 29

Christine Ellis

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 10

Annie Hamamchian

(she/her)

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
With 16 + years of clinical experience, I specialize in evidence-based treatments for a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, historical and/recent trauma, difficult life transitions, grief & loss, relationship issues, interpersonal partner abuse, perinatal mental health, adverse childhood experiences, and family conflict. I have found that much of my passion rests in the treatment of helping adults discover and honor their truth - integrating their authentic self in various areas of their life. Whether it be life transitions, challenging relationship issues, trauma, acclimating to a new community, or seeking help to strengthen who you are as an individual, it can be difficult to navigate. I am here to help you to sort out the barriers and identify what may be holding you back from being the person you want to be and living the life you want to live. I strive to create a safe space by establishing mutual respect, being present, and honoring your individuality. I offer a warm, collaborative approach to guide you through strength-based interventions tailored to your needs. Together we will identify hindering behavioral patterns, navigate ways to reframe unhelpful thoughts, and discard limiting core beliefs that don't serve you. Through reflection, increased insight, a developed sense of empowerment, and the application of effective coping strategies - we can work together to create achievable outcomes. Together we may aim to integrate wounded parts of self into the therapeutic process, end personal suffering, and seek wholeness.

Next available: May 31

Diana Abrams

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
My ideal client is someone who needs help reaching their highest potential and decrease emotional suffering. They should be ready and willing to begin receiving guidance on how to reach their peak. I believe in self-determination and that individuals can find solutions with the right support. I offer a person centered approach that relies on the client's self-determination. I am experienced working those with dual diagnosis, mood disorders, and anxiety compassionately to help them manage symptoms. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have more questions. I am always willing to answer questions to make sure my services are a good fit.

Next available: Jun 5

Amanda Lewis

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: May 29

Luisiana Kyriakides

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 10

Chung Pham

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am Chung, a bi-lingual Vietnamese licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California with over 20 years of experience in mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, PTSD, anger & stress management, relationship issues, substance abuse, parenting problems, individual with special needs, career challenges, OCD & ADHD, bi-polar, BPD, schizophrenia, etc. However, I don't accept couple/family at this time. I also don't provide any verification letter. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends), work or school environment, faith & spirituality in this process. I think when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Everyone needs courage to take the first step to change. If you are ready and willing to take this step, please don't hesitant to book a virtual appointment with me by calling +1 (786) 755-1863, or emailing reception+LCSW13768@growtherapy.com I'm looking forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 4

Leslie Cost

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
I help driven, anxious and overwhelmed people be more at ease in their world. If you are: - At a crossroads in life and unsure of what direction to take. - Feeling unfulfilled despite having built a successful career. - Paralyzed by anxious thoughts and imposter syndrome. And these: - Keep you from the life you want to live. - Cause you to struggle in your relationships at work, home, community/friends. - Making you feel burned out and overwhelmed, like there is no escape or joy anymore. Then, you have come to the right place. If you are ready to learn how to tune into your mind and body, which will result in breakthroughs, organized thoughts and a regulated body, you have met your therapist match. Get ready to swipe right.

Next available: May 30

Vani Burnette

(she/her)

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LMFT
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
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: Jun 18

Dr. Ron Gellis

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PhD
40 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
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: Jun 7