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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: May 1

Priscilla Hebert MS LPCC

(she/her)

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LPCC
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Holistic
Virtual
I started helping those who are seeking to up-level their experiences and shine as their true and authentic selves in 2019. My journey first started in residential treatment facilities where I held space for those in early recovery from substance use disorders. This population ranged from men's only, women's only and LGBTQ+ Many of these individuals also struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma and eating disorders. I have also had the opportunity to work with adolescents at risk of sex trafficking. This work is extremely rewarding as the clients are at an age where they are most influential and willing. I am a deeply spiritual person and practice in the study of yoga and meditation and participate in somatic healings such as Kundalini Light Intergration (KALI) and breathworks. I am also a level two Reiki practitioner (training to become a master) and a certified personal trainer. When I am not holding space for healing, I enjoy being in the outdoors, surfing, climbing, reading and cooking nutritious and fun to eat meals. I hope to continue the journey of providing a safe space for individuals where healing can occur for years to come. I offer sessions both early in the morning (5am - 7am) and later in the evening (6pm - 9pm) to accommodate those who work nine to five or those who just prefer early morning or evening therapy sessions.

Next available: Apr 23

Chung Pham

(she/her)

Chung Pham profile image
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: Apr 22

Holly Siegrist, Ph.D., Psy.D.

(she/her)

Holly Siegrist, Ph.D., Psy.D. profile image
PsyD
14 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I'm Dr. Holly Siegrist, and I am a psychologist licensed in California with 15 years of experience. I take a strength-based approach, and I work with clients on spirituality and meaning making, creativity, dream analysis, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress related to disability and other discrimination, grief, chronic illness, losses, and life change. My interests are in social justice, coping with discrimination, health and wellness, and resilience. My therapy style is warm and welcoming. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion, and providing a safe space to listen to clients. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology with Specialization in Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology from Saybrook University. I also hold a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, an M.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in Disability, Health and Illness from the University of Leeds, and bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington, Seattle. I specialize in dream analysis and lucid dreaming therapy. What drew me to therapy was my interest in social justice work while I was attending the University of Washington for my undergraduate education, and did peer counseling with students. I have always been interested in helping people, I enjoy hearing people’s stories, and I also find that in the therapeutic process I learn more about myself. Through my therapy journey I have gained much experience in working with diverse people. In addition, during my time at Saybrook University, I received training in spiritual approaches in therapy, and dream analysis and lucid dreaming therapy. I'm glad you are moving towards living a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am here to support you so you can empower yourself on your journey of transformation.

Next available: May 14

Alanna Villanueva

(she/her)

Alanna Villanueva profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
4304 Stagecoach...
343 mi
Hola hola! First off, proud of you for exploring the option of therapy, it is not easy to take that first step. My name is Alanna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in California. I genuinely enjoy supporting my clients through the therapeutic process. My approach is collaborative, culturally minded, authentic (pain is real), and based on evidence and truth. Whether it is a faith crisis, recent or historical traumatic event, challenges with your relationship with food/ body image, or navigating new life changes; I am here to walk alongside you in this season. In our sessions together, let's be real and identify the key area of struggle so you can move forward empowered and free.

Next available: Apr 23

Ladybird Daniel, LPCC

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 23

Karin Huang LMFT, LPCC

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Karin Huang LMFT, LPCC profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, My name is Karin (pronounced Ca-Lin) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. My career began providing services to individuals with chronic mental illness who have multiple recidivism to crisis services. I have 10 years of experience in providing individual therapy to clients of all ages with an array of different issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and coping with life stress. I am an advocate for the de-stigmatization and normalization of mental illness throughout all communities. I am also passionate about working on racial/cultural identity and accumulation issues with my clients. I strive to practice cultural humility with everyone I come across and offer affirming care for LGBTQ+ community. I speak fluent Burmese as an alternative language.

Next available: Apr 18

Tanya Frausto

(she/her)

Tanya Frausto profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, my name is Tanya Frausto. I proudly identify as a bilingual, first-generation Latina college graduate, daughter of immigrants, who comes from a low-income background. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University, and am licensed in the state of California. I have 13 years in the helping profession serving clients in all stages of life from school-aged children to the elderly.

Next available: May 10

Mimi Hunter

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Mimi Hunter profile image
LMFT
17 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Please note that I am currently only able to work with adults aged 21 and over Hi There. My name is Mimi. I am a licensed Psychotherapist. I am here to help you grow, identify and resolve emotional and psychological obstacles that are preventing you from achieving the quality of life you deserve and desire. My integrative approach to therapy combines a variety of techniques to accommodate different individual needs to assist you in making choices that will help you achieve a fuller and happier life in a non judgmental, compassionate, warm, and safe environment where you will be heard and accepted. You may feel lost, empty, anxious, alone, with no place to turn to, but as we work together, I will lead you to explore those wounds and emotions that are creating the pain you feel. Clinging to old patterns and emotions is familiar and safe, but it does not serve us well. However, as we walk together, your life will begin to have the purpose you are seeking and deserve as you let go of old emotions and experiences. Taking the first step to self understanding can be intimidating and it takes courage to embark on a journey for change where you will be in control of your life and to all issues overwhelming you with anxious feelings and overwhelming thoughts. You are not alone, you can do it, and I will support you all the way as we work together!

Next available: Apr 20

Lien Lac

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
I'm Lien Lac, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with the number 111866. I have been working in the field for over five years. I received my Master’s degree at the John F. Kennedy University. My therapeutic orientation is person-centered therapy, which means that I care about your feelings and thoughts. In addition to my warm and caring style, I also bring other techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness skills to help with shaping thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have helped others improve coping skills to better manage their anxiety, anger, depression, as well as improving behaviors related to eating disorder

Next available: Apr 30

Rickey Bates

(he/him)

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

Next available: Apr 18

Jazmin Alarcon

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! My name is Jazmin Alarcon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California dedicated to supporting young adults on their journey to mental well-being. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, body image, constant dieting, compulsive eating, and excessive exercising. We’ll work as a team so you not only meet your therapy goals but thrive while moving through life’s biggest challenges. I love hearing back from clients who no longer need outside assurances because they are confident in their own life and decisions. I’d love to help you as well.

Next available: Apr 17

Dr. C Christine Knoll

(she/her)

Dr. C Christine Knoll profile image
PsyD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Challenging
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I am Christine. I have been honored to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds struggling with challenging issues for many years. I base my understanding of how people function and how they heal in human physiology and Christian practices. People experience adverse events differently, impacting them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. These experiences are often not understood verbally by the person, that is why it is important for me to help individuals understand the many levels to healing. Change from a Christian perspective is very practical and personal, while taking into account what might remain unknown on the nonverbal level. In therapy, I utilize a Christian perspective, where the whole person, mind, body, soul, and spirit are valued and addressed according to a biblical interpretation. The mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and the spiritual component is essential to complete wholeness and restoration. I believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired word of God and is relevant to all areas of life. I believe it is vital to utilize evidence based therapeutic approaches while incorporating scripture as we take a closer look at all areas of your life. The integration of Christian teaching in therapy with individuals who desire this type of intervention helps them gain a sense of hope for life in Jesus Christ. In my therapeutic approach, I value the positive benefits of faith-based interventions enabling individuals to connect their mental health treatment with their faith creating a more holistic approach to treatment and personal growth. I am here to help; you do not have to figure this out alone.

Next available: Apr 29

Erica Nocera

(she/her)

Erica Nocera profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
First, I wanted to briefly commend you for investing in your mental health and thank you for being here. Erica is a warm and compassionate therapist who values holistic health and believes in the importance of seeing the full picture in all her clients. She specializes in working with teens and young adults and has a particular focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, and recovered addictions such as eating disorders and substance use . Erica uses an eclectic approach to therapy that includes past, present, and future perspectives. She incorporates a range of modalities, including psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Erica is committed to ensuring that her clients feel safe, respected, and heard during therapy, and is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills. Erica is excited about the evolving mental health landscape, particularly in the wake of the COVID pandemic, and is passionate about making therapy more accessible and innovative. Erica received a Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy from California Professional School of Psychology-Alliant University and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Public Relations Journalism from University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She did her training at a number of outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics/hospitals, residential facilities, and detention centers in the San Diego, CA area serving the underserved populations before going into private practice. Outside of work, Erica is passionate about nature and the great outdoors, spending all of her free time hiking, swimming, and playing with her dog. She loves traveling to new places, with Aruba being her favorite destination so far. Erica's love of nature and the outdoors is a reflection of her belief in the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being.

Next available: Apr 19

Cortney Harden

Cortney Harden profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
As a seasoned licensed Psychotherapist and Nutrition Clinical Specialist with over 15 years of dedicated experience, I specialize in fostering optimal mind-body health. Through a blend of evidence-based psychotherapy and clinical nutrition expertise, I empower individuals to overcome mental health challenges and achieve sustainable lifestyle transformations. My approach is holistic, addressing the interconnectedness of mental and physical well-being to guide clients toward a life they genuinely love.

Next available: Apr 17

Janelle Gallardo

(she/her)

Janelle Gallardo profile image
LMFT
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
I want to begin by acknowledging your courage in seeking therapy because it is a significant step toward healing and growth. Whether you are returning to therapy, are seeking a "good fit", or are here for the first time, I'm honored to be a part of this process. My role is to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences while I provide that space to listen, to educate, and to empower you. I truly believe that you are the expert in your own life and I am here to guide and support you. I believe that therapy works best when we tailor treatment to fit your needs and will draw from various therapeutic approaches to explore what strategies may help you. I look forward to getting to know you and us working together to help you achieve your goals to find greater fulfillment in your life.

Next available: Apr 24

Bernard Cushing

(he/they)

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

Next available: Apr 17

Andrea Wells

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I grew up on the East Coast and received my masters degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. I have 5 years of clinical experience. I am married and have raised three children, two of which are still teenagers. I have experience working with all ages-children, adolescents, adults and families. My previous clinical work was with children, adults and families many of whom had been effected by past trauma. It included individual, family, group therapy and crisis intervention. I enjoy creating a safe space in which to help people navigate difficult situations in their lives such as; life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, and various mental health issues which are negatively impacting their everyday life. I also have a background in Art Therapy, and I am happy to utilize art therapy techniques and interventions if the client is interested.

Next available: May 15

Heidi Favia

(she/her)

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I use the techniques I have learned and developed as a therapist and life experiences to create a compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental environment for clients. I work in depth with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have worked as a Program Director of a Residential Treatment Center treating adult women and men with eating disorders, chemical dependency, and mental health. I also have additional experience working with eating disorders at the partial and outpatient level of care treating adult and adolescent men and women. I am passionate about working with clients who struggle with eating disorders and chemical dependency. In addition, I have experience working with women, men, and adolescents with eating disorders, chemical dependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, and OCD. I have experience working with women and children coming out of shelters affected by intimate partner violence, teens dealing with depression and gender identity issues, and families struggling with past trauma.

Next available: Apr 22

Jasmin Rodriguez

(she/her)

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hola! I'm Jasmin and I am a first generation tricultural Cuban and Salvadoran Latine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California. I received my masters in Clinical Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills. As a tricultural Latine therapist, I understand the complexities bicultural / tricultural/ multicultural individuals face and its impact on their mental health. Given my background, it is a priority for me to allow whoever I work with to show up authentically as themselves in a safe and genuine space. Collectively, I have been practicing since 2015 with experience ranging from children to older adults. Through the years of my experience, I have found my passion is working with young adults navigating life! Sometimes we all need support in processing and working through stressors whether it be relational stress, emotional stress, school stress, or career stress. My goal is to collaborate with you in your journey to help you reach your life worth living goals and live your best life. If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to book our free 15 minute consultation time to see if we are a good fit and if I am able to support your needs in your therapeutic journey.

Next available: Apr 22

Lories Khoury

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Lories and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in California. I have been practicing for 8 years. I focus on helping the person get the life they want to have. I have worked with a wide range of people as young as two years old to over 65. I want my clients to learn to advocate for themselves.

Next available: Apr 19

Jody evans

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LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi. My name is Jody Evans and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been practicing for the past 10 years. I graduated from Pepperdine university top of my class. I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety and addictions to learn coping skills to manage these disorders. I can provide individual, couples or family therapy. I have experience working with individuals who are going through divorce or any life transition.

Next available: Apr 17

Ada Karlstrand

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! Reaching out for help can feel scary, overwhelming or uncomfortable. You are taking a big step toward change just by searching for a therapist. It suggests you are open to taking more steps toward creating a healthy, fulfilling and contented life filled with possibilities and hope. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, food issues and trauma. I also work supporting stressed parents of special needs kids. My focus is twofold: 1) helping clients find regulation in their body and nervous system and 2) nurturing the mind to compassionately understand why it does what it does and helping it to shift towards healthier choices. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health, so I use different modalities depending on what we collaboratively decide will serve you best. I will help you make an informed decision about what approach may work best for your concerns. We can either use a top-down approach, which uses cognition (thinking), and looks at beliefs, values and higher mental processes or a bottom-up approach, which uses the sensations and messages from our body to guide the direction of therapy. Or we can use a mix of both! I use an integrative approach employing the modalities of Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Polyvagal Theory and as well as other somatic interventions.

Next available: Apr 18

Devra Richman

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Do you feel like something inside is broken? Do you feel less-than-whole emotionally, physically or in relationships and want to learn to put the pieces together to create your optimal life? Do you feel like your own worst enemy, tearing yourself down with negative self-talk? This is where I come in. Working together as your guide, I help you learn the skills, insights and strategies so that when future situations arrive, you will learn to trust yourself to confront challenges mindfully and compassionately. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and have worked with a range of clients from those with acute crises to those who want a mental health accountability partner to check in with. I’m a holistic psychotherapist who takes the time to make sure you are on the best path to healing. I approach the practice of therapy as a mutual relationship, one that is based on integrity and trust. I conduct each session with a calm, empathetic and attuned presence. My goal is to provide a safe container for you to fully experience all parts of yourself and to foster your personal growth.

Next available: Apr 22

Cheri Garza

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Beginning therapy is generally a decision that has been contemplated and carefully considered for quite some time. It requires an incredible amount of courage to take that first step and face what is no longer working in your life. As a therapist, I believe in providing a warm and welcoming environment in which clients are able to discover the strength they did not know they had and develop the skills and resources needed to achieve the goals they hope to achieve. I completed my BA in Psychology at Cal State University Northridge and my MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch Los Angeles. I have a certificate in health coaching and I live in Ventura, California. I love being outdoors and in the sun. Website: www.cherigarzamft@gmail.com Email: cherigarzamft@gmail.com

Next available: Apr 18

Trasie Phillips

(she/her)

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I'm so glad you're here seeking support for Behavioral health support. I'm Trasie Phillips MSW LICSW, I'm a License Clinical Social Worker, for 10 years and in 3 states. In the last ten years I have regularly provided support to Military active duty and Veterans, families, couples, detox, addiction, and EAP clients. The client I serve have stated the treatment they receives from me is "extremely helpful", "The best" "sensative but honest." Mostly clients states I have helped them meet their mental health goals.

Next available: Apr 19

Magdalena Zurek

(she/her)

Magdalena Zurek profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
I specialize in working with adults to address various mental health concerns and support individuals going through life transitions and self-exploration. I specialize in anxiety, depression, family stress, eating disorders, postpartum, and relational issues. I integrate various therapeutic modalities to support individuals with a personalized and goal-oriented approach. I believe that every individual has the strength and capability to change and achieve a balanced emotional functioning/lifestyle. I am here to help you facilitate that process so that you can achieve your goals.

Next available: May 1

Amanda Smith

(she/her)

Amanda Smith profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Great to meet you! I'm Amanda of HeartTalk Christian Counseling. Have you been struggling to keep your head above water, worried that somehow you will miss something? Have you been feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and anxious? I have been working with clients for the last nine years to create a safe and positive space to work through life’s difficulties, understand important issues, learn new and effective coping skills, and develop full relationships to lead a more authentic life. I believe in working together to help you create attainable treatment goals and explore areas of growth. In our sessions together, I will bring my experience, compassion, and evidenced-based techniques so that you can overcome the things that have been holding you back from thriving.

Next available: Apr 18

Faiza Sheikh-Mian

Faiza Sheikh-Mian profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you feel like you have all the knowledge needed to make change, however you still find yourself repeating the same old habits + patterns? Do you struggle with anxiety + perfectionism and it is affecting your career and success? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and it is affecting relationships? Do you feel burnt out, stuck, overwhelmed day to day and feel like it is affecting your relationships, career, or health + wellbeing? I am here to support you in building self-awareness + learning tools to help you overcome the challenges you are facing so you can thrive. We will work together so you can awaken yourself, connect to your authentic self and live a balanced fulfilled life. I work with individuals who want to grow and heal. My passion in overall well-being allows me to focus on helping you break out of limiting beliefs + develop healthy ways of coping so that you can grow and create a life you desire. I integrate both mind + body healing tools (using yoga, meditation/mindfulness + breathwork) in sessions in order to help you unleash your potential. I honor you for your courage to show up and seek the support you are needing to help you meet your future self and thrive, rather than survive.

Next available: Apr 23

Lisa Talerico

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PsyD
19 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile and for taking the time to learn about my psychotherapy practice. I am a Clinical Psychologist who provides a safe, trusting, nonjudgmental, and respectful environment in which my clients are able to work through their difficult issues. I provide individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals of all ages from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. In addition to my private practice, I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings such as school settings, residential programs, substance abuse programs, transitional living facilities, group homes, and hospital settings. My experiences in these settings enables me to bring valuable knowledge and resources to my clients in my private practice. I specialize in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight management, grief/loss, substance abuse, LGBT issues, adolescent issues (school, emotional, behavioral/family), young adult issues (career, transition, relationships), and personal growth.

Next available: Apr 17

Jessy Fijak

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and lasting change? I am here to support you every step of the way. With a unique blend of compassion and practicality, I create a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your inner world, set achievable goals, and harness your true potential. Guided by a holistic perspective, I recognize that your journey towards authenticity and empowerment encompasses every aspect of your being – mind, body, and spirit.

Next available: Apr 18

Emily Poulos

(she/her)

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LPCC
3 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Emily. Do you feel overwhelmed with work, personal life, past trauma, and relationships? Are you struggling to keep up with it all? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? By working together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. I recognize how overwhelming seeking therapy can feel, but you are making an important choice for you. During our sessions together I will provide a space for you to heal, while bringing evidence-based techniques to provide growth. I look forward to meeting with you!

Next available: May 2

Breanna Lynn

(she/her)

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LPCC
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, my name is Breanna Lynn and I am fortunate to work in a field that I am truly passionate about as a therapist. My goal has always been to help people be their most authentic self. My hope for all my clients is to provide a safe, secure, and non-judgmental space to traverse the potential challenges and barriers that they feel interfere with their journey.

Next available: Apr 22

Jonnetta Appianing

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Hello! I am Jonnetta Appianing, Licensed Marriage & Child Family Therapist of 5 years of post graduate experience. Being a Licensed Mental Health Therapist has given me the opportunity to work in a variety of different roles, settings, and diagnosis from all cultures facing many of life stressors including, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, trauma, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship, addictions and eating disorders. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with children, teens adults and couples. Throughout my years, I gained experience supporting and empowering people with different challenges and it has been very rewarding.

Next available: May 2

Hazel Huynh

(she/her)

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LMFT
Authentic
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I'm Hazel. I'm a bilingual Asian mental health therapist fluent in both Vietnamese and English, dedicated to supporting adults with ADHD and co-occurring conditions. With a deep understanding of cultural nuances and a holistic approach to treatment, I strive to create a safe and empathetic space for my clients. My goal is to empower individuals to manage their unique challenges, fostering resilience and well-being. Drawing from evidence-based practices, I'm committed to breaking down barriers to mental health care within the Asian community.

Next available: Apr 22

Kendall Bradford

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Families often come to seek more information on how to establish and produce healthier habits that benefit their well-being and self-esteem. They learn that the healthier they are, it increases their happiness and in turn benefits relationships. Kendall helps families and individuals explore and identify who they are, their communication style and how to protect these realizations with healthy boundaries. After learning more about themselves, families often feel much more equipped to decrease or rid themselves of symptoms that prompt them to seek therapy initially. It's always an honor, privilege and a wonderful opportunity to process with families in their sacred spaces. Consider starting your journey to Optimum Wellness today by scheduling a Live Session with Kendall Bradford, LCSW and Associates. Love and Light! Private Practice Website: www.OptimumHealing.org or Contact using Support@OptimumHealing.Org

Next available: Apr 18

Sona Topalian

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Sona is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Doctoral Candidate striving to further her education, experience, and competency to better serve her clients. Sona’s presence in the room models a corrective and meaningful relationship with her clients which enhances trust and therapeutic connection. By modelling these corrective experiences, Sona is able to implement interventions to focus on developing insight, actionable change, healing the relationship with the self, and identity formation. Sona prefaces the importance of understanding what the therapeutic process will look like and will support you through your growth. Sona has extensive experience working with trauma, substance use, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and self-harm. Sona is also a Program Manager at a DMH contracted facility where she continues to grow in her capacity and assist upcoming therapists in the field.

Next available: Apr 17

Dana Cook

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker of over 20 years. I attended UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree and received my MSW from the University of Southern California. I have post graduate training and certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and the Triple P Parenting program. I draw from an eclectic lens, borrowing from attachment, object relations, psychosocial developmental stage theory and Family Systems theory. I work with clients to identify how traumas and deficits in early interpersonal relationships are impacting a client's current relationships and sense of self. Through deep exploration, meaning making and skill-building, I take my client on a reparative journey towards a more authentic self.

Next available: Apr 23

Philip Martin Takakjian

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PhD
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Areas of Expertise: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Addiction, Relational Issues, Stress Management, Family Issues, Couple's Issues, Personal Growth, East/West Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. 7 years ago I created Psychosomatic Psychotherapy, a novel and highly effective treatment that integrates mind, body and emotion. This method targets blocked emotion and inflammation. Most Western therapies are essentially mind-oriented, but we are so much more than our thoughts. My approach includes elements of Emotion Focused Therapy, Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy and Zen Buddhism. Psychosomatic Psychotherapy treats all mental health conditions, many chronic medical conditions and is quickly effective at helping people and their problems. We begin by telling our story. We go at a slower pace than usual and we pay special attention to the emotionally important parts of the story, e.g., talking to our mother, worrying about work, conflict in a relationship, etc. Here we pause and direct our attention to our abdomen and ask, “How do/did I feel about this or that or him or her?” Then we wait. We don’t rush to answer the question with our heads, we wait for an answer to slowly arise from our bodies. We are bypassing our intellectual defenses and asking our bodies what’s really going on. When discover our feelings we express them in a full-throated and wholehearted way! Then we just feel (not analyze!) that feeling in our bodies until the feeling dissolves or almost completely dissolves, usually within a few minutes. Last, we scan our bodies for any lingering areas of tightness or tension in places like the stomach, chest, throat, head, jaw, neck, or face. When we discover where we’re holding stress and somaticized emotions, we feel these areas until the tension/tightness/emotion dissolves, usually within a few minutes. Developing a greater capacity to feel also provides critical and deeper insight into our issues. The overall goal is to unblock emotions and reduce dangerous inflammation by metabolizing and processing emotions and somatic constrictions in the body. Along the way, we are also challenging old, disempowering stories and replacing them with more accurate, empowering narratives. When treatment integrates the cognitive, emotional, and somatic dimensions of our conditions, mental and physical symptoms are significantly reduced.

Next available: Apr 29

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