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Katerina Pogosov

(she/her)

Katerina Pogosov profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2797 Park Avenu...
144 mi
Hi there! My name is Katerina and I'm a California board Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've been doing therapeutic work since 2012. For undergrad I attended Santa Clara University and studied psychology and philosophy, and for graduate school I went to the Wright Institute in Berkeley. I've worked with a variety of communities throughout the years spanning young adult former foster youth in San Jose to high schoolers in San Francisco to middle schoolers in Santa Clara. And their parents/caregivers! On a more personal note, I'm originally from LA and came up to the Bay for school. I'm the daughter of a firefighter-paramedic, the granddaugther of Greek immigrants, the granddaugther of Black migrates from the South during the Great Migration, the daughter-in-law of Armenian genocide survivors, and the mother of a rainbow baby. I balance the work I do with taking care of myself through reflective practices, exercise, enjoying music, meditation/mindfulness, naps when I can, being in Community with others, time with loved ones, and engaging in liberation work. If any of this resonates with you, reach out.

Next available: Apr 26

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

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

Next available: Apr 24

Wendy Mark

(she/her)

Wendy Mark profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
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: Apr 23

Dr. De Anda

Dr. De Anda profile image
PsyD
10 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
English: Dr. De Anda is bilingual in Spanish and comes from a bicultural background as he completed his formative years of education in Mexico. He earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, in San Diego, CA. Dr. De Anda has worked extensively with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Latinos/as, in diverse settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings, including a maximum-security state prison. He has worked with pre-adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples, and families of low income who have experienced different struggles, such as substance use, anxiety, depression, aggression, trauma, dementia, and psychosis (such as auditory and visual hallucinations). Dr. De Anda incorporates compassion and mindfulness in his therapeutic approach with people. Dr. De Anda seeks to establish collaborative relationships with patients that promote freedom for them to express themselves in sessions what is most important or conflictual for them. Dr. De Anda also helps people to identify and note peoples’ strengths and overall emotional resilience as a way of facilitating change and promoting a sense of empowerment. Español: El Dr. De Anda es bilingüe en español y proviene de un trasfondo bicultural ya que completó sus años formativos de educación en México. Obtuvo su doctorado en Psicología Clínica de la Universidad International de Alliant, en San Diego, CA. El Dr. De Anda ha trabajado extensamente con personas de diversos orígenes étnicos, incluyendo latinos/as, en diversos entornos, incluyendo hogares residenciales, clínicas, hospitales, escuelas y prisiones estatales de máxima seguridad. El ha trabajado con preadolescentes, adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias de bajos ingresos que han batallado con distintos aspectos de salud mental como uso de sustancias, ansiedad, depresión, agresión, trauma, demencia y psicosis (como alucinaciones auditivas y visuales). El Dr. De Anda incorpora la compasión y la atención plena en su enfoque terapéutico con las personas. El busca establecer relaciones de colaboración con los pacientes que promuevan la libertad para que se expresen en sesiones lo que es más importante o conflictivo para ellos. El Dr. De Anda también ayuda a las personas a identificar y observar las fortalezas de las personas y la resiliencia emocional general como una forma de facilitar el cambio y promover un sentido de empoderamiento.

Next available: May 10

Jacquie Simpson

(she/her)

Jacquie Simpson profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there I'm Jacquie, If you need help getting past stuck points, patterns of unwanted behavior, or just don't know where to start, I'm here to help. I have a great deal of empathy and take great care in working with clients. I specialize in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or who are dealing with significant trauma history. I not only help my clients' cope with their problems but work at healing the root of the issue. I bring presence, patience, perspective, persistence and a bit of playfulness into the therapy room. I also strive to be culturally affirming, uphold the dignity and worth of every person, and work towards social justice in the way I interact with the world and in my practice.

Next available: Apr 27

Hernan Barenboim

(he/him)

Hernan Barenboim profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello there! I am Hernan. I know that sometimes it is challenging to accept that we need help. We live in a world that still penalizes people who express emotional problems, even though we all will have some emotional issues at some point. It is essential to ask for help sooner than later. In this way, we can avoid more significant problems in the future. I am here to help! I have more than 20 years of clinical experience at the national and international levels. I work with with my patients providing warm advice and always meeting you where you are. Together, we can understand your unique history and discover what you really want in life. From self-discovery to improving the relationships that matter, I want to be your strategic partner in the journey. Let's talk!

Next available: Apr 26

Tiffany Moncrease, LPCC

Tiffany Moncrease, LPCC profile image
LPCC
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Tiffany . Does this sound like you? Something happened to you (or someone you love) a month ago, a year ago, or years ago. You have tried everything you know to "move on" yet the mere thought of it brings tears, makes you wince inwardly, or makes getting out of bed daunting? I am here to support you as you process your experience, and find ways to alleviate some of the suffering. Let me support you as you learn stress resiliency and reduce those visceral reactions so that they no longer gut wrenching or extreme emotions. Let's make these events or feelings no longer define you or get in your way of living life. Calling a therapist can be intimidating but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) and reach out for support.

Next available: Apr 24

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
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: Apr 24

Rita K. Mathew

(she/her)

Rita K. Mathew profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending". If you have ever felt stuck from past hardships or traumas that are impacting your current relationships, life satisfaction, career, and overall well-being, I may be the therapist for you. I will help you regain a sense of control over your own life and will give you back the pen so you can write your ending in a manner that serves you best. I believe in empowerment, and in my practice, I bring compassion, honesty, and mutual respect. My focus is on helping you identify your own strengths and internal resources, and build the skills needed to live your fullest life. I believe that it is a privilege to be trusted with your story and know that within each being, there lies a great deal of strength. Sometimes, we just need someone to help us unlock and see that strength.

Next available: Apr 29

Marasha Miller, MS, LMFT, CAMS-II

(she/her)

Marasha Miller, MS, LMFT, CAMS-II profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and WELCOME all! Life can be rough at times...throwing you all types of curveballs which can cause increased symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger while adding score to your tally of traumatic experiences. As horrible as those curveballs are at zapping away your joy they do not deserve a space long enough in your life to pilot it. YOU have the power to take control of your life and I will be there with you every step of the way. I am committed to supporting growth in clients. My ultimate goal is to assist you with attaining and maintaining stability in your life so you can learn to live an authentic, peaceful and productive life. I am empathetic and assertive in my communication style which has helped me develop strong therapeutic alliances with the clients I serve. I feel I create a relaxed space for clients to safely process their thoughts and express their feelings. Clients feel understood in each session as I show compassion without judgment. I am humorous too!

Next available: May 6

Bernard Douglas

(he/him)

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

Next available: May 16

Samantha Schaefer

(she/her)

Samantha Schaefer profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you feeling stuck in life and looking for guidance and support so you can move forward? Do you feel bogged down by responsibilities and overwhelmed about the future? Are you anxious about how you're going to keep it all together? I help individuals manage life stress and difficult situations to support them in getting out of their heads and back into their lives. I am trauma-informed therapist focused on supporting individuals and couples navigate difficult life transitions. I have experience working with youth, adults and couples who are struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, and challenges related to postpartum mental health or the transition to parenthood. I have extensive experience working in crisis mental health, including suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors. I obtained my Master of Social Work from NYU in 2016 and have been practicing in California since. Please note that I have limited evening availability.

Next available: May 7

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 24

Stacee E. Williams

(she/her)

Stacee E. Williams profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello family. My name is Stacee Williams, LCSW. I am an African American female therapist. I have worked in the mental health field for 20 yrs. I started in 2000 in community (Los Angeles) mental health. In 2007, I became a therapist, and in 2016 I was licensed as a LCSW in CA. I treat depression, anxiety, grief/loss, family issues, trauma, issues surrounding discrimination in the workplace, and symptoms of PTSD. My professional experience has been treating black women, women in general, and people of color. Healing is long term process, and it's very important to me as therapist and a woman.

Next available: Apr 25

Konika McPherson

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 30

Kadrea Forte

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 25

Leslie Hammer

(she/her)

Leslie Hammer profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Holistic
Virtual
Welcome! *I am currently only taking in-person clients who are interested in ecotherapy and meeting at a public park in the bay area.* I work with people outside in the natural world, engaging in ecotherapy practices. We would meet at a local park in the East Bay Area, where we would sit, walk, or explore the area while tending to whatever emotions or questions are arising in you. Connecting with nature has been shown to reduce stress, loneliness, depression, and anxiety and provides a rich landscape for personal growth and healing. If you are interested in learning more, please call or text me at: (510) 859-3279 for a free 20-minute consultation (please do so before scheduling on the Grow platform). Current openings: Monday afternoons at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, Wednesday afternoons at Tilden Park in Berkeley. Ecotherapy is somewhat different than traditional talk therapy. While there will be space for you to share what is going on in your life, we will also take time to do grounding exercises, practice mindfulness and guided visualizations, and engage with the natural world. This modality provides a uniquely large "container" for healing work associated with woundings from childhood, traumatic experiences, grief, and unlearning patterns that no longer serve you. The natural world shows us the lifecycles of plants and animals, the interdependence of ecosystems, and the colors, textures, sounds and smells that awaken our senses. In this context, there are endless ways to make meaning of the suffering you are experiencing and to gain insight into your emotions and relationships. For people who are exploring their purpose and are considering work or relationship changes, ecotherapy can support you to embody your true self and better understand your role within the community.

Next available: Apr 29

Dr. Alysha Thomas

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 25

N'soroma James

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 24

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

(he/him)

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

Next available: Apr 25

Stephanie Turner-Johnson

(she/her)

Stephanie Turner-Johnson profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Stephanie! Hello, and thank you for taking the time to look at my bio. I am Stephanie Turner-Johnson, a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have experience throughout the spectrum of the field, but specializing in adults with change of life, relationship, depression, and anxiety issues. My primary approach to therapy is humanistic, which focuses on the whole person. It also works well with my CBT problem-solving techniques allowing me to get to know you better but also allowing me to help guide you through the problems you may be facing. My communication style is honest, transparent, and caring when speaking with my client, which sometimes means telling them things they may not want to hear. However, I am often told that I am warm and gentle in my approach. At this moment, I only see adult individual therapy and not couple, family, or children therapy.

Next available: May 9

Lydia Wanjau

Lydia Wanjau profile image
LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lydia Wanjau, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I'm immigrant and received my first Degree from Nairobi University, Kenya . When I came to the US, I received my MA in Counseling Psychology and later got my License to practice in 2017. I bring to the field of counseling a rich bi-cultural life encounters with unique lived experiences of hope courage and resilience. I have experience working with clients with dual diagnosis, complex trauma, anxiety and depression. I have more that 10 years of experience working with clients with a history of trauma, PTSD and abuse. I'm certified as a trauma therapist with wealth on trauma informed care. The primary reason I got into this field is to help people. I'm here to work with you, help you clarify and provide accurate information and explore options.

Next available: Apr 30

Jamey McCormick

(he/him)

Jamey McCormick  profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello there, I am Jamey. Do you feel like there are just not enough hours in the day, or that you are being pulled in a million different directions? Do you feel like you are struggling to keep up with your relationships, your work, or your health? Sometimes when this happens, we tend to blame the person in the mirror. Fortunately, I am here to help you get over that hump. I strive to help you manage anxiety and avoid burnout. My goal is to help work together with you, and identify what is working well, and not so well, and help you find that balance you and so many others are looking for. I consider myself to be very adaptable to my clients, and work to find what works best specifically for you! I would also like to assure you, that you are not the only one feeling this way! Whether you are overwhelmed, having relationship issues, dealing with trauma, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to help. If you are having trouble with your children, and are seeking input and new techniques, I would be glad to assist you. Seeking therapy can feel scary, but this is the first step towards making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I will meet you with empathy and compassion in a judgment-free zone, working with evidence-based techniques to help you overcome the hang-ups and habits holding you back. Let us work together!

Next available: Apr 24

Renee H. Tunkel

(she/her)

Renee H. Tunkel profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Please note- I schedule appointments only at the top of each hour. Your healing can start today! My name is Renee H. Tunkel. I go by Hannah. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California since 2011. I have extensive background in body, mind, spirit somatic and holistic therapies. For those inclined, I incorporate a few moments of mindfulness meditation at the start of each session, to bring a centered, grounded focus that allows you to connect more deeply to your Inner and/or Higher Self, as well as to gain access to the unconscious mind, where the root of the issue lies. Since 1997, I have been helping individuals heal from anxiety, chronic pain, childhood trauma, sleep disorders, and problems of early attachment problems (prenatal and birth trauma) through my business All Ways Well Within. I also have been helping couples improve communication, deepen intimacy, and experience more sexual fulfillment in relationships. You are not alone! We all have old beliefs, feelings, and self-defeating patterns that get in the way of expressing our best selves and living our greatest lives, but this can change if you commit to doing the work!

Next available: Apr 23

Matthew Tentler

(he/him)

Matthew Tentler profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues. 
After working as a teacher, a professional behavioral analyst, and later as a first responder on a mental health crisis team, Mr. Tentler worked as a lead clinician for a non-profit providing aid for survivors of human trafficking, where he developed a trauma informed martial arts, self defense and somatic therapy program.

Next available: Apr 25

Javier Meléndez

(he/him)

Javier Meléndez profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
My name is Javier Meléndez (he/him/his), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of experience in counseling, including 6 years as a clinical social worker and 5 years as a youth and young adult minister. I hold dual Master's degrees in Social Work and Youth and Young Adult Ministry, equipping me with a unique blend of clinical and holistic expertise. I specialize in trauma care, particularly focusing on spiritual and intergenerational traumas, as well as challenges related to sexual identity. I also address accompanying issues like anxiety, depression, existential distress, and intergenerational conflicts within family. My practice is deeply rooted in an ecopsychosomatic framework, where we explore the interconnectedness of mind, body, and environment. I aim to help you become more in tune with your thoughts, emotions, and body to effectively regulate your nervous system, promoting a more mindful, embodied, and connected way of life. As a Puerto Rican/Taino and bisexual member of the LGBTQ community, I offer a culturally sensitive, safe, and affirming space for individuals to explore their cultural, ethnic, sexual, and gender identities. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and have primarily worked with Latinx populations. I'm deeply committed to the belief that reestablishing our connection to nature and the Earth is essential for holistic healing. My approach blends traditional therapeutic methods with innovative nature-based therapies to help you achieve balance, wellness, and a fulfilling life. I commend you for taking this step toward wholeness and look forward to working with you.

Next available: Apr 25

Harjindar Lally

(she/her)

Harjindar Lally profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
I'm offering in person sessions for individuals and couples in Oakland. I am a relational psychotherapist with anti-oppression, social justice and trauma informed practices. I believe a warm and supportive connection between a client and a therapist can be a powerful catalyst for growth and healing. I view people as their whole selves, holding the connection between the mind, body and spirit in our work together.

Next available: Apr 30

Tamer Mostafa

(he/him)

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

Next available: Apr 29

Berenice Marsh, LMFT, Holistic Psychotherapist

(she/her)

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LMFT
14 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! You've probably read many of these profiles, and more than anything else I want you to know that I believe that you have made a massive step in seeking help to heal and possibly make changes in your life that will promote growth. I primarily work with BIPOC women who have experienced trauma, have a family with roots in other countries, have immigration-related issues, have epigenetic trauma, and have experienced childhood sexual abuse. I've been in the mental health field for almost fifteen years and have been in various roles--I feel that those experiences have helped make me a well-rounded therapist equipped to handle various situations that may be happening in your life. I can help you look at different perspectives, walk with you through trauma, and support you as you become the best version of yourself.

Next available: May 6

Riba Khaleda Eshanzada, LCSW

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Riba Eshanzada is a dedicated professional with expertise in addressing various mental health and personal development areas. With a specific focus on Depression, Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers), and Religion and Spirituality, Eshanzada offers a holistic approach to therapy. By integrating treatment modalities from psychanalytic theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and transpersonal psychology, Eshanzada provides a comprehensive and individualized approach to help clients overcome their challenges. With a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind, Eshanzada's therapeutic techniques aim to foster healing, self-discovery, and empowerment for individuals seeking to navigate life's complexities and find inner peace. In addition to her professional endeavors, Riba Eshanzada finds joy and balance in various hobbies and activities. She cherishes quality time with her daughters, often embarking on exciting travel adventures together. Exploring new places and immersing themselves in different cultures allows them to create lasting memories and broaden their perspectives. Eshanzada also finds solace in the great outdoors, frequently engaging in hiking excursions that offer both physical challenges and a connection with nature. To maintain her well-being, she incorporates Pilates into her routine, appreciating the mind-body benefits it brings. Furthermore, Eshanzada stays connected to her roots through the art of embroidery, an ancient craft that holds cultural significance. This creative outlet not only allows her to express her heritage but also serves as a meditative practice, offering a sense of tranquility and mindfulness. By engaging in these diverse hobbies, Eshanzada maintains a well-rounded lifestyle that nourishes her mind, body, and spirit.

Next available: Apr 25

Tiffany J. Anderson

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 25

Kimberly Latigue

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you struggling with the ability to practice self-love? Or maybe you are not entirely sure exactly what that is. Perhaps you are tired of feeling bad about yourself, your appearance, guilty for not being "enough" to others, and lacking energy. For some people, feeling like this leads them to try and feel better by eating, overspending money, overexercising, or investing in bad relationships. Often enough, time spent in these ways (and more) can leave someone feeling even more depleted. If you can relate to any of this, you are certainly not alone. Together we will tackle your discontent stemming from your challenges to understand and practice self-love. You will learn what self-love consists of, understand how to shift any unhelpful thought patterns, build better boundaries, and put into practice what you have learned during weekly sessions and through homework assignments in between sessions to improve your ability to demonstrate that you love being YOU! I have over 7 years of experience as a licensed therapist working with individuals and couples. I am also a licensed CPA so I integrate a practical and structured approach to therapy where I will validate your concerns while supporting your movement towards solutions.

Next available: Apr 24

Bongjoo Julian Hwang, Ph.D.

(he/him)

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PhD
19 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
You know we all deal with our issues and sometimes we cannot do it alone. It is hard to talk to a stranger but give it a try. You won't be judged but welcomed and listened to. I am here to work together with you. I am a licensed psychologist and love working with diverse clients from diverse backgrounds who are dealing with the issues like anxiety, depression, identity, relationship, and life change difficulties. As a Korean immigrant myself, I particularly have great knowledge and experience working with Asian/ Asian Americans, People of Color and immigrants. I have a Master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.

Next available: May 10

Angel Ouza, LCSW, LMSW

(she/her)

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
My aim is to foster a supportive and safe space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and challenges. My work will help you recognize the power within you & source( whatever you believe in is totally okay in my world, I respect all) and trusting that it all works out the way it should! I have also faced my own life challenges, moved across the country to my dream states and more, which I believe has taught me to have more compassion and an open mind. Hence, why I always state I am a human first. One of my biggest strengths that helps foster a safe space for my clients, is my unconditional acceptance & operating from an unapologetic authentic framework, whilst helping them get to the level they desire. * I do offer a scaling rate for fees, please reach out for more information on that*

Next available: May 22

Aviva Euripides

(she/her)

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LMFT
23 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am Aviva Euripides and I am pleased to meet you here. Our clinical work involves tracking and assessing how it assists you in meeting your goals. This solution focused work is thus overall practical but is rooted in academic and clinical rigor. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and attended New College of California where the focus was on meeting the clinical needs of a diverse community with relevance and meaning. I have supervised and trained clinicians in treatment settings ranging from the counselor's office to acute mental health facilities. This has led to a deep understanding of clinical work. My specializations include depression, anxiety, life changes, self esteem, career and relationships. Please schedule appointments on the hour.

Next available: Apr 29

Kimberlin Leon

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 29

Jason Valdez

(he/him)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Navigating the ups and downs of life can be difficult. And then you add complex thoughts and emotions to the mix, all the while attempting to find a therapist that can be a good fit for you? Phew, that’s tough. My name is Jason and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I had the privilege of working with clients who all had very diverse backgrounds and were in very different life stages. In each interaction, I tailored my interventions to their specific situation and symptoms. Whether the topics centered around anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I ensured the tools we developed were done collaboratively and in a safe space.

Next available: May 6

Vivian Johnson

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 1

Chyna Hill

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LCSW
2 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker deeply committed to the mental health and empowerment of black women. In my practice, I blend proven, effective strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and psychodynamic techniques. These methods help you address and overcome personal challenges, ranging from deep-seated trauma to the stresses of everyday life. My goal is to provide you with the tools to cultivate resilience and confidence, empowering you to manage life’s ups and downs. Together, we will work towards healing, growth, and a life that feels enriched and fulfilling. Let’s embark on this journey to reclaim your strength and joy.

Next available: Apr 23

Nassiba Cherif

(she/her)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. Prior to becoming licensed in 2017, I worked with children and youth in public and private schools as a Behavior Interventionist for over a decade. I also worked in a mental health non-profit providing counseling and other social services to culturally, spiritually, and linguistically diverse populations. My expertise includes working with victims of crimes and domestic violence, working with immigrants and refugees, and individuals from the South West Asian North African (SWANA) region.

Next available: May 1

Anh Ta

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I am a licensed clinician with a masters in marriage and family therapy and a background in pastoral ministry and counseling. I have been a therapist for 15 years and specialize in helping people move through loss, change, relational stress, career stress, and life transition through a holistic, humanistic, eclectic, and straight forward approach. Working with me, you will be challenged to move past the obstacles you face as you move towards your self-defined goals.

Next available: Apr 24

Alberto Barrera

(he/him)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I have over 20 years of experience providing bilingual, culturally responsive psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including community-based therapy, counseling centers, and within hospital & medical facilities. In my practice, I create a compassionate, non-judgmental and welcoming space to help clients navigate life's challenges, and uncover and maximize their own strengths. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Holy Names University.

Next available: Apr 25

Kevin Villalta

(he/him)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Kevin Villalta and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working statewide with clients via telehealth in California. I am a bilingual, English and Spanish-speaking, clinician with over 5 years of experience specializing in providing individual therapy treatment and services to adults and young adults (ages 18-22) in various community mental health settings. I take a holistic and strengths-based approach to therapy and am passionate about using evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Therapy to work with clients that are motivated to address their mental health needs.

Next available: Apr 26

Connie Stringfellow

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Connie Stringfellow I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have been a bachelor-level social worker since 2006; a master-level social worker since 2016; and a licensed therapist since 2020. My experience ranged from assisting children and families during my time working for Government entities to assisting families of all ages from the hospital to hospice service. With such vast experience, I believe I am qualified to assist you grow and heal.

Next available: May 15

Hanaa Eldereiny

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LMFT
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I have a Masters in Education from UC Riverside, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I have been practicing for 10 years. With a diverse clinical background spanning private practice to schools and community mental health centers, I apply client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness practices to empower clients on their healing journeys.

Next available: Apr 25

Saundre Allen

(she/her)

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Saundre has over 13 years of professional counseling experience working in shelters, schools, and mental health clinics. She received a master’s degree in social work from Howard University with a focus on Black mental health and community healing. Growing up in East Oakland, in a single-parent household quickly taught Saundre about the importance of her own mental health care. Personally experiencing the effects of misogyny, classism and racism pushed her to create safe and humanizing spaces for Black Women to begin their healing journey. During the pandemic she courageously opened her private practice Queens N' Therapy®, which is specifically tailored to meet the mental health needs of Black Women.

Next available: Apr 25

Dr. Marjha Hunt

(she/her)

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Have you been a little more stressed than usual? Are you having a hard time adjusting to a change or shift in your life? Or maybe you have been struggling with sexual challenges. I empower adults to better navigate anxiety and various life stressors. From struggling with relationships to decreasing anxiety, or even just wanting to become the best version of yourself. I am a therapist that provides a safe space for you to explore, navigate, and heal from the obstacles that keep you from thriving! I use a collaborative approach and am here to support, empower, and honor you and the person you want to be.

Next available: May 13

Alena Bell

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from California, currently based in the SF Bay Area. I received my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University. I specialize in working with Complex Trauma and I have been in private practice for 5 years. I have almost 10 years of clinical experience working with clients from various backgrounds and in various settings, from school-based sites to community mental health.

Next available: May 7

Manuela Castellanos

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LMFT
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hello. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who's been practicing for over 15 years in California. I received a Masters in Family Therapy from Cal State Dominguez Hills and a second Masters in Education as well. I assist clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and life stressors. My approach is one of empathy and collaboration. We sometimes need reminders and guidance in learning to face life's pressures. I would like to be a vessel to assist you in navigating to a place where you have the tools necessary to assist you with those struggles.

Next available: May 8

Dave Kalloor

(he/him)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a cis South Asian man of color and adult child of immigrant parents. People often describe me as empathetic, thoughtful, grounded, and with a good sense of humor. Over the last 15 years of practice, I’ve had the honor to witness what approaches bring transformative healing and change. I primarily use a somatic (brain/body), mindfulness-based, relational approach toward healing.

Next available: Apr 25

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