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Jennifer Wendell

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
2603 Camino Ram...
Hello, I am Jennifer. I am a licensed therapist with over 25 years of experience supporting people of all ages through various transitions and challenges. I offer a unique approach to mental health that integrates clinical therapy with moderate physical exercise in the great outdoors. I focus on helping people with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress/burnout, infertility and alcohol misuse while increasing nourishing habits such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, and other practices that reduce symptoms and calm the nervous system. Have you ever wished you could get in-person therapy without having to sit in an office with the therapist? Do you feel too busy to schedule both therapy and exercise into one day and wish the two could be combined? If so, then "walk and talk" could be a good fit for you. I offer the opportunity to receive counseling or coaching while outside in nature and moving your body. Research demonstrates that both exercise and spending time outdoors in sunlight and green spaces provides a reduction in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress while improving mood overall. My unique "walk and talk" method addresses all three aspects of healing and growth: physical, psychological, and spiritual. Have you found yourself wondering if you are drinking too much and/or too often? Are you tired of experiencing low energy, anxiety, depression, disrupted sleep, sugar cravings, etc. and you wish you had a coach to support you as you navigate a new way of living alcohol free? If you are sober curious, I am here to help!

Next available: Apr 26

Stephanie Reyes

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

Next available: May 2

Bahar Yaghoubian

(she/her)

Bahar Yaghoubian profile image
LCSW
16 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi. Before your day starts, your heart and mind are racing, your back and neck feel tense, and your stomach feels queasy. You have this feeling that you are stuck and not sure how to get out of this situation. You think to yourself "What is happening to my life? Why do I feel this way?" You may be experiencing worry, fear avoidance, racing heart and negative thoughts. In other words, Anxiety!!! It's taking up all your energy and controlling your thoughts, emotions, and body. It feels like the anxiety ( is running your life. Whether you are dealing with anxiety in your relationships, work, past or any trauma and are tired of feeling on edge, I can help you feel grounded, and in charge of your life. My name is Bahar and I provide counseling for Anxiety, trauma, and low self esteem. I am here to help. We will work together in a safe, compassionate space using evidenced-based techniques so you can feel like your best self. Looking forward to working together!

Next available: Apr 29

Ilena Sussman

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

Next available: Apr 29

Kim Lottes

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA. I received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco and have over ten years of experience working with spirituality, grief, and life transitions. I take people on a journey of initiation and reclamation to remember their true essence. My own path has involved listening within and following my heart's guidance. This allows me to offer a unique perspective aimed at healing and stepping into your wholeness.

Next available: May 2

Jennifer Jasmin

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Please go to www.Jasminpsychology.com for 10 minute free consultation or to schedule an appointment if you do not see any available spots open. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  – Jon Kabat-Zinn In life, there are going to be things that you have no control over. Your only choices are to quit, adapt, or learn something from it. Which choice will you make? Learn to surf or stay out of the ocean? My name is Dr. Jennifer Jasmin. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My Master's degree is in Counseling Psychology and my Doctoral degree is in Organizational Development Psychology. I started my clinical journey in 2009.

Next available: May 6

Janna Spiegel

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Are you struggling to understand a recent break-up or are you dissatisfied with where you are in life and feel ready to make some changes? Are you looking for a safe and non-judgmental space where you can share your feelings? I specialize in working with women who are struggling with relationship challenges, job stress, life transitions, work-life balance (parenting), or low self-esteem. Through our work together, I will guide and support you as you shift from ways that are not working to ways that do. My style is warm, compassionate, interactive and I use curiosity to help you discover new ways of thinking and explore new perspectives. Through our collaboration, we will uncover your strengths as I support you to create the positive change you are seeking. Making the choice to start therapy can be intimidating, and anxiety-producing. My down-to-earth and relatable style makes this process easy and smooth. I look forward to supporting you as you begin your journey toward becoming the best version of yourself.

Next available: May 2

Rebecca Kerr McWhorter

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
Rebecca McWhorter, LCSW # 87376 has experience with all age groups within many multicultural settings. I start with where the patient is should they be suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or grief. My practice focuses on patient care.I started out by working with at-risk youth just before college. I continued my outreach to struggling groups and individuals which led me to Social Work. Telehealth has allowed me to expand my practice into many new areas with new challenges that keep me driven to do this work.

Next available: Apr 26

Robyn Altmann

(she/her)

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Holistic
Direct
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Robyn. Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed with life transitions or the pressure of daily life? Do you find it challenging to set healthy boundaries in relationships, both personal and work? Do you find yourself constantly ending up in toxic relationships? Are you finding yourself less satisfied, fulfilled and feeling anxious or depressed? I help people learn how to better understand the unhealthy dynamics of their relationships as well as navigate life stressors to develop better relationships and enhance life satisfaction. I will also provide skills and tools for managing anxiety or depression. I play an active role in the therapeutic process and we will work together to identify what's working and what's not working and work to bring back balance and satisfaction. My communication style is calm, warm and empathic and my goal is to create a safe and supportive space for you to feel comfortable sharing and being open.

Next available: Apr 30

Natalie Blair

(she/her)

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
I’m so happy you’re here! You’ve already taken the most difficult step to improve your life. Now it’s my turn to take your hand and help you through the next steps of your journey. My job is to empower women to reclaim their sexuality. By taking ownership of your body and your pleasure, you can refresh your zest for life. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health. I am a sex therapist who utilizes cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution- focused techniques to enable you to take control of your mental well-being. Good mental health is not a luxury, it is an essential component of a healthy life. You have the power within you to change your mindset and become who you are meant to be. Let me help you learn to live and love authentically!

Next available: Apr 30

Marisa Schimmel

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
I'm Marisa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (115264) who received my Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, specializing in children, youth, and families. I have expertise in working with individual adults specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Transitions, Relationship Issues, and Self Esteem. I utilize collaborative treatment approaches based on your individual needs because I feel that every person is unique with a different story. I strive to help you feel empowered and to develop a stronger relationship with yourself. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, and anything related to the arts.

Next available: Apr 29

Wendy Mark

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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: May 2

Marlys Woods

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a board-certified Music Therapist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the last 10 years specializing in helping clients overcome addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression. “Feel it... Face it... Freedom!” is my motto and the basis of the work I do with clients. I believe that living a fulfilling, enjoyable life is a birthright. I believe everyone deserves to explore their dreams, and the work we do addresses anything that is holding you back from creating and living a life you love.

Next available: Apr 30

Victor Hernandez JR

(he/him)

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LMFT
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Have you been feeling like you can’t seem to pull yourself together or that you are emotionally drained trying to figure out what is going on in your life? Is anxiety or depression causing you problems with your spouse, partner, friends, co-workers, or family members? Did something bad recently happen? Are you going through a separation? Did you lose a loved one? Are you dealing with stress at work? Did you experience trauma in your life? Are you just feeling anxious? "You are not alone.” I am passionate about helping people deal with life challenges that cause them distress. My first goal is to help you identify what the problems are, how they impact relationships in your life, and what goals you want to work on to bring understanding, calm, peace, and joy back into your life. You are the expert in your life, and working together with me, I will challenge your thinking patterns to help you see alternative outcomes that align with the goals you are working toward.

Next available: Apr 30

Michelle Shim

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LPCC
4 years of experience
Challenging
Humorous
Virtual
Hey thereI I'm Michelle, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, treating Asian American adults from the ages of 18-35 in the state of California. I mainly do talk therapy and my approach comes from a holistic lens. I've been a therapist for about 4 years and I meet with clients through teletherapy only. My clients have told me about the ways they've grown in their self-awareness and have felt empowered to take control of their unique challenges within relationships.

Next available: Apr 30

Cathy Martin

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 1

Reina M. Michelle

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

Next available: May 9

Clarissa Chui

(she/her)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there. I’m Clarissa, a licensed clinical social worker based in California. I received my Masters Degree from Cal State Sacramento with 8 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with both minors and adults, those with acculturation conflict and generational trauma, those experiencing acute mental health crisis or life transitions, and those personally or know of loved ones struggling with addiction. All with the common theme of making a conscious decision to take back control.

Next available: May 11

Pam Fenenbock

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 1

Bijan Madjlessi

(he/him)

Bijan Madjlessi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Most people want to live a meaningful and productive life, and yet there are many of us who feel that we cannot achieve it. When life becomes confusing and you find yourself stuck in anxiety, depression, anger, worthlessness, and hopelessness, it is time to reach out for a helping hand. I truly believe that once we develop healthy coping skills and create a plan of action for everyday life, you will be able to experience the life you desire. I have intimate experience working with individuals and families dealing with chronic illness, anxiety, depression, communication issues, substance abuse, and spiritual battles. There are solutions to the issues you are currently facing in your life. By working with me, you will be able to fully embrace peace of mind and spiritual health. Please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.

Next available: Apr 30

Sharon Stewart

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LMFT
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
The most precious you can give to yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Life can get so busy and it's easy to become distracted by daily tasks. This makes it easy to loose sight of the most important person in your life....YOU! You are the most important project that you will ever work on and I am so glad that you are here. I have over 22 years of experience in the mental health industry and I am passionate about working with clients from all different backgrounds and life paths. I have experience working with a wide variety of ages from children to adolescents and adults. I also have experience working with with a variety of mental health diagnosis. It has been a blessing to work as a School Counselor for 22+ years, and know that it has provided me with a wealth of experience in so many areas with a large variety of clients with all different needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are and am passionate about helping them work on their goals. I have particularly enjoyed helping clients manage transition, trauma, depression, grief, adjustment, anxiety and parenting. I also am passionate about working with First Responders and their families. I have been part of a First Responder family for 27+ years, which has provided me with a wealth of information as well as compassion and commitment to serve this population.

Next available: Apr 30

Jennifer Lopez

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

Next available: Apr 29

Jessy Tarnoff

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
My approach to therapy emerged out of my passion for health and my connection to nature. While I combine several modalities in my practice, empathy and authenticity are at the heart of my work. I strive to cultivate a safe and inclusive space for my clients. I am committed to ongoing education and self-reflection to better understand the unique experiences and perspectives of diverse populations. I also prioritize collaboration and advocacy with my clients to address and dismantle systemic barriers that impact their mental health and well-being.

Next available: May 1

Jacquie Simpson

(she/her)

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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

Dunya Gilmore

(she/her)

Dunya Gilmore profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Honesty, integrity, insight, awareness, knowledge, relief and resolutions are what you'll get with me. I believe the theraputic process is organic and our sessions will unfold overtime, focusing on getting you to a place where you can think clearly, understand yourself better and feel solid. I am an out of the box thinker and doer with full acceptance for all lifes wonders. Differences are appealing and I welcome them with open arms, encouraging you to be your absolute self %100 of the time. If you need a jump start, help figuring out what makes you tick, what makes you happy, what your authentic self needs to thrive, I'd love to work with you. Life throws curve balls that can be annoying, frustrating, shocking at times. I get it because I've been there. It's ok and healthy to ask for help. My specialties include insight oriented talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and strategic therapy. My history is working with adults who have depression and anxiety, relationship distress, anger management issues, trauma histories, existential crisis and have co-occurring disorders which require medication treatment. I work with couples who seek help communicating and bringing the love back into their relationship. I provide psycho-education and real life solutions to problems that seem unsolvable at face value, but with that one tweak, you find out they were solvable all along. I fully believe in the connection between body and mind and weave differing modalities into therapy in order to address each component of healing and wellness. Often we don't realize that just one simple tweak can launch you into the lifetime you want. Are you struggling with personal challenges affecting your relationships, work, social life and, most importantly, yourself. Do you miss that hope, that loving feeling for your partner or your kids? Complex, yet common, issues around love, family, purpose in life, and doing what truly makes you happy, have become overwhelming and you’re ready to do something different. Are you feeling underwhelmed? You may have recently undergone a loss, job change, life change, a psychiatric or medical emergency, and are feeling completely stuck. I believe your truth is in you, and my role of therapist is to provide emotional support, insight, and to help you navigate through past and present so you can have the future you deserve.

Next available: Apr 30

Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D

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PsyD
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! How have you been feeling lately? If you have been feeling like something is not right, or that it is time you addressed something that has bothered you for a while, then perhaps we should talk. Whether it trauma, difficulty with mood, low self-esteem, attention, interpersonal conflicts, maladaptive habits, pain management, personality disorders you are always welcomed in. I am Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D (Dr. Anton) and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For years I have been working with a variety of different populations, including the veterans, LGBTQ+, injury recovery and chronic pain patients; adults of every age group, both for individual sessions and as couples. I specialize in the application of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Affect Regulation Therapy (ART), Assertive Communication Skills (ACS), Insight Oriented Therapy (IOT), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Guided Breathing, Validation Therapy (VT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am here to be your guide, your resource and your support. Ready to change your life? Then here we go!

Next available: Apr 29

Meredith Mebane

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 27

Marc Samir Moawad

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
I have been providing psychotherapy for over 16 years, specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, among many other concerns. I primarily focus on treating individuals (individual therapy) while on understanding relational concerns (how various relationships affect functioning, i.e., work, family, friends). I enjoy helping people of all religions, ethnicities, sexualities, gender expressions, abilities and disabilities. Additional information about me: I am a military veteran and equipped to work through various forms of trauma. In combination with my experience in Clinical Psychology, M.A., I also hold additional training and experience in Sport and Exercise Psychology, M.A., which helps me guide you toward a whole mind and body wellness.

Next available: Apr 29

Raul Gutierrez

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I have been a practicing therapist for over 5 years now. I have worked with a diverse group of populations dealing with depression/anxiety all the way to psychosis diagnoses. I implement a lot of Trauma Focused CBT and Motivational Interviewing into my practice. My clients have often told me that I bring a genuine and compassionate atmosphere to sessions which helps them feel more at ease. I take a very nonjudgmental "at your own pace" type of approach. I want to ensure you feel comfortable every step of the way through your journey with mental health.

Next available: Apr 28

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

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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: May 9

Rita K. Mathew

(she/her)

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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

Kabao Adame

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

Next available: Apr 30

Sharlene Hanaway

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

Next available: Apr 29

Alex Andrade-Lozano

(he/him)

Alex Andrade-Lozano profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
*Currently not practicing Couples Therapy* Welcome! My name is Alex Andrade-Lozano and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #142659, practicing in Fresno, CA. For the past 7 years I have worked with children and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. I primarily practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy. One of my greatest takeaways from DBT is that each client has a unique life that they want to be living. As your therapist, I hope to help you discover what that life is and help you make the necessary changes to achieve it.

Next available: Apr 26

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 29

Anthony Meixner

(he/him)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
2950 Camino Dia...
Are you currently struggling with your relationships and feeling overwhelmed and disconnected with yourself as well as with others? Are you feeling anxious or depressed or a combination of both or unsure exactly what you are going through? Are you too often feeling exhausted emotionally, mentally, and spiritually and not sure how to make necessary changes in your life to regain fulfillment and satisfaction? I can support you as we work together to identify the sources of your discontent. Together, we can focus your attention on those areas of your life that may be overlooked and consider other choices to help change how you are feeling. With us working together, you will be engaging in a safe, validating, and empowering therapeutic space. The building of our relationship will provide you with the opportunity to reframe your self-doubt and self-criticism without judgment into a constructive plan for moving yourself along so that you can experience your life more aligned with how you want it to be.

Next available: May 1

Kristine Diaz

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello and welcome, I'm Kristine! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, California and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. Do you feel like you haven't been enjoying your life the way you would like to - or even the way that you used to? Does it seem like there have been more worries than answers/solutions in your life? I empower high performers to manage depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship nuances. Together, we can identify what hasn't been working the way that it used to and find ways to sharpen what does work while adding new methods that can balance and bring hope back into your life. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or the cycles of life transitions - I'm here to help. It takes a lot of courage to seek therapy so I look forward to supporting you in your journey of growth and transformation. You can expect to have a safe, nonjudgemental and empathetic space to feel seen and validated when working with me. When it comes to mental health, I follow a "No B.S." policy - No Blaming&Shaming! Together you and I will use an eclectic and flexible approach in therapy that fits your needs!

Next available: May 16

Niloufar Hoveyda Founder@ Artemis Art & Therapy

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Holistic
Virtual
"I love mixing art therapy and conversation to get to the root of your struggles“ Hi there, I'm Niloufar. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, DBT and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're overwhelm with relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: May 5

Tara Steinke

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 6

Brendan Kearns

(he/him)

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
For those who struggle with decision-regret and anxiety around making the perfect choice, picking a therapist is three steps into the therapy already - if you're here reading this and that's you, I commend you as your therapy has already begun. Anxious and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, "imposter syndrome", endless struggles to be perfect, only to be met with guilt and regret; all uncomfortable things that we humans try to avoid and control, yet all of that avoiding and controlling just doesn't seem to do any good. You're here to learn better ways to manage these experiences, and that's where I can help. I leverage 14 years of clinical experience as an adjunct professor in clinical social work and as a therapist in the public and private sectors in Canada, the US and Australia to assist my clients. I am a well traveled surfer, climber, author, entrepenuer, and musician and I enjoy spending time in my backyard that is the central coast of California, exploring all that it has to offer.

Next available: Apr 29

Rachel Armstrong

(she/her)

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi, I’m Rachel! Do you ever wonder why your kids struggle so much in school, have a hard time making/keeping friends, or have a difficult time following the same daily routines that are expected of them every day? Have you received multiple evaluations of them, but still feel lost in how to parent them? I get it. I’m not only an Autism and ADHD Specialist for both kids and adults ages 5-65yo, but I’m also a mom of neurodivergent kiddos. I work with children/teens/adults with varying presentations, who almost always have some level of anxiety, depression, trauma etc. I’m here to help support you and focus on what matters most. I also work with children and teens who do not have neurodivergent brains, but rather may have behavioral difficulties at home/school; issues with school refusal, significant degrees of anxiety and/or depression, overuse of social media and struggle in their parent/child relationships. I provide both individual and family therapy and believe that rapport with my clients and understanding their personal goals is what will make the most progress. I also specialize in life transitions, assisting teens in moving toward independence and the next steps in young adulthood. This includes career counseling, which I provide to adults of all ages.

Next available: Apr 26

Katie Saelee

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

Next available: May 1

Bernard Douglas

(he/him)

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

Next available: May 24

Amanda Medina

(she/her)

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Amanda I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and older adult populations. I have been a licensed therapist for 12 years. I began my career working with children and families in the foster care and dependency system. I went on to work in Adoptions and found it very rewarding. I have provided individual counseling to adolescents, adults and older adults. My areas of expertise include: stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, family/relationship issues, adoptions and personal growth. I especially enjoy working with children and adolescents. I utilize a multidimensional approach to therapy, exploring each individual's biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs. I enjoy aligning with others to assist them in healing from trauma, building self-esteem, improving communication in their relationships and reaching their goals. I consider myself an interactive, family-systems therapist.

Next available: May 14

Ronna Spiegel

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you feeling like your life is not going the way you planned? Perhaps you are feeling down, anxious, or overwhelmed. Or perhaps you are struggling with your self-esteem and confidence. Or maybe you are going through a life transition or struggling as a new or experienced mom and need support. Wherever you are in your life’s journey, I am here to partner with you as you tackle the barriers that may be preventing you from being the person you want to be. My goals are to work with you to identify practical coping skills and strategies which will enable you to see positive changes in your life. I have 20 years of experience working with women. I specialize in parenting, depression/anxiety during pregnancy & postpartum, and life transitions for women of all ages. I utilize a solution-focused approach that prioritizes your challenges and goals and helps you see the change you are seeking and feel hopeful. If you are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and unappreciated for all that you do as a mom, partner or working woman (or all three!) I can help. Reach out. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Apr 30

Celeste Zarpas

(she/her)

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