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sasha georgeson

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
2 Fifer Avenue ...
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Are you struggling in relationships or feeling numb to the enjoyment that life offers? I am committed to supporting you in overcoming the challenges that impact your ability to have a well balanced life. My style is warm, collaborative, trauma informed, interactive and process oriented. I integrate mindfulness into my work as a way to strengthen your relationship to yourself and others. I also bring creativity into discussions as a way to offer additional perspectives so you can find easier paths towards resolution. Whether you are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or relationship issues, I will meet you with compassion, curiosity and respect. Let’s work together to overcome your challenges.

Next available: Apr 26

Alicia Santiago

(she/her)

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Alicia. Are you feeling lost or stuck in some aspect of your life and finding it hard to move forward? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? With your permission, I help to hold the container for deeper exploration and healing. I am a trauma-based therapist trained in EMDR, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I believe that each of us possesses an internal source of wisdom that can be cultivated through psychotherapy, psychedelic medicines, meditation practices, yoga and other connecting practices that link the brain, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach has a foundation of mindfulness and compassion, curiosity and respect. I often use EMDR as an evidence-based approach to working with trauma and other challenges. I am sensitive to the impact of one's social, physical and cultural environment as well as systems of oppression. Clients say my approach is warm, relational, collaborative, strengths-based and trauma-informed. I cannot do the work for you, but I can help you along the way, and it is truly an honor and a joy for me.

Next available: Apr 26

Nely

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Eminely Soberanis and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy in the Los Angeles area. I go by Nely for short and my goal as a therapist is to assist and provide awareness in your mental health journey. I have been licensed for over seven years and have worked in different settings such as hospitals, school-based, community field-based based, and telehealth services. I have worked with a variety of age groups from different backgrounds, and I plan to be your biggest support and ally while you navigate your mental health journey.

Next available: Apr 29

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

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

Dunya Gilmore

(she/her)

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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

Raul Gutierrez

(they/them)

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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

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

Melisa Martinez

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello, my name is Melisa, and I am an experienced therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome mental health challenges and achieve their full potential. With nearly a decade of experience in the field of mental health, I have had the opportunity to work with diverse clients and gain expertise in various evidence-based therapies. As a therapist, I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where my clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors without fear of stigma. My approach to therapy is collaborative and tailored to the unique needs and goals of each individual. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy and parent child therapy among other modalities. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to make meaningful changes in their lives, improve their relationships, and develop healthy coping mechanisms. I believe in the power of therapy to transform lives, and I am committed to providing the highest quality of care to my clients. If you are seeking support in navigating life's challenges and improving your mental health and well-being, I would be honored to work with you.

Next available: May 6

Valerie Roth

(she/her)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I focus on understanding your history, its impact and how to help you make adjustments that ease your path forward. My expertise includes anxiety, depression, relationship and work/career concerns among others. I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. I truly care about the well-being of others and helping people navigate life’s challenges so that they feel better about themselves and can live a more fulfilling life. If I don't have an appointment available that works for you, feel free to reach out to me to ask if I may have any other times available soon.

Next available: May 21

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

Eva Brown

(she/her)

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LCSW
50 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I'm Eva. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, tired and just not as active in your life as you would like to be? Feeling challenged with just keeping up with everyday activities. Seem to forget to take care of yourself, that everybody else comes before you? I help people like yourself to get back to feeling more positive, less tired, burnt out, isolated and lonely. We will together come up with a plan for how to best work on the issues that you want to change. We will use an approach that you feel most comfortable with, and work toward a life that gives back pleasure, harmony and ease. Whether you are dealing with a situational situation or a longer-term struggle I'll be there to support you through your work. You have already taken a big step in the right direction just by reading through different clinicians' statements. The next step is to choose a clinician, contact Growth Therapy and set up an appointment. Sometimes these are the hardest steps to take. One of my most important goals is to provide you with a safe space where you feel validated, and supported and provide you with no judgment, compassion and respect.

Next available: May 3

Maria Aziz, MA, LMFT

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hello My name is Marya, I am an LMFT. I am originally from Afghanistan and was raised in California. I have a passion for this field because I have had many experiences that has taught me to gain strength , insight, awareness and I was able to heal myself through my healthy coping that began in my child hood as a refugee. I believe my experiences also provided me with great empathy, understanding and compassion. I want to help you heal through the most difficult challenges. I will not push, I will not pull, as your therapist I will stay by your side, hold your hand. I will understand through great intuition what you are needing and allow you to heal yourself to get the most out of your amazing journey in this life. I have a very unique approach for each one of my clients because I understand everyone is unique and requires different tools and approach and different lens. If you feel broken, you are not, in fact you are open to enlightenment and are able to gain ultimate strength, allow me to guide you with my intuition, clinical skills and because I, too, have been through my own journey and I want to help you on yours. ❤️

Next available: Apr 26

Christiana Bueno

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name Chris, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. If you are in search of a warm and genuine environment to explore the issues preventing you from living the life you want, you have come to the right place. My main priority is that you feel heard and safe, without any fear of judgment. I know from my years of experience how difficult it can be to take these first steps toward wholeness and healing. We all need a little support sometimes, that is what led you here. I work in a collaborative manner and will never assume to be the expert in your life. Together, we will create a plan to get you living the life you are meant to live. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Next available: Apr 30

Alison Campbell, LMFT

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I have more than two decades of intensive training in mindfulness and meditation, and I believe that is the reason for my ability to be very present. I believe in the power of human resilience and our unstoppable inclination to grow towards wellness, health and balance. We can heal and grow, no matter what obstacles we face. My clients and I collaborate to fuel positive change and create better relational and mental health outcomes. I have an extensive background in treating clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and narcissistic abuse histories.

Next available: Apr 29

Shay DuBois

(she/her)

Shay DuBois profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
You struggled to get out of bed today. You just don’t see the point sometimes, working to exist. It all seems so hard to do. You feel more alone in the world than you do at home. It’s like you don’t really fit in anywhere, always feeling anxious, awkward, and self-conscious. You have tried to get help but no one really understands. You’ve tried to talk to your parents about what happened in the past and they make excuses or make it about themselves. You wonder if your memories are real or your imagination. No one really believes you, in fact they blame you when bad things have happened. But your body still lets you know of the pain as you feel like you want to jump out of your skin or you startle easily or maybe you just feel nothing all the time. Are you broken? You don’t want to keep feeling numb and afraid. You don’t want to continue in relationships that leave you feeling less than or abused. But you wonder if you deserve to be happy like other people. You don’t even know what happiness would look like for you because it’s just so uncomfortable- in your skin, at work, and in relationships. You can feel anger percolating so you shut it down. Your head is barely above water and to go there would make you drown. You really don't want to talk about what happened but you know going on like this isn't really living. Are you ready to get started? Let’s move your life from feeling like you are stuck sleepwalking to being awake and engaged. Contact me here to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation for trauma therapy. https://overcomeanxietytrauma.com

Next available: Apr 29

Nathan Taylor

(he/him)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Nathan Taylor and I’d like to thank you for taking the time to look over my profile and to learn a little about me as a therapist. Choosing a therapist can be challenging (and maybe even more than a little anxiety provoking!) and it is important to take the time to find someone that you feel may be a good fit to work with towards helping you achieve your goals in therapy. With that in mind, I wanted to share a little about myself and my own path as a therapist. Should you feel like we may be a good fit, I genuinely look forward to meeting and hopefully working with you. Each of our own personal experiences, dreams, goals, hopes, and needs, both in life and in therapy are unique and individual. You may know exactly what those are for you, or you may feel like you are lost and overwhelmed. Either way, my role is to help you along your own path. To help define what you are struggling with and to take the steps that are needed to work through those struggles and challenges. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, know that it can be an incredibly valuable tool towards finding what it is that you are looking for. I’ve been in the mental health field in one way or another for well over 20 years, working with children, families, couples, and adults, both in the public sector and in private practice. While I started my career working with children in group homes, foster care, and in the legal system, my passion as a therapist has taken me in many directions. I’ve worked for many years as both a clinical supervisor for new and learning therapists and as an upper-level manager/administrator in the public mental health sector. Most recently, in addition to my work in private practice I ran several types of community mental health programs, both outpatient and inpatient, for a large behavioral health company providing mental healthcare to adults. I became a licensed therapist in 2008, yet I’m constantly learning, growing, and developing every day in order to become the best therapist that I can be. It’s my belief that it is an honor and privilege to work with people as a therapist to help each person in the way that they need. Over the years, I’ve received several advanced trainings and certifications that I’ve pursued to obtain the skill sets needed to specialize in a few areas that I believe are tremendously effective and helpful to those I work with. I’ve found that EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Hypnotherapy are the types of therapy work and interventions that are not only backed by research as highly effective, but also really resonate with those that I work with. As with anything in therapy, there is no one-size fits all approach, and I find it most valuable to help create a treatment approach in complete collaboration with you. As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, I've found this evidenced-based approach to therapy to be particularly effective with people for a wide variety of reasons, and as such EMDR is my current primary specialty. As EMDR therapy has gained a significant amount of positive attention lately, this may be something you're familiar with, heard about and would like to know more, or it's all together new to you. I'd be more than happy to share additional information with you about EMDR should you be interested in learning more. Again, thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. You’ve found the courage to get this far, let’s see how much further we can get together!

Next available: Apr 29

Rocio Diaz

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I’m Rocio Diaz, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I enjoy helping my clients through difficulties that are beyond what they can usually manage. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My clients are primarily dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. Since my clients are primarily children and teens, my philosophy is to work closely with their parents. I have learned that collaborating with the parents and the family as a whole can greatly improve a child’s quality of life.

Next available: Apr 30

Kristine Asatryan

(she/her)

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Kristine. My philosophy in life is to live life knowing yesterday is gone, today is what matters, and tomorrow is out of our control. It is important to focus on life and be mindful and aware of ourselves. I use this in my practice to help my clients become self-aware and become their happiest selves. What I find most intriguing as a mental health professional is how therapy can be so empowering and life changing when the client believes and is open for a change. I believe strongly in my cultural values along with values of Social Work (respect, kindness, love, strong family values, gentleness, service to humanity, social justice, integrity, competence, human dignity and worth). The roles I play in life is of a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, licensed clinical social worker and a therapist. Someone who always has a leveled head and sees a way out. I pay attention to how I treat people in their most vulnerable times; hence, treat them as I would like to be treated. *** Please note that I am only able to schedule intakes on the hour (i.e. 3:00), and cannot accommodate appointments on the half hour (i.e. 3:30). Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve the scheduling platform. ***.

Next available: Apr 30

Janine Ochoa

(she/her)

Janine Ochoa profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing since 2019 since my internship to date with my license. I currently work in a substance rehabilitation center in the men's section and loving every minute of it. I have found that they learn so much and want to gain the tools to better their lives and not let the disease of addiction continue in their lives.

Next available: Apr 26

Heather Rangel

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Thank you for taking the first step and being here. Are you experiencing hurdles in life such as work stress, family issues, or relationship difficulties/issues? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma or grief? Do you often find it difficult to find the words to describe your feelings? Or to open up to people and feel a connection with them? Most likely, you've answered yes to at least one of these areas of concern. You are not alone; in the emotions, experiences, and pain that comes with life. I believe that every person who seeks counseling has their own answers to their unique situations and my role is to facilitate finding those answers. My style is relational and collaborative, respecting your pace and autonomy in therapy. Given that we are all multi-dimensional beings, I am committed to understanding the ways your unique identity and roles shape your experiences. As you gain comfort sharing yourself, vulnerably. I have 20 years of experience and specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, phase of life issues, end of life, grief and loss, advanced chronic illness, palliative care, peer relationships, coping skills, stress identification and reduction, and women's issues. I look forward to working together to reach your goals!

Next available: May 16

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

(he/him)

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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: May 13

Charlie Aquilina

(he/him)

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PsyD
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there, I primarily work in substance use recovery (abstinence and harm reduction) and trauma recovery. I also have specialized training in treating anxiety, depression, and sleep issues/insomnia. My treatment orientation is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts, however the foundation of my early training was Psychodynamic. I have been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, STAIR (Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation), and Seeking Safety for trauma treatment. When treating anxiety, I take a CBT, or exposure approach with skill-building. For depression I utilize CBT concepts, or behavioral activation with skill-building. For sleep issues, I work with the CBT for insomnia treatment model. These are just a few examples of treatment approaches I utilize. I am relational focused, which to me means finding a plan that works best for you, practicing cultural humility and not trying to fit a round peg in a square hole. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: May 6

Carly Stern

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! My name is Carly Stern, LCSW. I am excited to have the opportunity to support you on your journey. Currently, I am serving the wonderful populations in California. I am a full-time therapist and doctoral student. I enjoy hanging with my dog "Ygor," being outdoors, running, sci-fi and fantasy ANYTHING, video games, Comicon, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Since I was a young kid, I have been passionate about human behavior and relationships. Everyone has their journey in this field. Mine looks a little like a personal experience growing up with a parent who had a severe mental illness that no one knew much about. It never felt fair to me or my family. To put it plainly, we didn't understand how to provide support because no one else knew enough about mental illnesses either. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I've learned as much as I can to best support individuals and families. In my work and through my doctoral studies, it is my purpose to learn to bridge the gap in understanding how mental illness and addiction intersect and impact those suffering, including their families. I've worked in multiple prisons, VA programs, adolescent inpatient rehabs, adult inpatient rehabs, methadone clinics, and the foster system.

Next available: May 16

Jamey McCormick

(he/him)

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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 30

Kylie Kellas

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kylie and I have been a therapist for 8 years, and am EMDR Certified. I support people who experience anxiety, symptoms from trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. I have a two step approach. First I teach people how to regulate themselves in-the-moment. That way they can get back to emotional safety when things are not feeling right. Then I help people find ways to stop what is bothering them before it even starts. That can look like setting a routine that helps reduce anxiety, processing past trauma, surrounding yourself with people that make you feel great, or figuring out what gives your life meaning and helping you do that.

Next available: Apr 26

Blake Kerr

(he/him)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Humorous
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
In-person
3517 Moss Stree...
Over human history, people have mostly lived in close-knit communities. This has eroded with the advances in transportation and technology. Most people have lost much of the social support our forebearers enjoyed. Mental Health Professionals have taken on this role in their respective communities and are an excellent resource for you to realize your strengths and improve your well-being. When your car breaks down you take it to a mechanic. When your tooth hurts you see a dentist. When your mental health can use a “tune-up,” see a Mental Health Professional!

Next available: May 1

Javier Meléndez

(he/him)

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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 29

Vanessa Sanchez

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
You might be navigating difficult life transitions and feeling overwhelmed by it. As a therapist deeply committed to your well-being, I understand that seeking help can be daunting. In my practice, you’ll find a heartfelt space where we can explore life's challenges together, from coping with depression and anxiety to healing from trauma or working towards self-acceptance. My passion for therapy stems from my personal and professional experiences and the belief that everyone deserves a chance to heal and grow. By cultivating a compassionate mindset, we can embark on a journey towards not just recovery, but profound self-discovery.

Next available: May 21

Doris ChienYu Lin

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Counseling service is like having a personal trainer in the gym for our mind muscle; individually tailored guidance doesn’t hurt. We all have ups and downs in our life, work, family, relationships, and I'm here to support you through the things that are messy, challenging, and confusing with a safe space for you to just be yourself with no judgements. Let me join your journey of figuring-out, growing, healing, shining and thriving, and make the full access to life experiences with joy of living come true. I offer a free 15 minute consultation call. Feel free to contact me through email or a call - Doris@Boundless-Light.com / (626) 515-6008. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Next available: May 16

Lauren Abasheva, LA Counseling Studio

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LPCC
6 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Do you ever feel like you have to monitor, pull back, and even hide yourself from others? From friends, family, acquaintances, even from yourself? Do you tend to put your needs and wants at the bottom of the list? Are you ready to commit to you? Together we will work side by side to help strengthen your confidence, awareness, insight, healing and make progress within yourself. As a Sex-positive, Kink-knowledgeable, Gender affirming, and Trauma therapist I understand that we are all different and provide a laid-back atmosphere. I focus on helping others build an understanding about not only themselves, their identity, their relationships, and the relationship they have with sex. Help others understand their trauma whether that be physical, mental, sexual, spiritual, etc. While utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, and empower you. I view mental health as just as important as physical health. When an injury/illness occurs, seeking professional intervention, guidance, and support can improve overall wellness. Depending on your physical environment, social circle, culture, heredity, and experiences. Life can look limited. Let's continue to stay curious. There are options out there that do align with you and your values. Let's work together resulting in a healthier and happier you.

Next available: Apr 29

Joni Carrasco, Ph.D.

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LMFT
21 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
365 Pearson Dri...
Building self-awareness is often a hard place to start. I meet my patients where they are in their journey and support the process. Sometimes taking the first step to explore psychotherapy is confusing. Ask questions so you can find a therapist who is the right fit for you. My approach meets people where they are presently, to determine where they want to be in the future. I like to get to know my new patients to determine their needs in treatment.

Next available: May 8

Charlie Nesbitt

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) certified and EMDR trained. I specialize in trauma work and substance abuse. I have worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2008. I am 19 years clean from all substances. I am also a survivor of stage 3 lung cancer. I strive to meet my clients where they are and gently suggest tools to help achieve the change they are looking for. I truly want to help.

Next available: Apr 29

Krystal Faraz

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LPCC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello everyone. I would first like to say that I am pleased to have the opportunity of being your counselor/therapist. I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I know finding a therapist in todays society can be difficult but you've made it this far, and so it's a pleasure to meet you!

Next available: May 1

Sarah Han

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist. I received my Masters from Loyola Marymount University and have been practicing for 5 years. I have experience working with clients of all ages, but I am truly passionate about helping transitioned age youth (17-25), adults, and couples. I hope to be a part of your therapeutic journey using different modalities to assist with your treatment and to empower you to find solutions by helping create individualized coping skills.

Next available: May 19

Charleen Moore

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Charleen Bright-Moore. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for over 15 years in the clinical field. My area of focus with clients is working with client’s that are looking to make healthy changes in various stages of their life.

Next available: May 11

Heidi Favia

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 30

Laura Hernandez

(she/her)

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
It's a pleasure to meet you! I am a bi-racial (Korean-Salvadorian) Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers expert, culturally responsive care focused on recovery. I love working with adults and couples navigating life changes, their mental health, societal injustices, and the end of their intergenerational trauma. I have certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery, and additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and treatment for Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (PRISM).

Next available: Apr 26

Michelle Brown

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
I'm Michelle Brown, a passionate advocate for mental wellness, deeply rooted in psychodynamic theory. With 10 years of experience, I specialize in unraveling the complexities of the human psyche and empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience and self-awareness. Grounded in empathy, collaboration, and insight, my therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic principles to facilitate profound healing and personal growth. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, navigating relationship dynamics, or seeking to deepen your self-understanding, I'm here to provide a safe and supportive space for exploration and transformation. My areas of expertise include attachment theory, object relations, trauma-focused and cognitive behavioral theory. I tailor each therapy session to meet the unique needs and journey of every client, guiding them towards greater self-awareness and empowerment. I'm here to accompany you on your journey of self-discovery and healing, and I look forward to the opportunity to support you along the way.

Next available: May 2

Dr. Trenye Black

(she/her)

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LPCC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Dr. Trenye Black is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC-QS) in Florida, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S) in Virginia. She earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2014 and her PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Teaching from Walden University in 2021. She is here to help support you through adversity, trauma, parenting struggles, relationships, struggles with deployment and reintegration. Her goal is to connect with you on your journey as you live a more purposeful life.

Next available: May 2

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

Eddie Posadas

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1158 Cirby Way,...
I am Eddie L. Posadas, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California, license number LMFT 144220. I am experienced in working with client who have experience various levels of trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic EMDR. Additionally, I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and in Clinical Trauma Professional. My practice serves individuals across all age groups—from children to adolescents to adults—as well as couples, families, and groups.

Next available: May 7

Albert Nguyen

(he/him)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome to your turning point. I'm Albert, a dedicated Licensed Psychotherapist, but more than that, I'm your partner in sparking transformative change in your life and relationships. In a world where stress peaks and feeling 'not good enough' becomes a constant shadow, I see you. You're battling, striving for balance, yet often finding yourself overwhelmed by the weight of your inner critic. It's time to break free from this cycle, rediscover happiness, and truly thrive. With stress at unprecedented levels and the quest for happiness seemingly endless, it can feel like an uphill battle to find peace and fulfillment. But imagine a life where you're in control, where peace, calm, and genuine happiness aren't just fleeting moments but a sustained reality. Envision empowering yourself to silence the inner critic that's held you back, embracing your inner hero with every step forward. As your therapist, I aim high: to alleviate your pain, yes, but more importantly, to catalyze your growth and personal development. Utilizing a holistic blend of evidence-based techniques, enriched by my own experiences and inclusive of existential and spiritual insights when fitting, I'm here to guide you from where you are to where you dream to be. Therapy with me is more than a journey; it's a commitment to unlocking your best self, leveraging your unique complexities to uncover endless pathways to growth and self-discovery. Investing in therapy is investing in your unparalleled self. In our sessions, I pledge to meet you with unwavering compassion, to open your mind, embrace your challenges, and apply a diverse array of strategies to fortify your resilience. Together, as a unified team, we'll navigate your path to healing and self-realization.

Next available: Apr 29

Lisa Criswell

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I’m a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to create a safe and trusting environment for you to explore and overcome any challenges you face while providing the emotional support you need. I have worked with teens and adults to overcome their life challenges and develop the coping skills necessary to become the best version of themselves. I spent time practicing my therapeutic skills as an intern trainee at the California State University, Fresno university clinic. Here I began to focus on working with teens and young adults to overcome challenges associated with life transitions, burnout, relationship issues, and mood disorders such as anxiety, grief, and depression. Working as part of a grant program with parolees and then a group private practice, I also gained significant experience working with individuals who have trauma history. Through this work, I was able to learn and implement a variety of modalities to effectively address the impacts of trauma. I love my work as a therapist and would be happy to be part of your journey.

Next available: May 2

Lauralee Fuhrmann

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
We all need a place where we can feel safe and validated with our emotions/life transitions. It can be difficult to open-up and talk about life-stressors to a stranger. Sometimes, we can feel unheard or alone, or just need someone who can be a helping, compassionate, and nonjudgmental ear. In therapy, we can mend fractured and fragmented pieces of ourselves that have been damaged by past relationships, and trauma. Together, we can bring out positive change in our lives; we can challenge negative cognitions and dissonance. Together, we can begin the path of healing.

Next available: May 9

Genevieve Gonzales

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently eligible to see Telehealth clients in California and Florida. I have been practicing Holistic Psychotherapy in my private practice for 7 years specializing in Hypnotherapy and trauma resolution. I assist adults to navigate life transitions such as grief, heartbreak, career changes, healing from trauma or outdated versions of themselves, so they can feel more free and present in everyday life.

Next available: Apr 30

Ana Zalles

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
I am an LMFT #137168 and LPCC# 13474. I am a multi-dynamic and integrative therapist with 8+ years of research and clinical experience. I am certified and trained in CCTP, CBT, DBT, and multiple other EBP approaches to range ages 3-65+. I enjoy expanding my treatment expertise and I am currently providing Ketamine Assisted Therapy; while currently training in EMDR and other Psychedelic Assisted Treatments. Please follow @psy_amend and @thekpractice to learn more ! I have a strengths-based and solution-focused approach. I understand therapy and trust take time to build, but I want to offer you the opportunity to begin changing your life and move towards a happier/stable environment from our initial session, and on. Therapy is your own space, so I also like to be directive and include as many of your needs and input to our treatment together. This is your time and I want you to take advantage of it. I love to hear about your wants/needs during our session and work collaboratively to approach those goals.

Next available: Apr 30

Caroline Grim, LMFT 107146

(she/her)

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello and welcome. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your courage to take the first step in selecting a therapist. The thought of sharing intimate thoughts, struggles and experiences can be overwhelming and frightening. I hope to help you feel comfortable that you have come to the right place to express yourself and work on feeling better. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) from California. I have over 10 years experience in providing services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, trauma, and other challenges. I have had the pleasure of working in various settings. For almost seven years, I worked at a community mental health agency treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of needs especially those who have experienced trauma. I have found that each individual comes with their unique story and background. I started seeing clients out of my area when the pandemic started and found I could help more clients using the telehealth platforms. This inspired me to continue to reach those clients who desire telehealth for various reasons. Life can be busy with schedules and finding time for therapy is not always easy. Telehealth can make therapy a little easier.

Next available: May 1

marlene cantu

(she/her)

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