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Luisiana Kyriakides

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

Next available: Apr 29

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: Apr 25

Ilena Sussman

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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 23

Connelly Jenks

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I work with women who are transitioning to motherhood and are learning how to be themselves within their new role. Many of my clients are experiencing a difficult transition to their new role as a mom. They are finding their way into their new identity, feeling as though they have lost their past self, identity, and freedom. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist in California. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of San Diego and my Masters of Social Work at Azusa Pacific University. I have been working as a therapist for 11 years and have experience working with children, families, and individuals to address mental health needs. I specialize in working with postpartum women. I have my Perinatal Mental Health Certification from Postpartum Support International. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which helps to address and heal trauma. I have worked with many individuals who have a history of traumatic experiences in their lives and utilized EMDR to assist in reprocessing their experiences. I use an eclectic approach working with my clients, focusing on person-centered and solution-focused care.

Next available: Apr 22

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: Apr 23

Robyn Altmann

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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 23

Natalie Blair

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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 22

Marisa Schimmel

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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

Alicia Santiago

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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 24

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

Farimah Khalilifard

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LMFT
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.

Next available: May 3

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: Apr 23

Dr. Aline Smith

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LMFT
37 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello I have 37-years of clinical experience including, trauma-informed therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Anger Management, Domestic Violence Intervention ,victims of sex and child abuse. Other areas of expertise include performing Immigration Evaluations, Marriage Annulments and evaluations for applicants for seminary studies. I am compassionate and empathetic. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.

Next available: Apr 23

Aimee Ismerio

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Aimee Ismerio profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome! I am a first-gen, bilingual LMFT (English/Spanish) based in the Los Angeles area. My work is rooted in empowering women who are called to heal generational patterns and traumas. I love working with first-gen Latinas and Xicanas who struggle with setting boundaries, communicating their needs, and experiencing difficult life transitions. I practice through a holistic person-centered lens that integrates ancestral knowledge and culture to assist in the healing of your mind, body, heart and spirit. I offer space for those who want to feel safe, seen, and heard so that you can be your authentic self. I also utilize EMDR therapy to help assist in processing events that are keeping you stuck. Once your first appointment is scheduled you will receive intake forms. All intake forms need to be completed 24 hours before your appointment date or your appointment will need to be rescheduled. *My practice is focused primarily on treating adults who identify as female as well as being a welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I do not currently treat cisgender heterosexual males, children or adolescents, and court mandated clients.

Next available: Apr 22

Cathy Martin

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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 2

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

Nattaly Valenzuela-Meza

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Holistic
Virtual
I am licensed by the State of California Board of Behavioral Services. I received my Masters in Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles in 2008. I have provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings, including Victims of Crime, Specialized Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Private Practice and Emergency Outreach Services with the Department of Mental Health. I am bilingual English/Spanish. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting allowing the client to process their thoughts in a safe and caring environment. With each client’s personal goals in mind, I strive to work with clients in exploring and identifying the best positive solutions to challenges. Clients are empowered with new skills and gain a renewed sense of confidence that can open doors. I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist II-National Anger Management Association. I provide court-order Anger Management sessions. I provide In-Person and Virtual sessions.

Next available: Apr 23

Clarissa Chui

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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

Ashley Newman

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
The pressures of the modern world seem never ending, particularly when you deal with an untreated or difficult to treat mental health or substance use issue. I specialize in certain mental health diagnoses including personality disorders, postpartum issues, depression/anxiety, self harm/suicidal ideation. I am prepared to assist you in offering helpful coping strategies, understanding the psychology behind your experiences/symptoms, processing feelings and thoughts, and gaining better traction on your life. My specialty is in mental health and substance use (dual diagnosis). I am DBT certified. I have worked with individuals impacted by cycles of trauma, violence, and substances in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, county jail, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient clinics. My mission? Help people THRIVE and be SEEN/HEARD despite these circumstances. I understand that both making sense of the issue(s) at hand and reaching out is incredibly anxiety producing. What I provide is a safe and warm space where you can explore your needs, current feelings, history, and goals. You have the power to stop fighting what is out of your control, and harness your power to control what is just within your grasp.

Next available: Apr 24

Pam Fenenbock

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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: Apr 24

Bijan Madjlessi

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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: May 7

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 22

Victory Counseling with Amy Buchanan

Victory Counseling with Amy Buchanan profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
As a Christian Therapist, I want to meet you where you are at. I want to listen and support you in gaining the insight and clarity you need to become unstuck in life. By working together, we can identify your strengths, overcome obstacles, and create a plan of action to help you achieve your goals. Minimizing symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-worth. I use a mix of therapy modalities to help you shed the narratives that no longer serve you.

Next available: Apr 23

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: Apr 24

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, my name is Alyssa, my cultural background is Italian and Hispanic. I am also married to an Iranian and have learned for decades about Iranian culture. I am familiar with first responders and have proudly been invited to do several ride-alongs with a local Police department. I began my work practices as a therapist in the Bay Area of California and have been serving for 8 years. I enjoy providing a non-judgmental environment to support you with providing skills and tools to improve life's challenges. I went to NDNU for my master's program, earning my Master of Science in clinical psychology. I did my undergraduate degree at Menlo College in Atherton California. Most of my time has been a significant amount of years working with children aged 0-5, in school settings, and with couples. I enjoy engaging in relationship building, providing tools you can apply daily, and also with women who have experienced trauma. I also am an animal lover and enjoy spending time with my Italian Greyhound "Rocco", with my husband and children, hiking, and engaging in meditation during my free time. I also love the color pink and have a love for collecting crystal beads and making jewelry.

Next available: Apr 22

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
Authentic
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 29

SHERRY ELLIS

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 27

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

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: Apr 23

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 22

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 22

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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

Next available: Apr 29

Albania Alegria

(she/her)

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Holistic
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Albania Alegria and I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I identify as Latina and am bilingual in Spanish and English. I feel honored in supporting people to get unstuck and build their inner-healer inside them. The modalities I use require a slower pace where the client is an active participant inside and outside of sessions. We focus more on body-oriented practices, and minimal talking, so that your body gets a chance to heal in a slow and sustainable way (where talk-therapy can delay and sometimes not help with symptoms). I value co-creating, quality presence, respect, consciousness, radical responsibility, compassion, and warmth. ***Please note: Clients will be kindly referred out to specialized providers that do not align with the population I currently work with. I am NOT a good fit for historical or present conditions like: self-harm, risk of suicide, addiction of any kind, body dysmorphia/eating disorders history of current, personality disorders, depression, relationship violence, Perpetrator of violence or abuse (e.g child abuse, domestic violence, animal abuse, etc), and Personality Disorders. I will be doing a consultation with you when you book a session to make sure we are a good fit. Thank you!

Next available: Apr 23

Niloufar Hoveyda Founder@ Artemis Art & Therapy

(she/her)

Niloufar Hoveyda Founder@ Artemis Art & Therapy profile image
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 2

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: Apr 22

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 22

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 8

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: Apr 23

Ronna Spiegel

(she/her)

Ronna Spiegel profile image
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 22

Marisol Cendejas, LCSW

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Deciding to begin therapy is the first step in a life changing decision. Welcome, my name is Marisol Cendejas , I am a bilingual therapist who cares about creating safer spaces to empower mental health and wellness in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), and all communities. As a therapist who shares a similar background, I can understand your unique personal and professional experiences, family dynamics, and/or the stigmas against mental health in our community and culture. Have you noticed that you are often sad, worried, or irritable? Is it impacting your relationships with your partner or family? Changes in mood can be brought upon in many situations including life changes or stressors, maybe recent trauma or a past trauma that is now coming to surface. As your therapist, my goal is to provide a safe place for personal growth and healing and will provide you with specific tools to help you manage your thoughts and feelings in a new way so that you can claim your life back.

Next available: Apr 22

Amanda Lewis

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there! Do you ever feel as though there is much on your mind but no one to share it with? Like no one will understand what it is that you have to say? Are your thoughts and feelings leading to you feeling alone, depressed, or anxious? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma in your life and it is not resolved? Let me be the one to listen, support, and assist you in your journey. My name is Amanda Lewis, LMFT and I have 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, PTSD, ODD, job stress, relationship and communication issues, as well as woman's issues. You'll find that in therapy, I use a warm, non-judgmental, empathetic approach so that you feel safe while allowing me to provide not only support, but skills to assist you in healing and finding a new hope in your life- whether it is work, school, family, or relationships.

Next available: Apr 25

Samantha Schaefer

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 7

Aimee Severe

(she/her)

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LMFT
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi i am Aimee a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the San Diego area. I enjoy working with 16 and up and specialize in gender health, prenatal and postpartum, and grief issues. I like to help see pregnant and new mom’s achieving the most out this time and find ways to feel less anxiety and depressed and more fulfilled. For people in the LGBTQ+ community i have specialized in gender health issues since 2014 and have always been an ally. During Covid I decided to increase my skill and knowledge with assisting people moving through grief and took a few seminars focusing on grief work with David Kessler.

Next available: Apr 26

Ashton Therapy

(she/her)

Ashton Therapy profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
My therapeutic style is warm, nonjudgmental, and friendly. My hope is to help my clients understand they are not alone and there is always hope to move forward. If you have a desire to make a positive change in your life, therapy may be the right path for you. I provide a user-friendly telehealth office setting and do my best to work with your schedule.

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. Canary Sterling

Dr. Canary Sterling profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering