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Jill Wakefield LPCC

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LPCC
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
400 Ramona Aven...
When booking a session with me you can expect to be greeted with openness and comfortability. I am a very personable person and aim to ease you into our therapy journey. I provide a safe, relaxing environment where you will feel comfortable uncovering the issues you are experiencing. My approach is calming and kind, and because of my personality I focus on positive outcomes. I believe you have the capability to relearn negative thinking and behaviors that have contributed to life's struggles. My experience covers adults and adolescents in areas of trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, educational and career planning, infertility, adoption, life transitions, and suicidal ideation/attempted recovery. I know therapy can be scary and intimidating, however with me you will feel like I really do care and understand what you are trying to say. My goal is that you leave my office feeling positive and empowered to take the next step in your healing journey.

Next available: Jun 26

Remya Jacob

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I am Remya Jacob, licensed clinical social worker in the state of California with experience of working as a medical social worker in various healthcare settings including memory care, clinics and hospice. My work focuses on helping and supporting individuals with different coping skills, prevent burnout and reducing stress. I like to incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy during sessions.

Next available: Jun 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: Jun 26

Geraldine Roman

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LMFT
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. I help adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, co-dependency, school issues, trauma, among other issues, to help them discover how to become a better version of themselves.

Next available: Jun 26

Laura Lugo

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I am a considerate, direct and an active provider who is committed in assisting my clients to achieve their goals. While many people struggling with mental illness have difficulty opening up in treatment, I work to create an open and collaborative relationship to help understand the obstacles and dynamics being faced. I also work with the client to help build their strengths, attributes and qualities to conquer these challenges to accomplish their goals. I have been working in mental health since 2008, initially as a mental health case manager then later as a substance abuse counselor before graduating from University of Phoenix and becoming a therapist in 2014. I primarily worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse along with on-call crisis triage from 2008-20 until moving to a federal detention facility for 8 months working with detainees with moderate to severe mental illness. Since 2018, I have been working on various telehealth platforms including Talkspace, Ginger, Modern Health, Rula (Path) Mental Health, Octave and my own group practice Westwind Counseling. Ally with LGBTQ+

Next available: Jul 23

Ilena Sussman

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 28

Michael Bacallao

(he/him)

Michael Bacallao profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action? It's difficult to grow without support and even harder at times to find the tools to carve your own path. If you feel ready to explore how to reach your unique potential; let's figure out some goals, what's in the way, and how we can work through those challenges so you can reach your goals. My background in research, crisis care, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in-home therapy, group therapy and outpatient therapy has given me exposure to several forms of therapy. I am currently practicing CBT, DBT, ACT and some elements of other forms of therapy. If you are curious how we could approach your challenges and goals, please reach out and we can discuss options. Consultations are welcomed.

Next available: Jun 26

Jerome Scott,LMFT

(he/they)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I have been licensed as Marriage Family Therapist since April 3,2003. My area of clinical practice has focused on addressing the underlining causes of anxiety, addiction and depressive disorders. In addition, I have acquired a fundamental understanding of crisis that affects the struggle involving martial relationships. As a Marriage Therapist, I have expertise in the utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It my clinical experience that if you can effectively change your thoughts process your life will radically change for the better.

Next available: Jul 4

Sari Zuccarino

(she/her)

Sari Zuccarino profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with teens, adults, and families. I enjoy working together with my clients and listening to what they want to achieve. I support my clients by providing them with the skills they need to manage their daily struggles and ultimately reach their goals. My approach to therapy is person-centered as it allows clients to gain their own understanding of their experiences to help them with their personal growth. I use evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and mindfulness techniques to support my clients in the healing process. I like to individualize each of my client's needs, and there is a vast assortment of many other approaches and tools that I use. I'm honored to be trusted by my clients and to support them with their mental health. Knowing that I have a part in affecting the lives of others is very rewarding to me. I get great pleasure in educating and helping people reach their fullest potential to live their best life.

Next available: Jun 28

Kim Lottes

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

Next available: Jul 2

Nina Sandberg

(she/her)

Nina Sandberg profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
As an experienced family therapist, I have the skills and knowledge needed to help families navigate even the most challenging situations. What sets me apart is my unique perspective as a former stay-at-home mom to now-grown children, which gives me a deep understanding of the struggles and milestones that families face. If you're looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can make a real difference in your family's life, I invite you to consider reaching out to me for help.

Next available: Jun 26

Mariel Ross

(she/her)

Mariel Ross profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
I specialize in helping individuals overcome life's challenges, heal from past wounds, and discover their inner strength toward a path of growth and resiliency. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other major life transitions, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for exploration and growth. Together, we'll explore your strengths, explore the deep roots of your stressor, and cultivate resilience to create lasting change.

Next available: Jul 12

Connelly Jenks

(she/her)

Connelly Jenks profile image
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: Jun 25

Dr. Isabella Vidriales

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LCSW
17 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Dr. Isabella Vidriales, a Doctor of Counseling Psychology. I also practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, Arizona, and Nevada. My clinical approach is mainly trauma-informed as well as person centered, solution focused, and eclectic approaches customized to match the needs of my clients. Trauma is more prevalent than we think and its impact on an individual’s overall well-being can have devastating results. My holistic approach allows me the opportunity to explore and understand individuals as a whole. I work on empowering others so they can rebuild a strong foundation to fall back on when there are setbacks in life. I am passionate with helping clients on their journey of self exploration and personal growth. I am here to support you through this difficult process and to provide you with the beneficial tools to help you overcome this challenging moment. Life is a journey of our own and sometimes it leads us to a path of unfamiliar territory. Unexpected life events and circumstances often trigger our unresolved insecurities, fears, as well as relive past traumas. You don’t have to walk this path alone. I look forward to serving you. Together we got this!

Next available: Jun 29

Kimberly Borden

(they/them)

Kimberly Borden profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
As a therapist, I would be honored to join you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. Let me share what I bring to the therapeutic table and how our collaboration can benefit you immensely. First and foremost, I believe in each individual's incredible resilience and potential. I am dedicated to creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely. I will listen attentively and compassionately, fostering an environment of trust and understanding. Together, we will work towards unraveling your challenges and finding meaningful solutions. By embarking on this therapeutic journey with me, you can expect to: 1 - Gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your emotions, and your experiences. 2 - Develop healthier coping mechanisms and tools to manage life's challenges. 3 - Experience personal growth and self-empowerment. 4 - Cultivate more robust relationships and improve communication skills. 5 - Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. 6 - Find inner peace, balance, and a sense of purpose. Therapy is a collaborative process, and active participation will be crucial in achieving the desired outcomes. I am committed to supporting and guiding you every step of the way, offering insights, encouragement, and practical strategies. If you feel ready to embark on this transformative journey toward healing and growth, I would be honored to be your therapist. Together, we will explore the depths of your inner world and help you discover the strength and resilience within. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want to schedule an initial session. I am here to support you on your path to well-being.

Next available: Jun 26

Heidi Nguyen, MA, LMFT

(she/her)

Heidi Nguyen, MA, LMFT profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
We are living in difficult times. You can't seem to get over the anxiety or depression about your everyday life. What's worse, your partner or family member seems to not care at times, making things even harder for you. I understand. Better is possible, and I'm here to help. I have a passion for helping individuals in personal growth. I have been working with adults on relationship issues, anxiety, and depression for over ten years. My specialty is personal empowerment work, as I strongly believe that solid relationships are formed from solid individuals. Currently, I only take new clients for individual counseling.

Next available: Jun 25

Liz Rojas

(she/her)

Liz Rojas profile image
PhD
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Liz. Have you noticed your outlook on your life growing increasingly grim? Perhaps struggling in your self-confidence, your ability to trust yourself or others in relationships, or enact positive change in your circumstances. I am a person-centered, integrative therapist that will instill hope to guide you to live a life rooted in your personal beliefs and values successfully. Whether you may be struggling with PTSD/trauma (including racial stress and acculturation), depression, anxiety, stress management, painful emotions, relationship difficulties, or making a healthy behavior change, I am here to tailor your treatment to you. I am an evidence-based therapist, who uses a multicultural approach to understand you, what has influenced your beliefs/values, and how your perspectives and life journey has evolved. I will partner with you on guiding you to a life worthy of you, using techniques that are proven to improve symptoms and achieve an optimal quality of life. I'm ready to collaborate with you!

Next available: Jun 25

Robyn Sevigny

(she/her)

Robyn Sevigny profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello. I'm Robyn, If you are here, there's a good chance that you have been trying your best to navigate challenges that feel like too much. You may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or out of sync with the life you want to live. You may be going through a life transition, have become more aware of past or present traumas impacting you now, or have faced a recent difficult experience, and are ready to begin your healing journey. I help empower teens and adults to overcome past adverse and traumatic experiences to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Adversity and trauma may have led you to experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, or relationship challenges, that negatively impact your daily life. But these symptoms do not define you. Rather they speak to the hardships and challenges you have faced. Allow me to offer you a safe space to process your story and learn new skills to begin your healing journey, release shame, build self-compassion, and live authentically YOU. I look forward to working together.

Next available: Jul 1

Elizabeth Arredondo

(she/her)

Elizabeth Arredondo profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I'm Elizabeth, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and your compassionate guide on the journey to improved mental well-being. I am a therapist who believes in creating a safe space for you to be yourself, free from judgment. I am a compassionate and accepting therapist, dedicated to building a trusting connection with you during our sessions. Together, we'll navigate the marathon of therapy with honesty and authenticity. Let's connect and make magic happen!

Next available: Jun 26

Jenni Hasenstaub

(she/her)

Jenni Hasenstaub profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Direct
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you worry about (or avoid) certain situations for fear of panic attacks/shortness of breath/stomach distress/intrusive thoughts of anticipated catastrophe? Do you stay up at night worrying about that thing you said/did/didn’t do/remembered/forgot/found on WebMD's symptom checker? Do you have specific fears that paralyze you? You may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety sucks, therapy can help! I specialize in helping you put anxiety in its rightful place. Every emotion needs a place at the table, but when anxiety is the loudest (or only) voice life becomes out of balance, and our choices no longer feel like conscious decisions. My approach is based on balancing acceptance and change. I operate from a person-centered humanistic perspective. That means I offer a non-judgmental safe place to work on issues that don't always feel so safe, using warmth and humor. I incorporate EMDR, mindfulness based therapy, self-compassion, attachment work, and CBT anxiety reduction strategies. I believe in this work, and have seen the healing that is possible when people find the right treatment. If the time has come for you to move toward change and create some balance I would love to help! Please email me to set up a consultation call.

Next available: Jun 27

Alicia Santiago

(she/her)

Alicia Santiago profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
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: Jun 25

Nely

Nely profile image
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: Jul 1

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

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

Next available: Jun 25

Caine Christensen

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Greetings, my name is Caine and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. My passion and commitment is helping people share and process their past and current journey in life. With over 7 years of experience in diverse settings, I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma using a variety of approaches in guiding towards healing. In our space together you will be met with compassion and inquiry. I truly look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 26

Monique Little

(she/her)

Monique Little profile image
Frequently booked
LPCC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique, and I am a clinical therapist. I am looking forward to meeting people where they are and becoming a small, but meaningful part of their journeys. I’ve been doing this work for a while now and I know the importance of research to finding an appropriate fit. My goal is to be of service and to help people that are looking to grow and heal. I have extensive training and experience in evidence-based modalities such as CBT and trauma-informed care. I have worked with several populations, including but not limited to; veterans, college students, people who struggle with addiction, couples, families, people struggling with marginalized identities as well as those looking to improve their quality of life, by way of personal growth, or trauma resolution. The approach that I employ is from a humanistic perspective. I understand the importance of respect and safety to the explorative process of being in therapy. CBT is utilized as a proven and effective way to treat a myriad of disorders, or simply to grow in perspective as an individual or as a member of a family unit/romantic partnership. I wish you only the best on your journey to wellness, even if our paths do not cross, best of luck. If you are interested in the services that I provide, please do not hesitate to reach out and start the process. I hope to hear from you soon.

Next available: Jun 27

Wendy Mark

(she/her)

Wendy Mark profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
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: Jun 27

Darian Brinton

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, my name is Darian Brinton and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe you have the answers to life's biggest challenges and questions. I have found that by providing a listening ear, and space for intentional self-reflection, everyone can make significant improvements in many areas of their lives. I have experience working with men, young adults and teens with a variety of mental health-related challenges and complex life circumstances including Men's Issues, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Divorce, and overall stress to name a few. My mission is to help you find mental clarity, clarification of values, and an increase in present awareness. My approach to working with clients is to be a guide, allowing you to uncover insights and self-discovery at your own pace. I utilize an eclectic approach utilizing modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention to name a few. I assist in values exploration, mindfulness practices, and replacing faulty and unhelpful thoughts.

Next available: Jun 25

Marlys Woods

(she/her)

Marlys Woods profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a board-certified Music Therapist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the last 12 years specializing in helping clients overcome addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression. “Feel it... Face it... Freedom!” is my motto and the basis of the work I do with clients. I believe that living a fulfilling, enjoyable life is a birthright. I believe everyone deserves to explore their dreams, and the work we do addresses anything that is holding you back from creating and living a life you love.

Next available: Jun 25

Jennifer Barrios

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed MFT. I have been in community mental health for 8 years, and have had much success working with children and families in the child welfare system and on probation. I have also provided mental health counseling to children, families, and adults in both the field-based and outpatient/private setting. Currently, I serve as the Clinical Director of a mental health diversion program, providing resources and support to the forensic population as they reintegrate into the community.

Next available: Jun 28

Elaine Godoy

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello! My name is Elaine and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I I hold the strong belief that people are perfectly imperfect. They are capable of reaching their full potential, but can also become stuck, unhappy and unable to live a fulfilling life. That’s where I come in. I will work with you to help you heal from within. My specialties include: working with parents who have a child with special needs, LGBTQ+ issues, and grief. I know you are tired of not feeling like yourself. You deserve to start feeling good again.

Next available: Jun 25

John Cothran

(he/him)

John Cothran profile image
LMFT
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Change is stressful and adolescence is a period of enormous change - especially so these days with the pandemic, social media, gender politics, and looming concerns about the future. Many, many teens today feel overwhelmed by pressure. Struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationship problems, drugs, alcohol and academic problems is common. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that by 2021 49.5% of adolescents in the U.S. had a mental disorder, with females, LGBTQIA, and multiracial individuals at the highest risk. If you are a teen or the parent of a teen in pain and looking for a way forward, I can help. I began work as a counseling psychotherapist in 1994. Since then I've helped many adolescents, adults, couples, and parents ease their suffering and overcome problems such as these. My effectiveness as a helper comes from 1) listening carefully to understand your concerns and experience 2) non-judgementally accepting you as you are 3) knowing that you are the expert on you and planning treatment collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. 4) Providing the tools of skills training and coaching to empower you to heal and thrive For me, it's all about knowing that my clients don't need to be fixed. They need to be understood, accepted, provided with effective tools for solving their problems and trusted to overcome their difficulties in a way that works for them so they can feel better, function better and begin living life as they choose to. My approach is straightforward and built on compassion and evidence-based techniques.

Next available: Jun 26

Jamie Wyatt MA LPCC NCC

(he/him)

Jamie Wyatt MA LPCC NCC profile image
LPCC
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Jamie. Do you yearn for a happier, more fulfilled life? Are you struggling with loss, life transition, trauma, depression or anxiety, or a life that feels unsatisfying? I understand how difficult it can be to start the journey of therapy. If you are willing to take this brave step, I am here to listen deeply to your story with non-judgement and compassion, join you in moments of laughter and tears, and journey with you through the scary places. Together we can uncover what gets you stuck, and take the steps necessary to transform your pain into restorative healing.

Next available: Jul 1

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: Jun 25

Aimee Ismerio

(she/her)

Aimee Ismerio profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: Jul 1

Nicole Fowler MPH, MSW

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hello, my name is Nicole. I believe that clients are the best experts in being aware of how their mental health symptoms and stressors affect their lives. I want to work with you in helping you navigate your stressors and mental health concerns. There should be no shame in seeking out therapy and when you are working with me, I will create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in sharing your concerns. I use a whole-person approach that supports your mind and overall wellness. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or trying to cope with life stressors, I am here to support and work with you as you navigate these issues. I utilize a variety of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that when addressing a client’s concerns, it should not be a one size fit approach for clinical interventions, therefore, I utilize techniques that best fit my client's needs.

Next available: Jun 28

David Gonzalez

(he/him)

David Gonzalez profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! My name is David Gonzalez and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I’ve been working in the mental health field since 2013. Since then I've had the privilege to aid adolescents, adults and couples across various settings ranging from residential treatment centers to hospitals to universities. I utilize several modalities in my practice but gravitate toward the Solution-Focus approach to support and empower you to get to the root of your problems. I’ll encourage you to take charge of your treatment and assist you in identifying your desired outcomes. Together we will develop a great treatment plan to get you back on track on your desired goals. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety or adjusting to new life stressors, together we will get you through this. We will work from a holistic perspective (mind, body and spirit) and address your individualized needs. With my clinical training and your insight, we can do great work! So congrats on making it this far and for having the courage to put your well-being first. Let’s get to work!

Next available: Jun 26

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia focused on providing services to individuals and families. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and a PhD. in Social Work: Policy, Planning and Administration and have over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to children, teens and families. The onset of my career began with helping children and families within a community mental health setting as well as those involved in the child welfare system. My clients have a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I've also worked with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse. I believe in a humanistic, person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy where the focus is on helping clients develop a stronger sense of self within a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I am a proponent in addressing factors that contribute to the healing of the spirit, mind and body. I am happy that you have taken the first step in your healing process and I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Jun 28

Cathy Martin

(she/her)

Cathy Martin profile image
LMFT
15 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: Jul 9

Matthew LaCapria

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Frequently booked
LMFT
14 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
250 El Camino R...
Life's struggles are hard. Every day we are dealing with the stressors of relationships, responsibilities & the demands we put on ourselves. It takes a toll on us Mentally, Physically, & Emotionally. It is absolutely normal to experience symptoms of Depression &/or Anxiety when we are significantly overwhelmed. You may feel stuck & it is hard to move forward. Talking with a Therapist can help provide you with the symptom relief you need to focus on the things that matter to you the most. I have worked in clinical settings with individuals, couples & families for over 25 years. My career started with adolescents in Social Services & at Orange County Health Care Agency. I worked 2 years for Sober Living by the Sea, as a Program Therapist and 12 years at College Hospital Costa Mesa, also as a Program Therapist working with Adolescents & Adults. Within the last year, I began Interactive talk Therapy providing individuals, couples, and families Therapy in a Private Practice setting. In that time I have mastered the ability to provide the guidance, compassion, understanding & empathy necessary to assist with relieving Mental & Emotional pain & distress associated with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship struggles & Childhood Issues. If you need someone to talk to please call for a free consult.

Next available: Jul 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 am a good listener and teach communication skills that can make a big difference in improving 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 a happier life 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: Jun 25

Reyna Perez

Reyna Perez profile image
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I'm Reyna. I am an integrative therapist and holistic nutritionist. I believe in treating the body (mind, body, spirit) as a whole, while addressing the gut brain axis (brain, heart, gut), how it effects mood, and offer nutritional supplementation. I am passionate about finding practical ways for you to decrease feelings of sadness, worry, or tension no matter what situation you are currently going through.

Next available: Jun 27

Merisa Bambur, LMFT, ATR

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result? Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Do you feel like there's a part of you that has died and hasn't come back to life? Hi, my name is Merisa. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist and artist. I help highly functioning adults manage their stressors and find more balance in life. I am an art therapist, meaning we will use art as a communication tool to express emotions, process trauma and relieve stress. I have many clients who are not willing to do art therapy, and that's okay as well! Talking is just as effective. If you're from a family who didn't talk about feelings, and/or avoided conflict, it is possible that talking about your feelings isn't easy. I am here to help ease you into it. Therapy is like exercising. You will be working new muscles and I'm here to help you get stronger. Professional Background: I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts, minoring in Psychology in 2014 and graduated with my Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy in 2016. I was always creative and wanted to help others which lead me in the direction of art therapy and LMFT. I have worked at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, providing therapy to patients and families; multiple addiction treatment centers and I was also a school counselor. I have been in recovery for years, and have personal and professional experience working with teens, adults and families in substance use and mental health treatment. I am willing to help you with addiction, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Next available: Jun 27

Danielle Chen

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PhD
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Thanks for connecting. Allow me to introduce myself. I have worked with a variety of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, issues of identity, questioning how to relate to loved ones, and working through issues of faith and connection to God. The common thread is connecting the past to the present and helping you make sense of questions and problems that are likely causing you a lot of distress. I want to help you gain clarity and peace, so you can experience more joy and lightness in your life. You may not even be sure what is causing pain and confusion in your life. My role is to help you put the pieces back together, so you can feel more comfortable and confident.

Next available: Jun 26

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D. profile image
PhD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr. Christina. Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Are you struggling to find meaning and value in life? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? How are your relationships with others? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn distress tolerance techniques and stress management skills. Together, we can strategize about what to do to help you to manage your emotions. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, 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: Jun 25

Ted Atwood

(he/him)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I believe in the value of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship to tap into your internal strength, self-expertise, and self-expression to promote growth and support healing. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #126521, in California, and I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015.

Next available: Jun 26

Shannon Saltzman

(she/her)

Shannon Saltzman profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Empowering