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Melanie Justice

(she/her)

Melanie Justice, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm Melanie. Do you feel like your life is out of control due to your circumstances, your anxiety, or other factors? We can work together to determine what's not working and how to make life run more smoothly for you so that you feel more at peace. I have 17 years of experience as a therapist in varied settings as well as lots of life experience with loss, mental health issues and parenting. I promise to provide you with a safe space to express yourself as well as plenty of evidence-based techniques. I hope we get the opportunity to work together to help you start to feel more in control of your life and your current situation.

Next available: Aug 9

Genevie Esquivel

(she/her)

Genevie Esquivel, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I am Genevie. I have been working full time with the homeless population for a medical center. I have worked with all ages, ranging from 4 years old to 76 years old. I am specialized in trauma and have had experience working with co-occurring disorders. I strongly believe in the change that comes about from the therapeutic relationship. People need an authentic connection where they can be heard and work on their healing process in a safe/trusting environment. I operate from a client centered approach and collaborate with you on your therapy goals.

Next available: Jul 24

Melanie J Cain

(she/her)

Melanie J Cain, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
17 years of experience
Virtual
Dr. Melanie Cain is from the Santa Clara Pueblo and Jicarilla Apache tribes of Northern New Mexico. She is a licensed psychologist and has 17 years experience serving Veterans, American Indians and other communities of color. She is focused on the integration of culturally informed interventions, cognitive theories, and interpersonal modalities to create wellness and community connection. Dr. Cain understands how cultural connection and social systems influence health and wellness. She will help you work toward finding balance, feeling peace, and creating happiness and joy.

Next available: Jul 29

Asher Lutz

(she/her)

Asher Lutz, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello, my name is Asher and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist that specializes in trauma, addiction and anxiety disorders. I specialize in working with children ages 10-18 years of age. I also specialize in working with adults with an emphasis on memory and aging disorders. I am a brainspotting practitioner which is a trauma/anxiety treatment in the same family of EMDR.

Next available: Aug 6

Dr C Christine Knoll

Dr  C Christine Knoll, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Challenging
Virtual
Hi there, I am Christine. I have been honored to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds struggling with challenging issues for many years. I base my understanding of how people function and how they heal in human physiology and Christian practices. People experience adverse events differently, impacting them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. These experiences are often not understood verbally by the person, that is why it is important for me to help individuals understand the many levels to healing. Change from a Christian perspective is very practical and personal, while taking into account what might remain unknown on the nonverbal level. In therapy, I utilize a Christian perspective, where the whole person, mind, body, soul, and spirit are valued and addressed according to a biblical interpretation. The mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and the spiritual component is essential to complete wholeness and restoration. I believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired word of God and is relevant to all areas of life. I believe it is vital to utilize evidence based therapeutic approaches while incorporating scripture as we take a closer look at all areas of your life. The integration of Christian teaching in therapy with individuals who desire this type of intervention helps them gain a sense of hope for life in Jesus Christ. In my therapeutic approach, I value the positive benefits of faith-based interventions enabling individuals to connect their mental health treatment with their faith creating a more holistic approach to treatment and personal growth. I am here to help; you do not have to figure this out alone.

Next available: Aug 2

Shannae Hart

(she/her)

Shannae Hart, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), in Southern California. I have 6 years experience in working with adults, couples, and families. My therapeutic style includes an unwavering commitment to working together in pursuit of your mental well-being. My communication style is personable, relaxed and encouraging. My goal is to create a safe space to process your thoughts without judgement.

Next available: Jul 27

Taneil Green-Wood

(she/her)

Taneil Green-Wood, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I’m licensed in two states, California, and Georgia. I am also currently pursuing my license in a third state, Florida. I have been a social worker for 20 years, 16 of which have been in the mental health field. I was in the military for 10 years and discharged as an Army Captain. I also have a second master’s degree in educational counseling and a pupil personnel services (PPS) credential. I have many years of experience in the areas of social work, counseling/therapy, career development, and upper management. I have had the opportunity to work for government, educational, non-profit, and profit/private organizations. I have expertise working in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, military sexual trauma, childhood trauma, general anxiety, sports performance anxiety, and depression. I feel my many years of experience affords me the professional knowledge and skill set needed to assist my clients in their therapeutic journey.

Next available: Jul 24

Dr. Shannon Casey

Dr. Shannon Casey, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
11 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
I specialize in helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma achieve the happier and more fulfilling lives they desire. These challenges are often complicated by lack of motivation, trouble experiencing pleasure, self-deprecating thoughts, interpersonal conflicts, and feeling as if you don’t have direction in your life. Some clients know what they want, but they have obstacles that prevent them from moving forward. Other clients are searching for change and want to create meaning in their lives. Wherever you are, I will provide support and compassion as we work towards your goals and aspirations. I do not provide opinions for emotional support animals, disability, or fitness to return to work/other activities for clients who are not well-established at the time of the request. I do not provide couples therapy.

Next available: Jul 23

Leslie Lombardy

(she/her)

Leslie Lombardy, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I work with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and all types of relationship issues (romantic, family, peer, and occupational). I believe that clients are experts in their own lives, and my role as a therapist is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for clients to explore and meet their goals. The therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist sets the foundation for authentic collaboration that allows for trust and meaningful work together.

Next available: Aug 17

Randall Rubida

Randall Rubida, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Welcome! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) currently living in Pennsylvania, but was born and raised in California (Bay Area). I have been practicing for 17 years, and am licensed in both states. I find therapy rewarding at all ages, but specifically enjoy working with adults and families.

Next available: Jul 22

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

Sammy Glenn, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 23

Laura Shames

(she/her)

Laura Shames, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
30 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I'm here to honor you and your life, listen with my heart, guide with my wisdom and support you as you need. As a team we will create a life filled with happiness, joy, love and purpose for you. I have helped 100's of clients throughout my 30 years of doing therapy and have learned vast ways of helping you make the changes you have been hoping for.

Next available: Jul 25

Maria Baldasseroni

(she/her)

Maria Baldasseroni, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I am Maria Baldasseroni. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I I have a Master in Clinical Counseling Psychology with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California where I am based. I’m a dedicated psychotherapist committed to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional wellness. With 7 years of experience in this field, I’ve had the privilege of helping clients navigate through life’s challenges, fostering resilience, and facilitating positive transformations. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, active listening, and creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I specialize in anxiety, relationships, life transitions and trauma, using evidence-based techniques tailored to each individual’s unique needs. I believe in the power of collaboration, working alongside my clients to identify strengths and empower them to achieve their personal goals. Whether you’re facing difficulties, seeking personal growth, or aiming to improve your overall well-being, I’m here to provide compassionate support and guidance throughout your therapeutic journey.

Next available: Jul 22

Uchechi Alozie

(she/her)

Uchechi Alozie, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. I am used to working with families with different dynamics. I have a background in child welfare services, so I am very familiar with the trauma that comes from familial interpersonal relationships. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting, working with individuals suffering from debilitating chronic mental illness.

Next available: Jul 22

William A. Lambos, Ph.D.

(he/him)

William A. Lambos, Ph.D., PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
37 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
I am Dr. William A. Lambos. I am dedicated to providing quality care that emphasizes treating you as a whole person. In my treatment model, medication is a last resort and utilized only after other options have been fully explored. My approach differs in that I recognize the role of the brain in mental health. I recognize that problems in one area of a client's life impact other areas, and so my philosophy is designed to integrate all aspects of functioning. I am committed to helping you achieve balance and harmony in every area of your life by reducing stress and teaching independent self-regulation. What makes me different is that my approach "Leads with The Brain," and finishes with how you achieve balance and self-awareness. Many behavioral health issues have brain-based components that are usually ignored. Once these are identified and handled, therapy can do its job as it was always meant to work. In today's hectic, busy world, the keys to a peaceful and prosperous existence include the ability to manage stress caused by demands on our time and energy. Our unique selection of resources combine effective traditional approaches with innovative methods of treating the brain and body.

Next available: Jul 23

Steven Nelson

(he/him)

Steven Nelson, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
My bio Hello, My name is Steven Nelson. I am always delighted with being able to help others find their own conclusions with life's circumstances. There can always be a positive aspect to a struggle or an unfortunate situation. "If you seek, you will find." At times we just need that support to help see it. In addition to my Psychological Therapy license, I hold specialties certifications in Drug and Alcohol addiction, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Sex Addiction, Trauma and Domestic Violence prevention.

Next available: Jul 23

Kellett Tighe Therapy

(he/him)

Kellett Tighe Therapy, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #135129. I received a Master of Art in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, where I specialized in Psychology of Trauma. I support individuals, couples, families and group therapy in processing a wide range of issues, including but not limited to, HIV, substance use disorder and various patterns of addiction, intimate partner issues, trauma, both current and past involving families and work environments, depression, self-esteem, anxiety and relationship difficulties.

Next available: Jul 23

Lisa Caper

Lisa Caper, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I am an LCSW, licensed in both New York and California, and have been working as a clinician for over 20 years. I have worked with diverse groups of clients, from toddlers to seniors and every age in between. I have also worked with couples extensively. My style is very interactive and I consider my role to be a partner with my clients - we work together to set goals, figure out strategies and work towards resolutions. I am also a firm believer that a good match is crucial to the therapeutic process - you have to feel a connection and comfort. Interested in seeing if we are a good match to work effectively and efficiently together? Please feel free to contact me and/ or schedule an appointment, we can chat and decide.

Next available: Jul 22

Falu Rami

Falu Rami, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
23 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 23 years of clinical experience. I also have my Ph.D. in International psychology with Organization and Systems specialty. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents from diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and international backgrounds. I have the expertise and a passion for diversity and global and cross-cultural issues. My specialties include working with immigrants and refugees and addressing acculturation, adjustment, and traumatic experiences. I also specialize in working with military service members and their family members, humanitarians, and ex-pats. My other areas of interest, skills, knowledge, and competence include assisting individuals, families, and couples to cope with racism and microaggressions. I assist individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, relational issues, substance abuse and addictions, and post-traumatic stress disorder, amongst others. I believe in each individual's strength and resilience and in helping to promote resiliency to facilitate healing and growth. I believe in working collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to identify meaningful goals and services. I incorporate cultural factors and life experiences that shape everyone. I also try to include a holistic perspective on health and address underlying relational and familial issues that impact clients. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), and Family Systems, and use mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions. Other modalities I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. In addition to traditional therapy modalities, other key frameworks that inform my therapeutic approach and beliefs include Trauma Informed Care, Critical Psychology, Global Psychology, and Liberation Psychology.

Next available: Jul 22

Tina Nguyen Wolff

(she/her)

Tina Nguyen Wolff, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a mental health therapist who is based in Orange County, CA. I received my B.A in psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine. My area of study there centered on psychological and neurological functions of a person and how this contributes to each person's unique life experiences. I went on to receive my M.A for social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. My area of concentration there were health and mental health across the lifespan. My previous research centered around looking at rates of burnout and compassion fatigue in different work settings. I have also been involved in research centering around how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect an individual's stress response and how individuals with higher ACEs are more likely to have more negative physical health outcomes later in life. My specialty areas involve working with clients who have gone through different traumas and helping clients adapt, cope and grow. I believe that every client is uniquely different so I tailor my therapeutic modalities to the client's presenting needs. I enjoy my role in helping individuals achieve the best version of themselves. In my free time, I love keeping my mind and body active with physical fitness, reading, being out in nature, traveling and spending time with my dog.

Next available: Jul 24

Alyssa Stone

Alyssa Stone, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I grew up in the Central Valley area of California. I enjoy helping others find their strengths. I found my passion for social work while volunteering at the Poverello House. I enjoyed giving back to my community. I am client centered/client focused. I have a holistic approach to therapy utilizing Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing skills.

Next available: Jul 21

Alina Whitmore

(she/her)

Alina Whitmore, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you looking for a provider who specializes in working with young children who display difficult-to-manage behaviors? Are you desiring a stronger and more positive relationship with your child? Does your child struggle behaviorally or show difficulty adjusting to the birth or presence of a new sibling? Early intervention is essential to helping young minds thrive, and it’s not too late to get the help your family needs. If your child is displaying temper tantrums, depression, anxiety, clinginess, hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, defiance, or any other challenging behaviors, then seeking professional help may be a great next-step for you and your family. Disruptive behaviors can lead to familial/ marital distress, increased parental distress, and can negatively impact a child’s ability to learn and develop meaningful connections with others. Our team also includes professionals who are trained in addressing issues related to maternal and paternal mental health, postpartum complications, birth trauma, and mental health challenges experienced throughout the perinatal period.

Next available: Jul 25

Joseph Hoffman, LCSW, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

Joseph Hoffman, LCSW, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I was born and raised in Stockton, California. I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 17 and in 1997, after 25 yeas of service, I retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant. After retiring from the Marine Corps, I worked as a Farrier (Horseshoer), as well as a structural welder (Ironworker), as those were the most marketable skill that I had. I came to a point where old injuries came back to haunt me and I could no longer walk (several years later, thanks to a surgery through the VA, I can walk again; thankful for that). At this point, I changed professions and out of a desire to work with veterans, I returned to school, accomplishing all that was necessary to become a licensed counselor. I spent another career working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, specifically as a counselor in the Readjustment Counseling Service (Vet Center). I recently retired from the Vet Center and now I work part-time here with Grow Therapy. As a retired Marine senior staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) and disabled combat veteran myself, the Vet Center was the perfect job. Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling to combat veterans and provide counseling to survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). Vet Centers also provide group counseling, bereavement counseling and couples counseling when this is determined to be of support to the veteran. Readjustment counseling many times consists of treating/addressing symptoms related to post-traumatic stress (PTSD), I.e., anxiety, depression, exaggerated startle response, hypervigilance, sleep disturbance, etc. Many veterans go on to work as first responders and working with many first responders as well as medical personal, has provided me with a great deal of additional experience.

Next available: Jul 26

Davis Lo

(he/him)

Davis Lo, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Davis Lo and I am currently a Licensed Therapist. Currently accepting new clients for weekly or biweekly sessions! Do you feel stuck or lost? Almost like no matter what you do you cannot get out of your current situation? Are you having difficulty coping? Sometimes life happens and it can be overwhelming to deal with everything. Do you need someone who will listen, be compassionate, and non judgemental? Well look no further! By working together, your life can be easier. You will be able to identify your stressors, thought patterns, and challenges that gets in your way of moving forward in life. You will be able to live your best life according to your own values and what is important to you. You will learn skills to be able to manage your stressors and find what is important to you. I have worked with various age groups from teens to older adults that struggle with psychosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar, and social issues. As a therapist, I focus on helping clients understand their own challenges and working together to find a solution that works for them in a safe environment. In addition, I focus on helping clients find their inner strengths while working on helping them develop a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Next available: Jul 22

Brandy Smith

(she/her)

Brandy Smith, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy services in California and Rhode Island (LCSW / LICSW). My expertise encompasses anxiety, depression, grief, relational challenges, major life transitions, adjusting to difficult health diagnoses, and trauma processing. In my work with clients, I prioritize building a collaborative partnership that cultivates compassion, respect, self-esteem, and resilience. As a United States Veteran with extensive deployment experience, I am highly attuned to the stressors of Military and Veteran life. My specialization lies in treating individuals grappling with the effects of past physical, emotional, or combat-related trauma. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through EMDRIA; I am dedicated to creating a nonjudgmental and supportive therapeutic environment. My passion as a mental health clinician is deliberate: to guide you authentically and effectively on your wellness journey. I firmly believe that regardless of one's experiences, individuals have control over how they narrate their lives. My goal is to assist you in discovering and embracing your true self. Recognizing the unique nature of each person's path to recovery, I create custom treatment plans designed to reduce symptoms and stabilize mood through a comprehensive mental health model addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and physiological aspects of each client. My ultimate desire is to help you realize that long-term change is not only possible but also sustainable through intentional and consistent efforts. Learning to identify triggers for negative thoughts and beliefs empowers you to regain control of your life and infuse it with new meaning. To me, the essence of therapy lies in reconditioning maladaptive perspectives, building emotional intelligence, and providing guidance on navigating life circumstances. Through conscious and continual effort, you will develop adaptive coping skills, allowing you to manifest the very best version of yourself each day. The therapist-client relationship is unique, serving as the foundation for change and the stage for healing. Reaching out for assistance is a courageous first step toward healing and growth. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you, offering support in reaching your goals and navigating your struggles. Book an appointment with me today.

Next available: Jul 23

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