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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 20

Heather Parenti

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years in private practice and many years as a social worker in health care. I am also a lifelong fitness enthusiast, starting my life in competitive tennis at five years old. I am a California native who has spent six years enjoying the beautiful countryside and seasons of Connecticut. My focus in life is love. My passion not only includes health and wellness but also creativity. I have been writing poetry since high school and, I started painting again for pleasure and relaxation. My aspiration last year was to begin seriously working on compiling my poetry in preparation for a book. It is still in the making as I allow my process to flow without a due date. I am looking forward to a long life of love, health, and happiness! In Health, Heather

Next available: Jun 20

Sari Zuccarino

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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 20

Monique Little

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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

Cathy Martin

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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 3

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D.

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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 19

Shannon Saltzman

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Shannon Saltzman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical social work experience and over 20 years in the field of social work, I specialize in treating adults and older adults. My approach I provide individual therapy to clients residing in the state of California. Treatment is comprised of a combination of evidence-based talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, and a solution-focused approach. As a therapist, I provide a warm, supportive, empathetic, non-judgemental, safe space for healing and recovery. I help clients move through whatever it is they may be struggling with and develop coping tools that they can continue to use beyond our time together.

Next available: Jul 8

Ashley Newman

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
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: Jun 21

Melissa Decraene

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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: Jun 19

Victory Counseling with Amy Buchanan

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
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: Jun 21

Xiaoting Joyce

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Deep within, I believe everyone holds the keys to a life of profound meaning and joy. By discerning their dreams and charting their personal journeys, my clients unlock doors to lives they cherish all the more. In the wise words of Carl Jung, 'Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.

Next available: Jun 21

Courtney L. Ransom, Psychotherapist

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Courtney L. Ransom, Psychotherapist profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Do you suffer from constant anxiety and or panic attacks? Do you have a history of loss, difficult relationships and other traumatic experiences that hurt when you think about them today? Well, you are not alone. Seeking counseling can be an anxious time for many people, yet I believe it can be the start of a positive and productive experience. I believe joining with my clients to create a therapy experience tailored to their individual needs is important. The therapy sessions will be a safe place to gain new skills to help you live a more prosperous and fulfilling life. I offer online therapy which provides convenience, privacy and affordability all in one place. There are so many different types of situations or experiences that can create a need for therapy. I have experience successfully helping people feel less depressed or anxious, build their parenting skills with strong-willed children, get through difficult life changes, improve their relationship with their partner or friends, and create a less stressful environment for themselves. I am trained in a few research-based treatments for trauma and parenting. I am a Faith Based Christian Therapist. I received my Bachelor's in Social Work from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and my Master's in Social Work from Stanislaus State in Turlock, California where I served 5 years as a Professor in the MSW Department teaching on The Effects of Childhood Trauma.

Next available: Jun 20

Meredith Mebane

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
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: Jun 22

Gabby Leon

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Gabby Leon profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for being here and looking into therapy! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, located in Southern California but offer teleheath (video) sessions all throughout California. I have been practicing since 2017, and work with individuals (teens, young adults, and adults) and couples, within the community mental health and private practice setting. As of May 2024, I currently only have weekday morning and afternoon availability. Please send me an email rather than call, as this is the quickest method of communication since I am in sessions throughout the day and can respond quickly. Thanks!

Next available: Jun 20

Marasha Miller, MS, LMFT, CAMS-II

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Marasha Miller, MS, LMFT, CAMS-II profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello and WELCOME all! Life can be rough at times...throwing you all types of curveballs which can cause increased symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger while adding score to your tally of traumatic experiences. As horrible as those curveballs are at zapping away your joy they do not deserve a space long enough in your life to pilot it. YOU have the power to take control of your life and I will be there with you every step of the way. I am committed to supporting growth in clients. My ultimate goal is to assist you with attaining and maintaining stability in your life so you can learn to live an authentic, peaceful and productive life. I am empathetic and assertive in my communication style which has helped me develop strong therapeutic alliances with the clients I serve. I feel I create a relaxed space for clients to safely process their thoughts and express their feelings. Clients feel understood in each session as I show compassion without judgment. I am humorous too!

Next available: Jun 19

Lori Brown

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Lori Brown profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there! I've been a therapist for many years and have much life and work experience to draw upon. You are the expert in you and I am your ally and resource. We team up and collerate in meeting your goals and freeing you up to be the best version of yourself. As we walk down this path there will be laughter, sweat and tears. Whether your goal is to figure out your career path, get your mood on an even-keel, or to move through your grief, I'm here for you. You can expect to grow in self-compassion, self-esteem and an appreciation for your strengths and resilience.

Next available: Jun 25

Michelle Coleman, LPCC

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LPCC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
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: Jun 27

Sandra Nunez

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Sandra Nunez profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello my name is Sandra Nunez, and I provide intuitive psychotherapy services to individual, children, couples, and families in need of counseling. People search for therapy for various reasons. Most often these reasons include feelings of sadness, experiencing difficulties adjusting to life changes, difficulties dealing with chronic physical pain, emotional pain, trauma, depression, anger, and anxieties. Perhaps you are trying to heal from a difficult relationship breakup, leaving you feeling sad and defeated. It could be that you are a part of a newly formed blended family, living together for the first time, and instead of joy you are experiencing chaos. You may be seeking help, because your spouse has received orders for yet another deployment with the military. Having to say goodbye once again, leaves you feeling frustrated, anxious and sad. Often people come to therapy due to grief and loss. People dealing with difficult life changes, may experience a range of negative emotions, from sadness, anxiety to anger. These feelings often manifest as stress, which may cause further strain in personal relationships or affect one’s quality of life. Guiding Hope Individual and Family Therapy in San Diego, California is a private online practice owned by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Behavioral Health, serving clients in the State of California and Colorado.

Next available: Jun 22

Katie Saelee

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LMFT
9 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
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: Jul 3

Laura Shames

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Laura Shames profile image
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: Jun 21

Ashley Ball

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I'm Ashley. Are you looking to gain some relief in your everyday life and create a more satisfying meaningful life experience? Are you affected by your relationships with family, friends, co-workers or yourself? In life we can hit difficult times and you may be challenged to dig deep and reflect to find the wisdom by the challenges you are facing. Ultimately these challenges can can enrich our lives and relationships if we take the time to incorporate them and understand. You don’t have to process things alone it is an honor to walk along side you and help to "digest" your experience and gain clarity in your situation.

Next available: Jun 22

Annie Hamamchian

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Annie Hamamchian profile image
LCSW
16 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
With 16 + years of clinical experience, I specialize in evidence-based treatments for a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, historical and/recent trauma, difficult life transitions, grief & loss, relationship issues, interpersonal partner abuse, perinatal mental health, adverse childhood experiences, and family conflict. I have found that much of my passion rests in the treatment of helping adults discover and honor their truth - integrating their authentic self in various areas of their life. Whether it be life transitions, challenging relationship issues, trauma, acclimating to a new community, or seeking help to strengthen who you are as an individual, it can be difficult to navigate. I am here to help you to sort out the barriers and identify what may be holding you back from being the person you want to be and living the life you want to live. I strive to create a safe space by establishing mutual respect, being present, and honoring your individuality. I offer a warm, collaborative approach to guide you through strength-based interventions tailored to your needs. Together we will identify hindering behavioral patterns, navigate ways to reframe unhelpful thoughts, and discard limiting core beliefs that don't serve you. Through reflection, increased insight, a developed sense of empowerment, and the application of effective coping strategies - we can work together to create achievable outcomes. Together we may aim to integrate wounded parts of self into the therapeutic process, end personal suffering, and seek wholeness.

Next available: Jun 20

Amanda Lewis

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LMFT
7 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: Jun 24

Denise Kalar

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am glad you are here and know the first step is the most important. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey with you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), skilled in assessing the needs of my clients and using different approaches based on each individual. I have experience working in schools, private practice, trauma centers, and community-based outpatients. I received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies (education) and a minor in peacemaking and conflict, as well as a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from National University in San Diego.--

Next available: Jun 19

Christene Waldman, LICSW

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Christene Waldman, LICSW profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I view the therapeutic process as a sacred alliance between the client and therapist where clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. I use CBT, educational, client-centered, and solution-focused therapies to assist in your processes. I accept clients where they are and tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.

Next available: Jul 9

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