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Jose Manuel Tamez

(he/him)

Jose Manuel Tamez, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
21 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
Reedley, CA, US...
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years. Through my years of experience, I have helped adults, young adults, adolescence, and children to manage anxiety, depression, stress, and family related conflicts. As a therapist My passion is and has been to help individuals become the best versions of themselves.

Next available: Jul 23

Angeline Thomson

Angeline Thomson, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Challenging
Virtual
A board certified licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I have 7 years as a licensed clinician and a total of 17+ years of conjoint experience in both the health/mental health field. I have been fortunate to have vast experience working with children and families, facilitator for prepare and enrich, facilitator in Incredible Years; positive parenting, couples, Alzheimer's and Dementia and end of life, individuals struggling with severe psychotic disorders, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders and more.

Next available: Jul 23

Cris Barbarin

(she/her)

Cris Barbarin, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a deep desire for helping individuals navigate stress and anxiety, I am passionate about working with women, especially African American women. With 5 years of experience in the field, I understand the unique challenges and pressures that many women face in today's world. I also understand the unique cultural, social, and systemic factors that can impact the mental health of African American women. I am commited to providing a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their concerns.

Next available: Jul 23

Susan Alonso

(she/her)

Susan Alonso, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
22 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
In-person
112 West 9th St...
I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults and adults as well as children. I am a person (and a therapist!) who believes in strong relationships based on trust. I may take a bit longer to get to know you and understand you. Taking time for this is the basis for all relationships I believe. I am open to your experiences and your story, there is not much I have not heard. I have worked with grief, depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. This is my second career, I come with lots of life experiences and a great passion for this work.

Next available: Jul 25

Robert Garza

Robert Garza, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
21 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
California State University Stanislaus of Social Work, Master's in Social Work License LCSW# 76744 18 Years of experience Hello! My name is Robert Garza, LCSW Bi-lingual. I have over 18 years of experience working with clients ranging from early childhood, adolescence, children/families, adults, and end-of-life care. I have always viewed my professional career to learn as much as possible and be able to impact the largest number of people in need of support, counseling, therapy, and a safe space. I have worked in educational settings, healthcare settings, and clinical settings. I was born in Corcoran and raised in Central California. I currently reside in Rocklin CA, and enjoy horseshoe pitching, long walks, the ocean, and family and friends. My historical area of focus ranges from challenges in school to overcoming childhood traumas, depression, anxiety, social isolation, and conflict within family units. These are common things that we all face as we grow and evolve into our adult selves.

Next available: Jul 23

Dejuan Evans

(she/her)

Dejuan Evans, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I spent 5 years working in community mental health agencies with clients that had severe mental health diagnoses such as: Major depression, addiction, bipolar I & II, schizoaffective disorder as well as psychotic disorders. I provided case management, individual therapy and ran the following groups: LGBTQ+, Substance Abuse and CBT Skills. I have experience with adolescents, adults and elders.

Next available: Jul 23

Gunner Pellum

Gunner Pellum, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
Born and raised in Southern California, I enjoy the outdoors, longboarding, martial arts, learning, and playing games. Since Graduating from Loma Linda University, I have 20 + years of experience working with adolescents and their families in a variety of outpatient, inpatient, residential, academic, and other settings. My expertise is in helping adolescents and their parents learn ways to form supportive relationships and work together to manage challenging circumstances and emotions.

Next available: Jul 30

La Viola Ward

La Viola Ward, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
5 years of experience
Virtual
As a mother, wife, and first-generation college graduate, I draw inspiration from my trials, using them as fuel to empower others to create a better tomorrow. Aside from my clinical work, I am also a mental health speaker and advocate. I am passionate about stopping the stigmas related to mental health-- particularly in relation to mental illness. I want to work to normalize experiences working through and overcoming symptoms of mental health disorders. I want to provide support for those looking to work on their own diagnoses, but also help to end cycles of trauma and mental illness that can oftentimes reoccur in families across generations without intervention and treatment.

Next available: Aug 5

Antolyn Rosales

(she/her)

Antolyn Rosales, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Antolyn Rosales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in the SF Bay Area in California. I received my Masters from the University of San Francisco. My specialty is providing psychoeducation and therapy to individuals and families to help manage difficult emotions and cope with stressors while fostering meaningful interactions. My therapy style is unique. I utilize principles and strategies from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavior Therapy to help make change. My role is to help one identify the source of the dysfunctional behavior patterns and offer guidance toward more functional behavior patterns and ultimately change.

Next available: Jul 24

Desma Jackson

(she/her)

Desma Jackson, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! Since 2010 I have been a trusted partner for my clients in order to help them achieve healthy and balanced personal lives and relationships. As a licensed small business, I’m deeply committed to being there even you need me most – helping you explore, heal, and move forward into a happy and healthy mindset. My clients constantly acknowledge and appreciate my warm, caring, and nonjudgmental described as calming when assisting them in developing effective coping skills and overcoming personal barriers.

Next available: Jul 31

Darlene Shipp Estes

Darlene Shipp Estes, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Masters from the University of Phoenix and have been practicing for the past 10 years. I use a straight-forward yet empowering approaches to help people heal through evidenced-based techniques that focus on the individuals strengths, their values, and their goals. I share a passion for those who have been victims of trauma, which has let me to obtain certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Next available: Jul 27

Bette Baber

(she/her)

Bette Baber, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Having been a licensed therapist for over 12 years, I have helped many different types of clients navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, adjusting to a new career or family dynamic, trauma, grief and loss, and issues with their family. I applaud you for seeking guidance and I look forward to helping you. I am several different ethnicities and have worked with many different populations including couples; families; teenagers (sometimes in conjunction with schools to help students change their dynamics at school and garner the help of administrators and teachers, as I am a former teacher); children, elderly clients; clients who have been discriminated against; clients who have been bullied, and clients who are navigating career changes as well as medical issues.

Next available: Jul 24

Anne E Gimbel

(she/her)

Anne E Gimbel, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I am Anne Gimbel, licensed marriage and family therapist, and I begin by meeting you at your place of growth or need for healing. My goal with individuals, couples, or families is to explore and identify the thoughts that have a direct impact on your emotions and behaviors. Whether dealing with life-cycle issues, trauma, abuse, grief, recovery, or other changes that are occurring, I am active in the process to help you overcome these challenges. We will build a life you deserve by learning better communication and setting boundaries for your future.

Next available: Jul 23

KENDRA GOODING

(she/her)

KENDRA GOODING, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California and Licensed for telehealth in Florida with five years of experience. I received my master's from Simmons College in Boston. I am here to help you work through your current life challenges with the goal of helping you to be the version of yourself that you can have peace of mind with. I have experience with a variety of populations, backgrounds and needs. I do not believe that people are cookie cutter, instead I feel that I must tailor my therapeutic approach to best suit each client. I am also a great match for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community as I am a CODA who is fluent in ASL as a second language.

Next available: Jul 23

James Noftle

(he/him)

James Noftle, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
My career as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and university professor served me well in my current practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Doctorate in Education/Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As a university professor, I became the Multiple Subject Program Director, Graduate Reading Director, and Supervisor of Student Teachers with both national and international publications.

Next available: Jul 23

Jacqueline Stevens

(she/her)

Jacqueline Stevens, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Jacqueline Stevens, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I received my Masters degree from California State University Long Beach. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations from all socioeconomic backgrounds in a variety of settings, including child welfare and medical social work. I have been practicing as a clinician for the past 6 years helping individuals manage anxiety, depression, stress, and life changes in a supportive, empathetic, culturally sensitive, and strength-based environment.

Next available: Jul 24

Amelia Argueta-Alonso

Amelia Argueta-Alonso, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Amelia Argueta-Alonso. I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in California for about four years. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and am available to conduct sessions in both languages. I began my career working with children in play therapy and have transitioned to working with adults for the past three years of my practice.

Next available: Jul 30

Asher Lutz

(she/her)

Asher Lutz, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
In-person
28544 Old Town ...
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

Natalya Kuzmicheva

(she/her)

Natalya Kuzmicheva, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi I'm Natalya Kuzmicheva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I received my Masters from California State University of Los Angeles. I have been practicing for 14 years helping clients, young and mature, to balance their emotions, to explore obstacles and challenges, and to find a unique way to overcome them. I also have an experience of being trained and working with clients suffering with consequences of trauma.

Next available: Jul 23

Eddie Posadas

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

Next available: Jul 25

Mariana Barragan-Sanchez

(she/her)

Mariana Barragan-Sanchez, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello and hola! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California, holding a Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College. With almost 8 years of experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist individuals with anxiety and depression symptoms by targeting cognitive distortions and support individuals with developing appropriate coping strategies. My background includes working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, I have experience working with individuals incarcerated in a correctional facility.

Next available: Aug 20

Shanette Izadi

Shanette Izadi, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from California State University Bakersfield and have been practicing for 6 years. I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression, faith, trauma, burnout, and relationships. Together we will decrease your stress and increase your peace. I am certified in motivational interviewing which is a strength-based practice that allows you to stay the expert in your life.

Next available: Jul 26

Tamekia Flanngan

(she/her)

Tamekia Flanngan, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in California and Nevada. I am based in Henderson, NV. This is my 5th year as a clinician. As a married mother of 3, from ages 21 to 9, I enjoy spending time with my family which also includes my bearded dragon, fish and rabbit. I enjoy being outdoors and more importantly helping individuals see what they are truly capable of when it comes to their overall well-being and mental health.

Next available: Aug 19

Juho Kim

(he/him)

Juho Kim, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. With a passion for supporting individuals, couples, and families to navigate the complexities of relationships and personal growth, I've dedicated my career to fostering a safe and nurturing environment where my clients can explore challenges, heal, and thrive. My approach is grounded in empathy, evidence-based practices, and a deep commitment to understanding each client's unique dynamics and strengths. Whether addressing communication issues, conflict resolution, emotional intimacy, or personal development, I aim to empower my clients to achieve greater harmony, understanding, and fulfillment in their lives and relationships.

Next available: Jul 28

Joe Henson

Joe Henson, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am Joe Henson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I consider myself a Bowen Family Therapist that has also utilizes CBT, DBT, and Solution focused treatment. I have extensive history working with children, teens, and young adults who are are just starting to figure out independent living. My style of therapy best serves those that want to both understand how their challenges and goals came to be as well as have a strong game plan to tackle those challenges for a meaningful change.

Next available: Jul 23

Leslie Watson

Leslie Watson, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
As a licensed clinical social worker with seven years of dedicated experience in the field, I bring a wealth of expertise to my practice. Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege of serving a diverse spectrum of clients, spanning from school-aged youth to individuals in elder care settings. My therapeutic approach is characterized by a delicate balance of directness and empathy, fostering a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. I am deeply committed to empowering my clients on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. To this end, I place great emphasis on equipping individuals with practical resources and tools that extend beyond our sessions. By providing tailored strategies that can be implemented between appointments and long after therapy goals have been achieved, I aim to facilitate sustained progress and well-being. Thank you for considering me as a partner in your journey towards personal growth and fulfillment.

Next available: Jul 26

Dr Tatiana Chircop Rollick

(she/her)

Dr Tatiana Chircop Rollick , PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
20 years of experience
Empowering
Virtual
Dr. Chircop-Rollick is originally from the Maltese Islands in the Mediterranean near Italy. She has lived internationally including Munich, London, Paris, Rome, New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Hawaii and California. Having been raised on an island, living in Oahu, Hawaii and spending time at the beaches in California, Dr Chircop-Rollick is a person who gets her energy from the ocean. She is a certified scuba diver, an avid swimmer, and played water polo in high school. She was on her high school’s gymnastics and soccer teams. She also studied classical ballet until moving to the United States in 1989. Dr Chircop-Rollick enjoys a balanced life and cherishes spending time with her family. She enjoys cooking homemade dinners, baking, live theater, hockey, and baseball games with her family. Dr Chircop-Rollick leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys working out daily. Dr Chircop-Rollick loves spending time with her beloved English Bulldog Winston who upon patient request assists her in therapy. She is passionate about rehabilitating abused dogs or practically anything that has fur and has piloted programs in correctional settings that train suitable rescued dogs as service animals for veterans and active-duty disabled military service personnel. Dr Chircop-Rollick is an avid reader of historical novels and fiction and speaks English, Maltese, and Italian fluently.

Next available: Jul 24

Jiyun Kang

(she/her)

Jiyun Kang, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
8 years of experience
Virtual
I received a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University, IN. I worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center for 4 years before I joined USC in 2021. I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology from Ewha Womans University in South Korea and worked as a licensed counselor in Korea prior to the Ph.D. program. I am currently working as an Assistant Clinical Professor of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and serves clients outside of USC on Fridays and weekends as my private practice. My professional interests include – ADHD; adjustment issues; anxiety; career issues; depression; intersecting identities; relationship issues; and bilingual counseling (English and Korean). I utilize an integrative approach to therapy, primarily using elements drawn from Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) or Solution-Focused therapy based on the nature of the issues or client’s needs. 저는 Purdue University, IN에서 상담심리학 박사학위를 받았습니다. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 상담센터에서 4년간 심리학자로 일한 후 2021년에 USC에 합류했습니다. 한국의 이화여자대학교에서 심리학 학사 및 석사학위를 취득하고, 박사 과정에 들어가기 전에 한국에서 2급 상담심리로 일했습니다. 현재 University of Southern California의 Keck 의과대학에서 임상 조교수로 일하고 있으며, 금요일과 주말에는 개인 상담소에서 USC 외부 내담자를 상담하고 있습니다. 저의 전문 관심 분야는 ADHD, 적응 문제, 불안, 진로 문제, 우울증, 정체성, 관계 문제, 그리고 이중 언어 상담(영어와 한국어)입니다. 저는 통합적인 접근법을 사용하여 치료를 진행하며, 주로 심리역동적 치료, 대인관계 치료, 인지행동치료(CBT), 동기강화면담(MI), 또는 문제해결 중심 치료를 사용하여 내담자의 문제 성격이나 필요에 따라 치료법을 적용합니다.

Next available: Jul 26

carmen mercado

(she/her)

carmen mercado, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Everyone needs support;have you been dealing with life with no support from friends or family? Are you dealing with childhood trauma,estrangement and or abandonment from your family of origin?Are you having difficulty attracting and keeping a healthy intimate relationship?Do you feel you are repeating generational patterns? Maybe you have been coping all these years without really exploring and understanding your pain.We help clients understand themselves with compassion rather than shame and self judgment.I help you to change generational patterns that are not serving you .We are sensitive to your values ,needs and are culturally sensitive. My work mainly consists in solution focus with collaborative efforts from the client in order to attain goals . Todo el mundo necesito ayuda,aqui le ofreceremos la terapia totalmente en espanol para que pueda entender.

Next available: Jul 26

Anupama Masih

(she/her)

Anupama Masih, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi. I’m Anupama. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I have worked with issues like depression, anxiety, PTSD. Panic disorder. I have lots of experience with couples issues and domestic violence. I have also worked with parenting issues I have a calming and gentle approach I like to make my clients feel comfortable right away.

Next available: Jul 23

Barbara Jacobs Fistanic

(she/her)

Barbara Jacobs Fistanic, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I’m Barb, Do you feel like you are searching? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your relationships or lack of relationships? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your career? Searching for the reasons you feel run down and uninspired? Searching for the reasons why you keep repeating the same addictive patterns that do not turn out to have positive outcomes? Searching for the right therapist!? I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience. My practice includes individuals and couples suffering from relationship problems, addiction, depression, grief and loss, anxiety and stress. I would like to help you discover what you are searching for and why you feel you do not deserve more out of life. My role is to help you end the search and discover the negative messages that you tell yourself that hinder you from becoming the person you truly are. Looking forward to meeting you!

Next available: Aug 10

Erisa Nishizawa

(she/her)

Erisa Nishizawa, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I am am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my masters from Azusa Pacific University and have been practicing for 8 years. Are you looking for a safe space where you can be your true self and process through unresolved problems/events? I truly believe that you are capable of overcoming hardships on your own, however sometimes it can get really intense and difficult to cope alone. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, stress related to career/school, feeling depressed or anxious, I am here to help. Taking the first step in seeking therapy can feel like a big decision but I am proud of you. You deserve to feel seen, acknowledged, and heal to grow. In our sessions, I will meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the barriers holding you back, while providing you with my observations and thoughts.

Next available: Jul 23

Millie Montgomery

(she/her)

Millie Montgomery, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I am Millie Montgomery, licensed therapist. Are you undergoing life changes where it is getting in the way of your happiness and daily functioning? Let us work together. I have a client-centered, trauma-informed, strength-based therapeutic style. I engage with client who are experiencing different issues or want a safe place to share their feelings and speak their mind. I believe in each individuals inner strength and resiliency to overcome any challenge that may arise in their lives. If you are ready to make changes in your life, reach out. Engaging in therapy is the first step in asking for help. You got this ! I am non-judgemental in manner and respect other's values and morals. I am currently offering virtual therapy at this time. only. Thank you for taking the time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Next available: Jul 29

Dr. Monique Hicks

Dr. Monique Hicks, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I use a wide range of interventions to establish a course that is personally tailored to clients. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a doctorate degree in psychology with emphasis in cognition and instruction. I have a background in child development and 11 years providing psychotherapy services. I have worked with all populations.

Next available: Jul 26

Joann Silva

(she/her)

Joann Silva, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
45 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hello, I am Joann Silva, Life has a way of constantly throwing the unexpected at us. Do you believe you are not up to the challenges that are piling up? Do you think you are just recycling old life issues? Strategies that used to help you cope do not work or you have outgrown them? No issue is too small or too big. With over 45 years in this field, I believe I have encountered almost every kind of human trauma and can help you bring yourself back to peacefulness and joy in living. I have years of being a great listener - funny and heartfelt and skilled at helping my clients find their confidence and joy, and reset their resilience to tackle life's long list of hits. It is paramount that you have the time to build a safe and open relationship with me, to move at the pace you are comfortable with, and always be supported in seeking the success and courage you have used to get this far. As you educate me about you and your life, and the things that work and do not we will put together the most ancient and newest wisdom and skills to cope with your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual struggles. We will work to lessen or eliminate those symptoms of distress called anxiety, depression and the myriad of other symptoms that are confusing and overwhelming. We will work to help you find your center, your peace, and passion and use all of the past struggles to empower you again to enjoy all aspects of your daily life. My goal for each session is to lessen your stress or upset, to offer laughter to break up pain, to bring stories and wisdom to help with your concerns and new ways to master the internal and external challenges you are facing. I look forward to walking a bit with you down that road to a new joy.

Next available: Jul 23

Amanda Pelaez

(she/her)

Amanda Pelaez, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing for 7 years. I have received my masters degree from California Baptist University, and am currently pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am a passionate therapist, who finds immense fulfillment in providing therapy to help others navigate their life's challenges. My dedication to this field is driven by a deep empathy and a genuine desire to facilitate healing and personal growth. Witnessing clients transform and thrive brings me profound joy and reinforces my commitment to making a positive impact on their lives. My passion for therapy is fueled by the belief that everyone has the potential for change and healing, and I am honored to be a part of their journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Next available: Jul 25

Monica Blandford

(she/her)

Monica Blandford, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
4555 El Camino ...
My name is Monica, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #146445. I believe that each person has their own unique journey and I believe that it is important to use an individualized approach to help clients. I work to develop positive relationships with my clients with a foundation of both trust and honesty. I have worked with individuals, families, and children. Some of the most common challenges I have helped clients address are stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, family conflict, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and addiction. I have worked with a variety of populations including children, teens, and adults. I have a Bachelor in Psychology from Columbia College. In 2014, I graduated from Alaska Pacific University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I have worked in a variety of settings including Residential, Substance Abuse, Community Care with children and families in Foster Care/Probation and Private Practice. I am also a STOP Certified Group Facilitator for Batterers Intervention Program with Probation.

Next available: Jul 24

Christopher Brown, LPCC

Christopher Brown, LPCC, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
11 years of experience
Intelligent
Humorous
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, possible client! You may be going through a stressful moment in your life. You may have had some complex trauma occur in your past. Or you may have a teen who is experiencing some mental health difficulties. Maybe you're looking for someone who may have more in common with you to help you through your challenges. Whether you are looking for a space to feel supported and discuss your trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship, life goals, or to simply feel seen, I may be the therapist for you.

Next available: Jul 23

Daisy S. M.

(she/her)

Daisy S. M., LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California (USC) and have been practicing for 3 years year which does not include 2 years as a clinical intern. I have been working with the homeless population for over 6 years. I am fluent in Spanish and can also provide individual therapy in Spanish.

Next available: Aug 8

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

Bernadette Wood

(she/her)

Bernadette Wood, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
3 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
As mentioned before, I was a CPS Social Worker before I was a therapist. Both of my degrees are in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold licenses in California, Washington, and Oregon. I am very responsive, and your story matters to me. I have been practicing for 3 years. I assist clients ages 12 and older who are struggling with their mental health.

Next available: Jul 23

Laura Laird

Laura Laird, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 12 years experience. I am passionate about and enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and children to help them with the challenges they face, including unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or whatever is holding you back. I have vast therapeutic and life experiences that help me better understand what you are going through and how to help you. Life is difficult, complicated and at times even traumatic, but it can also be filled with great joy and fulfillment. What is standing in the way of embracing the life you desire. It is not always easy getting to the point of asking for outside help. I recognize and respect the courage that it takes, and I am here to help you. I am a “person centered” therapist who works from a strength-based model using DBT, as well as techniques from CBT to help you access all that is within you to heal and change. One size does not fit all – No two people are the same, so no single therapy modality is right for everyone. I individualize treatment to ensure you are receiving what you need to reach your therapeutic and life goals. When you are willing to seek change, change will happen. Things can get better. Take that first step toward healing. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jul 24

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Do you have an an issue or concern that you're currently going through and want to be able to feel heard and understood? As a licensed Clinical Social Worker I can provide a safe and welcoming place where you can feel open to share those concerns or worries. Together we can work toward creating more balance in your life. I use a collaborative style to build on your strengths and resources and use them as the foundation of the helping process. I have 18 years experience working with children, families, and individuals as a social worker, seven of them as a licensed clinical social worker! Prior to training as a therapist I worked as and advocate for children, youth and families in various community based non-profits. The joy I felt in helping lift burdens for individuals and families was the force that led me to the path of clinical social work! I consider it a privilege to be invited and entrusted with the task of walking alongside you during a challenging moment in your life. Seeing you grow and succeed is one of the greatest reward I could ask for!

Next available: Jul 30

Sheila Owens

(she/her)

Sheila Owens, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Sheila Owens, LCSW. I have worked in the field of mental health for more than 35 years. The past 8 years has been in a therapist role. I currently have my own therapy practice and contract with agencies/ insurances to offer individual therapy sessions to adults.

Next available: Jul 26

Mirna Gonzales

Mirna Gonzales, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I received my master's in 2014 and have been practicing for 10 years. I help adults manage their stressors in life and help them reduce their symptoms to be successful in their own life. I have experience working with children from 4 years old to older adults of the age of 80 years old.

Next available: Jul 25

Dr. Nima Zahedi, Psy.D., LCSW.

Dr. Nima Zahedi, Psy.D., LCSW., LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Nima Robert Zahedi. I was born in Oklahoma in 1969. I have never been married, and do not have any children. I attended elementary and junior high school in Texas. In 1984 I came to California, where I attended high school. In 1996 I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Fullerton. In 2002 I received a master’s degree in social work from California State University Long Beach. I chose to pursue a master’s degree in social work, rather than psychology, because I was drawn to the social work philosophy, and still am. In 2007 I became licensed as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). In 2015, I returned to school full time in pursuit of a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.). In anticipation of my doctoral practicum, I accepted two part-time practicum positions; one at a forensic psychology practice in Orange County, and another at a general private practice in Los Angeles County. On August 25th, 2017, I successfully defended my doctoral project at California Southern University, which is an online school with WASC accreditation that was established in 1978- the campus is in Orange County California. I defended my doctoral project on campus, where I also attended Master Lecture Series by leaders within the field, and met with my academic adviser as well as with fellow students who were in the area. My personal interests revolve around athletics and arts. I grew up playing all of the major team sports as well as skateboarding and BMX. As an adult, I began pursuing surfing, jiu-jitsu, musical instruments/composition, and painting.

Next available: Jul 25

Amanda Harmon

Amanda Harmon, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
2 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Amanda Harmon, I am a Licenses Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I approach therapy through a trauma informed lens, simply put "What has happened and how is it affecting you now?" As a therapist, I am passionate about supporting my clients in finding balance in all aspects of their lives. I am knowledgeable, compassionate, and honoring of my clients’ unique experiences. I work with adults to help them identify and address obstacles that prevent them from engaging in life more fully. The focus of my work with clients is to address past and present problems, to eliminate what is no longer useful, and to focus on all that is promising and possible. I bring to my practice experience and education. I completed my graduate work in Professional Clinical Counseling at Grand Canyon University and my EMDR training by EMDRIA approved training providers. I am currently receiving consultation for EMDR certification.

Next available: Jul 23

Bev Shoopman

Bev Shoopman, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Cross-training in Clinical as well as Counseling Psychology with state & national Addiction Certification Counseling allows for a flexible, integrative approach to a range of issues; mood disorders (depression/anxiety), relationship, occupational, grief and loss, and health-related concerns. For most, a practical, supportive, solution-based approach is the best way to work through more immediate, real-life problems, e.g., interpersonal conflict or chronic symptoms, but, depth-psychology is a good approach for those who may be seeking deeper meaning.

Next available: Jul 26

Claudia Medina

Claudia Medina, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I have been providing therapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and support groups for seven years. My approach is based on client-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies that focus on self-acceptance and self-discovery by helping you build insight and access your strengths where you can feel empowered and understood. As your therapist, I intend to provide an open, safe, and collaborative space for healing. I am here to provide you with the support you need and create a space where you feel seen, heard, and valued. Seeking help is an act of courage and self-care.

Next available: Jul 23

Kristine Phelan

Kristine Phelan, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Virtual
I believe providing a compassionate and supportive environment where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and emotions. My training in integrative therapy equips me with a diverse set of tools to tailor treatment to each individuals unique needs and goals. I prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship, fostering trust and safety. I work from a stance that you have the answers, and together we create a space that allows you to deepen your understanding of yourself and others, increasing insight and leading to decisions that support your growth, improve relationships and meet your goals.

Next available: Jul 23