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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

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

Ray Radeka

(he/him)

Ray Radeka, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi my name is Ray Radeka, LCSW, CATC IV. I am a US Navy Veteran. I am a strength based, solution focused, compassionate, empathetic - intersectional therapist. I was born and raised in Southern California. I attended California Baptist University for my masters. My life experiences on every level has motivated and prepared me to become a therapist. I have been in the mental health/substance abuse field, for 11 years, 8 of that was working as a Drug and Alcohol counselor specializing in Co-occurring disorders, which is someone that has been diagnosed with a Mental Health disorder and also suffers from a Drug or Alcohol addiction. I have now been practicing as a Clinical Therapist for the last 3 + years. My experience has been working with patients who suffer from Drug and Alcohol addiction, mood disorder, relationship issues, communication problems, Veterans with severe mental illness, PTSD , co-occurring disorders and marginalized groups coping with symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. My clinical approach leans towards CBT, DBT, Strength based, Solution Focus Therapy.

Next available: Jul 25

Mary Morra

Mary Morra, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
I have the privilege of working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of challenges in life. Calming and attuning to your experience, I am here to offer an exploration of these questions to build self-understanding that can lead to new attitudes, feelings and goals as life presents its challenges. Blending and balancing the need for insight and understanding as well as the tools of healthy day-to-day coping, I approach therapy as a collaboration to meet the demands and stressors of this time in your life. The goal is to support you as you take a leap of faith into the therapeutic relationship to grow, change and thrive.

Next available: Jul 25

Ashley Paculba

Ashley Paculba, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Ashley Paculba! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have over 3 years of experience helping children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, divorce, co-parenting , adjustment and relationship issues. I have a warm, empathetic and compassionate approach. I align with clients as they are walking through their healing journey.

Next available: Jul 24

La Viola Ward

La Viola Ward, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
5 years of experience
Authentic
Challenging
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

Stacy Richardson

(she/her)

Stacy Richardson, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Stacy Richardson. I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from North Central University as well as a Master's in Human Services with Specialization in Marital, Couples, and Family from Capella University. I am licensed in the states of California, Hawaii, and Virginia. My approach to therapy is solution-focused, client-centered, and eclectic to meet the individual needs of clients. I work with individual adults 18+, and older adults using approaches such as Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, structural, and narrative therapy. Please note that I provide individual counseling and not couples counseling on Grow.

Next available: Jul 29

Bianca Rus

Bianca Rus, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Renowned psychologist Carl Rogers once stated that the process of a ‘good life’ involves stretching, growing, and becoming more and more of one's potential. He argued that the individual who chooses growth as their compass in life is truly an inwardly free individual (Rogers, 1961). Inspired by Rogers’ humanistic and timeless outlook, I focus my work with clients on expanding their process of growth into an engaging endeavor rather than a strenuous one. I believe that every individual has tremendous inner resources that need support in coming to light. My goal is to make every client feel empowered to create the best life for themselves individually and in their relationships.

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 29

Lutishia Sanders

Lutishia Sanders, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
In navigating life's twists and turns, many of my potential clients find themselves at crossroads, uncertain of the next step forward. Some carry the weight of past traumas, seeking solace and understanding as they strive to heal. Others grapple with the hard questions, the ones that keep them awake at night, questioning their purpose and direction. In recognizing that there can be multiple truths, I offer a unique perspective that honors individual experiences and perspectives, especially for those who have felt unseen, unheard, or misunderstood. What sets me apart is my commitment to seeing each person as an individual. Lutishia's approach to therapy is rooted in the power of a simple conversation. She provides a judgment-free zone where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. Whether guiding clients through challenging life transitions, addressing trauma, or navigating relationship dynamics. With Lutishia, clients can expect a collaborative and empowering therapeutic experience aimed at fostering positive change and personal growth. I invite you to have quick chat with me. Let's explore what your needs are and work together to find the best fit for you.

Next available: Jul 24

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 24

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

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: Aug 20

Steven Frank, LMFT (Ca license #18319)

Steven Frank, LMFT (Ca license #18319), LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
30 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I’m Steven Frank. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), licensed in California and living in Seattle, Washington. The way the law works is that if I have a California license, I can live outside of California, but can only work with California residents. For that reason, all my work is performed online through telehealth. I see adults and senior adults in my practice and my work is with individuals. I’ve been licensed since 1983 but actually began to “grow” a private practice beginning in 1990. While most of my experience has been with clients dealing with depression and anxiety, over the last 4-5 years I’ve been more focused on the treatment for symptoms of trauma and abuse. I’ve been trained in EMDR (a specific treatment for trauma), and will use that method as needed, when appropriate, and with your understanding of the process, and consent. By the way, my first job experience (before beginning my schooling for the MFT license), was in the California State Hospital system as a psychiatric technician. I was a member of a hospital inpatient treatment team that treated people with severe mental disorders. This was excellent training for working with clients who are seeking help, but on an outpatient basis.

Next available: Jul 25

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 24

Charlie Nesbitt

Charlie Nesbitt, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in substance abuse, cancer and health-related issues and trauma. I have experience in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2008. I am also a survivor of stage 3 lung cancer. I strive to meet my clients where they are and gently suggest tools to help achieve the change they are looking for. I truly want to help.

Next available: Jul 25

Deenne Houston

(she/her)

Deenne Houston, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
16 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Deenne Houston.  I have been a License Clinical Social Worker for over 12 years, in Los Angeles, California.  I have extensive experience as a Director, Trainer, Administrator and Clinical Supervisor in Intensive Services within Los Angeles County Mental Health Services.  My work is strongly grounded in wellness, resiliency, the promotion of self sufficiency, and support. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, self-esteem, depression and relational issues. I have also assisted many people who have experienced trauma or emotional, physical abuse, PTSD, anger, communication issues, and family members impacted by addiction.  My goal is to assist in the  process of establishing coping skills to help individuals achieve, their therapeutic goals, overall fulfillment and wellness.

Next available: Jul 24

Jill Sheetz

(she/her)

Jill Sheetz, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California. I have worked in the mental health field for the past 20 years. I am privileged to be able to help individuals' in managing life transitions the ebb and developing and implementing goals. My areas of expertise include substance abuse, managing mood disorders, life stage transitions and grief and loss.

Next available: Jul 25

Tamara Worthington

(she/her)

Tamara Worthington , LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
As a dedicated therapist, my goal is to create a positive impact in your life through the power of talk therapy. By providing a safe and supportive environment, I will help you explore your thoughts and emotions, identify patterns, and develop effective coping strategies. Together, we'll work to overcome challenges, foster personal growth, and achieve a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment. Through our collaborative efforts, you will gain the tools and confidence needed to navigate life's complexities and build a brighter future.

Next available: Jul 29

Victor Hernandez JR

(he/him)

Victor Hernandez JR, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
27 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am passionate about helping people deal with life challenges that cause them distress. My first goal is to help you identify what the problems are, how they impact relationships in your life, and what goals you want to work on to bring understanding, calm, peace, and joy back into your life. You are the expert in your life, and working together with me, I will challenge your thinking patterns to help you see alternative outcomes that align with the goals you are working toward.

Next available: Jul 24

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 25

Xennia Dorr

Xennia Dorr, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my Masters from the Point Loma Nazarene University and have been practicing for 5 years. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD and trauma. I enjoy working with clients who are ready to work on their relationships with partners, family and themselves. Whether you're seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma or personal development, I am here to work alongside you, offering evidence-based techniques and empathetic guidance to promote healing and enhance your well-being.

Next available: Jul 26

Esmeralda Alcantar Plascencia

Esmeralda Alcantar Plascencia, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I received my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from California State University San Bernardino and have been practicing for the last 14 years. I have been helping those who struggle with stress, anxiety and depression as these are the most common diagnosis. I educate and provide insight on skills that are helpful in managing symptoms in order for my patients to live their best possible self.

Next available: Aug 3

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: Aug 13

Genevieve Palmer

(she/her)

Genevieve Palmer, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Genevieve. Do you feel like your emotions are out of your control? Do you feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed? I assist people with understanding their emotions so they can be engaged and present in each moment of their lives. I love mixing a combination of mindfulness techniques, empathic counseling and trauma interventions to help people feel more in control. In addition, I specialize in navigating medical trauma for patients, providers, and first responders. My experience as a medical social worker for close to a decade gives me the unique skills to help you cope with and adjust to challenging diagnoses and medical treatment. Similarly, my firsthand experience as a provider in the hospital allows me to support other medical professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, medical assistances) with the specific challenges that come with providing medicine in our current health care climate. I'm passionate about healing through self-exploration. I hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a safe place you deserve to discovery your true self.

Next available: Aug 1

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