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Xiaoting Joyce

(she/her)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Direct
Virtual
In-person
5170 Golden Foo...
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 26

Remya Jacob

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

Next available: Jun 29

Stephanie Reyes

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I understand that sometimes life can be challenging and can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, apathetic, sad and/or irritated. You may be surprised to know that there are ways to cope with these feelings so you can grab the reigns and get back on that horse! You want to create meaningful changes but aren’t sure where to start. I believe that the catalyst to that change exists within each of us, sometimes we need a little help to find it. I have experience working with older adults, adults, (teens 17+), veterans, active-duty military and their families, college students, EMS personnel, and caregivers in the treatment of mental health and life transition issues, marital issues, interpersonal issues, deployment, military separation, reunification, divorce, pregnancy, work and school issues, parenting and end of life issues (grief/placement). I can also provide case-management services, life coaching and ESA evaluations/letters.

Next available: Jun 26

Geraldine Roman

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

Next available: Jul 2

Laura Lugo

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

Next available: Jul 23

Ilena Sussman

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 27

Sari Zuccarino

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 28

Kimberly Borden

(they/them)

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

Next available: Jun 26

Jenni Hasenstaub

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 27

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

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

Next available: Jun 26

Darian Brinton

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

Next available: Jun 27

Marlys Woods

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 26

Elaine Godoy

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

Next available: Jun 26

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jun 26

David Gonzalez

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jun 26

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia focused on providing services to individuals and families. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and a PhD. in Social Work: Policy, Planning and Administration and have over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to children, teens and families. The onset of my career began with helping children and families within a community mental health setting as well as those involved in the child welfare system. My clients have a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I've also worked with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse. I believe in a humanistic, person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy where the focus is on helping clients develop a stronger sense of self within a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I am a proponent in addressing factors that contribute to the healing of the spirit, mind and body. I am happy that you have taken the first step in your healing process and I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Jun 28

Cathy Martin

(she/her)

Cathy Martin profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Have you ever asked yourself, "why don't I feel good about myself and my choices in life?" I want to help you explore those feelings and get to the root cause so we can reveal the parts of you that feel alive and whole again. Do you remember the hopes and dreams you had as a child? What happened to those dreams? It could be life events or circumstances, some that were out of your control and some that you made consciously or unconsciously. If you have experienced trauma, sexual trauma, this can contribute to your mental, physical, and emotional struggles. Sexual trauma is not easy to discuss, as it is a taboo topic, and you may not find you can share your story with your friends and family. Secrecy is part of the toxic shame that often leads to issues with self-esteem, relationships, intimacy, and other behavioral problems. Every person has the answers within themselves to reveal the shiny pearl in the bed of a sandy oyster. I can help you if you are ready to do the work of personal growth and healing.

Next available: Jul 9

Reina M. Michelle

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! I am Reina Michelle, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping people who are going through difficult times in their lives. I am a good listener and teach communication skills that can make a big difference in improving relationships with others. I also am experienced in working with people who have anxiety, depression, chronic illness and mood disorders as I have been certified in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) treatment. Sometimes we need a little help when life becomes too difficult to handle on our own. Looking at our problems from a different perspective can make a difference in becoming able to live a happier life harmoniously with our family and friends. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in San Jose, CA. I live in Santa Cruz, CA, and have worked with clients throughout Northern California for over 15 years.

Next available: Jun 27

Reyna Perez

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

Next available: Jul 2

Ted Atwood

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jun 27

Shannon Saltzman

(she/her)

Shannon Saltzman profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Intelligent
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 15

Ashley Newman

(she/her)

Ashley Newman profile image
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 27

Pam Fenenbock

(she/her)

Pam Fenenbock profile image
LMFT
25 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm an experienced therapist with over 20 years in the field. I have always been interested in people’s stories and support clients facing a variety of issues: insomnia, sadness, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship challenges, work and life stress,and lgbtq support. If you are facing a challenge,it may be helpful to talk to an empathetic professional trained to help you develop new perspectives, feel supported and make changes. My focus is on the uniqueness of each client and feel it is important to establish rapport and a partnership so that the therapy experience is collaborative. I will not simply sit and listen but will interact, ask questions, and offer suggestions. I enjoy working with adults of any age in individual therapy. Some of my specialties include stress management, grief and loss, anxiety , self-esteem and supporting clients facing life changes. With more than 20 years of experience, I consider myself an eclectic therapist using an Integrative Holistic approach. I use a variety of tools from different therapies including Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Client Centered and Family of Origin in order to best support a client’s journey toward relief and wholeness of Mind, Body, and Spirit. I look forward to working with you and invite you to reach out.

Next available: Jun 26

Melissa Decraene

(she/her)

Melissa Decraene profile image
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 26

Maz Karandish

(he/him)

Maz Karandish profile image
PsyD
7 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: Jun 27

SHERRY ELLIS

(she/her)

SHERRY ELLIS profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, how are you doing today? Have you had the opportunity to just check in with yourself today? Often times life is so busy that we forget about ourselves. Making this a habit minimizes your importance. Maybe all of your energy and focus has went into your career, your family, or others, and you often forget about an important person, You. With so many distractions and obligations you find yourself in a repeated cycle of feeling stuck, unhappiness, uncertainty, or self-doubt. All of these circumstances have prevented you from answering the question how can I live the life I want? Others may think you have it all together but inside you’re exhausted, tired of being in survival mode, and are ready to live. I am an open-minded relatable psychotherapist and I welcome you to a space where your healing and life fulfilling journey can begin. You are the expert of your life. I am not here to tell you what to do or how to live but to empower you to do the work and provide unconditional positive regard throughout your journey. I am passionate about empowerment and skill-building while working towards identifying and creating the life that makes sense to you. I focus on the present challenges while helping increase insight to make the desired progress towards growth, change, and restoration. I use a compassionate and understanding approach rooted in mindfulness to tailor techniques to your specific needs.

Next available: Jul 6

Meredith Mebane

(she/her)

Meredith Mebane profile image
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 29

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona profile image
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: Jun 26

Craig Dauderman

Craig Dauderman profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Do you worry too much about different things? Are you hard on yourself, withdraw from others or struggle to engage in life due to feeling down? Would you like to feel less anxious, less depressed or finally work through unresolved trauma? Establishing a relationship with a well-informed therapist provides for no longer feeling alone in your experiences and safely addressing such underlying issues that may be keeping you stuck in your problems, preventing you from reaching your goals and living your best life. I am trained in a variety of evidenced-based therapy approaches to best meet your needs with a personalized care experience. I use Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. This means I am centered in meeting you where you're at and promoting your ability to heal from the past as well as better manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I offer expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, anger management, and relationship problems. We improve through feeling understood and more capable of managing life's challenges. I am committed to provide a supportive relationship that enhances your ability to work through obstacles and strive for enjoying a life worth living. I consider my work with those I serve to be a privilege and look forward to supporting you in your journey forward!

Next available: Jul 1

Sharlene Hanaway

Sharlene Hanaway profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, and Thank You for reading my profile! My name is Sharlene Hanaway. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for many years. During that time, I have worked with many clients who have been deeply challenged by their life circumstances and everyday issues. My clients have tried many different ways to help themselves but need fresh eyes and someone who can help them change their perspectives about the things they can change and let go of the things they can not change. It is a collaborative relationship where we find what works for you! I welcome you to work with me, so you can move on from the issues that are getting in the way of your living the life you want. However, at this time, I am no longer accepting clients for Couple Therapy.

Next available: Jun 28

Ian Montoya

(he/him)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! My name is Ian Montoya. I'm a dedicated mental health specialist with a passion for helping individuals navigate through life's challenges. I specialize in treating a range of conditions including depression, ADHD, anxiety, and substance abuse. I have extensive experience in crisis intervention. I'm committed to providing immediate support during critical times to help individuals regain stability and control. Above all, I believe in treating every individual with the utmost dignity and respect. My goal is to empower my clients, helping them realize their strengths and equipping them with the tools they need to overcome their challenges. I look forward to working together and collaboratively on your journey towards better, improved mental health!

Next available: Jun 26

Monica Pulido

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you ready to take control of your life and make some changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, stressed, stuck, and anxious and find it difficult to feel motivated? Or, maybe you’re recently experiencing a relationship issue and/or a recent loss and feeling sad and alone? I believe I can help you. My name is Monica Victoria Pulido. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Riverside and a Master’s in Social Worker from California State University of San Bernardino. I am a Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing as a clinician since 2003. I have extensive experience working with young children, young adults, outpatient care treating adults and the elderly, mental health settings, and groups. I can discuss and treat a variety of behavioral health concerns. I am interested in working with individuals who are experiencing major life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and stress. In my work, I hope to offer you a safe, warm, and empathetic space where you can share your feelings but also feel empowered to make the changes necessary to live a more meaningful life. I strongly believe in the importance of meeting individuals where they are. I will assist you with developing insight into yourself and your situation. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and support you where you want to be. Whether that is: to gain confidence, communicate better, set boundaries, or start healing from your past traumas. I hope to be able to assist you in building a better version of yourself.

Next available: Jul 9

Brenda Salcedo

(she/her)

Brenda Salcedo profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to help adults navigate life's complexities. With expertise in mental health and a commitment to fostering positive change, I specialize in addressing issues such as stress, relationships, and self-discovery. My therapeutic toolkit includes evidence-based modalities tailored to your unique needs.

Next available: Jun 28

Mary Watts

(she/her)

Mary Watts profile image
LCSW
29 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I'm Mary E. Watts, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a deep passion for guiding individuals, especially women, children and teenagers through mental and emotional challenges. With 29 years of experience and a Master Degree in Social work I've committed myself to foster personal growth and healing in my clients. I have worked with clients from all walks of life, genders, nationalities, ages and races. My life experiences coupled with my education, and professional experiences makes me a therapist who is well rounded, grounded in reality and capable ofmeeting my client's needs.

Next available: Jun 26

Lori Brown

(she/her)

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: Jul 1

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: Jul 3

Kristine Diaz

(she/her)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello and welcome, I'm Kristine! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, California and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. Do you feel like you haven't been enjoying your life the way you would like to - or even the way that you used to? Does it seem like there have been more worries than answers/solutions in your life? I empower high performers to manage depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship nuances. Together, we can identify what hasn't been working the way that it used to and find ways to sharpen what does work while adding new methods that can balance and bring hope back into your life. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues or the cycles of life transitions - I'm here to help. It takes a lot of courage to seek therapy so I look forward to supporting you in your journey of growth and transformation. You can expect to have a safe, nonjudgemental and empathetic space to feel seen and validated when working with me. When it comes to mental health, I follow a "No B.S." policy - No Blaming&Shaming! Together you and I will use an eclectic and flexible approach in therapy that fits your needs!

Next available: Jul 1

Niloufar Hoveyda Founder@ Artemis Art & Therapy

(she/her)

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LMFT
12 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
"I love mixing art therapy and conversation to get to the root of your struggles“ Hi there, I'm Niloufar. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, DBT and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're overwhelm with 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: Jul 4

Rachel Armstrong

(she/her)

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi, I’m Rachel! Do you ever wonder why your kids struggle so much in school, have a hard time making/keeping friends, or have a difficult time following the same daily routines that are expected of them every day? Have you received multiple evaluations of them, but still feel lost in how to parent them? I get it. I’m not only an Autism and ADHD Specialist for both kids and adults ages 5-65yo, but I’m also a mom of neurodivergent kiddos. I work with children/teens/adults with varying presentations, who almost always have some level of anxiety, depression, trauma etc. I’m here to help support you and focus on what matters most. I also work with children and teens who do not have neurodivergent brains, but rather may have behavioral difficulties at home/school; issues with school refusal, significant degrees of anxiety and/or depression, overuse of social media and struggle in their parent/child relationships. I provide both individual and family therapy and believe that rapport with my clients and understanding their personal goals is what will make the most progress. I also specialize in life transitions, assisting teens in moving toward independence and the next steps in young adulthood. This includes career counseling, which I provide to adults of all ages.

Next available: Jun 28

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: Jun 26

Joanne Piedra

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LCSW
34 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi my name is Joanne and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of clinical experience, and I also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide counseling services for only adults. The past 14 years provided substance abuse treatment in both inpatient and outpatient programs, and telehealth services for the military with the USMC and USN active duty and retired Sailors, Marines, and their dependents. Experience working with teens and their families providing individual, group, and family therapy in both the state of California and New York. Providing clinical treatment in several clinical settings including residential treatment centers, day treatment/school programs, community-based programs specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Received specialized training and facilitating parenting groups/classes utilizing the approach of S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). Graduated from Fordham University in NY receiving MSW and Marist College receiving BSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA and Licensed Master Social Worker in NY

Next available: Jun 27

Wade Denes

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
I am not here to fix you because you are not broken. I am not here to judge you because you are free to be whoever you want to be. I am here to help you reach your goals and find a trajectory to true happiness. Your journey to wellness begins when you recognize the role you play in your own life. You are powerful, capable, and worthy of the joy you seek. I am here to walk this path with you. I have extensive experience treating clients with Relationship Distress, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Codependency, Bipolar Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder. I am a certified specialist in the areas of anxiety and addiction.

Next available: Jul 15

Anne E Gimbel

(she/her)

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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 2

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 28

Derrick Wright

(he/him)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in California, Illinois, and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens, adults, couples, families, veterans, and military personnel with stress and anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of shame, blame, or judgment. You are encouraged to take the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, it takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Professional experience and additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Next available: Jun 27

Diana Abrams

(she/her)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
My ideal client is someone who needs help reaching their highest potential and decrease emotional suffering. They should be ready and willing to begin receiving guidance on how to reach their peak. I believe in self-determination and that individuals can find solutions with the right support. I offer a person centered approach that relies on the client's self-determination. I am experienced working those with dual diagnosis, mood disorders, and anxiety compassionately to help them manage symptoms. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have more questions. I am always willing to answer questions to make sure my services are a good fit.

Next available: Jun 27

Masti Lashkari

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