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218 therapists in California specializing in School Issues

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Lara Touckly

(she/her)

Lara Touckly, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a curious, authentic, and a very human therapist. I love working with people who want to do the work. I am here to provide a safe space that will foster vulnerability and growth. Therapy is so hard sometimes. I am here to make that pill a little easier to swallow. We fall into times where we feel stuck, don't have sufficient self-love, or just have ran out of hope. I am here to support you in getting unstuck, changing your perspective, increasing your self-love, and remind you that there is hope. Just because we don't see the light at the end of the tunnel, it doesn't mean it's not there. In the nature of being authentic: If you're looking for a "cookie-cutter therapist", I am not the one. If you are looking for heavy homework/worksheets, I am not the one. I am very human. At times, I cuss. Because, at times, life just fucking sucks. I am very open to feedback: I have the mental health portion of my job down, but you are the expert in you.

Next available: Jul 15

Jaclyn Carr-Mendez

(she/her)

Jaclyn Carr-Mendez, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello there! I am Jaclyn Feeling overwhelmed? Burnt out? Unheard and misunderstood? Please, come sit with me. Allow me to create an environment that listens attentively and actively shifts to your ever-changing needs. I want to hear YOUR story, walk with you through the parts that are most painful and highlight the qualities that make you truly unique. Without judgment or bias of your past or what you’ve been through, I want to help you reconnect with your strengths and remind you of your potential. We all deserve the right to live the quality of life of our choosing and to assist you through that journey would be my honor. Allow me to help you find your voice, discover the tools most comfortable for your needs and let’s get this healing journey started! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with clients with co-occurring disorders including developmental disabilities, addiction, depression, and bi-polar disorder. I have also worked with loved ones who have family members who struggle with co-occurring disorders.

Next available: Jul 17

Serina Harris

(she/her)

Serina Harris, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you’re facing in life? Are you looking for actual tools to manage thoughts and emotions? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative Therapist I provide you with a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental space that invites you to embrace change, challenge unhelpful patterns and be more of who YOU are. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help. Feeling overwhelmed by the constant stress of just getting through the day? Are the negative thoughts in your mind holding you back? You are not alone. This may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Taking this first step towards therapy shows how brave and resilient you are. Yes, YOU! I am here to help you, support you, and walk beside you on your journey to yourself. *Availability & Schedule: My office hours are M-F 10am-5pm (last sessions are at 4pm). I am not available on weekends. I currently have Mondays at 10am, Friday afternoons, and alternating late afternoons during the week (every other week sessions).

Next available: Jul 17

Jeff Golden

(he/him)

Jeff Golden, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there! I’m Jeff. Do you feel alone, stuck, or unable to reach your potential in your relationships, career, or overall health? Is it hard to accept yourself or others? Are you struggling to communicate with the people you care most about? YOU deserve support!! I help people through life changes, anxiety, depression, grief, and addictions. We can explore what works and does not work in your life and find useful next steps together. With evidence-based approaches, we can empower you to take action on what matters most to you. I applaud you for your courage to explore therapy and support options. In safe and compassionate conversations, we will learn together what can increase your overall satisfaction and sense of connection in life. Let’s start that journey together! NOTE: At this time, I am not working with minor clients. SCHEDULING NOTE: While some assistance may be offered during sessions, clients are responsible to schedule follow-up sessions to ensure a desired and treatment-recommended frequency. Unless otherwise agreed upon, if no session occurs for 3 weeks, the therapeutic relationship may be considered terminated. Thanks for assisting in keeping services and progress workable!

Next available: Jul 15

Emma Pallone

(she/her)

Emma Pallone, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in women's issues, with a deep commitment to empowering women on their journey to emotional well-being and personal growth. I bring a warm and nonjudgmental approach to my practice, creating a safe and nurturing space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I understand that women face a unique set of challenges in today's complex world. Whether it's navigating relationships, coping with life transitions, struggling with eating disorders and body image issues, managing stress or anxiety, or addressing issues related to self-esteem and self-worth, I am here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. My empathetic and holistic approach to therapy allows me to tailor treatment plans to the individual needs of my clients, ensuring that they receive the best possible care.

Next available: Jul 15

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 15

Giovanna Fattorini-Ocampo

Giovanna Fattorini-Ocampo, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
9 years of experience
Direct
Challenging
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I’m Giovanna. Whether you have been struggling with mental health problems most of your life or are experiencing some personal hardships and are looking for help, you have come to the right place. Be proud of yourself for reaching out for support. The journey might not be easy but the goal is to help you have a life that you find meaningful and fulfilling. I have experience working with adolescents, transitional age youth, adults and older adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, developmental disorders, and substance use as well as with those going through life transitions and struggling finding their way.

Next available: Aug 1

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 16

Pouyan Rasi

(she/her)

Pouyan Rasi, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California. Welcome! I'm dedicated to guiding individuals on a journey towards healing and wellness. With a heartfelt commitment to integrating mind, body, and spirit, I specialize in trauma recovery through a blend of somatic therapy, holistic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) At the core of my practice is somatic therapy, which explores how our bodies hold and express our life experiences. Together, we'll delve into these physical and emotional connections, using gentle movement, mindfulness, and body awareness techniques to release trauma and restore balance. In our sessions, we'll also draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), empowering you with practical tools to manage stress, navigate challenging emotions, and transform negative thought patterns into positive actions. Whether you're seeking relief from past traumas, managing anxiety or depression, or simply striving for a more fulfilling life, I'm here to support and guide you every step of the way.

Next available: Jul 15

Ligia Orellana

(she/her)

Ligia Orellana, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
I’m Ligia, a BIPOC & LGBTQ+ affirming therapist. Specializing in BIPOC adults who struggle with identity formation & navigating feelings around guilt and shame. My role is walking with you through this process; not ahead or behind. To help you live a life as who you want to be and not told to be. Building your self-confidence, self-compassion, and self-awareness.

Next available: Jul 16

Chyrissee Lee, LMFT

(she/her)

Chyrissee Lee, LMFT, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I’m Chyrissée and I am so glad you are here. I Believe...Life presents many challenges to our ability to stay balanced and centered in our day-to-day existence. During difficult times, additional support can offer the breathing room we need to help us make sense of our circumstances. The process of therapy and the journey of self-discovery in a supportive environment can help untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that seem to be keeping you stuck. Whether you have feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, or a challenging life transition, I want to support you every step of the way. Maya Angelou once said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” During our sessions, I will meet you with compassion, kindness and make it a point to provide you with a safe place to process, ask questions and grow. I make space for each of my clients to recognize their unique individuality and aim to support and facilitate growth and resiliency. Let's get started!

Next available: Jul 18

Renee Kavanagh

Renee Kavanagh, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience providing therapy interventions and support to children, youth, and adults in various locations. I received my undergraduate degree from University of California San Diego and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston College. I help children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety and stress to become the best versions of themselves.

Next available: Jul 16

Nelida Padron

(she/her)

Nelida Padron, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California and have been practicing for 13 years. I help teens and young adults overcome depression, anxiety, and life transitions. My goal is to inspire my clients to become the best version of themselves by identifying the root causes of their issues and helping them work through them.

Next available: Jul 15

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 16

Shanda Barnett, California LMFT and Registered Play Therapist

Shanda Barnett, California LMFT and Registered Play Therapist, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Shanda. Does your child or teenager have a lot of “big feelings” leading to behaviors that are becoming difficult to understand or manage as a parent? Are you an adoptive or foster parent having trouble connecting with your child or teen? This can be a confusing and challenging role to fulfill. The same parenting rules do not apply to a "non-traditional" family system. If your biological, adopted, or foster child or teenager is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or ADHD, or has experienced a stressful life event such as bullying, relocation, grief/loss, or trauma and you’re not sure how to help as a parent, I am here to listen to your family’s needs and guide you toward hope, healing, and positive change. I empower parents and caregivers to support their children and families to overcome life’s challenges that can result in those “big feelings”. As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist, I love blending play and art therapy, mindfulness, and conversation to get to the root of your and/or your child’s struggles. In our sessions together, I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental space and utilize evidence-based techniques so you and your family can overcome life’s challenges and connect on a deeper level. I’d love to meet you and work together!

Next available: Jul 16

Kristy Zhen

(she/her)

Kristy Zhen, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Bay Area and serving children and adults throughout California via telehealth. I have 10 years experience working with youth in the education setting and 4 years professional experience as a therapist. I’m excited to work with young women of color and non-binary people of color who are navigating adulthood and working on defining themselves. Maybe you are navigating stressors related to your love life, career, balancing personal and family responsibilities, and feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Together we may uncover underlying trauma or self-limiting beliefs, work on boundaries, explore and better understand your needs. Perhaps this is the first time that you are able to prioritize your mental health, which is a first step in investing and valuing YOU. Let’s go on this journey with the self-compassion and softness you deserve.

Next available: Jul 16

Sheena Boyd

(she/her)

Sheena Boyd, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I'm Sheena. Do you feel like life is always throwing you for a loop? Are you struggling to keep your head above water? Are we losing sight of who we are as a person? I help individuals, families, and couples manage the demands and challenges that life brings. Together, we will identify the causes of your challenges and develop solutions to empower yourself to find life balance. You should have a safe space to openly discuss your thoughts and feelings. Treatment should not be cookie-cutter but individualized to your needs, which is focused on in our sessions. Change is a scary concept in our lives, but it is easier when you have someone with you along the journey. I'll meet you with empathy, compassion, honesty, and evidence-based techniques to allow you to work toward the goals you want for yourself. Let's go on this journey together!

Next available: Jul 18

Loc Vu

(she/her)

Loc Vu, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Loc. Do you struggle with life's challenges and need support to resolve and move along? I help high performers manage anxiety, and depression and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance and on track. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with trust and solutions orientation so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together! Intake team contact information: Tel: +1 (786) 755-1863 Email: reception + Loc4925@growtherapy.com

Next available: Jul 18

Leonor Cano

(she/her)

Leonor Cano, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello and welcome! I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California. I have five years of clinical experience in various mental health settings. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I am here to support, guide and provide you with the tools necessary to overcome stresses and obstacles encountered in life. I am also here to celebrate life achievements and milestones. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment that encourages change and growth. I will work with you to awaken and recognize the strengths you possess by unlearning negative thought patterns. I will help you to know that you have a voice that matters and you do not need to suffer in silence. If you feel anxious, sad, or irritable, I will help you find skills to regulate your nervous system. If you’ve experienced trauma, I will help you process or re-process your trauma. A few things about me: I am a first generation Mexican American. I am a lover of nature. I am a mother and dog mom. I am a law enforcement and combat veteran spouse. I too have experienced obstacles, grief, and stresses in my life. I too understand that change, making time for a therapy session, incorporating daily coping skills and self care can be challenging, however, necessary. Congratulations on taking the first step. You have the ability to heal. **I will be on vacation from from July 31st until August 6th. I will not be available for sessions or calls during that time.**

Next available: Jul 15

Penny A. Oliveira

(she/her)

Penny A. Oliveira, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Penny, and I have been in practice for 13+ years. I am here to help you grow and heal. I enjoy meeting a client where they are, and I take a client centered approach to treatment. My approach is rooted in respect, empathy and confidentiality. I value the courage it takes to be vulnerable and ensure clients are comfortable sharing their unique experiences.

Next available: Jul 15

Rebecca Nguman

Rebecca Nguman, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I am thrilled to connect with you. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California, I bring a wealth of experience and compassion to my practice. With a decade of involvement in the mental health field and five years as a practicing therapist, my journey has been dedicated to understanding and supporting individuals who are navigating questions about themselves, their relationships, and their life experiences. Above all, I believe in the transformative power of therapy to foster resilience and inspire positive change. Every individual's journey is unique, and I am committed to helping you navigate yours with empathy, understanding, and respect. I invite you to take the first step towards greater insight and healing. Together, we can explore the complexities of your experiences, illuminate new perspectives, and embark on a path towards a more fulfilling life.

Next available: Jul 15

Sandy Samson

(she/her)

Sandy Samson, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I am Sandy and I am excited to walk alongside you through your journey through life's ups and downs. I am happy you are here and cannot wait to get to know more about you. At times, life can seem overwhelming and lonely. I am here to listen and let you know you are not alone on this journey. Although children are my passion, I also enjoy working with teens and adults. I can assist you with promoting healing, helping you reach your goals, and empower you to be a healthier and stronger version of yourself. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your desired goals!

Next available: Jul 15

Stephanie Miramontez

(she/her)

Stephanie Miramontez, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, based in California, who has been working with clients for over 8 years. I have extensive experience in working in various treatment settings including community mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, and in individual settings. I oversaw an intensive outpatient program specific to college students for four years at a psychiatric hospital which also provided me with experience in working with colleges and universities in the Los Angeles region. I have over 15 years of experience in working with young adults, specifically college students, struggling with issues related to mood disorders, addiction, procrastination, and burnout in both the treatment and education world.

Next available: Jul 15

Sabrina Thurman

(she/her)

Sabrina Thurman, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello and Welcome to Grow Therapy, my name is Sabrina Thurman. Do you ever find yourself struggling in relationships, at work, with family, peers or with your health and wellbeing? You are not alone, and change is possible. I have helped clients' just like you to make sustainable and permanent life changes, by increasing my client's ability to manage and cope with stress. I use a holistic approach to address the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. I am excited to begin our journey together. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. My job is to provide a space for you to process your feelings while assisting you to feel safe within our teletherapy environment. You are the expert on your life, your personal goals have value and will drive our treatment plan. My ideal patient is focused on personal growth and healing.

Next available: Jul 16

Wendy Mark

(she/her)

Wendy Mark, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Wendy Mark, LMFT, your Chronic Pain Therapist in Los Angeles, California. Are you feeling stuck in chronic pain and doctors have told you there isn’t anything more they can do? Have your activities decreased so much that you are no longer doing the things that you used to enjoy? Whether you have been dealing with pain for 6 months or 50 years, we can work together to help you decrease your pain levels and get you back to living a life filled with joy in a reasonably short amount of time. In my own journey through pain, I tried every treatment possible to get rid of the pain and I was desperate to find a treatment that worked. I was lost. Then I discovered Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and it was a total game changer for me! While my passion is working with clients with chronic pain, I have also had over 15 years of success in working with a wide range of mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, school problems, trauma and PTSD, and women's issues. I enjoy empowering clients to reach their full potential.

Next available: Jul 15

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