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Amanda Wiginton

(she/her)

Amanda Wiginton, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development such as depression & anxiety, life transitions, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum, self-esteem, parent/child conflicts, and grief and loss. Counseling is different for every person and I work to tailor my treatment specifically to your needs and personality in order to help you in best possible way. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with people to enhance their lives through developing new skills and tools to tackle life's challenges.

Next available: Jul 22

Cameron Klein

Cameron Klein, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I'm a husband, a new father, and an uncle of 5. These are the things I'm the most proud of in my life and they help shape who I am as a person and a therapist. I spent decades helping people with their physical health before transitioning to psychology. I've learned over the years that in order to unlock our highest level of functioning, we have to create a lifestyle that is dedicated to both our mental and physical well-being. My practice objective is to help you create and sustain that lifestyle.

Next available: Jul 24

Jennifer Wendell

(she/her)

Jennifer Wendell, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
2603 Camino Ram...
Hello, I am Jennifer. I am a licensed therapist with over 25 years of experience supporting people of all ages through various transitions and challenges. I offer a unique approach to mental health that integrates clinical therapy with moderate physical exercise in the great outdoors. I focus on helping people with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress/burnout, infertility and alcohol misuse while increasing nourishing habits such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, and other practices that reduce symptoms and calm the nervous system. Have you ever wished you could get in-person therapy without having to sit in an office with the therapist? Do you feel too busy to schedule both therapy and exercise into one day and wish the two could be combined? If so, then "walk and talk" could be a good fit for you. I offer the opportunity to receive counseling or coaching while outside in nature and moving your body. Research demonstrates that both exercise and spending time outdoors in sunlight and green spaces provides a reduction in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress while improving mood overall. My unique "walk and talk" method addresses all three aspects of healing and growth: physical, psychological, and spiritual. Have you found yourself wondering if you are drinking too much and/or too often? Are you tired of experiencing low energy, anxiety, depression, disrupted sleep, sugar cravings, etc. and you wish you had a coach to support you as you navigate a new way of living alcohol free? If you are sober curious, I am here to help!

Next available: Jul 19

Aaron Rohrer

(he/him)

Aaron Rohrer, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, grief, or major life changes? You, like the many clients I've supported over the last 15 years, may be struggling with circumstances outside of your control, feel dissatisfied with the way substances are impacting your life, or are struggling to stay motivated or connected to the version of yourself you would like to be. Using basic principles from common and evidence based practices such as ACT and CBT, combined with client centered and solutions focused approach, I can work with you to help you impact the change you would like to see in your life.

Next available: Jul 23

Elena De Salvo

Elena De Salvo, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Elena! Hi! I'm here to help you have the life you want, as sometimes life becomes challenging, and adjusting to life changes isn't always easy. I am glad that you prioritize your needs by coming here for help. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I began therapy practice during my MA Program at JFKU in CA. For over 10 years, I've worked in various settings, including not-for-profit mental health agencies and private practice. I believe that treatment is a collaborative approach. I look forward to taking the journey of healing with you. 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.

Next available: Jul 19

Lauren Carnine

(she/her)

Lauren Carnine, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor licensed in California with over seven years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, EMDR and TRM, and dialectical behavioral counseling. It takes courage to reach out and take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jul 24

Robyn Duncan

(she/her)

Robyn Duncan, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Holistic
Authentic
Virtual
I was born into this calling and continue to choose it from a place of love and passion. I have been walking paths of healing as a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2016, and have been gathering learning and community ever since to formally apply research backed science with intimacy and caring to provide and environment where people want to grow and embrace the changes they’ve wanted to make.

Next available: Jul 23

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 22

Angela Horng

(she/her)

Angela Horng, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello and a warm welcome! Some things about me: I am a second-generation Taiwanese- American woman specializing in providing culturally-attuned psychotherapy to treat low self-esteem, intergenerational trauma, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and a general sense of dissatisfaction with life. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Psychobiology in 2013 and completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in 2020. In therapy, I integrate heavily from attachment work to focus on healing past traumas and insecurities in order to grow into a confident, self-loving, values-driven individual. In my free time, I love to garden, hangout with my pets, and explore new restaurants.

Next available: Jul 23

Rena / Ro Oppenheimer

(they/them)

Rena / Ro Oppenheimer, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Rena, and I also go by Ro (both names are great). I am a white queer non-binary Ashkenazi Jewish somatic therapist and artist. Prison abolition, harm reduction, and consent are important to me, and I strive to practice in ways that are honest and aligned with my values. A sense of humor is also essential to me in healing work, and I believe in making room to go deep as well as to have fun in therapy. I have experience working with folks who experience depression, self-harm, relationship issues, break-ups, trauma, and anxiety. I love working with millennials, young people, queers, and creatives. Right now, I am only seeing clients on Telehealth.

Next available: Jul 19

Amani Odom

(she/her)

Amani Odom, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Amani! Living in the moment means letting go of the past & not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift." -Oprah W. I am a witness to the family stories of trauma, racism, environmental & social injustices that negatively impact family structures. This experience influenced my desire to become a clinician to support the healing process of individuals subject to historical life events & current circumstances which circumvent individuals from accessing their full potentials & their capacity to influence their lives with efficacy. With longevity in clinical practice, I work with individuals facing life transitions, grief & loss, depression, anxiety, trauma & other issues that stymie hope and joy, desires & dreams; & life goals. Adjusting & adapting to life’s moments & experiences can be both fulfilling & challenging. As a collaborative partner, I will assist in exploring and facing the trials that hinder moving to the next chapter of one’s life. By employing evidenced-based practices and interventions that are tailored to meet individual needs, we write that next chapter.

Next available: Jul 20

Shannon Mong

(she/her)

Shannon Mong, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and consider working together. As there are likely many therapists who can accompany you on your journey, here’s a bit about me, which may help you make a choice. I have worked with many people navigating anxiety, depression, stressors, life transitions, trauma, substance use, learning & neurological differences, and relationship issues. If we work together, you can expect to learn more about your authentic self – who you are at the core. I am curious to identify the unique gifts you bring to the world and illuminate how you can use those to address challenges and opportunities in your life. I will listen intently, be curious about your thoughts and feelings, and respect you are an expert in your own life. Whether your decision to seek a therapist is something you’ve considered for a long time or a decision just made, you may be experiencing a mix of thoughts and feelings. Perhaps some vulnerability asking for support from and confiding in someone you don’t yet know, maybe uncertainty about how therapy will help you. I view the very act of reading my profile as an act of courage and hope.

Next available: Jul 23

Rande Dorn

(she/her)

Rande Dorn, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
12722 Riverside...
You are grieving, heartbroken, or lost. You didn’t get the job, you broke up with your partner, someone important has died. Grief is normal and exquisite and painful. You want to talk about it, but you don’t want to burden anyone. Here you have permission to be a burden. To be messy, seen, repetitive, and stuck. I’ll meet you there, but won’t leave you there. We work towards managing the unimaginable. Reckoning with the stories we tell and the paths lost, in order to reconcile with where we truly are. There you will find possibility. New stories, new love, new hope. There you will find the courage to start again.

Next available: Jul 22

SARAH KO

(she/her)

SARAH KO, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)based in California. Because my previous work has been so diverse these past several years, I treat every single client as the expert in their own lives. In each interaction, I tailored my interventions to their specific situation and symptoms. Whether the topics centered around anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I ensured the tools we developed were done collaboratively and in a safe space. I provide respectful and compassionate services to help you identify your goals, and support you in coping with challenges along the way to achieving them.

Next available: Jul 28

Jazmin Alarcon

Jazmin Alarcon, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! My name is Jazmin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I specialize in supporting teens and young adults struggling with anxiety and eating disorders. In therapy, we'll work together to understand and manage your emotions, reducing their negative impact on your life. Drawing from both personal and professional experience, I offer a tailored approach to meet each client's unique needs in a safe and supportive environment. Let's work together so you can fully enjoy everything life has to offer. Contact me for a free consultation call, I’d love to connect!

Next available: Jul 22

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 24

Dr. Charla Afoa, EdD, LMFT

(she/her)

Dr. Charla Afoa, EdD, LMFT, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
How have you been doing lately...really? I often find that we ask this question a lot to one another and often respond with a surface "fine". But we aren't always fine and this is why therapeutic support is so essential to all of us at various times in our life like any other essential personal maintenance that we receive on a regular basis. In my practice I enjoy helping people find their voice to speak to whatever obstacles are in their life with truth and personal power. Accessing this voice can transform lives and help people who feel alone, sad, anxious more connected as they are first connecting with themselves. I enjoy working with various modalities in my practice and operate from the belief that spirit in conjunction with physical and mental well being is a more holistic course of action to help people on their healing journeys!

Next available: Jul 23

Dr. Sepida Sazgar

Dr. Sepida Sazgar, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
If you are on this page, you are probably dealing with challenges that are keeping you from feeling content, balanced and in control. Maybe you are faced with a difficult situation, an unexpected event in your life, or perhaps you have been struggling with anxiety and depression for years. I understand that starting therapy can be a daunting decision. It takes courage to take the first step and seek help. Together, we can identify what is keeping you from feeling confident, competent, and in charge of your life, and help you take steps toward being the best version of yourself.

Next available: Aug 14

Joshua Turov

(he/him)

Joshua Turov, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I believe that therapy can heal, but I also know that telling a stranger about your deepest pain can be a strange feeling. Perhaps you've been feeling sad, depressed or worried, and hopeless that anything in your life can change. Or maybe you aren't sure what you would even want help with. You know you feel bad, but if someone were to ask you "How can I help?", you aren't sure what you would say. These problems can feel permanent and unsolvable. After all, something feels broken and unfixable, so how could you not feel that it takes all the energy you have just to get up in the morning and go about your day? Depression or anxiety can also feel isolating, as if nobody else could possibly understand. You may have even received advice from people who you feel mean well but can't understand what you're going through. Depression and anxiety are not permanent or unfixable, and therapy can help. Imagine feeling peace of mind, and excited about life and its possibilities. It starts by learning about you and going at your pace. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years experience working with adults and teens, I've seen therapy work, and I feel lucky that I get to be part of that journey for others.

Next available: Jul 22

Maggie Kohout

(she/her)

Maggie Kohout, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Maggie! I received my Master in Arts in Holistic Counseling Psychology at JFK University in San Jose. I am an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) #145986. My hope is to help you in whatever way I can. Everyone's path looks different! My aim is to get to know you and to support you in whatever your goals are.

Next available: Jul 20

Lisa Criswell

(she/her)

Lisa Criswell, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I’m a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to create a safe and trusting environment for you to explore and overcome any challenges you face while providing the emotional support you need. I have worked with teens and adults to overcome their life challenges and develop the coping skills necessary to become the best version of themselves. I spent time practicing my therapeutic skills as an intern trainee at the California State University, Fresno university clinic. Here I began to focus on working with teens and young adults to overcome challenges associated with life transitions, burnout, relationship issues, and mood disorders such as anxiety, grief, and depression. Working as part of a grant program with parolees and then a group private practice, I also gained significant experience working with individuals who have trauma history. Through this work, I was able to learn and implement a variety of modalities to effectively address the impacts of trauma. I love my work as a therapist and would be happy to be part of your journey.

Next available: Aug 6

Cassandra Munoz

(she/her)

Cassandra Munoz, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my Masters from Loma Linda University and have been practicing for about 4 years. I help young adults struggling through career stress, burnout, or adjustment as they transition into new roles and explore the best version of themselves. I have experience with a diverse population, from different backgrounds and life experiences. I work with each individual as they share their unique journey.

Next available: Jul 22

Jacquelyn Najera

(she/her)

Jacquelyn Najera, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
3 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi there. My name is Jacquelyn Najera and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I obtained my Masters from Portland State University in Oregon and have been practicing in Los Angeles, CA for the past three years. I believe in the boundless potential of each and every human being and I feel truly honored to support folks on their journey to healing and fulfillment.

Next available: Jul 23

Melanie Justice

(she/her)

Melanie Justice, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm Melanie. Do you feel like your life is out of control due to your circumstances, your anxiety, or other factors? We can work together to determine what's not working and how to make life run more smoothly for you so that you feel more at peace. I have 17 years of experience as a therapist in varied settings as well as lots of life experience with loss, mental health issues and parenting. I promise to provide you with a safe space to express yourself as well as plenty of evidence-based techniques. I hope we get the opportunity to work together to help you start to feel more in control of your life and your current situation.

Next available: Aug 9

Jorge García

Jorge García, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
My work supports those struggling with symptoms of anxiety, grief and loss, depression, trauma, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, parenting, communication, and low self-esteem. My practice is inclusive, non-judgmental, culturally responsive, and affirming of LGBTQ+ communities. I offer services in English and Spanish. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. I have worked with adults, children, families, and couples in different settings. I hope to join you in your current process and together increase self-awareness, unlearn unhelpful responses to triggers, and increase agency in your life. Whether it is a new stage in life, relationship issues, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, self-doubt, or something else, we can work towards improving your mental and physical health. On a personal note, I enjoy hiking, spending time with my family, and exploring new cities. I also enjoy visiting coffee shops, propagating plants, and photography.

Next available: Jul 20

Christiana Bueno

(she/her)

Christiana Bueno, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name Chris, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. If you are in search of a warm and genuine environment to explore the issues preventing you from living the life you want, you have come to the right place. My main priority is that you feel heard and safe, without any fear of judgment. I know from my years of experience how difficult it can be to take these first steps toward wholeness and healing. We all need a little support sometimes, that is what led you here. I work in a collaborative manner and will never assume to be the expert in your life. Together, we will create a plan to get you living the life you are meant to live. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Next available: Jul 19

Robyn Sevigny

(she/her)

Robyn Sevigny, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello. I'm Robyn, If you are here, there's a good chance that you have been trying your best to navigate challenges that feel like too much. You may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or out of sync with the life you want to live. You may be going through a life transition, have become more aware of past or present traumas impacting you now, or have faced a recent difficult experience, and are ready to begin your healing journey. I help empower teens and adults to overcome past adverse and traumatic experiences to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Adversity and trauma may have led you to experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, or relationship challenges, that negatively impact your daily life. But these symptoms do not define you. Rather they speak to the hardships and challenges you have faced. Allow me to offer you a safe space to process your story and learn new skills to begin your healing journey, release shame, build self-compassion, and live authentically YOU. I look forward to working together.

Next available: Aug 1

Mannya Sharma

(she/her)

Mannya Sharma, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Mannya Sharma, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 4 years of experience in the field. I am passionate about providing empathic and unconditional support to individuals, couples, and families in their recovery. My expertise lies in treating a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transitions. I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all clients, and I tailor my approach to meet each individual's unique needs and goals. Whether you are seeking support for a specific challenge or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to listen and guide you toward healing and well-being.

Next available: Jul 20

Marty Hosier

(they/she)

Marty Hosier, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Marty, thrilled to welcome you to my profile. If you're ready for a fun and transformative experience with a queer, neurodivergent-friendly therapist to help you get through the S***, I am here for it! I have two master's degrees in psychology. I am a licensed therapist, have served as the Executive Director of multiple behavioral health programs, and have trained dozens of students and associate therapists. (Basically- I know what I'm doing)

Next available: Jul 22

Elizabeth Holmberg

Elizabeth Holmberg, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and nice to meet you. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California and have been practicing for 5 years. I help clients going through depression, anxiety and trauma. I am trained in EMDR. I use other modalities, too like cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and art therapy.

Next available: Jul 22

Hope Ledding

(she/her)

Hope Ledding, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California, providing individual therapy to adults of all ages facing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship concerns, cultural and identity issues, and life transitions. I especially love working with young adults and folks who may be new to therapy. Some of my areas of interest include adult parent-child relationships, relational trauma, loneliness, spirituality, career development, identity development, friendship, dating, and relationship satisfaction. I welcome and affirm clients from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, religions, and nationalities. Practicing cultural sensitivity and humility, and working through an anti-racist and social justice lens are cornerstones of my work. I’ve been in practice for 6 years, earning my Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and my Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. I love working with young adults in particular and have focused on this population for the past 4 years, working in the university and community college settings, serving primarily first-generation college students. I am passionate about and experienced in serving people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, especially Latinx, AAPI, Black/African-American, and multi-ethnic individuals.

Next available: Jul 19

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 23

Rebecca Hahn-Hooten

(she/her)

Rebecca Hahn-Hooten, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for finding out if I am the therapist to help YOU! I am a compassionate, direct, interactive telehealth psychotherapist and healing arts practitioner licensed in California. I began assisting people through individual and support group sessions for anger management, self-care skills, parenting, and conflict parenting in 2011. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to help those like you who are struggling to attain a more acceptable, satisfying, and productive life.

Next available: Aug 7

Liz Rojas

(she/her)

Liz Rojas, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Liz. Have you noticed your outlook on your life growing increasingly grim? Perhaps struggling in your self-confidence, your ability to trust yourself or others in relationships, or enact positive change in your circumstances. I am a person-centered, integrative therapist that will instill hope to guide you to live a life rooted in your personal beliefs and values successfully. Whether you may be struggling with PTSD/trauma (including racial stress and acculturation), depression, anxiety, stress management, painful emotions, relationship difficulties, or making a healthy behavior change, I am here to tailor your treatment to you. I am an evidence-based therapist, who uses a multicultural approach to understand you, what has influenced your beliefs/values, and how your perspectives and life journey has evolved. I will partner with you on guiding you to a life worthy of you, using techniques that are proven to improve symptoms and achieve an optimal quality of life. I'm ready to collaborate with you!

Next available: Jul 19

Estela Alejandre

Estela Alejandre, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm Estela, Do you ever feel stuck or just have too much going on? Are you in a transition, or having trouble coping with life stressors? A high number of people experience these things in different ways; often times, they just need a reminder of who they are to help discover their own potential to move forward in life. I describe myself as gentle, non-judgmental, and empathic. I Iike to meet my clients where they are. Together, we will identify your strengths, explore your emotions, thoughts, relationships and experiences and come up with coping strategies you can use to feel more confident moving forward in life. I know it can be intimidating even making the first appointment, but it is through your first step that success will come.

Next available: Jul 20

Sidra Gifford, LCSW DBA Sage Behavioral Health

(she/her)

Sidra Gifford, LCSW DBA Sage Behavioral Health, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - Mahatma Gandhi Congratulations on taking the first step towards happiness! Together, we will work to improve your ability to navigate uncomfortable or distressing thoughts and emotions, which affects how you manage stress, how you sleep, how you eat, how you feel, how you relate to others, how you make choices and decisions, and ultimately, how you feel and behave. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in clinical mental health for several years. I have also been working in mental health research, program development, and evaluation for the better part of 20 years. Clients describe me as insightful, empathetic, compassionate, genuine, funny, easy-going, and nonjudgmental.

Next available: Jul 22

John Paul Cabrera

(he/him)

John Paul Cabrera, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello. My name is John Paul and I have been a therapist for approximately six years. I am a Latino male and I grew up in Los Angeles County. I believe in the power of therapy. I was once sad, angry and resentful as a young man and therapy was for me, a life chaning experience. I enjoy helping others in their journies to living happier and healthier lives.

Next available: Jul 20

Kristen Montiel

(she/her)

Kristen Montiel, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kristen Montiel. Searching for the right therapist can be a daunting process when you may already be feeling stressed or struggling. I know it's not easy and I'm so glad you're here! After experiencing my own struggles with family and relationships, I set out to help others who also felt stuck. I have a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling and a doctorate in psychology. With over 15 years of experience, my focus is helping individuals and couples understand themselves and use their own strengths to discover healing, even in the most difficult circumstances. I provide a non-judgmental space where clients can feel comfortable to work through challenges by exploring deep rooted patterns of hurt and disconnect, while developing new perspectives, learning new skills, and creating sustainable changes. I’ve helped hundreds of people find hope and renewed satisfaction in their lives and relationships. I look forward to helping you too!

Next available: Jul 29

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 23

Kathleen M King

(she/her)

Kathleen M King, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I am a social worker who has been in the field for over 20 years. Early in my career, I was fortunate enough to work with a psychiatrist who believed there was more to treating mental health than medication. I participated in a training with him and I was transformed as a therapist. I was trained in the relaxation response and mindfulness meditation and using the body to help heal people who have had significant trauma and mental health challenges. From there, I went on to get my yoga teaching certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Since then, I have been helping children, adolescents and adults learn more about themselves and help them connect with the truest part of themselves. I believe part of my purpose is to help people learn to love themselves. I lived in CA for a long time and still hold my LCSW license. I was fortunate enough to study with a number of teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center who have influenced my work. I blend a number of different frameworks into my practice including trauma-informed CBT, DBT, somatic psychotherapy and self-compassion. I am mindful and respectful of all differences (racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, gender, sexual orientation, ability etc.) and strive to understand each person within the context of their life history. Every person who seeks treatment has unique needs and goals. I strive to work collaboratively with you to keep your goals at the center of our work together. I stand in solidarity with the BIPOC community and all those impacted by systemic racism and oppression. I will uphold my own values and ethics and support all those who are speaking out against injustice of any kind. As a therapist, I am committed to creating a safe space for all.

Next available: Jul 24

Jennifer Beers

(she/her)

Jennifer Beers, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, hello! I am Jennifer Beers (she/her), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing telehealth therapy coast to coast in CA. I am passionate about mental health and breaking generational barriers of mental illness. I provide a safe non judgemental place where clients can become the most loved versions of themselves. I believe past experiences affect our current functioning and through integration of our whole self there can be healing. I work from a lens of unconditional positive regard for each of my clients, embracing the awkward of therapy and a space where authenticity flourishes. I feel honored to bear witness to each of my clients stories and walk alongside you in your journey. I engage clients in the evidence based practice of EMDR to support integration of self. I specialize in working with adults (18+) within the populations of LGBTQIA+, people of color, and survivors of trauma and domestic violence and/or Interpersonal violence. I have extensive experience supporting PTSD, mood disorders, women's issues, self esteem, suicide prevention and life transitions. I'm so glad you're here and can't wait to get started! Jenniferbeerslmft@gmail.com if you have any questions prior to scheduling.

Next available: Jul 23

Javier Meléndez

(he/him)

Javier Meléndez, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
My name is Javier Meléndez (he/him/his), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of experience in counseling, including 6 years as a clinical social worker and 5 years as a youth and young adult minister. I hold dual Master's degrees in Social Work and Youth and Young Adult Ministry, equipping me with a unique blend of clinical and holistic expertise. I specialize in trauma care, particularly focusing on spiritual and intergenerational traumas, as well as challenges related to sexual identity. I also address accompanying issues like anxiety, depression, existential distress, and intergenerational conflicts within family. My practice is deeply rooted in an ecopsychosomatic framework, where we explore the interconnectedness of mind, body, and environment. I aim to help you become more in tune with your thoughts, emotions, and body to effectively regulate your nervous system, promoting a more mindful, embodied, and connected way of life. As a Puerto Rican/Taino and bisexual member of the LGBTQ community, I offer a culturally sensitive, safe, and affirming space for individuals to explore their cultural, ethnic, sexual, and gender identities. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and have primarily worked with Latinx populations. I'm deeply committed to the belief that reestablishing our connection to nature and the Earth is essential for holistic healing. My approach blends traditional therapeutic methods with innovative nature-based therapies to help you achieve balance, wellness, and a fulfilling life. I commend you for taking this step toward wholeness and look forward to working with you.

Next available: Jul 24

Brandon N Burkhardt

(he/him)

Brandon N Burkhardt, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing service to those in need. I have been providing individual therapy since 2012. I am a California native and grew up in the Los Angeles area. I am genuine, patient and experienced with a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, grief and loss, trauma. My goal in your work with me is to improve your quality life through psychoeducation, identifying healthy coping strategies as well as an emphasis on mindfulness skills to enable you to become more self-aware.

Next available: Jul 22

Naomi Ortega

(she/her)

Naomi Ortega, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! My name is Naomi Ortega, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Fulfilling my role as a therapist means a great deal to me, as does building genuine connections with my clients. It is through that genuine connection that I hope to assist you in navigating through depressive, anxious, traumatic, and stress-related symptoms. I also aim to provide treatment through a culturally sensitive perspective.

Next available: Jul 22

Ashleigh Wroten

(she/her)

Ashleigh Wroten, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
3 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Ashleigh, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping people navigate through life's ups and downs. I understand that life can throw some major curveballs and it's not always easy to navigate through them. That's where I come in! I'm here to support and empower you as you tackle life's challenges and work towards your goals. Life is a journey of growth and learning, and I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey together and create positive change in your life. I look forward to meeting you, and I am honored to be a part of your transformative process.

Next available: Jul 24

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 29

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 23

KENDRA GOODING

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 25

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.