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Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D. profile image
PhD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr. Christina. Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Are you struggling to find meaning and value in life? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? How are your relationships with others? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn distress tolerance techniques and stress management skills. Together, we can strategize about what to do to help you to manage your emotions. 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 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 compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Jun 17

Teresa Torres-Johnson

(she/her)

Teresa Torres-Johnson profile image
LMHC
16 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, my name is Teresa, practicing mental health for over 16 years working with the military population. Working as a middle school teacher in a lower socioeconomic area. This led to my desire to go back to school for my master’s degree in counseling psychology. Receiving my LPC licensure, led me to pursue my chemical dependency counselor license (LCDC). I began working as a substance abuse counselor with the US Army in substance abuse counseling. While working with the military I worked at a local hospital developing a program for civilians in chemical dependency. The need to work with individuals, and families including Service Members, led me to work as a contractor for private corporations. During this time, I received a certification in behavioral therapy to work with the autism spectrum population. Raised as a military dependent, then wife and mother, I experienced many aspects of different personalities. I was led to understand what it means to try to hide who you are to eventually become someone you may not recognize. The goal is to have you see, life is wonderful, we go through the storm to appreciate the sunshine. The experience developed led me to work with addiction, anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health issues. We are a beautiful bouquet with different views on life. Using an eclectic therapeutic array of mental health care has allotted me to develop individual care. This concept of care is the same for couples and group therapy. Some techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychosocial therapeutic techniques.

Next available: Jun 17

Val Seitz

Val Seitz profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked as a Therapist for the past 21 years. I received my Masters from Arizona State University 2003. I have worked with the military population and their families since 2006. I also have vast experience with virtual and in person therapy with the civilian adult population, addressing and treating a variety of common, daily life struggles

Next available: Jun 20

Katherine Andrade

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Frequently booked
LCSW
27 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Greetings, my name is Dr. Katherine Andrade, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have 27 years of experience working in Medical, Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use. I have worked as a school, mental health, medical, and military social worker. I have a Master's and Doctorate degrees in Social Work. I specialize in working with adults/seniors with mental health and substance use challenges as well as family issues, stress, adjusting to medical challenges, and military/veteran issues.

Next available: Jun 28

Ellen Thrasher

(she/her)

Ellen Thrasher profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
30 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Ohio with the ability to provide supervision (MSSA, LISW-S). I earned my Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. I have over 20 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I specialize in working with clients experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Trauma.

Next available: Jul 3

Matthew Shima

(he/him)

Matthew Shima profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
In Japanese, my last name means “island.” Fittingly, I am based between the tropical island of Maui, Hawai’i and the island country of Japan. I am a psychotherapist serving residents of Hawai’i, California and Japan. As a multiethnic Japanese American I feel at home across the Pacific. I’ve spent time in various parts of the world and have become well versed in crossing oceans, in crossing cultures, and in bridging gaps. As I move through the world I have the experience of both fitting in nowhere and fitting in everywhere. Living cross-culturally has added to my flexibility, my ability to tolerate ambiguity, and feeling comfortable in the space between. In Japanese we say, aimai. I have grown to understand my identity as ever flowing and dynamic. Through this experience my life has come to be about creating a sense of place and belonging, aiding connection and harmony, and cultivating compassion and meaning. What is your story?

Next available: Jul 5

Dee O'Neill

Dee O'Neill profile image
Frequently booked
LMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
My purpose and passion is to otimize health, hope, and happiness through self-empowerment strategies, tools, and resoures. Using my Brain B.A.S.I.C.S. model helps provide a structured but simple way to focus daily on best practices for maximizing health and wellness. Your commitment and dedication to growth and forward advancement will propel your daily outcomes into more satisfying goals. If you'd like to learn more about how your nervous system either helps or hinders your physiology, we would have lots to talk about.

Next available: Jun 19

Stacy Richardson

(she/her)

Stacy Richardson profile image
Frequently booked
LMHC
17 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Stacy Richardson. I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from North Central University as well as a Master's in Human Services with Specialization in Marital, Couples, and Family from Capella University. I am licensed in the states of California, Hawaii, and Virginia. My approach to therapy is solution-focused, client-centered, and eclectic to meet the individual needs of clients. I work with teens, couples, adults 18+, and older adults using approaches such as Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, structural, and narrative therapy.

Next available: Jun 19

Leanne Horvitz

Leanne Horvitz profile image
LMHC
6 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a licensed therapist specializing in hypnotherapy for self-improvement, serving clients in California and Hawaii. With extensive experience in addiction, self-esteem, homelessness, foster care, and mental health, I offer personalized hypnotherapy sessions combined with a client-centered approach to empower individuals worldwide. Together, we'll embark on a journey of transformation and growth, working towards unlocking your full potential and assisting you in achieving your goals.

Next available: Jun 18

Keith Scherdt

(he/him)

Keith Scherdt profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Teenage years are stressful on the teen and the family. Is your teen having a hard time making healthy choices? Are they angry for no apparent reason? Is your teen a bully or are they being bullied? Parenting a teenager is difficult. I also specialize in counseling teens that identify as LGBTQ+. It can get better, with the right help. I’ve been working with teens for many years and I know how tough it can be on the teen and the parent. Imagine your teen being able to communicate their thoughts/feelings without anger or resentment. I can help you build trust with your teen and communicate without arguing in family counseling.

Next available: Jun 17

Charlene A

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LCSW
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience. I love connecting with people, building relationships, and fostering self-improvement. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and/or self-care. Counseling can foster personal development in whatever way you may be seeking and help build the life you so deeply deserve. If that's what you're looking for, I'm here when you're ready to share.

Next available: Jun 19

Myra Andres

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Frequently booked
LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Myra, Life takes turns we don't expect, and sometimes we’re able to get through them. Other times we become stuck. Allow me to partner with you to help you navigate through challenging times and move forward. I will accomplish this by offering you a safe space to process, identify, and explore your goals, your hopes, and your dreams, as well as problem-solving issues and concerns that are holding you back. My professional background includes over 20 years as a Clinical Social Worker, working as a therapist and Clinical State Director, Clinical Director, and Clinical Supervisor for therapists/clinicians. My experiences include working with clients of all ages through individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing a solution-focused, strength-based, and person-centered approach. My style of therapy is highly individualized, designed to empower you and enhance your diverse life experiences. I value the therapeutic relationship and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your growth and development. I am here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Next available: Jun 20

Keala Zane

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
Hi everyone, my name is Keala Zane and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with individuals including adolescents and young adults specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, peer and family-related issues, and relationships utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques incorporated with a client-centered approach to address stressors and life challenges. My goal is to support you with identifying challenges and barriers to your idea of success and making meaningful changes to live a more positive and fulfilling life. My goal is to also support you with feeling better about yourself and having the skills you need to feel confident in your abilities to address life stressors as they arise. My communication style is collaborative, personable, and nonjudgemental. I am authentic and genuine and truly believe in my clients. I am honest and I also believe that it is important for us to laugh at things that are silly, smile, and celebrate accomplishments and milestones. If it sounds like we would be a good match I look forward to connecting with you more soon!

Next available: Jun 18

Maria Rheba Estante

(she/her)

Maria Rheba Estante profile image
Frequently booked
LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
If someone asked you not to think for 10 minutes how hard would that be? Is overthinking about the “What Ifs” driving you to relentlessly check things over and over again? Are you determined to find certainty in an uncertain world? Do you frequently ask others repeatedly if something or someone is going to be OK? No matter how much you do a task or say a particular thing does peace of mind elude you? Does the compulsion to handwash, re-read, double check, pray, or re-arrange items never provide lasting relief? Do you find yourself burdened by intrusive thoughts that strike against your will and preoccupy your mind for hours a day? OCD is characterized by unabating obsessions matched with intense mental or behavioral rituals to relieve the anxiety provoked. It is not treated by “talk therapy” but with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Through customized gradual exposures, ERP is an evidence-based method of intervention to reduce the severity of OCD symptoms. ERP is a collaborative and creative approach to learning new skills and strategies to become comfortable with uncertainty and more confident in your ability to handle life’s unexpected challenges. My style is compassionate, client centered, and culturally sensitive. What to do if you’re nervous about sharing your thoughts with me in therapy? If you're too embarrassed to share something, you can write it down, you can use visuals, you can type it. We can work around this to find other ways that you can deliver the communication. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Registered Out-of-State Telehealth Provider in Florida, South Carolina, and Vermont. My treatment focus is on neurodivergent issues, gifted learners, managing life transitions, women’s mental health issues around shifting roles in family and career, and immigration/re-entry adjustment stressors.

Next available: Jun 16

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