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Erika Alcalde

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Supervised by Emily Gordon, LMFT #88491

"Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion."  bell hooks

As a psychotherapist, my style involves compassionate and careful listening to your struggles, as well as speaking directly to what I am noticing. In our work together, we will collaborate in creating understanding of the patterns that are playing out for you, and work together to discover new ways of experiencing yourself and your place in the world.

My priority is to first create an environment that feels safe and welcoming for you. Together, we will create new meaning out of past painful experiences, and learn to follow and honor the guidance of your own inner-healing intelligence.

Some areas I focus on include attachment issues, developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, and sexuality. My work is relational, psychodynamic, and depth-oriented, and I work holistically to honor all areas of your experience and the unique ways those areas intersect.

Shira Appell

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #122878


Supervised by Rochelle Greenhagen, LMFT #84615

I center my work around self-compassion. I believe that only from a place of self-compassion can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I utilize mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self and our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves. 


So much of our pain has occurred in relationship to other people, and I believe it can be helpful to work towards healing in relationship as well. For this reason, I work relationally with my clients.  I will sit and partner with you on your journey of exploration so that you are not alone. We may grow together as we learn to trust one another and ourselves.


I see the goal of therapy is to find wholeness amongst all parts of yourself. Together we will get curious about your life. We can look at any reoccurring experiences, feelings, imagery and symbols that may give us a better idea of the ways that your life is or isn't working for you. We will together begin to unravel and make space to explore, understand, and allow these parts of yourself to be expressed. We will work to no longer extricate ourselves from painful parts but instead invite them in an effort to find more acceptance and wholeness of being.


I work with people experiencing:

·       Anxiety/depression

·       Trauma 

·       Relationship Issues

·       Chronic Pain 

·       Disordered Eating / Disconnection with Body

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Hedda Carney, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #138062



Supervised by Susannah Harris, LMFT #109298

Do you ever feel lost, overwhelmed by your emotions, or simply unsure of what steps to take next? Often, external or internal messages can make us feel as though we are not enough or that there is something wrong with us for having these feelings. I believe that compassionately exploring these parts of ourselves help us to honor our unique needs and desires, which is integral to living an authentic and fulfilled life. 


Therapy can help you understand your emotions and get in touch with how they are connected to your physical body and mind. In session we will explore your present feelings, thoughts, and beliefs, as well as looking back to your history to find connections between your past and present realities. I will ask questions about sensations you might be having in your body throughout the session, because I believe the body carries deep wisdom about our past and current experiences. As a therapist, my top priority is making sure you feel safe and deeply heard. I will follow your needs and work collaboratively with you to make sure you are getting what you desire from therapy. 


I feel honored to support my clients on their journeys towards healing and witness them as they discover parts of themselves that have been buried by difficult life experiences. I welcome people from all backgrounds and life experiences, and I recognize how individual suffering is often tied to larger systemic issues such as systemic racism, classism, sexism, genderism, ageism, sizeism, and ableism.

Noah Eastman

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Supervised by Emily Gordon, LMFT #88491

What you seek is seeking you. - Rumi


If you are feeling alone, lost, angry, depressed, you are right where you need to be.  Part of embracing your true self involves a process of shedding beliefs, assumptions, and habits that are constricting and learning to express what you’ve censured.  At a young age, we learned to shut down feelings, wishes, and impulses that were not pleasing to our parents and society.  This allows us to gain acceptance, but it constricts our spontaneity and playfulness.  I will join my clients on their journey to discover where they lost touch with their inner child and help them to rediscover the most authentic version of their self.


The perfect parent, friend, or partner doesn’t exist, we have all been left alone when we needed someone and been hurt by someone we trusted.  Until we heal our wounds with acceptance and loving-kindness, it is difficult to be present with our friends, family, and loved ones.  Learning to truly love another means accepting who they are. We cannot do this until we learn to accept ourselves which takes vulnerability and courage.  The space I offer my clients is one in which you can untangle the burdens of the past and discover why you feel stuck.  It is a safe place where you can begin to understand the different feelings, desires, and fears that are bubbling up inside and asking for acknowledgement.

April Farael

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 


Supervised by Annette Angulo, LMFT #89070

Understanding your feelings can be challenging, uncomfortable, and even difficult to understand. I aim to help you explore your fears, feelings, wants, and needs. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is a path toward healing trauma and gaining a stronger sense of self. 


I am a first-generation American who loves to explore identity, living in between cultures, understanding generational trauma as well as finding yourself. I aim to support my clients however they need by finding more ways to ground, enjoy life and play. 


Areas of focus:

Mindfulness and Body Work

Navigating Cultural Identities

Family Dynamics and Relationships

Depression and Anxiety

Trauma, Grief, and Loss

Life Transitions

Finding Your Meaning and Purpose

Christina Frenzel

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764


Each one of us has a unique story. Telling that story can lead to healing and transformation. To be seen fully when sharing your truth and honored in your experience without judgement can create a sense of safety that allows for growth and change. My hope is to support you in sharing your story as a catalyst to discovery of a deeper connection to your true self.

My approach is collaborative, warm, and relational. I have a background in storytelling through documentary filmmaking, particularly related to social and environmental justice issues, which has guided me to become a therapist. Understanding the power that telling stories can have to foster healing, I bring curiosity and compassion to my practice, and welcome all walks of life.

I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, relationships/dating, grief/loss, chronic illness, disability, tech/startup transitions, and trauma/complex trauma (PTSD).​

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Brooke Hein

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764

I believe therapy is an intentional space to examine and find meaning in your life; to step out from behind patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you; to reconnect with yourself amidst the noise of the expectations that have shaped you; to seek repair and transform through corrective experiences; to process complex feelings; to establish a sense of groundedness and clarity where there currently is none; to grieve. 


I also believe we are not meant to do these things alone, despite how isolated the world has allowed us to feel. For this reason, I believe the relationship you and I build - between client and therapist - is a powerful agent of change, and is something I honor in our work together.


My intention is to create a mindful, collaborative, and affirming space, one in which everything you are and believe in is welcomed. I utilize an integrative and holistic approach that is client-centered, compassionate, and inquisitive. 


If you feel ready to take the next step and are interested in working together, I invite you to reach out and see if we’re a good fit. 

Sura Hertzberg

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Stephanie Del Chiaro, LMFT #80922

All parts of you are welcome here. Starting therapy is no small task, and I want to support the step you took to begin down this path. As I see it, you are the expert on your own life. My role is to collaborate with you as you deepen into self exploration. Sometimes it is helpful to have an outside perspective, someone who can help you see things in a new and reflective way. Though this process is not always easy, I believe in connecting to pleasure, humor, and joy, even in the darkness. 


My style is relational and humanistic, and is based in transpersonal, depth, and systemic psychologies. What does this mean? I see each individual consciousness from both the body, mind, and soul level, and as part of intersecting systems. We do not exist alone, but are inextricably interconnected. Through practicing authentic relating and deep listening, I aim to support you in finding ways to better understand yourself and the world around you. In addition, I draw from my background in the performing arts and the study of sexuality to inform and support the way I practice psychotherapy. 


Some of my favorite topics to work with are: general anxiety, adult ADHD, psychedelic/altered state integration, substance use disorders, couples in non-traditional relationships, all kinds of sexuality (kink/BDSM/sex worker/LGBTQ+), families, and adult friendships.


I look forward to working with you!

Arabella Hester

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Stephanie Del Chiaro, LMFT #80922


Life can be challenging. Finding meaning is easier if we do it together. 

The quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life. I believe that healthy

relationships are at the heart of your well-being, which is why I collaborate with you to

strengthen your connection to yourself and others. It’s natural for relational wounding to happen

throughout life, and it requires relational healing. In my therapy, I create a safe space for repair.


I work with individuals, couples, and families.  

I welcome those from the LGBTG+ and non-monogamous or polyamorous communities. 

People who have historically been left out of therapeutic healing due to systemic forces are

especially welcomed.

I can help you improve skills around communication and help you navigate the complexities of

different identities. 

I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, parenting, and major life


I am engaged, authentic, and direct. I help clients disentangle unhelpful coping strategies that

may have served a purpose in the past but are no longer serving them. I use my innate

attunement, empathy, and humor to work collaboratively with clients.

I will meet whatever you bring into my office with compassion and sensitivity, never judgment.

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Meagan Holden

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Travis Robinson, LMFT #84331


It takes courage to start down this path: to admit we feel lost and need help, to begin to ask questions about who we are and why, and to explore how to become who we want to be. So many of us don’t have the opportunity to slow down and listen for what needs to be heard or questioned in our lives—or even know where to start. I believe that therapy can be that opportunity. You don’t have to do this alone. 

I work with individuals, couples, and families facing a wide variety of challenges from anxiety and depression to trauma to those who want more from their lives, careers, and relationships. I believe you already hold the key to the answers you are seeking and our work together is to explore and find that unique, inner wisdom. I also believe that being deeply seen and heard can be healing. 


I have spent my life dedicated to healing, first as a physician focused on the health of the body and now as a therapist with a deep appreciation for the connection between our minds and our bodies. I believe that our overall wellness and health is deeply rooted in our psychological health.  


I look forward to meeting you and beginning this journey toward wholeness and health!

Maeve Odile Jackson-Dufault

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Stephanie Del Chiaro, LMFT #80922


You might be experiencing anxious thoughts or depression, maybe early relational trauma
haunts you in your present-day romantic relationship, your sex life feels fraught, perhaps you
have experienced a tremendous loss, or you are suffering from chronic physical pain. Whatever
it is that feels hard right now, its ok to be right there. Let us begin where you are. We cannot
heal in isolation, and I would be honored to walk with you, tailoring the treatment to your
specific relational needs and healing objectives. I work to create a space that feels contained as
well as creative, a space where you can begin to develop tools to self-sooth, build up your self-
confidence, and foster healthy communication in your relationships.


Currently I am finishing up my masters in Integral Counseling at CIIS, on track to gain licensure
as a marriage and family therapist. I have a background in literature, yoga, meditation, and
music, and I love to find playful ways to integrate these parts of my education into my work.
Drawing from a strong foundation in relational psychoanalytic techniques in combination with a
transpersonal ethos, I bring empathic attunement and humor to my work as a therapist.


I am particularly passionate about couples work and welcome folks from poly and kink
communities as well as LGBTQ+ couples. In addition, I work with individuals, children,
teenagers, and families. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and find out if we might be the
right fit.

Shevi Loewinger, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126884


Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT # 92764


I’m a humanistic relational therapist working with individuals, couples, teens and families.


For me, healing starts in a supportive environment created by our relationship. My main tools are curiosity, awareness, and focusing on the here and now. Together we create a brave space to explore your different parts and your subjective experience and see it as it is, without judgment.


My own groundedness in the process is based on my ability to see you. To believe in you. In your inner wisdom, your creativity, your uniqueness, the ways you found to cope with your struggles.


When we feel this acceptance from another person we can start to develop it within ourselves. When we learn to be with our shadow, we no longer fear phenomena such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, and relationships. We can look at them as human emotions that are part of our growth. 


In Couple Therapy we explore how to see the partner just as they are, without losing our own self and wants. We learn to appreciate and celebrate the differences, and sometimes to be able to make hard decisions.


In Child and Teen Therapy I meet young people who often feel lost and misunderstood. I want to get to know the richness of their world and their unique point of view, without forcing any agenda. 

Family therapy has a huge potential for healing when family members come together and gather in one condensed container to unpack the mixed emotions and miscommunications that shaped their lives. I’m passionate about facilitating this sensitive process with gentleness, attunement, care and dare.


My style as a therapist comes from my warm, eclectic and open personality. Being a mom, an immigrant and a creative person with a background in film and journalism also shaped my way of being with people in their creative journey for self discovery.

Lori Moreci, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118972


Supervised by Gargi Patel, LMFT #101986

Finding our way through difficult times can feel challenging and lonely.  You don’t need to be alone.  Together, we can take steps to explore integrating past, present, body, mind, and spirit in a strength based way. 

I access my life experience and my experience working in the service industry for many years to develop a strong rapport and understanding of who you are.  I have a strong belief that the answers are found within yourself by accessing your spirit.  Mindfulness and meditation are tools that we might use on our journey.  I will reflectively and empathically listen and support you in finding your inner wisdom and your most authentic self.  I take a Humanistic and Client-Centered approach, while allowing for space to explore spirituality.  I also utilize art therapy and behavioral techniques when appropriate.  

My interests and current focus are in working with traumatic experiences (complex trauma and PTSD), depression, anxiety, chronic health issues, and life transitions.  Being a native of San Francisco, I welcome, connect, and embrace all walks of life.

Kian Nafeiy

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Annette Angulo, LMFT #89070

When we recognize something in our daily lives or relationships isn’t working or feels ‘off’, or we’ve hit a ceiling in our growth, psychotherapy can be a powerful, transformative process and journey to explore, experience, and express your whole self, free of judgement. 


Through engaging the senses and the wisdom of the body, we can collaboratively and safely discover old patterns and stories no longer serving you, while navigating the uniquely individual and deep process of change, towards the story of the life you truly wish to live and embody; personally, professionally, relationally, spiritually. 


The intersections of my identity and experiences, along with my training in holistic and spiritual psychology, greatly influence my practice as a psychotherapist. I aim to incorporate and integrate these elements into our work together, as it helps to facilitate the healing process and strengthen our co-created space and relationship. 


As a second generation POC, I wholeheartedly empathize and support those struggling with finding themselves through the many layers of societal, cultural and familial oppression/conditioning. my previous professional background in the real estate and entertainment industries, enables me to support those seeking aid in work-life balance, career changes, or navigating interpersonal work dynamics/challenges. 

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Liz Pace

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Renee Beck, LMFT #21060


You have a right to feel safe and supported, and to live life according to your own sense of authenticity and meaning. Therapy is a time when we can focus on specific questions, intentions, and goals, or simply take time to slow down, explore your experience, and recharge from the pressures of life. I aim to create a comfortable space to discover new approaches to old problems, identify and build upon strengths, and find creative ways to meet challenges. I love working with adults, children, and teens, getting to know each client as a unique individual and witnessing them grow into stronger, more peaceful, and more joyful versions of themselves. I work in an integrative, holistic way, integrating talk therapy with mindfulness and stress management, and incorporating creative resources to make space for aspects of experience that can’t be expressed in words.


I knew I wanted to become a therapist when I went through my own process of healing, connecting with practitioners who were able to walk beside me on my journey and support me unconditionally. As a result of having walked the path myself, I bring warmth, humor, and an attentive, non-judgmental presence to my work, along with a genuine desire to go the distance with each and every client.


Areas of focus:

Anxiety and Depression



Relationships and Family Systems


Life Transitions


Grief and Loss

Tori Roca, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #135267



Supervised by Travis Robinson, LMFT #84331


“I’m not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung


We each come from different walks of life, and our experiences can shape who we are and how we connect with the world around us. Sharing our story in a therapeutic space can help us feel seen and heard while letting our truth be known. Although our past can mold who we are, we are not defined by it. With support, we can take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind.


I’m a trauma-informed therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and client-centered. I integrate a variety of modalities and techniques into my work, which allows me to provide guidance that is tailored to your needs. I welcome your story and offer you the opportunity to unpack, process, and heal from trauma. I offer a warm and compassionate space where we will work together throughout your journey of exploration. 


I enjoy working with diversity of all kinds. I have personal and professional experience with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Areas of focus for my work include: 

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence 

  • Clients with a history of sexual/emotional/physical abuse

  • Family dynamics, including divorce, co-parenting, & blended families

  • Relationship dynamics & challenges

  • Consensual non-monogamy, poly/open relationships, & other non-traditional relationship structures

  • Gender/sexuality

  • Multiculturalism, immigration, & first generation challenges

  • Anxiety

  • Depression


I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Yerina Rock

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764


We all experience suffering, yet much of our pain is not necessary. I will support you in transforming unnecessary emotional suffering - anxiety, depression, the imprints of trauma - into wisdom, more internal freedom and a new vitality in life.


I work with individuals, couples and families, and I draw on a range of approaches to meet you where you are at. I always work collaboratively, compassionately and welcome all parts of you into our work.


I am a person who has grown up multi-culturally, racially and linguistically, and lived in various countries and continents. I am someone who knows intimately the unmooring and promise of holding multiple realities, moving through transitions, and creatively living into meaning and belonging.

Amy Schiefelbein

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Annette Angulo, LMFT #89070


I believe that the trusting relationship between the therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. By creating a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, we can explore your past experiences, current challenges, and future goals. Our relationship will be built on mutual trust, empathy, and respect, and serve as the foundation for our work together. 


My style is warm, holistic, and collaborative. I am committed to supporting my clients with care and compassion. By acknowledging and respecting the unique intersection of your personal experiences and individual needs, we can work together to promote growth and empowerment.

Pnina Shamsi, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120952


Supervised by Susannah Harris, LMFT #109298


I work somatically and relationally, and believe that when we are truly seen by another, something stirs within our wisest self that guides what we most need to know for healing. My approach is creating a safe space for this wisest self to navigate the way. My style is compassionate and direct; I believe transformation happens when we can see ourselves clearly, with curiosity, and without shame or judgment.

I have a background in yoga and the healing arts, where I specialized in working with individuals with physical disabilities. The body's capacity for resilience and healing has astounded me. In our sessions, somatic practices and curiosities help reveal much of what wants to be expressed through the body through movement, images, gesture, playfulness, sensation, and breath.

I welcome all populations and practice from an anti-oppression lens, specializing in work around sex, sexuality, health crises, dis-ease/disability, mind/body healing, PTSD, anger, and life transitions.

By Your Stumbling, the World is Perfected.
--Sri Aurobindo

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Ehlan A. Siddiqi

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by James Seishas, MS, LMFT #117135


Taking care of our mental health is just as important as physical health. Why wouldn’t we have a
regular check-up on our emotional well-being? Our culture and surroundings constantly
pressure us to deliver and perform while ignoring ourselves. It’s important to slow down and
listen to ourselves; therapy can be a great tool.


In our sessions, we can filter out the external pressures, voices, and expectations and learn to
listen to ourselves. When we understand ourselves better, we can identify what’s causing us
pain and work toward getting unstuck. In family and couples therapy, we will work closely to
listen and be heard by our partners and family members. Together, we will work on acceptance,
finding clarity, and a goal toward peace.


I am an immigrant who has undergone cultural transformations to find my cultural and religious
identity. I welcome people from all cultures, identities, and origins.


Areas of focus:

          ● Individual                ● CBT, DBT, and ACT.                ● Immigrants   
          ● Couples                   ● Narrative Therapy                 ● Multicultural
          ● Family                      ● Relational                               ● Religion/Spirituality 

                                                                                                   ● Sex & Intimacy

Jonathan Toniolo

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Peter Gieger, LMFT #40439 


I work with people seeking to feel more fulfilled. Whether that be in work, intimate relationships, or more personally, you're wanting more out of life. It could be depression, anxiety, PTSD, or a combination of issues that seem to be blocking you from reaching that fulfillment, and you need help in understanding and overcoming these issues. 


I assist in uncovering the roots of our blockages, compassionately exploring the histories that have shaped our perception and skewed our ways of being in the world for both the better and worse. We'll work as a team to understand and integrate the disowned parts of yourself and metabolize the grief that these parts might hold in the body. I'll bring both humor and honesty to this work, and when appropriate, challenge your belief system. It will be difficult at times, but I'll be present and attentive to support you at every step of the way.

Jim Torrens

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129458



Supervised by Eric Koblenz, LMFT #93172


“When you listen generously to people, they can hear truth in themselves, often for the first time.” ― Rachel Remen


How often in your life do you feel truly heard and accepted, just as you are?


My primary goal as a therapist is to create a space for deep listening, where you can feel heard, understood, and accepted, not only by me, but also by yourself. 


I begin with gratitude for being invited into your life. As we get to know each other, I join with you in your experience and work with you to acknowledge and understand your pain and joy. Always, I maintain the conviction that you have the resources you need to respond to the difficulties in your life, even if you don’t yet feel that way.


My approach is collaborative and grounded in deep empathy and respect. My style is flexible, informal, and guided by your preferences.


Please contact me to discuss how I can support you.

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Amy Tredinnick, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #115512



Supervised by Erica Rath, LMFT #86965


Much of the work I gravitate towards comes from my deep belief in the intelligence of the body and the wisdom of the heart. Combined with my clinical training in psychotherapy, my work is influenced by my love and respect for yoga, mindfulness, breath work and exploration of the spiritual.  My approach is integrative and client-centered, with a strong foundation in Attachment Theory and early childhood development.


My framework also includes mind-body awareness, using the somatic experiential modality called Hakomi. In Hakomi, limiting core beliefs can be accessed by mindfully bringing attention to the body and integrating emotions, images, sensations and memories, allowing for the development of new neural pathways, and thus new positively reinforcing experiences, to be formed. This tremendously effective modality offers clients a way to deepen into their experience with the guidance of a professional psychotherapist in a way that is gentle, yet profound. 


Through compassion, awareness and careful listening I look forward to working with you in a way that feels safe, supportive and collaborative. I honor wherever my clients are on their journey and believe in cultivating space, and curiosity as we navigate this path together. I am truly honored to be a guide and witness to your unique experience of remembering your wholeness and opening up to new possibilities which deeply serve you.

Jessica Turner, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #113912


Supervised by Emily Gordon, LMFT #88491 


Telling our stories, from the sacred to the everyday, the uplifting to the distressing, can shed light on what it means to be human. What is your unique story? Transformation is possible when one speaks their truth and is fully seen in that truth in connection with a compassionate other. My intention is to honor all parts of your story and to welcome your whole experience. 


My style of working is warm, interactive and collaborative. In addition to my education and training, I find my practice to be informed by my varied life experiences. I have a strong background working in the arts, non-profits and fundraising as well as within the healing arts. As a parent, I find continual awe in relationship and the unfolding of human experience. With a love of nature and a curiosity in what connects us all, I welcome you.


My hope is to support you in sharing your truth, seeing your authenticity and allowing yourself to be and grow within the natural intelligence that is you.

Dhyan Valle

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Lacy Martinez, LMFT #93493

Life is hard. I have good days and bad days. On the good days, I feel connected to everything around me. On the bad days, happiness feels so far away. I set high expectations for myself. Sometimes they’re impossible to meet. I try to build relationships where I can truly be myself, but sometimes vulnerability is too scary.


I hope therapy can be a space to safely explore these topics and more. Together, we can bring awareness to your present feelings and sensations. And when you’re ready, we can explore your past: how it shaped your current self and the way you relate to others. 


I am Black and multiracial, and I have spent my life trying to find belonging in different cultures and groups of people. I love to work with BIPOC and multiracial folks and hold an intersectional lens in the context of oppression and identity. I value kindness, curiosity, respect, empathy, inner-knowing, cultural humility, transparent communication, and the power of a relationship.


You may think that some parts of you – thoughts, behaviors, or traits – are good, and others are bad. I think they all exist for a reason. But some of those parts may no longer align with your best interests. Let’s challenge your beliefs and figure out what works for you now.  


Areas of focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Somatic therapy and mindfulness

  • Trauma and attachment wounding

  • Racial/ethnic/cultural identity

  • Relationships, sex, and intimacy

  • Toxic masculinity and gender roles

  • Psychedelic prep and integration

  • Spirituality

Jennifer Warburg

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #134081


Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764

“When we see love as the will to nurture one's own or another's spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same."
-bell hooks

I hold psychotherapy as a practice of love. My approach is warm, collaborative and pragmatic. I combine depth psychotherapy – listening for emotions, patterns, and nuance – with solution-oriented counseling that can help you get your life back on track.

The sense that something isn’t as it should be, the desire for something more that brings us to therapy is often a sign that something in us is ready to change. We may recognize what we’re doing isn’t working, but not be quite able to imagine different – or have the tools or support to get there. In our relationship, I will provide you the nurturing space to develop what you need to move forward in your life.  A few of my guiding principles are compassion and belief in each persons’ inner wisdom. I work with gentleness and curiosity to reflect your strengths and open our listening to what your authentic self may know and be ready to live into.

Before becoming a therapist, I spent ten years as a progressive public policy advocate in the Bay Area. Having worked at the level of systems and structures, I know how our lives are shaped by our environments, our cultures and our times, and I’m keen to understand my clients' outer as well as inner worlds. I love the human-to-human, real, relational work I get to do as a therapist. I am constantly learning. And my approach is flexible and creative to bring together what social science, research on the brain and the world’s wisdom traditions can teach us about how people heal and grow.

The most important ingredient in successful therapy is a relationship with a therapist that is suited to you. I invite you to reach out to me to see if I may be a fit.

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Claire West, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Julian Redwood, LMFT #47939

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is a life skill that is mainly developed in relationship to other people, for better or for worse.  Together we can explore how you feel about yourself, your life, and your relationships.  We will work on your “content” (past, present, future) and on your process.  I aim to support you to be as authentic as possible in session with me. Ours is a safe space to try to hone in on what you may need to feel more comfortable in your own skin at this time.  


You may have experiences from the past you want to review and understand better, you may be feeling trapped in a present that feels unbearable, or you may have anxiety or depression that interferes with a vision of your future life.  When we meet, I will ask why you’ve come and together we can find where you want to go.


At its best, our time will be healing and generative.  At its worst, you will experience with me some of what you have experienced with others.  My hope is to work with you in relationship so that you get closer to getting your needs met through intention, recognition, and repair. 

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Simone Writer, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


Supervised by Janine Darwin, LMFT #46778 

The dominant cultural norms around gender roles, love, and relationships set us up for suffering. Our very culture and institutions have normalized disconnection, inauthenticity, and abuse. So many of us keep spinning our wheels, exhausted and doing all the emotional work in one-way relationships, begging for crumbs from partners who are unavailable or abusive. We feel lost and hopeless. Our hearts are hardened or broken, and we feel trapped in a mixed cloud of cynicism and hope.
I was caught on that battlefield for a long time. As I've liberated myself from that pattern, I became passionate about helping others free themselves from painful emotional, behavioral, and relationship patterns. Grounded in a desire for social change, I take a critical multicultural feminist and whole-person approach to healing and transformation. As a WOC born in Brazil, who migrated to the US in 2004, I'm familiar with the difficulties of acculturation and systemic oppression. I've worked with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, and I offer a non-pathologizing, culturally-sensitive and collaborative perspective to support my clients in developing self-awareness, establishing significant relationships with others, and navigating life challenges. 
I have a passion for working with:
Relationship issues and intimacy challenges
Codependency and boundaries
Confidence and self-doubt 
Impostor Syndrome
Grief and loss

My work is steeped in my unshakable belief in the strength of the human spirit. I hope to encourage you to honor your humanity, learn to trust yourself, and reclaim power, clarity, confidence, and love back into your life. 

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Bella Yousif

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #138503


Supervised by James Seichas, LMFT #117135 

I believe we have the capacity to heal ourselves if we can slow down enough to notice what is asking for our attention. I approach therapy as a collaborative ritual in which you, as my client, can become more skilled at listening and giving voice to your inner knowing. Together we will work to shed light on the subconscious, hear from different parts of you, identify blindspots, and uncover the intuitive wisdom that already lives within you. My intention is to help you expand your awareness about yourself and how you move about in this world so that you can make choices that feel right for you. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a relationship with you that is meaningful, respectful, honest, and direct, and I hope to share my curiosity, compassion, and clarity to enrich your journey. I believe therapy can heal wounds, strengthen our emotional response, and give us an understanding of who we are.  


It is worth noting that I am the daughter of immigrants, and have witnessed the social and emotional challenges that surround immigration and having a multicultural identity. This has informed my practice, so I also offer my services to people who are immigrants, first generation, or multicultural. 

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